We returned to Martin Wishart on the banks of Loch Lomond for the 5pm set lunch and had a superb culinary experience. The restaurant is bright and airy with starched white table cloths and tastefully designed green velvet and brown leather decor. We were lucky enough to have a great view of the loch and the bright yellow seaplane from our table by the window.
Restaurant manager Christian welcomed us back and ensured we enjoyed impeccable yet friendly service from the young staff. The staff went out of their way to engage with us explaining the dishes and adding to a very enjoyable experience
The Michelin starred food is beautifully cooked and presented and we weren’t disappointed. The set lunch menu offers 2 choices for each course and comes with a complimentary glass of champagne, which is fantastic value for money. Before the starters arrived we were tempted by three tasty canapés and two wonderful amuse bouches which included fois gras and a curried mussel velouté. Our first course of duck and pork rillettes had a rich deep flavour set off with a light salad. For mains we both loved the soft creamy sole Veronique which had its retro image updated with spinach, crushed new potatoes and cucumber. Of our desserts the rice pudding with coconut sorbet, tropical flavoured gel and pineapple shavings was unctuous and pure pleasure.
To finish we had good coffee with a selection of handmade chocolates. The whole food experience from the warm freshly made bread to the fruit and salted caramel chocolates was top notch and a delight to both the eyes and the palate.
There is an extensive wine list with whites and reds starting at around £33 per bottle and a good selection of wines by the glass. If you want to push the boat out there is an Á La Carte and a tasting menu at around £70. The standards are first class and the food superb and it is definitely a great choice for a special occasion. Very highly recommended.
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Alan Mclauchlan - 01/06/2013