The influential philosopher and thinker Winnie the Pooh once said, ‘It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”’
As always, Winnie was spot on – what could be more fun than a fine lunch?
Today’s Big Deal with the splendid Strathblane Country House Hotel is for a fine lunch for two people from their market menu.
We suspect that Winnie would love it.
A half hour drive from Glasgow and Stirling, Strathblane Country House Hotel is surrounded by stunning Scottish countryside – the Campsie Fells, Dumgoyne and Ben Lomond provide a breath-taking backdrop.
It is perfectly placed for a run out with friends or family with a delicious lunch at the heart of the trip.
Available Wednesday to Sunday, the offer is for two people to have two courses from the daily changing market menu in the restaurant at the hotel.
The market menu changes depending on the best produce available each day. Typical starters might include the venison terrine with red onion confit or the trio of salmon with a saffron and dill dressing.
Popular main courses include the braised lamb with crushed potatoes and mint jus; the pan-fried breast of chicken with parsnip purée and caramelised apple and the grilled haddock with creamed leeks, topped with crispy bacon.
Not only is the cooking at Strathblane Country House Hotel excellent but their sourcing policies are also impeccable.
They buy only the freshest Scottish produce and guarantee that all their beef is 100% Aberdeen Angus. Fresh fish is delivered daily to ensure the best possible quality and flavour.
This is what a couple of recent visitors wrote on TripAdvisor after eating in The Country Club Restaurant. We’ve cut the comments from much longer reviews:
‘In the evening we went for dinner only to be greeted with a beautiful open fire (how welcoming). The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We really felt spoilt.’
‘On the whole very impressed. Staff were friendly and attentive, food was excellent (locally sourced sustainable produce).’
If lunch in a lovely country house hotel sounds just the ticket then buy today’s Big Deal and book in for a memorable meal at Strathblane Country House Hotel. Pooh would approve.