Saturday, June 22, 2013

More than just a pub lunch

The Gurn is proud to introduce the first of a series of food reviews from one of our regular readers who likes to eat out occasionaly. Our correspondent went to the Westerlea recently.

Having seen that the Westerlea Hotel was under new management and that they were also starting to serve meals again, it was the obvious choice for myself and my friends to give a try for lunch!  Lunch is served in the bar which was light, clean and airy, which was welcomed on a very warm day.  There were tables outside the hotel but not sure if these are in use as yet for al fresco dining, this could be a lovely option on a sunny day.

There was a good menu selection with starters including homemade soup, chicken wings, haggis and mash as well as a vegetarian option.  However knowing we would all want a dessert we skipped on the starter and were presented with a good choice of main courses including lasagne, scampi, chicken and sirloin steak, prices ranged from £7.25 upwards to £14.95 for steak which we all thought was very reasonable.  A good selection  of side orders were on offer also.

Our food was served on warmed plates and presented beautifully, there  was a 100% success rate with everyone commenting on how good everything tasted and clean plates all round! The service was relaxed and friendly and very attentive.  Everyone still had some room for pudding which didn’t disappoint! Again a good selection on offer of sticky toffee pudding, berries, ice creams, cheesecake and also apple crumble , all priced around £4.25.

I would highly recommend visiting The Westerlea Hotel for a meal, adding the great food together with the lovely relaxed atmosphere and service  and reasonable prices made it a very enjoyable lunch and I would definitely go again.

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