Review on Two Fat Ladies at The Marine Hotel
Set within the imposing Puma Marine Hotel, the Two Fat ladies restaurant opened in September 2013, the first one of this small group of four outside of the City of Glasgow. Originally founded by restaurateur Ryan James in 2004, Two Fat Ladies refers to the bingo nickname for the number 88. Located in the hotels former Fairways Restaurant, the interiors have undergone a smart makeover, with panoramic views overlooking the Royal Troon Golf Course, as well as the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran.
Heading the kitchen brigade is Andrew Beattie, a protégé of Buttery head chef Stephen Johnson, so we can expect dishes that are simple in concept but bursting with natural flavour, produced from well sourced local ingredients. Fish is the business of the day and the quality is first-class, but there are choices for meat lovers as well. Start off with a traditional Scottish soup of Cullen skink or maybe choose the pressed game terrine with plum and ginger chutney. Main courses follow with a flash fried halibut, parmesan mashed potatoes and langoustine bisque or roast breast of woodland pigeon, balsamic glazed red cabbage and mulled game jus. Desserts are equally inviting ideas, witness toffee, banana, hazelnut and meringue crush with poached fig compote or a classic warm clootie dumpling, apple and cinnamon compote paired with rum and raisin ice cream.
The Marine Hotel is ideally placed close to 40 prestigious golf courses, just minutes from Prestwick Airport and the Ferry Terminal to Northern Ireland.
Modern Scottish / Seafood
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.30 - 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express