My husband Dave and I return here quite a lot and got married here as well. So for his birthday we decided to come back again. Close to home but a nice break. Our room was stunning. Beautifully refurbished, a nice little livingroom area off of the bedroom, the bathroom had been turned into a wet room. Mirrored wardrobe doors. Tvs in both the rooms. Lovely.
Our meal in the restaurant was nice. Dave had the mushroom tartlet again, it was lovely, I tasted it. I had the scallops. Nice. Dave then had the breadcrumbed fish and I chose the guinea fowl as I have never had this before. It came with sauteed potatoes and a chablis and grape sauce. The sauce was lovely. Shame about the bird. Not the hotel's fault, I just think the bird must be tasteless, like chicken. The sauteed potatoes could have been done with a bit longer and more butter. Next I went for the Cranachan as titled on the menu. However, I wish I had read under this. When it came it was Cranachan style. Basically cream mixed with fruit, honey and Drambuie - no oatmeal. Now whilst it was nice tasted, I was gutted as I love the real thing. It was quite heavy to have a whole thing of cream and just couldn't finish it. £6.50 bit expensive just for cream. Dave couldn't manage any as he was stuffed. I went on to have a Caribbean coffee, yum.
The starter and sweet courses have lots of lovely choices. The mains however I found a tad boring. There was nothing that I could really say wow. We live in a country where there is wonder food on our doorstep, so why then is there no game, monkfish, langoustines, etc. on the menu. Would be a lovely change.
The breakfasts here are amazing, lots of hotels could learn from the variety and quality of the breakfasts, so it well made up for the dinner.
We will be back definitely, but would love to see a change and more variety of special things on the mains dinner menu.
Only other thing, plumper pillows please!
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