The Opal

Rated 4.2/5
Radstone Hotel, Ayr Road, Larkhall, ML9 2TZ

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(from 32 ratings)
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The Opal Review

  • Rating Good food but slow service (Rating 3/5)
    Went for dinner last night for my birthday. The Opal at Radstone Hotel had been recommended by friends. We were seated in a booth right next to the kitchen which was quite noisy. From the start the service was particularly slow considering the restaurant was not that busy. Although there was a function on in one of the suites that may have taken up the wait staff's attention. My roast mushroom starter was tasty and my mother's carrot and parsnip soup was nice and hot. However my father was underwhelmed by his smoked haddock and leek tart which was lacking in both haddock and leek and was very dry. It lay on a bed of rocket leaves with no dressing which was indigestable so he left them on the plate. He mentioned this to the waitress when she picked up our empty plates but I doubt it was relayed to the chef. We all enjoyed our main courses when they eventually arrived. I had the duck, my father had the lamb which was cooked to perfection and my mother enjoyed the steak pie though found the vegetables to be on the hard side. We opted for coffees instead of desserts. The capuccino's seemed to be rather on the small side for the price. We then got the bill which was over £81 as they had not applied the 20% discount offered by booking on 5pm. I was about to point this out to them when the waitress returned (she may have overheard me)and said they hadn't applied the discount which brought the total to a more manageable £65. In conclusion , we would be willing to give The Opal another try perhaps at lunchtime to see if the service was any quicker then and in general the food was good.
    Irene Revie - 15/01/2016

The Opal Features

Average price of 2 courses is £19.50 A La Carte
Highchairs & special menu Child Friendly
Wheelchair access & Disabled toilet Disabled Access
Gluten Free Gluten Free
Covered Outdoor Smoking
On site parking Parking
Separate Bar Separate Bar
Vegetarian Vegetarian

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