03/10/2015

GUNWHARF QUAYS: Loch Fyne


During the last bank holiday Monday (public holiday) hubby fancied eating out at Gunwharf Quays again for dinner. We actually ate at Jamies Italian the week before which was wonderful, you can read about it here. I didn't mind heading back to Jamies Italian again to be honest but other half fancied some seafood so we headed to Loch Fyne. Arrived really early for dinner since we didn't have a booking and the lovely head waiter was able to fit us in with 1.5 hour slot which was fine so we were quickly seated close to the window, shame it was pouring down that day.
We ordered our drinks quickly and asked for a basket of bread while we decided on what food to order. Ordered our food and the bread came and we were still waiting for our drinks! Just as we finished our basket of bread our drinks arrived which wasn't ideal but no big issue there tbh since it was a bank holiday weekend.
Hubby selected from the A La Carte menu for starters it was the Razor Clam with chorizo and basil which he thoroughly enjoyed. Usually when we eat razor clams it comes as one whole piece but for this dish is was cut up in slices which made eating in a restaurant much easier. Beautifully seasoned and something he would definitely order again, I will probably try it next time if we visit again.
For mains he went all out for the Lobster Spaghetti with brandy, tomatoes and tarragon which was very flavoursome however slightly light on the spaghetti portion it could have done with a little more spaghetti. With the lobster on top it looks like a big portion but it was more for decor purposes as the meat was already taken out mixed in with the spaghetti. Also this is where my OCD kicks in when taking blog pictures...the lobster was served upside down to the way the plate is positioned! 
I went for their 3 course meal deal (£13.95) which is VERY good value for money in my opinion. For starters I opted for the Crab Cakes with chili and coriander. I couldn't really taste the crab inside the cakes however I saw it was there but only very little and the spicy sweet sticky sauce with sesame went very well with this dish.
For mains I went for Scottish Rope-Grown Mussels with garlic, shallots, cream and parsley with a side portion of twice cooked chips. Fairly small portion of mussels but that is expected in set meals but it was very good. The chips tasted like they were freshly made and piping hot when served.
My last course desert I opted for the Cream Brulee served with short bread which I dipped in...simply the best taste ever!
The food was fantastic however the service was SO SO...Have you guys visited Loch Fyne before and have any of you tried their seafood platters? We would usually opt for Oysters but since I am expecting I can't really touch anything raw for now.









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