I guess the best part of going to the Castle was the building itself, truly beautiful . Unfortunately the meal never came close. It was as if we had two different Chefs preparing our meals. The bread rolls were excellent, hot and crispy crust, flavorful inside. The lobster/crab bisque was terrible and it was sent back. It had the chemical flavor of canned crab meat, as well as being too salty. The caesar salad replacement had very nice fresh greens but lacked enough dressing. A good sized portion of medium sized mussels came in a very flavorful broth, which could have stood on it's own. The escargot were equally as flavorful.
The beef wellington's pastry was a bit doughy and the meat a bit on the dry side, it should have been better. The lobster tail was the best of the entree's, nicely seasoned and moist. The scallops
looked great, but they were also overcooked and dry, not horribly so but enough to spoil what should have been a terrific treat. The sirloin strip also looked great, nicely browned/blackened outside slightly red in the middle. Surprise! The chef managed to turn a beautiful looking steak into one that had a mealy almost sawdust like texture. Guessing , I suspect that parts of our meal were prepared the night before and reheated. For desert, the chocolate tort was excellent, as was the coffee.
The Castle may be better at other times, but that doesn't make my experience there any better.
Summation: beautiful building, friendly waitress, elegant dinning room, worth the expense, serving
some excellent items along with some overcooked items, not close to being worth the money.
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