Nothing beats a Sunday Roast, especially one at Rhubarb at Prestonfield House. Prestonfield House is one of my favourite places to have afternoon tea, a special dinner or for Sunday Lunch, with a short walk round the grounds to see the Highland Cows and Peacocks to work up an appetite (or work off what you have just eaten!)
A friend and I visited back in February, when the weather was still cold and windy and the fires were roaring at Prestonfield. Upon arrival we decided to enjoy a cocktail or two in one of their lounges by the fire, catching up on life as its been a while since we had seen each other, before being moved through to the ornate dining room.
On a Sunday you have the choice of the A La Carte menu or their set Sunday Lunch Menu, which features a roast dinner, and pretty much our reason for being there!
For Starter I had Winter Endives with a Truffle Dressing, Pickled Shallots, Olive Oil, Goat’s Cheese, Allspice Filo Wafers and Candied Hazelnuts. A light and lovely dish to start off the lunch plus I’m always drawn to the Goats Cheese dishes! For main, well we had the Roast Rump and Sirloin of Scotch Beef with Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding (we actually ordered a double portion!) and Honey-roast Vegetables.
We went off menu a little and ordered a Cheese Course, in for a penny in for a pound! There is a choice of a French Platter or a Scottish Platter, we chose the Scottish Platter, mainly based on the names of two of the cheeses! (So childish!). The Platter came with Fat Cow, Minger, Loch Arthur and Arran Blue cheeses, a nice selection of different styles of cheese, accompanied with quince paste, honey and oatcakes – we shared this platter of course!
And finally dessert, I kept it traditional with an Apple and Ginger Crumble with Granny Smith Apple and Cider Sorbet and a Rhubarb Gel, a light and fresh dish to finish a fabulous lunch!
Naturally our day didnt end there, we retired back to the lounge for an Irish Coffee and one for the road! 😉