Visit & Vibes
The guys at The Buttery invited me to come and check them out, to be honest, I had heard of the name but didn’t really know where it was or what they were like so I was looking forward to my visit.
The first thing that was a great positive was the onsite car park, which roughly holds about 20-odd cars so I didn’t have to worry about where to park tonight.
On entering I was blown away by the decor and welcome, the inside was very traditional yet it also included a lovely cosy and modern feel. I learned this used to be a pub, and they wanted to keep the traditional look of it but add their own wee touch which they managed to do.
Upon being seated at my table tonight, I couldn’t help but admire the elegant presentation – it had been some time since I dined at a restaurant that paid such attention to the table setting.
West Coast Scallops (£n/a tonight normally £17)
Pan-fried scallops, sesame & prawn toast, pickled veg, sweet chilli & cucumber salsa
For my appetizer, I couldn’t resist the allure of the West Coast scallops, a choice inspired by my craving for these delicacies. It had been some time since I’d indulged in scallops, and their quality can be hit or miss, depending on the restaurant.
Upon their arrival, I was immediately captivated by the presentation, a testament to the chef’s attention to detail. The addition of sesame and prawn toast was a delightful surprise, promising a symphony of flavours and textures.
The moment I savoured the scallops, I was met with sheer culinary brilliance. They were flawlessly cooked, boasting a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and a profound flavour profile. The cucumber and sweet chilli salsa, a star in its own right, offered a tantalizing burst of fresh and zesty notes that harmonized seamlessly with the scallops.
The prawn toast, with its bite-sized portions of pure delight, exceeded all expectations, contributing a satisfying crunch and an explosion of flavours.
This dish was nothing short of culinary perfection, one that I wholeheartedly recommend and eagerly look forward to savouring again in the future.
|Value for Money||★★★★★|
Monkfish & Prawns (GF) (£n/a tonight normally £30)
Apple glazed monkfish & king prawns, pickled & roasted butternut squash, spiced Thai butternut squash sauce
For my main course, I found myself torn between several tempting options, but my seafood cravings led me to choose the monkfish and prawns once more.
As the dish arrived, I was immediately struck by the stunning presentation, featuring a generous portion of monkfish and impressively large prawns that were visually captivating.
Delving into the dish, the monkfish proved to be exceptionally meaty, with a flavour profile that shone on its own and seamlessly integrated with the accompanying elements. The taste was nothing short of extraordinary, a true delight that left a lasting impression.
Creating the perfect bite by combining a bit of everything on the plate revealed a culinary symphony where every component played in harmony.
The overall flavour combinations, much like the starter, were impeccable. It’s safe to say this dish was a testament to culinary excellence, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to fellow seafood enthusiasts.
|Value for Money||★★★★★|
Sea Salt & Caramel Cheesecake (£n/a tonight normally £10)
Breton sable biscuit & sea salt caramel cheesecake, apple & pear spiced compote, calvados soaked golden raisins
After savouring two exceptional dishes, I found myself pleasantly stuffed but couldn’t resist the temptation of indulging in dessert. The sea salt and caramel cheesecake immediately caught my eye, and I knew I had to experience its flavours.
Upon its arrival, I was once again impressed by the artful presentation.
The cheesecake, as it met my taste buds, proved to be a delightful revelation. It possessed a remarkable lightness while still delivering an explosion of flavours. The delicate balance between the sea salt and caramel sauce, along with the perfectly crafted base and accompanying components, showcased the chef’s culinary prowess.
Despite my earlier fullness, this cheesecake felt refreshingly light, making it an ideal choice to conclude the meal. It left no room for disappointment, and I wholeheartedly recommend it as a must-try dessert.
This dining experience demonstrated consistency in culinary excellence, leaving me with a strong desire to revisit and relish this dessert again.
|Value for Money||★★★★★|
Firstly a massive thanks to the guys at the Buttery, from start to finish I had an amazing visit and an amazing fine dining experience.
I can’t fault anything tonight, and because it left me with a great feeling and I had an incredible meal I am adding it to my top restaurant’s page.
I can’t wait to return and check out their other dishes so keep watching for any future reviews.
|Service / Staff||★★★★★|
|Time between Courses||★★★★★|
|Overall Value for Money||★★★★★|
|MY OVERALL RATING||★★★★★|
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