Our first stop on a camping trip to Scotland, so my memory of it is least solid.
(We decided against L'Enclume because we didn't think we'd be able to roll ourselves back to our tent after the tasting menu.)
Great location right next to the river in pretty Cartmel. We arrived after spending the day walking, in our rain jackets and walking gear and no one batted an eye.
Starter: a fragrant wild garlic and nettle soup with Mrs Kirkhams cheese. We'd passed huge drifts of wild garlic on our walk, so this was definitely in season and easy to get locally! This was good- the cheese seemed like it would have a "squeaky" quality, were it not in soup. I liked it.
Main: I asked for veal, but they brought the wrong dish. Promptly fixed, with Himself's plate taken away and a fresh one brought out with my veal. I expected the veal to be tenderer and softer, but I can't really complain- this was cooked perfectly.
Dessert: Strawberry soup. This *smelled* like the best strawberries you've ever tasted. But it tasted like "strawberry flavour", rather than strawberries. Weird, and didn't work for me.
(Himself has totally forgotten what he had. I remember he had the cheese course, which seemed like a huge amount of cheese.)
Had a chat with one of the waiters at the end of the meal. He asked whether we were going to eat at L'Enclume as well. Apparently, a huge number of people do both, taking advantage of their offer of rooms + meals at a set price.
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