Having stayed overnight at the Allan Ramsay Hotel in Carlops, we decided not to eat out and to try the restaurant’s own menu. And what a lucky decision that was. In fact, it was that good I’ve decided it merits a review all of its own.
If you, like me, dislike modern or boutique style hotels, preferring something with a bit of character, perhaps an older coaching inn, with wooden beams and open fires then you’re going to love the Allan Ramsay Hotel in the Scottish Borders area of Carlops near Midlothian.
Sometimes we food writers are delighted when we find a hidden gem that’s not on the food luvvies circuit.
So imagine my delight while on a day trip to the conservation village of Luss, located some 12 miles outside of Glasgow on the shores of Loch Lomond where I found Luss Seafood Bar.
Good quality authentic Scottish food with impeccable supplier pedigrees.
Some chefs are in this business for the kudos and publicity, others, like Jason, do it for the love of good food and cooking.
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