Had dinner here for the first time at The Lochside which is the former La Scarpetta and Sarti on Balloch Road. Wasn't sure what to expect, was it going to be another bland, lazy, no thought, non-descript restaurant that we seem to excel at in Scotland because it needs to be cheap? An emphatic NO is the answer. The menu was quite varied and there was also an early evening menu, great value at £12.50 for 2 courses. Everything is cooked from fresh with nothing cooked from frozen or heated up in the microwave. It's clear the chef takes great pride in his food with each dish presented very well and portions just right. Service was relaxed and friendly without being intrusive. Most important of all is that this was really high quality food in a local restaurant which has only been opened for about 6 months. If these standards are maintained I'd say it's got a long and happy future ahead. I'll definitely be back that's for sure. P.S the fish and chips are to die for!!
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