Nacho corn fillers at Melville Street Mexicana

Falkirk's Behind the Wall is a well-known dining destination. Picture: Michael Gillen
Falkirk's Behind the Wall is a well-known dining destination. Picture: Michael Gillen

Behind the Wall is probably the best known pub in Falkirk – when I meet people from around Scotland they frequently tell me they have enjoyed a night in the Melville Street venue.

After the Kelpies and Falkirk Football Club, BTW is arguably the next best known landmark.

Date: 20/02/12. FALKIRK, Behind the Wall, Pictures for restaurant review.

Date: 20/02/12. FALKIRK, Behind the Wall, Pictures for restaurant review.

While the pub might be best known for its beer and live music, the venue is also popular with foodies.

Long before Mexican food was a staple on most pub menus, BTW was dishing up chimichangas and fajitas and today the menu still focuses on Tex-Mex cuisine.

With my day off on Friday, I’m fast becoming a lady who lunches. Following the previous week’s lunch at the Sanam, last Friday was spent in Behind the Wall’s conservatory with my toddler son and friend Adele.

Being regulars, we knew the portions sizes are beyond generous, so avoided a starter, with Adele going for the special, a topless brisket sandwich served with salad and fries.

Turned out the topless sandwich had nothing to do with recent Sun publicity stunt with their page three, and was an open sandwich with plenty pulled brisket and a zesty lime dressing.

Although there isn’t a huge choice for veggies on the lunch time menu, BTW does offer something a bit different from the standard macaroni option.

I had veggie quesadilla - two tortilla wraps, sandwiched between sweet potato, peppers and cheese and topped with sour cream and the portion was huge. I’d say I can tuck away a fair amount of food, but I only managed about half while Harrison enjoyed fish and chips from the kids menu which was also a massive portion that he only managed a fraction of.

Our waitress was very friendly, as I’ve found the staff in BTW always are, and made a fuss over Harrison, bringing him crayons and paper.

We opted not to have an alcoholic drink but I can recommend the Drumstick cocktail if you fancy a tipple with your meal.

And if you’re going with the kids, you can take advantage of the soft play area, while on a sunny day the refurbished outdoor area is a sun trap.

Over the 30 years BTW has been open, they have adapted and changed to suit the market so there is no doubt they’ll be a staple on the Falkirk night time scene for another 30.

Behind the Wall

Melville Street, Falkirk

(01324) 633338