Union Street Cafe has just launched a new pop up downstairs that's inspired by southern Italy. Called The Olive Grove, its menu is all about olive oil, with each dish (think focaccia sandwiches, olive oil-drizzled sea bream tartare, and creamy mozzarella mousse) focused around the ingredient.
The cocktails also use olive oil, and before you get up and leave, hear me out – the Olive Garden cocktail of gin, violet, elderflower, and yes, olive oil, is a MASTERPIECE of taste, as is the dark chocolate and mint cioccolato. I was sceptical, then after tasting I *believed*. So, in conclusion, the food is great, the interiors are great, and this is a great last-minute shout for Mother's Day.
Price: cocktails £9.50, dishes are 6 for £20 or £4 each