We stayed in the loch fyne hotel over the weekend and really fancied seafood for dinner, so this was the obvious choice.
My partner and I really fancied mussels and were told when we arrived they had sold out and wouldn’t have any more in until mid September. I’ve read that due to the recent hot weather, more algae has been produced, at a faster rate and has meant the mussels have higher levels of toxins as this is what they feed off. This isn’t the restaurant’s fault at all; however they had also ran out of crab and lobster during our visit.
My partner’s starter was the chilli and garlic prawns and there was hardly any taste to them. I wonder whether they had been marinated before cooking as they didn’t taste as though they had.
The mains were nice- I had sea bream with a salsa verde and sides. My partner had a hake dish but at £17 per main, were definitely overpriced - especially given the portion size.
My overall view is that any chain of restaurant has to work hard to stay ahead of the game - loch fyne restaurants might be losing their unique flare, especially in Bath where they have the majority of the seafood market. Very central location and so much more could be done with the food.