I booked this restaurant for a birthday lunch for my Mother who is 91, it was part of a day trip to Arran. I had booked on line and received a nice reply asking me if there was anything special that they could put on the menu for my Mother. On the day the restaurant opened at 12 noon which was the time we had booked for, our party of four were the only customers that lunchtime, this can be off putting but the atmosphere was good and the terrific views of Goatfell and the seafront made it seem special. I ordered 4 Kir Royale's but the champagne had not been chilled properly but they were otherwise nice. My Mother opted for the smoked salmon soufflé to start and I've never seen a bigger portion! It looked nice and light and fluffy and had plenty of salmon in it. The other starters were Haggis and Apple salad which were slightly disappointing the baked apple was nice but the haggis seemed to lack something. The main courses were a small Arran Chicken, Sirloin Steak with peppercorn sauce, Fish and Chips and Salmon with leeks and a cream sauce. I had the steak which I'd asked for medium rare however it really was medium, the vegetables were really fresh and the peppercorn sauce delicious. The hit seemed to be the Salmon with leeks and my friend raved about it all day. All in all it was very enjoyable and I can imagine it will be very busy in the season. Small things stopped it from being excellent but it was very good value for money and we would go back.
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