A Food Diary from Stobo Castle

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When I booked a couple of nights stay at Stobo Castle over the Festive Period, I hadn’t realised that all the meals are included in the room price (as well as the use of the spa facilities, which makes this a very good deal btw), in fact I hadn’t really thought too much about the food but it turned out to be quite the gastronomical experience and as much a highlight as the spa itself.

I would never have believed that after a late breakfast and a few hours loafing in the spa that I would be hungry again and able to eat a 3 course lunch and then do the same again in the evening after a little more spa & ah-ing! With three restaurants and a coffee shop they’re well equipped to cater for both those looking for something more healthy or your everyday greedyguts like myself.

Anyway – I thought it worth documenting some of the lovely dishes we had – I can’t recommend this as a place to go and stay highly enough – it’s a beautiful building, the spa is excellent, it’s all incredibly well thought out and the customer service is second to none (as we discovered after being stranded there due to the flooding brought on by Storm Frank).

I’m already planning my next trip, hopefully with more clement weather so I can explore the grounds as well.

Breakfasts

Smoke me a kipper

Smoke me a kipper

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Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg

Starters

Zesty Avocado & Beetroot Salad

Zesty Avocado & Beetroot Salad

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Carrot & Coriander Soup (I also had Asparagus and Cream of Potato & Watercress)

Mains

Fillet Steak with a peppercorn Sauce

Fillet Steak with a peppercorn Sauce

Almond Crusted Baked Goat's Cheese

Almond Crusted Baked Goat’s Cheese

Lamb with a Redcurrant Jus, New Potatoes and Cabbage

Lamb with a Redcurrant Jus, New Potatoes and Cabbage

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Dessert

Cheese & Biscuits & Mango Ice Cream

Cheese & Biscuits & Mango Ice Cream

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Bailey’s Cheesecake (Science had Melon Sorbet)

Dark Chocolate, Coconut & Marshmallow Terrine (Background: Bread & Butter Pudding)

Dark Chocolate, Coconut & Marshmallow Terrine (Background: Bread & Butter Pudding)

More information on Stobo Castle can be found here:

www.stobocastle.co.uk

Peeblesshire, Scotland, EH45 8NY

01721 725 300

@stobocastle

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