So hungry you could eat a horse? Trot on down for a fantastic feast
It may be called The Coach House but banish all thoughts of horse and carts – this new hostelry is 100 per cent glamour.
Situated in the Renfrewshire village of Bridge of Weir, the team behind it – who have eight other venues, all in Ayrshire – have invested seriously in the interior design.
There was glitzy lighting, sexy red leather seating booths and even an indoor roof garden – but the stylish surroundings still came second place to an impressive menu.
The children’s menu offered fantastic starters such as mussels and garlic bread (£2.50) and mini prawn cocktail (£2.50). Our junior diners had the homemade potato and celeriac soup – a steal at £1.50 and divine. Kids’ mains include king prawns,p fajitas, salmon and bangers and mash. The most expensive main dish was the salmon at £ 4.45. Pub Spy had one of the specials to start with – handmade beetroot ravioli with parmesan and summer vegetable salad (£6.45).
Had I realised the summer salad was cauliflower heavy, I would have gone for a different main – but I chose the cauliflower steak (£12.95) .
They were both delicious but I couldn’t help thinking a little guidance from the waiting staff wouldn’t have gone amiss.
My companion had the baby back ribs (£15.95). There was nothing pint-sized about these – the portion was gargantuan and beautifully smoked.
There was only one word for our shared caramel cheesecake (£ 6.45) dessert – amazing. The kids had the chocolate fudge cake, at a reasonable £1.95.
The drinks menu is sizeable, with a selection of draught and craft beers. There’s also an extensive cocktail and wine list.
Food wise, there’s a midweek offer of two courses for £11.95 from 12noon to 6pm.
The venue has only been open a few weeks but, even on a rainy Monday evening, all of those red booths were reserved. We’ ll know to book ahead next time.
TASTE OF SUCCESS Food at The Coach House is top quality