Date night, my dream prawn cocktail and a voucher code just for you…
Last week I was invited to check out the new autumn menu that’s just dropped at Loch Fyne, So, what better excuse for a long overdue date night with Mr LouBou?!
I do like Loch Fyne. It holds one of my most favourite Valentine’s Day memories with Mr LouBou.
Where sometimes I struggle to stomach eating meat day in, day out. Fish is always there being short listed in my top dishes again and again.
Loch Fyne are always consistent with serving really tasty fish dishes, I love the surroundings and it always feel like it’s a special occasion when I visit.
The new autumn main menu is concise and lacking unnecessary fuss. Highlights to me are that prize starter of the humble prawn cocktail. Which was once a cherished cornerstone of a British restaurant menu, is now quite scarce and looked on as dated. There is no such thing as the dating of a prawn cocktail! It is delicious and the perfect light starter. Listen up restaurants, take note from Loch Fyne and bring it back, bring it back in plentiful amounts NOW.
Other highlights to me on the menu are the Seafood Grill which sounds a glorious mix of goodies, including salmon, king scallop, mussels, bream, king prawn and squid! A whole baked lobster and the Loch Fyne fisherman’s stew made with a spiced tomato broth also caught my eye!
To start I ordered… of course, the Prawn Cocktail!
This is my favourite starter, ever. No contest. Prawns are my favourite. Bread is my favourite. Butter is my favourite. Being able to makeshift little bites of prawn topped buttered bread pieces, is my favourite. I am just one happy favourited out Bou.
Mr LouBou ordered the Grilled Scottish King Scallops.
I say Mr LouBou ordered them. It was a persuaded by Bou ordering because the next favourite thing after prawns to me is, yup you guessed it, scallops (and he’s a good husband).
These scallops were perfectly cooked and served with spicy chorizo and garlic butter. The garlic butter left in the shells was nearly subjected to being licked (yeah, I’m uncouth when it comes to tasty) but thankfully we had ordered bread and olives for the table and the extra bread came in super handy for mopping up that tasty butter.
For mains Mr LouBou ordered Whole Roasted Sea Bass. Sea Bass is his favourite fish but Mr LouBou is not a fan of fiddling around with a whole fish, bones et all (he would squeal). So instead of having it whole, he asked for the sea bass to be filleted so he could scoff it down with nil fuss. It’s offered on the menu as whole or filleted… if you don’t wanna be picking a bone with the bass (snort).
For my main, I ordered the Cod Rarebit. The cauliflower purée and puy lentils were a lovely accompaniment for that cheesy, mustardy, hearty hunk of cod.
To go with our mains, I ordered a side of samphire with garlic butter, which was delicious! And I couldn’t help but dig my fork into Mr LouBou’s side of Heritage Potatoes which are like dreamy, roast new potatoes.
When we were finished, it was time to undo our trousers slightly and take up the dessert menu. This is always the point of the meal where it’s go
big sweet or go home, and I would be regretting it for days if I passed up the chance of pudding in a restaurant!
Mr LouBou ordered the Loch Fine Tiramisu. It was served in a glass jar with tons of chocolate shavings on top. Mr LB was given the choice of whether he wanted alcohol inside this pud, and as noted above, it was one of those moments where you just don’t say no.
For my pud, I ordered the Glazed Clementine Tart. It was supposed to come with chocolate ice cream which I think would’ve been dreamy with the clementine flavour in the tart but instead it came with what I think was a raspberry sorbet. Nice and zingy but I am dreaming of trying this again with choccie ice-cream!
Then as our cups of tea and coffee were drunk, pudding washed down and bellies so full that I felt (and probably looked) like a deep sea monster and it was time to go home.
Thank you very much for inviting me to check out your new Autumn menu Loch Fyne. It was tasty s’well!
NOW Carry on reading for a special voucher code…
Do you fancy going to try Loch Tyne’s new Autumn menu then take note of this code ‘LFB1E58’ to get a complimentary starter VALID until 30th November 2017 (T&Cs below).
*Terms and conditions: Complimentary starter at Loch Fyne available between 18th October 2017 – 30 th November 2017 per a la carte main course purchased. Not valid after 6pm Fridays and Saturdays. All other menus including breakfast, set menus and Christmas menus are excluded. Not valid with any other offer, promotion, discount or Loch Fyne Friends Card. Not valid at Cairndow. One code per table for a max 6 diners.