Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tartine Restaurant

Well it is ten past six and I am installed comfortably in Tartine Restaurant, Bushmills, County Antrim, where I'm having the Dinner Madness offer at £16 for two courses and a glass of wine.

This agreeable restaurant is open-plan and I am tapping away at the keyboard in the cosy front lounge and, as I write, the waiter has collected my drink and shown me to my table at the back of the dining-room. The chairs are sturdy wooden affairs, upright. There is a carafe of chilled water on the table; a little candle; and paper serviettes at this sitting.

My starter, a spring roll of goat's cheese, side salad and sweet tomato chutney, has been enjoyable; perfectly acceptable in size for a first course.

The staff here are attentive, courteous and agreeable; the ambiance warm and rather romantic, despite not having a lady-friend with me. I'd consider the dining-room to have a contemporary decor.

I had the fresh, battered coley with chunky chips, salad and tartare sauce for the main course. This I enjoyed: the fish was mild in flavour, delicate and perfectly cooked.

This great value meal has encouraged me sufficiently to return for dinner and the game which, this evening, included guinea-fowl, venison and rabbit. I am eager to know from whence the game is procured: Dunderave, Benvarden, perhaps?


Anonymous said...

I doubt the game's from either, and most likely not Dundarave. One would imagine, had it been, they would've sold it accordingly! More likely from Ballyhibistock...


Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

Brakes Bros Lisburn probably :-)