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“An incredible lunch in a stunning location”

The Lake of Menteith Hotel
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 30, 2017

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.

Thank r1ch4rd179
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

How do they manage such a menu in this location? It's fantastic. The menu doesn't vary much, but that doesn't matter. Don't skip dessert.

Thank KRoan
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Our table was in a bay window with a wonderful view of the Lake. The food was delicious! Would be a wonderful place to have lunch outdoors.

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Thank travelwise2015
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is the third time I’ve been here over the past year. We’ve always eaten in the bar area and not the more formal restaurant area.

Good, if not slightly limited menu but the food is consistently of a good standard. This time I had the haddock and chips which were lovely followed by a gorgeous apple, cinnamon and pecan crumble with bramble sorbet which was really really nice.

The views across the lake (not loch - google it) are amazing - lovely setting and the bar has a real open fire.

Definitely recommended.

Thank leedsbear
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Wonderful accommodations at the hotel/lodge. Wonderful food. Gorgeous views. Very relaxing. If you are interested in ancient priories, there is one on the enchanting island of Ishmahome, which you can see from the hotel. Robert the Bruce stayed at the priory for a short time, as did the infant Mary Queen of Scots. The island also has some very ancient elms, and is reachable by a short boat ride from close to the hotel. Not too far from this location is the grave of Rob Roy, and the truly enchanting Fairy Knowe Hill with the fairy tree atop it.

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Thank Mary P
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