Review on Albert & Michel Roux Jr Restaurant at Crossbasket Castle
Steeped in history, Crossbasket Castle in Blantyre can trace it roots back over 600 years, set within 14 acres of beautiful grounds on a lovely stretch of the River Calder featuring stunning waterfalls, it's just thirty minutes drive from Glasgow. Sympathetically restored to its former glory at a cost of nine million pounds, the hotel's gastronomic flagship is the Albert & Michel Roux Jr Restaurant. Guests can feast in the opulent Baillie dining room decorated in a luxurious palette of red and gold with glittering chandeliers and sumptuous antiques.
The restaurant is overseen by the notable French chef Albert Roux OBE and his son Michel Roux Jr, and together they have created an inventive menu showcasing the finest produce from the regions natural larder. Starters herald dishes in the shape of Scottish Blue Tail lobster mousseline, wrapped in local spinach and paired with salted Exmoor caviar butter sauce or torchon of duck liver and braised pigs head, Sauternes jelly and truffled brioche. Main courses provide ample choice with loin of Highland venison, braised shoulder en croute, poached Crassane pear and poivrade sauce or from the sea wild Scottish fillet of halibut, crisp confit St Brides chicken thigh, sprouting broccoli and chicken jus flavoured with tarragon. Proceedings conclude in style with desserts like dark chocolate soufflé served with salted caramel ice cream or Yorkshire rhubarb and sour cream vacherin.
Service is impeccable and there's a comprehensive global wine list to match the exquisite food. Crossbasket Castle has nine magnificent period en suite bedrooms should you wish to stay over and explore all that the area has to offer.
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Albert & Michel Roux Jr
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Wed-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express