Over 200 years ago, Robert Burns was told the chilling tale of a brave horse that saved his master from witches by leaping over the River Doon.
That tale became his timeless poem, Tam o’ Shanter.
Now you can gaze at the legendary river for yourself with this Big Deal on a Scottish meal for two overlooking the water (just be sure to keep an eye out for witches).
Scenic meal for two
The atmospheric Brig o’ Doon House Hotel in Alloway offers fantastic food combined with panoramic views over the river and Burns Memorial Gardens. It is so loved by diners that it has bagged itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
This Big Deal is for two courses for two from the 5pm menu. You can enjoy it from Sunday to Friday, for lunch or dinner, until 31st July.
Esteemed Scottish cuisine
Brig o’ Doon House Hotel is known for its imaginative and mouthwatering selection of traditional dishes using the best flavourful bounty of the season.
Although the menu may be subject to seasonal changes, it should look a lot like this:
Haggis pakora with garlic mayonnaise & sweet chilli dipping sauce
Breaded goats cheese with Gordal olives, sundried tomatoes & fresh apple
Chef’s soup of the day & fresh baked bread
Chilled melon & seasonal fruits with berry sorbet
Salmon & prawn fishcake, kitchen salad, lemon & fresh tartar sauce
Cullen skink – traditional smoked haddock, potato & leek chowder (£3.50 supplement)
Toasted soda scone with Aiket cheese, crispy smoked bacon & sherry vinaigrette (£2.50 supplement)
Haggis, neeps & tatties with green tails and a peppered whisky sauce
Home-style chicken curry served with basmati rice, toasted flatbread & yoghurt raita
Breaded fish & chips served with tartar sauce and lemon
Macaroni pasta with mature cheddar cheese, leeks & mustard
Harissa spiced sea bream fillet with jalapeño couscous, toasted cashew nuts & light fish cream
Open steak burger with lettuce, tomato & relish, crispy smoked bacon, mature cheddar cheese and chunky chips (£4 supplement)
10oz sirloin steak with onion rings, tomato, flat mushrooms, potatoes or fries & your choice of sauce (£7 supplement)
Goan monkfish & king prawn curry with fresh coconut & tamarind (£5 supplement)
Desserts can be added on, priced as follows:
Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream; tipsy laird Scotch trifle; chocolate truffle cake & ice cream; two scoops of Costley’s homemade ice cream or sorbet (£4.95)
Cranachan sundae – crushed meringue, seasonal berries, toasted oatmeal, heather honey, raspberry coulis & vanilla ice cream (£6.95)
‘Auld Alliance cheese board’ – selection of Scottish & French cheese, biscuits & fruit chutney (£7.50)
The Brig o’ Doon Hotel has an excellent overall TripAdvisor score of 4.5/5. Here is one recent rave review:
‘Dining experience in historic surroundings. First time dining here and it lived up to expectations. Tasty and well presented food. There was a good choice on the menu. The service was excellent, attentive but not over so. So it will be a return visit for us I think.’ 5/5
Great Ayrshire day out
This Big Deal is the ideal excuse for a breezy spring jaunt to Alloway. You could stroll through the Burns gardens and along the riverside, then tuck into lunch or dinner at Brig o’ Doon House Hotel.
Quality Scottish cuisine, beautiful scenery and plenty of Burns heritage – seriously, what’s not to love?