our stay package at duisdale house hotel included a £55 5-course dinner at duisdale restaurant on 10.6.2017. ^^
duisdale restaurant 2 AA rosette, so ok place…5-course dinner price looked ok too depending on the quality of food…that turned out to be very good!
the b&b stay though was ridiculously expensive but the alternatives are equally expensive in this sleat peninsula location..there is no need to stay here though as a lot of cheap b&b in isles of skye eg broadford near the straits…
the amuse bouche of salmon bruschetta, a croquette & a beetroot foam was quite good.
bread was nice, but nothing great…
the beetroot ensemble was fantastic, very exciting!
quite special, all differnt texture from crisp to a mousse & very tasty! all the different presentation of beetroot.
scallop was excellent…very good standard…
of course i have taken good pan seared scallops in many places, but this was still very good. & very large scallops too. a great side of asparagus…
pigeon breast was good too. tender, probably sous vide, and sweet.
again a very good standard!
& i loved the halibut!
halibut is among the top quality fish, and this was a good preparation.
fish texture was firm, nicely seared, sweet & tasty, and good vegetable sides.
the other choice of main was duck breast.
it was very well done.
seems odd to have pigeon as appetiser & duck breast as main. anyhow, duck was very tender & flavourful.
the fat did not feel oily & gave the meat a very smooth and flavourful taste.
dessert was less our thing.
can’t really recall now..this one looks like some fig, ice crea, and perhaps a mousee.
though presentation was great, the overall experience was a nice ok dessert. nothing special..
this one looks like some strawberry, terrine & ice cream.
both dessert were competent.
for £55, i would consider this 5-course dinner very good standard, and very enjoyable & worthwhile dinner.
the service was a little less so.
we came for the later session at 8pm, and though we have booked the table & time & obviously we had prepaid for the dinner at the time of booking, we were taken to an inner table in a small hall with poor ambience. fortunately some diners vacated & we were able to get a good table by the window looking out to the terrace. still bright at 8.15pm