After arriving in Bowness, we walked most of the length of Lake Road checking the menus on offer for our first meal of our holiday. We were hungry after a long day travelling and were looking forward to a long leisurely meal and something memorable to start of our tour. My partner was tempted by the Whitebait and the 'day's special' of Morrocan Spiced Lamb. I adore Mussels and chose those as my starter. The menu stated they were cooked in white wine, cream and garlic. The mussels were perfectly cooked but they certainly lacked any of the flavours I was expecting. My partner said the Whitebait was OK !! I had chosen another 'special' of Duck served on a bed of spiced red cabbage, a timbale of rice and lardons and a raspberry and cranberry coulis. I wasn't asked how I would like my duck cooked. It was neither pink (my preference) or fall apart and melt in the mouth (my other choice). The Lardons in the rice overwhelmed it with saltiness. The spiced red cabbage had no more flavour than the plain school dinner variety and the coulis was neither sweet or sour. As for my partners' Spiced Morrocan Lamb, well the decorative parsley was the only ingredient to have any flavour. On expressing our disappointment, we were offered a complimentary dessert. BIG DEAL !!! With Wine our bill was nearly £70.00
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