It’s that time of year where the usual restaurant menu makes way for a special festive menu. What I liked about Kyloe’s Christmas Menu this year is that they have veered away from the traditional and obvious choice of turkey, but not so far so it doesn’t feel Christmassy.
A three course set lunch is £28, dinner is £38.
Our festive lunch kicked off with the traditional cracker. I nearly caused a fellow diner an injury with a plastic shoehorn as it came flying out shooting across the room! We pulled our second one beneath the table..
My mum loves smoked salmon so the starter was a forgone conclusion – Smoked & Gravadlax Salmon. It felt indulgent to have two different types of salmon, Gravadlax being the nordic take, cured and pressed in dill. The salmon was served with a truffle beetroot dressing which again, felt a bit more special for Christmas.
I swithered between the Potted Beef Brisket and the Scottish Goats Cheese Baked in Puff Pastry, I ended up settling on the latter. I was concerned the tart would be too heavy, but actually it was quite a small portion with a good bit of salad so ended up being quite light, and the pomegranates cut through the richness of the cheese.
As I said previously, there’s no turkey dinner to choose from, instead the crowd pleaser is a Mini Beef Wellington. It was served alongside a very flavoursome vegetable medley of kale, artichoke, and potato. Excellent cookery and good seasoning meant that this was much more than the sum of its parts. A festive tasting dish that definitely hit the mark.
I had the Roast Corn Fed Chicken which was served on the bone with parsnip mash and a mushroom and sage sauce. This was a comforting dish that left me feeling really satisfied, another good alternative to turkey.
Onto desserts, our first choice was a christmas twist on a classic – Crème Brûlée Tart with Cranberry Sorbet. It was a rich dish so the smaller portion was welcome and the cranberry sorbet was sharp and helped with the sweeteness of the set custard and burnt sugar topping.
The star of the show was without a doubt the Chocolate Mousse, Brownie & Eggnog, simple but very well conceived. There was no shortage of boozy Eggnog providing plenty of Christmas cheer all round.
Service was on point and we left feeling very Chistmassy, this one is ideal as a special family treat or the staff Christmas lunch.