Christmas is a time for glitter, glimmer and glamour.
Give your Christmas present list some sparkle with today’s 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:
Leek and potato soup with sour cream
Chicken liver parfait with spiced pear chutney and arran oaties
Stuffed red peppers with feta cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and pea shoot salad, pesto dressing
Classic prawn cocktail with buttered brown bread
Oven-roasted rump of lamb with fondant potato, root vegetables and red wine sauce
Pan-seared sea bass fillets with crushed charlotte new potatoes, wilted spinach & samphire, pea puree and beurre blanc
Char-grilled buccleuch rib-eye steak with dauphinoise potato, seasonal vegetables and green peppercorn sauce
Penne bound in a rich tomato and basil sauce with rocket and parmesan salad
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 Thursday 26th February, 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.