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Stuff Dining Awards

Ace Boston restaurant scribe MC Slim JB bestowed upon us a lovely accolade ‘Best Commonwealth Export’. Read all about it below!!


Best British Commonwealth Export (tie)

by MC Slim JB | October 03, 2011

Australia and Scotland: represent! Down Under finally gets its due at KO Catering & Pies (87 A Street, South Boston, 617.269.4500), a nifty Southie spot that goes beyond its superb namesake meat pies (the Aussie equivalent of ballpark franks) to serve fine corn fritters, sandwiches, desserts, and more. Meanwhile in Hyde Square, The Haven (2 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, 617.524.2836) bobs alone as a beatific island of Scots hospitality amidst a sea of often-dubious Irish pubs, serving up oatcakes, haggis and neeps, smoked salmon, and more familiar gastropub fare with good draft Scottish ales. You knew the grateful ex-pats would flock here, but these charming packages fronted by nice-guy owners have won a deserved Yankee following, too.

A Taste of Scotland

The Haven brings to you a very special dining experience on Mondays and Tuesdays. – A Taste of Scotland. A great way to explore The Haven menu and beer.

4 course price fixe tasting menu, $25 per person with a $12 for four servings of Scottish beer, one with each course.

Below is the first weeks menu. It changes every week – so come down to sample! Chef  is open to suggestions for the upcoming weeks, so if there is something you want to see on The Haven menu let us know!

First course:

Pickled PEI mussel salad with shaved fennel and arugula
Pickled beetroot salad with celery, endive, goat cheese, and spiced pistachios

SCOTTISH SESSION – a light session style ale

Second course:

Cock a leekie soup with dates and house made bacon
Scotch deviled egg

JOKER I.P.A – lightly hopped Scottish I.P.A

Third course:
Fish supper – beer battered haddock with hand-cut chips and minted mushy peas
Sassitch and mash – house made cherry and sage sausage with stilton-chive mash and red wine-braised cabbage

BELHAVEN ALE  – Classic Scottish cream ale

Fourth course:
Tasting portion of any dessert on the regular menu

MIDNIGHT SUN – Porter style ale

The kitchen recommends that your whole party orders the Taste of Scotland menu for a convivial dining experience.

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The Haven
Boston loves an Irish pub, but the city is notably short on Scottish flavor. This bar and restaurant remedies that, bringing haggis and neeps, bubble and squeak, and Cullen skink to Jamaica Plain (as well as deep-fried Mars bars, because, why not?). Fittingly, theirs is also the best Scotch egg in town. Friendly faces, great music, and an array of Scottish ales make the Haven a must.

2 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, 617-524-2836, http://thehavenjp.com