We paid our first visit to The Lake of Menteith hotel yesterday (Sunday 29th October) for lunch whilst our boys were out fishing on the lake courtesy of the incredible Lake of Menteith Fisheries whose youth fishing programme is tremendous.
We knew about the hotel having briefly considered it for our wedding last year, but has never eaten there.
The restaurant itself is light and airy with sensational views over the lake.
We elected to have a main and a dessert. My wife ordered the braised rib of Angus beef with mustard mash, parsnip purée, red wine jus and winter vegetables. The beef just fell off the bone and having had the chance to try a mouthful, I agreed wholeheartedly that it was tremendous. I ordered the belly of lamb and loin of lamb with mash (sensational), homemade Yorkshire, carrots and parsnips and roast potatoes. I really enjoyed it, the meat was cooked really well - my only slight negative was that the cuts of lamb had a little too much of the sinewy connective tissue so made it harder to recover the meat, but I don’t think that was the restaurant’s fault (more just the nature of the dish).
We let our meals go down and then ordered from the desserts menu. I had the carrot cake with butterscotch sauce and stem ginger ice cream. The dish was absolutely delicious with a very generous portion indeed!!!! There was only a subtle hint of ginger (I would have preferred a little more heat) and the butterscotch sauce slightly dominated the carrot cake to the point it tasted like sticky toffee pudding (only called something different). That isn’t a criticism - more of an observation... My wife had the cheese and oatcakes with onion chutney. This felt slightly overpriced at £9 - the oatcakes were really nice but the cheeses (applewood smoked cheddar, a Brie and some Stilton were a bit run-of-the-mill and the chutney tasted ever so slightly burnt or bitter). It was the only lowlight, but certainly not enough to take anything away from the overall experience. We cannot wait to return every month during the 2018 fishing season for Sunday lunch and we intend to bring our parents here for lunch in the run up to Christmas in December.
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