We went to eat dinner on a Sunday night. Maybe it was the chef's night off. The crab meat was watery and bland - maybe it had been made up the day before? We had had the same crab dish only a day or so earlier at The Olde Ship Hotel in Seahouses when the the flavours had been rich and complex and the textures a mixture of firm and creamy - so maybe we were unduly influenced by a recent experience of a quality kitchen. The "local" Calamari were probably well sourced but they were poorly cooked, being rubbery and demanding a lot of chewing, with a textureless coating and lacking any sweetness of flavour. Lamb chops looked good but again lacked flavour probably because they had been grilled at too low a temperature and for too long - all the fat was flabby and uncooked. Chips were a most bizarre almost orangey colour and tasted of nothing. The young girl who delivered our food thought that passing plates across one diner to reach the other was a preferable to walking around the table. Oh, and the house white was served at an arctic temperature although as it warmed it revealed only a truly unpleasant acidity - we left more than half the bottle untouched. The decor was lovely.
- Also Known As:
- Mizen Head Bamburgh
- Hotel Mizen Head
- Mizen Head Hotel Bamburgh, Northumberland