Ruth's Kitchen is one of those small tea rooms that provides its patrons with a wide range of breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas, all prepared in house to the highest standards, I cannot imagine a better baked fruit scone! But, the best thing about the place is its ambience; with its odd collection of fine china and ill matched furniture it summons memories of a time that probably only exist within the imagination.
However, Ruth Shannon is an established cook and food writer with a background in catering for parties and sporting events, and on certain occasions will keep her doors open beyond the usual closing time for an evening of dining. Here she serves ample portions from a small menu, which might lack the complexity of some of the better city centre restaurants, but all of which are cooked to perfection, at a price where the whole dinner cost less than that of a main course in town. There is also the added advantage that as the establishment does not have a drinks licence you can bring your own bottle and enjoy a fine wine without having to pay the outrageous "mark-up" usually charged.
Situated at the Currie end of Juniper Green, a 44 bus will practically deliver you to the door. Highly recommended.