UK Nacho Review - Teuchter's Landing

A Teuchter, for those of you not in the know, is Scottish slang for someone from the Highlands. In American-ese, the closest analogy is probably the word "hillbilly". 

The Teuchter in this case is not a person, but rather a restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have a couple different locations here in Edinburgh, but my particular favorite is the one that's across the street from me here in Leith. It's in the old ferry building that used to carry passengers up to the north and has one of the best beer gardens in the city. 

But not only do they have one of the best beer gardens in the city....they also have some of the best damn nachos I've had in the UK. 

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and I think by the picture that accompanies this article you can see what I mean. 

For starters, the nachos were cooked to perfection. See how they're burned at the corners? That's how nachos should be cooked. The cheese was all melted throughout, with no "secret" unmelted parts. The other great feature about Teucher's nachos? The toppings were all on the side! So you could mete them out as you felt was necessary. 

The only drawback to the nachos were the fact that Teuchter's used flavored chips. I think they were supposed to be chili flavor. Totally unnecessary Teuchter's! Your nachos were so good they don't need any additional flavoring. 

In short, if you're in Edinburgh, and in need of a nacho fix, make your way to Teuchter's. You won't regret it.