We arrived at The Stair Arms quite late so we dropped our things in the room and headed straight for the restaurant. After a long day exploring, a gin and a beer were in order!
We started with some warm dough balls and a moreish red pepper and tomato dip. The bread was so light I’m certain it must have been freshly baked. We were both pretty starving and found it difficult not to inhale the whole plate…well actually slate. The Stair Arms loves a slate, the bread along with both starters were served in this way.
My friend had the Chef’s Chicken Liver & Cognac Pâté which was served in a ramekin. Honestly, it didn’t look the most appetising, but the pâté was so light and fluffy and tasty, I can forgive that.
I experienced my first ever Haggis Fritter and loved it! The portion was generous and I struggled to finish, if you want something lighter to start you could certainly consider sharing. The fritters are served with a creamy Glenkinchie and whole mustard sauce.
My friend had the Chicken Lady Stair which was chicken breast stuffed with haggis and served alongside a creamy peppercorn sauce. It looked a little dry but my friend confirmed otherwise.
I went for the Lobster Macaroni Cheese. It was a huge portion and was generous with chunks of lobster, prawns, and a whole claw. It was served with some garlic flatbread. I didn’t get anywhere near finishing, but I’d happily order again and give it another try!
Despite being VERY full, we couldn’t resist trying their signature Nutella Cheesecake.
Overall, really good pub food that fitted its surroundings. Reasonably priced with very attentive service.