The American academic Mason Cooley once said that ‘Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.’
Whip up a storm with today’s tempestuous Big Deal on a romantic overnight stay with a four course tasting dinner at the four star Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick.
Famous for its romantic coastal setting and less than an hour away from Edinburgh, the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is the perfect spot to whisk away a loved one to.
The views are spectacular; the rooms are cosy and the cooking in the John Paul at the Marine restaurant would melt the coldest heart – the rest is up to you.
2 AA Rosettes
This offer is for an overnight stay in a stylish classic double room on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th or Sunday 17th February 2013.
Option 2 is for an overnight stay on Saturday 16th February 2013.
Both options include a full Scottish breakfast, use of the leisure facilities, a glass of bubbly before dinner and a four course, His ‘n’ Hers tasting menu in the popular restaurant, John Paul at the Marine.
As well as great views of the Firth of Forth, the restaurant has two AA Rosettes and Executive Chef John Paul is a master at making the most of seasonal Scottish ingredients.
4 course dinner
The menu is as follows:
Creamy risotto of spring onion, peas and baby scallops
Pan-fried breast of wild pigeon, sautéed pancetta and wild mushrooms, game jus
Poached then grilled guinea fowl ‘Coq au vin’
Lemon roasted fillet of wild hake, king prawn, mussel and vegetable casserole
Passion fruit soup with mango sorbet
Dark chocolate fondant, salted caramel ice cream
Selection of Scottish farmhouse cheeses, shallot & cherry tomato chutney, walnut & date bread
Coffee and chocolate truffles will provide a memorable end to your romantic meal.
The Leisure Club at the Macdonald Marine Hotel has a pool, sauna, steam room and outdoor Jacuzzi for you to enjoy together. Of course, there is always the option to book in for a couples spa package (charged separately).
Valid for Valentine’s Day and the weekend following the 14th of February, this offer is ideal for a romantic getaway.
The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa at North Berwick rates 4/5 on TripAdvisor with lots of happy guests leaving glowing reviews. We liked this one:
‘Another fantastic stay. Me and my husband have spent our wedding anniversaries here the last 4 years. Beautiful hotel in a most wonderful and picturesque location. Staff very attentive, you feel very special when you there. We always get a room with see view – they really are worth the extra money! The main lounge is large and cosy, plenty of very comfortable seats to park yourself in for hours! The views of the sea and golf course are just amazing and make this place! We also always take a walk to North Berwick town – only takes 15 minutes, lovely place with just few shops, mainly things for your house. Zizzi bar is a great Italian tapas, where we tend to have a drink and few tapas, just to fill the gap between large breakfast and dinner in the hotel. The spa in the hotel is lovely, not the largest from what I have seen, but offers enough for couple of hours – particularly the outdoor Jacuzzi, lovely when dark. There is a great gym and swimming pool for those, who like to work up a bit of appetite for dinner. The breakfast is served to the table, which is lovely and makes a change to the usual buffet style bun-fight. Overall we love this place – it is very special to us…’