Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sunday Lunch @ Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie

I love Sunday roasts. We used to have it almost every week back in the day, be it homecooked or at the local pub / restaurant. So, during our last trip back to Scotland, Sunday Roast was on my list of to-do things.

After some deliberation, we chose Thainstone House Hotel as the online menu sounded promising, plus the hotel looked lovely from the photos on their website. Located in Inverurie, Thainstone House is an elegant 18th century Palladian country mansion set amongst 44 acres of woodland and parkland.


Sunday Roast is served in The Green Lady, a gorgeous 2 AA Rosette restaurant with high ceiling, Wedgewood green walls, grand paintings and ornate furnishings. We were ushered to a table with a beautiful view, thanks to the large picture window overlooking the parkland.

I was expecting to see roast beef or roast lamb on the menu, but unfortunately for us, there wasn't. I asked and the server mentioned that they were offering a new concept, whereby only one type of roast is offered every week and it was chicken during our visit.

Diners can opt for the 2-course lunch at £15 or 3-course at £19.95 while kids under 12 eat at half price. For starters, I went for the King prawn & crayfish cocktail served with buttered brown bread. The portion was generous, with huge juicy prawns and sweet crayfish in a Marie rose sauce. A great start to the meal.

Hubby had the Chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade and oatcakes, which was equally delicious. The rich, smooth parfait paired well with the onion marmalade. 

For mains, there was a choice of chicken, coley (fish) and pumpkin tortellini. Since we were craving roast, we both went for the chicken. The roast chicken breast was pretty moist, and was served with roast vegetables and red wine jus.

The kids got to choose from the special young diners menu. Unlike other restaurants which have a limited kids menu, the young diners menu here offers grilled steaks, eggs benedict, mussels, scallops and haddock.. impressive. For most of the items, you even get to specify how you would like them cooked. Too bad this menu was only for children under 15, otherwise I would definitely order from this menu too. We let the kids order for themselves and they picked well.
Our son went for the scallops (good taste, boy) and they were pan fried in butter with pancetta bacon and served with chips and salad. Plump and juicy, the boy gave a big thumbs up for this dish. Our daughter on the other hand, went for the fillet steak. Simply grilled to medium, she thoroughly enjoyed it. The portion was generous (2 pieces) so we got to enjoy some of it too. 

Since Hubby and I were full, we skipped dessert but the kids had the Sticky toffee pudding and Toffee Sundae. They licked the cups and plates clean. Lunch overall was excellent and the ambiance was fantastic.

After lunch, the kids enjoyed a spot of giant chess at the hotel entrance. 

The Sunday Lunch is available every Sunday from 12pm to 2pm.

Price: Total bill £45.

Location: Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK, AB51 5NT

Tel: +44 1467 621643

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my! The place is so regal, classy. Lovely window view.


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