I once wrote about a seafood restaurant telling readers I didn’t think it could be bettered – well read on, because Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill in Edinburgh has just stolen the crown!
The Cliffs Hotel, owned by the Choice Hotel Group, is an older Victorian-style hotel located on Queen’s Promenade approximately one mile from the town centre.
The Merchant City area of Glasgow is now a rather upmarket and trendy location which is why it was no great surprise to find this is where the hipster pancake restaurant Stack and Still can be found.
As a food reviewer, I’ve been exceptionally lucky to have eaten in some of the best restaurants and tasted some of the finest dishes, but sometimes, just sometimes, you leave somewhere in the sure and certain knowledge that a relatively unknown eatery is set for stardom!
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.
I’d love to have brought you my fun-filled review of Elsrickle’s Big Red Barn, Lanarkshire’s answer to Fawlty Towers – with its very own Sybil – unfortunately, the whole visit turned into a big embarrassing farce.
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.
Ingram Wynd is renowned for the quality of its food, service and professional staff. I’ve sung its praises in the past on more than one occasion myself. However, if they think their afternoon tea offering is going to set the heather on fire, then it’s time for a healthy serving of reality check!
The Richmond Oriental showed great potential so I was expecting good things, If this was a school report, unfortunately it would be, ‘could do better’.