Christmas is a time for glitter, glimmer and glamour.
Give your Christmas present list some sparkle with this Big Deal on dinner for two at Cristal Restaurant in Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort, Bishopton.
World class hotel
Just twenty minutes from Glasgow, family-owned Mar Hall is a world class golf and spa resort which feels a long way from the hustle of the city.
Built as an Edwardian mansion and tucked away in its own 240 acre woodland estate, the five star hotel is one of the most elegant country houses in Scotland.
In Cristal Restaurant, it also has an extremely elegant dining room complete with decorative ceilings, twenty foot windows and art by Archie Forrest.
Available from 6pm to 8pm, Sunday to Thursday, the Big Deal is for two people to each have a starter and main course from the market menu in Cristal Restaurant followed by tea or coffee.
Fresh, seasonal and modern are the watchwords in the kitchen. The exact dishes available will vary depending on the produce in season. This is a typical sample menu:
Soup of the day with crusty roll
Chicken and black pudding terrine With Arran oaties and red onion jam
Warm goats cheese and red onion tart olive and sun-blushed tomato salad
Gravadlax of Tayside salmon with baby leaf salad and beetroot puree
Oven-roasted lamb rump carved on dauphinoise potato, red cabbage and red wine sauce
Char-grilled loin of pork With fondant potato, apple puree and port jus
Pan fried salmon fillet with lemon mash, creamy leeks and red pepper puree
Wild mushroom and pea risotto with rocket salad and parmesan shavings
Enjoyable meals at Mar Hall have provided many guests with the inspiration for a TripAdvisor review. Taken from longer reviews, this is what a couple of recent visitors had to say:
‘Restaurant, food and service impeccable.’
‘Dinner in the Cristal Restaurant was wonderful. The food was delicious and the restaurant had a nice calming atmosphere.’
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2016, this Big Deal would make a splendid Christmas present.
The prospect of an excellent dinner in the tranquil atmosphere of Mar Hall’s Cristal Restaurant is already making January seem rather inviting – whatever weather bombs may come our way.