Champagne is good and cocktails are splendid.
The only possible way to improve on either is to combine them and then add a spot of lunch or dinner.
Which is exactly what we have done for today’s delightful Big Deal with Glenskirlie House restaurant.
Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Glenskirlie Restaurant is the fine dining restaurant at Glenskirlie House and Castle, near Banknock.
The dining room is a lavish affair and, located just twenty minutes from Glasgow, 40 from Edinburgh and fifteen from Stirling, it is very convenient for anyone in the Central Belt.
Scottish ingredients cooked with flair
The award-winning kitchen prepares everything fresh and in-house with Scottish ingredients taking pride of place on the menus.
Starting with a refreshing Champagne cocktail, today’s Big Deal is for a five course lunch or dinner for two from the market menu.
The dishes change regularly depending on what is in season.
Typical starters might be pan fried fillet of sea bass, served with a chorizo & bean cassoulet and red pepper pesto, or freshly made soup of the day with home baked bread.
Popular main courses include the shin of beef slow cooked with red wine, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried, served with creamed pomme puree, winter vegetables, wild mushrooms and the Beetroot risotto with pickled fennel, pistachios, parmigiano- reggiano and fine herbs.
Diners at Glenskirlie House Restaurant have not been shy when it comes to writing of their experiences on TripAdvisor.
This is what a couple of recent and very pleased guests had to say:
‘Exceptional food and service. Fantastic venue, exceptional food and service. Would be very difficult to beat this hotel and restaurant definitely Michelin star quality.’
‘Best experience I have ever had. I ate here recently for a 60th birthday celebration and I have to say I loved the whole experience. The food, service, atmosphere, surroundings all sublime! Left me with wonderful memories and always the first place I think of when looking for somewhere special to celebrate an occasion.’
This offer would make a great treat for a friend or relative. Champagne cocktails and a lovely lunch or dinner in sumptuous surroundings – what could be better?