Calling all seafood lovers, if you haven’t tried Loch and Fyne already then i suggest you do. For those of you that have heard of this restaurant then you will know that it’s a chain but before you decide not to carry on reading please know that this should not put you off.
I went to the one in the charming town of St. Albans, i hadn’t actually planned to go here and i didn’t even have a reservation but stumbled upon it after leaving another restaurant in disappointment. I was originally booked into Lussmanns for lunch but the sight of the neighboring tables dish put me off, flakes of limp, watery cod thrown onto lumpy mash… no thanks. I made my excuses and left in search for something better and i’m so glad i followed my judgement.
I immediately felt relaxed at Loch Fyne and the menu looked right up my street, not a spot of mash in sight. You walk straight into an open kitchen which is a feature that i really like in restaurants and then around the corner by the dining area is a display of fresh seafood, i felt like i was on holiday and close by to a cute little harbor.
You can’t go to St. Albans without doing a bit of retail therapy and i was due to do some shopping after my visit to Loch Fyne so i knew exactly what to go for on the menu, nothing like a big ol’ lobster to get your energy up for an afternoon of burning a hole in the purse. I wouldn’t recommend taking a date here if you’re a lobster novice, I’m glad i was dining with a friend because boy did we make a mess, nevertheless it was delicious.
The lobster was baked and served with fries and garlic butter (i don’t count calories on weekends). As i mentioned in my previous post i have recently been feeling a little under the weather and having got my appetite back this was just the perfect meal to treat myself to.
I will definitely be returning here again as i already have my eye on the seafood Tagliatelle! Let me know if you have been to Loche Fyne and if you would recommend anything.
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