I've reviewed the Restaurant separately from the hotel because I didn't want it to detract from the Hotel which is great.
What a crying shame the Restaurant is, it really lets the place down. We paid £21 each for Chicken in a brie and bacon sauce with veg, way way way too much for what was delivered. The sauce tasted entirely of butter and nothing else, the Chicken was overcooked and veg had celery in it, which overpowered the rest of the vegetables. We ate it because we were hungry and had had a drink so driving out was not an option. Also my wife had the 'Cheese board' for £10, again very overpriced, you got 3 cheeses and some grapes and some stale oat biscuits. She left most of it and threw the biscuits to the birds. The starter I had was lovely though, which was a Black pudding/haggis/poached egg stack with a mustard whisky sauce, delicious but again for £7 a pound or two overpriced. We spoke with the waitress and she did apologise for the mains and explained that the cook what attempting to make the veg have a more summer feel, by adding celery.
The Breakfast buffet was fantastic and you could help yourself to 3 different breads and lots of cereals and juices as well as coffee and tea. The cooked breakfast though was spoilt by the sausages. They smelt, looked and tasted like something Italian, not British at all.
When we were leaving I again talked with the girls about the meal the night before and the breakfast sausage, I was surprised to hear they agreed and remarked they hear this a lot from customers of late. I think the management could take heed of this and look at their pricing and product, because its a massive chink in their armour.
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