Friday, 27 May 2011
I promised a review on another local restaurant which we haven't yet visited. Unfortunately I don't think Dalmore House has its own website, which I find strange, but you can Google it easily.
Many of my guests have been visiting for years and have become good friends. This year our four golfing friends decided to come earlier than usual because of the super weather and we always have a meal together the night before they depart.
This year it was the Dalmore House and I booked it for the six of us the other week. Maybe I should have just given my name instead of saying Heathpark Lodge because I think they fell over themselves to impress. (We hadn't eaten there before and had received mixed reports from other guests).
All credit to the staff the service was excellent, but I did cringe when the waitress continued to call all of us 'dear'. The steak supper was excellent value for money but do note that the steak is rib-eye and that requires far more cooking than the more expensive cuts. I ordered mine rare and it was impossible to eat but they kindly cooked it to medium. I was impressed that they'd put my meal on a clean plate when they returned it cooked medium.
The environment wasn't relaxing for me. It's a big room with little atmosphere.
But draft beer is available and the wine list wasn't bad.
Opinion: I wouldn't rush back. My steak supper was large but the only vegetable was a tomato. The deep fried onion rings were out of a freezer bag and that disappointed. Lovely chips accompanied it but there was no choice of a baked potato.