A husband and wife team. David is originally from London but moved to South Africa when he was 9 where he met and married Brigitte over 20 years ago. We have now been living in England for the past 7 years. We both have a love of good food, dining out and all things to do with life style. We will be reviewing restaurants, products and giving foodie and life style tips. All our reviews are unbiased.
David had taken the day off work and Danielle had just
written her GCSE English Literature exam that morning. So we decided it was time to try Loch Fyne in Fore Street, Hertford, as since it’s opening in 2009 we had not
gone there yet. We were running late and
only got there just after 2pm, delighted that they were still serving
food. The Hungarian waiter made us feel
right at home and let us choose where we wanted to sit. The decor is clean, fresh and welcoming. I like the fact that the kitchen is open plan
for you to see and they display their fish.
Our drinks orders were taken promptly and we were shown the specials
board and had it explained to us (as the handwriting was a bit hard to
read). The waiter offered advice on what
we would perhaps like and there were even a few selections of non fishy food
(especially for me, as I still need some convincing to turn to the fishy side).
David ordered the Whole Grilled South Coast Plaice at
£13.45, I had the Scottish Aberdeen Angus Char-grilled burger at £10.95 and
Danielle had the Shell Fish Platter for one at £18.50 (trust the teenager to
choose the most expensive item on the menu) and we ordered one Cranachan
dessert to share . We also made use of
their online offer of a £15 off voucher if you spend more than
£50 and this along with the drinks brought our bill to £55.90. Although they are a bit pricey, the
atmosphere, service and food make it worthwhile.
David thoroughly enjoyed his plaice and it was served with
boiled new potatoes. He said it was one
of the best he had ever eaten.
Even though they are a fish restaurant, I was served one of
the yummiest burgers ever. I would definitely
recommend it, the patty was lovely and meaty and it had a thick slice of proper
cheese (not processed rubbish).
We decided to only order one dessert as we were already full
up from all the lovely food. So we went
for something traditionally Scottish, the Cranachan with whiskey. Needles to say we fought over every mouthful,
so Danielle found a recipe and we stopped and bought the ingredients so she
could make it for our afters at dinner time.
She did a top job and it tasted as good if not a bit better than the one
at Loch Fyne.
From Danielle’s perspective
From the minute I walked through the doors the atmosphere
felt very pleasant, the place didn’t stink of rotting fish at all. I loved the
fact that they had a selection of the fresh fish open to see, and from my perspective
it all looked amazing. I felt like having a sample of many different types of
seafood, so I ordered the platter (even though it was rather pricey). When it
arrived I was shocked at the size and variety of seafood and it all looked
absolutely wonderful (if you don’t like fishy items, well it would look
terrifying...). There was such an assortment that I honestly didn’t know where
to start! Somehow I managed to eat the whole thing (of course with a little
help from my dad, who also loves seafood). All the seafood was very fresh and
extremely tasty! I would love to go back to The Loch Fynein the very,
very near future, the only down side being the price as it was a tad on the
We all loved it, and left in a good mood. To top it off they gave us a voucher for a free bottle of house wine for our next visit. I would definitely recommend Loch Fyne and will be making a swift return to them in the near future.