I heard an elderly woman outside this restaurant saying, “Forget the food; let’s just go have a look at the chef”. She was hoping for a glimpse of the titular Kilted Chef, but he was busy in the kitchen, working hard, it seemed, to achieve Michelin status.
For me, I found the food a disappointment, despite some stand-out tastes and artistic flourishes. The complimentary amuses bouche were nice: beetroot and ginger soup, a haggis fritter, and a liver tart topped with raspberry, as was the delicious selection of warm bread served with oils and salted butter. My starter was a gamey concoction, also anointed with fruit, whose claw-like leg of fowl contained very little meat, though the rest on the plate was tasty. The main course had mixed success. The loin of venison was tender and well-cooked and all the accompanying vegetables, including a mini tower of red cabbage were welcome, but the langoustine presented two ways – buried in a tasting spoon of sauce and propped, Frankenstein-like, on the side of the plate – were unpalatably gritty from the black digestive tract that really needed removing before cooking. Everything on the plate was under-seasoned – salt was provided upon request – and I was disappointed to find imported asparagus on my plate in October. The glazed lemon tart, citrusy ice cream, and spun sugar work made a redeeming dessert (garnished with the ubiquitous unseasonal berries found in the other courses), enjoyed with a glass of sweet wine.
The attempt to bring Scottish cuisine to Bath is appreciated, but too much of this rather expensive meal missed the mark for me to want to return.
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October 27, 2013
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