Foams, flambé and fusion food are all fine and dandy from time to time.
There are other times when only tried and tested traditional dishes will really hit the spot.
Fight off winter chills by taking comfort in today’s Big Deal on a meal for two at Hunters Lodge in the Ayrshire village of Crosshill.
A homely, traditional Scottish bar and restaurant, Hunters Lodge re-opened under new management last year and are quickly attracting a loyal clientele.
They describe their dishes as ‘modern versions of those traditional homemade Scottish dishes you all know and love’.
The kitchen team skilfully blends modern techniques and seasonal Scottish ingredients with classic Scottish recipes.
Try them with today’s Big Deal from Hunters Lodge.
Available noon-7pm, seven days a week, this is a very simple offer: two people can have a two course meal (starter and main) plus a 125ml glass of Prosecco each.
This is the 5pm Big Deal menu:
Fresh soup of the day – served with fresh crusty bread
Pan-fried king prawns with garlic & chilli served on a slice of garlic bread
Breaded mushrooms with a garlic dip
Fish cake with wilted spinach, spring onion and oyster plum sauce
Smooth chicken liver pâté with salad, chutney & oatcakes
Potato skins loaded with cheese and bacon
Dish of the day- Chef’s pick of today’s market freshly prepared
Chicken breast stuffed with black pudding with crushed new potatoes & vegetables
Steak & ale pie with hand-cut chips & market vegetables
Scampi with hand-cut chips and salad
Mac ‘n’ cheese with hand-cut chips and salad
Slow-braised lamb shank with mashed potatoes, green beans & sauce
Poached salmon with lemon and dill sauce, served with crushed new potatoes & vegetables
Beer-battered or breaded haddock with hand-cut chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce
Haggis, neeps & tatties with a creamy whisky sauce (veggie haggis available)
Chicken Caesar salad with anchovies, croutons, mixed leaves
Wild mushroom and leek risotto with white wine & cream
Scottish beef, grilled to your preference with your choice of sauce, mushroom and hand-cut chips
8oz Scottish rib-eye (£6 supplement)
8oz Prime Scottish fillet (£6 supplement)
8oz steak burger served on a toasted brioche bun with tomato onion burger sauce & lettuce
The Hunters Lodge has been quick to pick up enthusiastic reviews after re-opening. This one is from TripAdvisor:
‘Amazing food, great service. Called in for an evening meal as we heard this is a great family pub. Great value for money… The drinks were reasonably priced and there was a wide range to choose from. We were checked back after each course and felt that the service was attentive. The staff were friendly and very informative about the food. They even have a special kids’ menu with their own colouring-in page and crayons. The portions were very generous and the food was piping hot. Overall, we will be back.’
And this one is from their Facebook page:
‘Fantastic welcome. The place looks great. The food was superb and the staff were very friendly. Will defo be back. Well done as really missed this wee place.’
Fancy some satisfying comfort food just like you wish Mum used to make?
Grab today’s Big Deal from The Hunters Lodge and enjoy a two course meal for two with a glass of Prosecco.
This offer would be ideal for a day out with the family or even a date. A wee scenic drive in to the country, some good food, a chat – perfect.