The Wee Lochan is one of those places that we always seemed to pass and say “must go there”. We eventually did get around to visiting with friends and we are glad we did.
A relaxing, informal and comfortable interior. Quickly seated by staff and made to feel welcome. It was like visiting a friends house, cosy; full of chatter.
After checking out the set menu, we all went for this. We all liked the sound of the trio of fish.
We all decided to try out the wine flights, reasonably priced at £15.95 for the “adventurous” set and £20.95 for the “classics”, each provided four ample glasses of wine. We were given the option of how we would like our wine and we chose to have 1 glass per course (with the first glass served with the bread rolls below).
Stornoway black pudding with a poached egg, pancetta, red onion marmalade and dresses frisée lettuce – a combination that always works well.
Hot cheese beignets with a beetroot and caper cream sauce – quite light & tasty.
Roast Turkey with cranberry and bread sauces, chestnut stuffing, winter vegetables, chipolatas wrapped with smoked bacon and goose fat roast potatoes. Plenty of gravy and sauce and a very filling portion.
Poached sea bass, salmon and haddock in a lemongrass velouté with basmati rice and spring onion and king prawn tempura. All delicious.
Lime posset with ginger shortbread – light and refreshing.
A very pleasant warm plum and almond tart with creme fraiche.
Quite a milky coffee.
All 5 of us enjoyed a really filling meal – delicious food, well presented & well cooked. £160 for three courses for 5 people, 4 had wine flights and we all had a tea/coffee to finish, a great price as we were totally stuffed for the rest of the day, so much so we forwent dinner!
Service relaxed and unobtrusive.
Toilets small but importantly clean.