We arrive at the Premier Inn tired and hoping to check-in early. No luck. We are shown to where we can store our bags until the 2 pm check-in time. Our friends Fergus and Merida were scheduled to arrive at the hotel a couple of hours before us and a few minutes later they come through the front door. After hugs and handshakes William announces he is starving and we all agree it would be good to find some food. We stroll over to George's Square to one of the many pubs which have taken over old bank buildings.
We stroll over to the area and are delighted to find City Merchant restaurant which we had spied from the bus. We start with an appetizer of haggis balls - essentially haggis formed into meatballs which are lightly battered and deep fried. They are surprisingly good. I've been dreaming of Scottish salmon, so when I see salmon with crab on the menu I cannot resist. William is ready for a steak, and rib eye is his favorite. All of our meals are very, very good and the four of us agree that City Merchant deserves it's high rating on TripAdvisor.