Ingliston Country Club
Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city centre, we retreated to Palomino’s
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Finding somewhere that offers the perfect mix of relaxation and dynamic atmosphere outwith the city centre can often be difficult, but Palomino’s Restaurant and Cocktail bar at Ingliston Country Club in Bishopton, offers the ideal balance for a Saturday evening of food, wine and entertainment. We sat at the busy bar area for a quick aperitif before dinner. The cocktail menu at Ingliston Country Club really is all encompassing, offering all the traditional favourites as well as some more experimental concoctions. We started with two perfectly made French Martini’s. The restaurant also offers a fine selection of wines and the waiter helpfully explained what wines would be a great accompaniment to our chosen dishes. We arrived shortly after 7pm and we couldn’t believe just how busy and atmospheric the restaurant was. There was a complete mixture of older and younger couples, families, as well as groups of friends who were there to celebrate occasions. Once the live music commenced at around 9pm, the whole vibe was turned up a notch. All around were smiling faces, enjoying a fantastic Saturday evening at Palomino’s at Ingliston Country Club. After browsing the extensive menu, we opted to start with the hand-dived ‘Barra’ scallops and Stornoway black pudding, and the day’s special which was lightly fried calamari. The calamari was perfect – plentiful, very lightly fried with a crispy coating and served with a garlic dip and some side salad. Calamari is actually one of our favourite dishes so we were hoping it would be up to scratch and it did not disappoint. The pan-fried scallops were served on a bed of lightly spiced curried cauliflower puree, served with Stornoway black pudding breaded bonbons and crispy parma ham. What a treat! The dish was exquisite, the three different foods really complemented each other and the cauliflower puree was a uniquely delicious addition. We finally decided to go for the seafood linguine and the fillet steak with marinated tiger prawns for our mains. I have to admit, seafood linguine is another one of my favourite dishes and this one has to be up there with the best. The delicate linguine was coated in a white wine, chilli, garlic and fennel sauce, which was an appealing alternative to the often tomato based sauces. The dish was bursting with seafood – salmon, west coast mussels, calamari, tiger prawns and garnished with a grilled lemon wedge. The 8oz Scotch fillet steak (sourced from The Buccleuch Farms based in Dumfriesshire) came served with chunky chips, sautéed mushrooms, oven-roasted tomatoes and peppercorn sauce. We opted to add on the skewered marinated tiger prawns. The piece of meat was so well cooked that we barely wanted to add the sauce. It really did melt in our mouths, not to mention how delectable the prawns were. Feeling completely full and satisfied from our first two courses, we knew we couldn’t manage two desserts so we agreed to share the sticky toffee pudding. The cake was served with a luxurious thick butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream. It was the perfect sweet treat to complete a truly fantastic meal.
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