Located on the High Street in Biggar in a traditional building with on-street parking in the area. The interior is contemporary with neutral colours and quality fittings (even if the chairs get a bit uncomfortable after a while!).
The restaurant has had a few different operators over the years and despite being generally good has, for assorted reasons, never quite become firmly established. I’m happy to say that the current management appear to have covered all the bases and are now reliably open “regular” hours , providing lovely food at attractive prices in a pleasant setting and consequently are getting people out to dine - creating a nice ambiance. Ticks all the boxes! (Note however that they are closed all day Monday & Tuesday).
We visited at the end of August 2012 for a pre-booked evening meal (advance booking recommended for weekends). We were met by Rachel who provides the front of house service in a professional and relaxed manner making guests at ease, whilst providing information about the menu if required.
At the time we were there a new drinks licence was awaited and we were able to bring our own bottle and pay £3 “corkage” which was ideal. I understand that the licence has subsequently been obtained and a small selection of wine is available - although you can still BYOB for £5 “corkage”.
The menu has a varied selection to suit most tastes. We both opted for starters of Goats Cheese on herb crouton, served with mixed salad and a red onion marmalade; followed by mains of Corn Fed Chicken stuffed with haggis served with boiled potatoes and a whisky cream sauce (served separately as requested) and Sea Bass on bashed potatoes with a crab, herb and prawn cream sauce and French beans. It is worth noting that the fish was a decent portion of 3 pieces which is a pleasant change when some restaurants have the “brass neck” to try to serve one which hardly provides a meal. We finished with Ginger Sponge Cake with Butterscotch Sauce and White chocolate and strawberry cheesecake with chantilly cream & fresh fruit. The presentation of all the food was very good and the flavours superb - altogether an enjoyable meal.
You can opt to buy individual courses or, like us, a 3 Course meal at £19.95 per person (with a £3 supplement for the Sea Bass). A couple of coffees to finish and our bill was £50 which was very good value for money.
It’s the type of place where I think you could feel comfortable either well-dressed or smart/casual and the mix of clientele when we were there was young, old, couples and small groups.
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