Which one are you…?
The Christmas gold medallist who has almost finished their shopping?
Or the panicked deer in the headlights who hasn’t started yet and is now watching Christmas hurtling towards them like a speeding Lamborghini?
Whichever one you are, we are guessing that you know at least one person — or couple — who would love a dining gift for Christmas.
So why not treat them to a lovely meal for two at the Parkville Hotel in Blantyre, which gets rave TripAdvisor reviews?
Welcoming dining spot
The Parkville is a boutique hotel in a stylish 1950s building in Blantyre, just a half hour drive from Glasgow.
The restaurant services a huge selection of traditional classics and the bar was voted Scotland’s Community Pub of the Year, making this a great spot for an evening out.
If you want to make a day of it, nearby attractions include Strathclyde County Park, Bothwell Castle and Chatelherault Country Park.
With this Big Deal, you can enjoy a two course meal for two from the 5pm set menu.
This offer is valid right until 14th April 2019, giving you plenty of time to plan your visit. It is also very flexible as it’s available for both lunch and evening dining Monday to Thursday and for lunch Friday to Sunday.
5pm set menu
With this offer, two people will dine on two courses from the 5pm set menu.
The menu can change, but here is a tempting sample of what you can expect:
Soups of the day, petite pan
Parma ham, rocket, parmesan
Chicken liver pate, spice onion chutney, toasted sourdough
Grilled bruschetta, tomatoes, fresh garlic, torn basil, toasted focaccia
Battered dill pickles, blue cheese mayonnaise
Cajun chicken, stir fried vegetables, egg noodles
Mac n cheese, chunky chips, garlic ciabatta
Liver and onions, streaky bacon, red wine gravy, crispy shallots
Taste of the ocean, seafood medley, white wine parsley sauce, topped with creamy mash
Beefburger 227g, gem lettuce, beef tomato, relish cheese optional
Confit tomato and basil linguini, pesto napoli, parmesan and basil crisps, garlic bread
Tuna fishcake, lemon mayonnaise, house salad, new potatoes
Haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky cream sauce
The restaurant at the Parkville Hotel has been attracting plenty of positive reviews on TripAdvisor, earning it a Certificate of Excellence from the site. Here are a few, edited for length:
‘Favourite eats.The Parkville Restaurant is excellent. Food is delicious and at reasonable prices. Linda and staff are friendly and welcoming, been using this place for years and never been disappointed.’
‘...Really friendly and helpful staff… the food was excellent, great variety, very tasty and well prepared…also brilliant value for money. I would highly recommend The Parkville Hotel.’
‘Had a fantastic lunch with family n’ friends, food was great and prices very good, will defo be back. Had steak pie, it was delicious and my sister had the fish, can’t fault it.’
Christmas gift idea
Valid seven days a week until mid April, this Big Deal from The Parkville Hotel in Blantyre is very flexible.
Judging by the rave reviews, the restaurant would make a great spot for a meal and the epic menu means that there is something to please everyone.
So why not treat a loved one to a dining gift this Christmas? Or even grab this offer for yourself and have a treat to look forward to in the new year?