food: Mitchell’s Restaurant Carmunnock

MMMmmmmmmm!  The BEST food I’ve had in a long time!  Astoundingly delicious, fulfilling, and sheer perfection on a plate.  I was given vouchers for this place for my birthday (THANKS!!) and without those I’m not sure I would ever have discovered this little place in Carmunnock – in fact I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of Carmunnock, before.

Mitchell’s Restaurant has a traditional small business feel with contemporary and modern decor which gives you get the immediate impression of quality – and this impression holds true!

Warm gateau of haggis, neeps & tatties with glayva jus

Mitchells own smooth chicken liver pate with Cumberland sauce

looks like a plate of black stuff but was in fact Inverneshire Venison… don’t have proper description

skewers of Chicken on a bed of rice – again don’t have proper description sorry.

I was slightly disappointed when the menu wasn’t the same as what I read online because I wanted to try “Pan-fried Stornoway black pudding with tomato & red onion salsa” simply because I will take any opportunity to have Stornoway Black Pudding. However, the haggis was superb and the pate seemed to go down well though I was too interested in my starter to try for a taste :-)

The starter was so perfect that I wasn’t sure how the main course could keep up, it was however awesome!  I went for the Venison, which was perfectly melt-in-the-mouth on perfect mash potato and a fabulous rich jus (sauce to the like of me) – although there was plenty I could have simply kept eating and eating this till I exploded not wanting the taste sensation in my mouth to stop!

My beautiful companion went for the Chicken mainly because it was on a bed of rice and I don’t think she can resist rice:-)  I’m sorry I don’t have the full descriptions I expected to get them online so didn’t pay that much attention but the online menu doesn’t include our main courses.  The taste I had of the chicken course was lovely (though not as good as my Venison!) and there certainly wasn’t anything left on the plate.

D’ also managed to try a poached pear and ice cream while I ended with a lovely coffee.

Mitchell’s Restaurant was a fantastic experience.  Not a cheap option at just over £60 (so again, thanks for the vouchers!) but for a special occasion I would say that this was still fairly good value for money.

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