About The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield
Rejuvenated restaurant at Bowfield
The restaurant at Bowfield has moved to the area adjacent to the pub (previously a snooker room) and the quality of the refurbishment should be considered a huge success.
The 5pm menu is extremely limited. There was only a choice of 3 starters and 3 mains, desserts were not included. I was disappointed with the speed of service given how few people were eating in the restaurant at the time.
Dinner at Bowfield
Always great for a quiet Saturday night out. Staff look after us really well
Cosy, family restaurant at Howwood
Opened in the summer of 2017, The Plumpy Duck was launched as part of a refurbishment of The Bowfield Hotel & Country Club in Howwood, Renfrewshire. With richly upholstered chairs, wooden beams and cosy booths, the restaurant has a comfortably rustic feel. It is a welcoming space for family groups, couples, working lunches, afternoon tea and morning coffees. The area around the open fire in the lounge is popular for pre and post-dinner drinks.
Best of Scotland’s larder
Dry-aged Scottish beef, seafood from Loch Fyne Fisheries and game sourced from Highland estates take pride of place on the modern Scottish menu.
Options such as the steak and ale pie; the beer batter haddock and the three cheese macaroni – are very traditional. Alternate choices, like the chilli lime beef fillet salad; the panko crab cakes and the garlic buttered langoustines with rocket, baby gem and pomegranate salad, demonstrate the kitchen’s more exotic flair.
Dessert might be the sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch and vanilla ice cream or the peanut butter mousse with a honeyed oat crumble.
Transport links to Howwood
The Plumpy Duck and Bowfield Hotel & Country Club are approximately a twenty minute drive to Glasgow city centre. Glasgow International Airport is twelve minutes from the hotel. Close to the hotel, the A737 leads to the M8 and the motorway network. Howwood train station is within close reach of the hotel and links to Glasgow city centre or Ayrshire. There is ample, free parking on site.