ZAGAT REVIEW 03.25.14
Why it’s great: The cozy, authentic Scottish restaurant doesn’t ride on PR-driven buzz, but on the word of mouth that results from serving hearty yet refined Alba comfort food and a strong selection of interesting native craft beers.
Must order: Start with a Scotch Egg ($7) hard-boiled and wrapped in crispy sausage, served with mustard and a light arugula salad. French toast ($12) with toffee sauce is another standout, and herbivores will love the Bubble and Squeak ($12), a sauté of seasonal veggies with pickled carrots and poached eggs (you can add duck confit if you like).
Insider tip: For the ultimate Scottish experience, join the Haven crew and the Scot’s Charitable Society for an April 5 “Kilt Walk” at 11 AM from the Jamaica Pond boathouse to the restaurant, where a particularly festive brunch will follow.
Hit it up: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM; 2 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain; 617-524-2836