This was our annual Christmas jaunt.
We had a separate room above the main restaurant.
The place was very busy when we arrived at 7pm, car park nearly full and the restaurant and bar almost at capacity
We had a set meal which was preordered and we had place cards on our tables,with our menu choice preprinted. Which makes one wonder why we had to use a soup spoon for the rather odd starter. The choice had been soup, soup or fan of melon. The melon description was interesting and Ive had the soups before so I gave it a try. It was peculiar. I think it belonged more to the pudding range than starter. The melon itself was ok, but it was served with this sort of creamy sorbet, sort of rasberry coloured,but lacking any flavour, and some berries.Odd.
For the main course I chose salmon with a veloute sauce. It was quite good, the salmon nicely cooked and lots of nicely done veg.
I now have to leave my usual review style of the Atholl, and say the pudding was a DREAM. Baileys mousse served in this deep dark chocolate cup. Distinctly more-ish.
The red wine Im afraid left a lot to be desired, and I didnt test the white or rose.
The maitre d' was most attentive, and the bar staff friendly.
Have to criticise the ladies loos though. Surely on a busy night such as this somebody should check to make sure that there is sufficient toilet roll!
Given that this is a busy time of year, when most hotels offer a sort of standard meal without a great deal of flourish, I suppose I have to say that it probably is fairly average for Aberdeen at this time of year!
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