Another great eatery for the
Hotel, Golf & Spa in Cheshire will very shortly celebrate
the official opening of its new Scottish Steakhouse concept
restaurant, complete with innovative, new head chef, Darren
At Scottish Steakhouse the emphasis is always on taste and
quality and Macdonald Portal
Hotel, Golf & Spa is dedicated to serving only the highest
quality food, using the finest seasonal ingredients and the best
produce available. The luxurious and elegant four star hotel near
Chester, which is set in beautiful countryside amidst rolling
hills, will offer fresh new flavours on the menu along with twists
on classic favourites.
When the new Scottish Steakhouse launches on 17th November,
guests will be able to enjoy steaks including fillet and ribeye
which, staying true to Macdonald's Scottish heritage, are sourced
from fully accredited Scottish farms. Beef served will be aged for
a minimum of 21 days on the bone and hand cut by highly skilled
butchers before being cooked in a signature grill, which uses
natural coals to add flavour. Also on offer will be regionally
sourced lamb, outdoor reared pork and the finest wild white fish,
caught from sustainable sources around the UK and delivered fresh
To whet the appetite, the starter menu will include seared
scallops, squid tempura and Scottish favourite, haggis, neeps and
tatties. Sides will range from indulgent hand cut chips, to three
cheese macaroni and roasted winter root vegetables, as well as
breads served with blue cheese dip, balsamic vinegar and extra
virgin olive oil.
Desserts to tempt those with a sweet tooth will include
traditional Scottish cranachan, dark chocolate and pistachio
fondant and a tangerine posset. The new restaurant, which will seat
120, will open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner with a
choice of a la carte and fixed price menus with main courses from
£12.95 to £26.95.
The eatery is headed by top chef Darren Clarke, from the Wirral,
who has more than 23 years' experience producing high-end menus at
a range of award winning restaurants. He said: "I am passionate
about food and about using the best of local produce so the
Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa is the perfect fit.
"Diners can expect nothing but the best from the new Scottish
Steakhouse and we are looking forward to welcoming all the foodies
from Cheshire and further afield to enjoy this new dining
"My aim is to make the Scottish Steakhouse the best restaurant
in the area and I have my sights firmly set on gaining recognition
and awards for this stunning location."
Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa offers quality
accommodation in stylish surroundings with stunning views. Guests
can leave the cares of the day behind with a relaxing swim in the
pool or a massage from one of the Spa's expert therapists. For the
golf lovers there are three magnificent courses to choose from,
with resident pros on hand for some golfing tips.
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is the UKs largest independent
hotel group and boasts almost 50 AA rosettes across its 48 hotels.
For more information, visit: www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk