On Schmalentines Day (almost 2 weeks ago already – where is this year going?!) I treated hubby to a surprise dinner at The Granny Mouse Bistro restaurant in Balgowan, on the beautiful Midlands Meander. I’d originally hoped to book a table at their fine dining restaurant, The Eaves, but left it too late and they were already fully booked in the lead up to the day of lurrrve…
We’d eaten at the Bistro a couple of years ago and I remembered being quite happy so wasn’t too disappointed with our booking… Baby Bird stayed overnight with her Nana (first time I have been away from her for a full night!) and hubby and I headed off around 6.30 that evening.
After a quick drink on the patio deck overlooking the luscious green hills and valleys of the Midlands, we went inside and began our feast. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet at first but picked up a bit later. Our food was – in a word – phenomenal!
I ordered risotto balls for starters – deep fried to golden brown with butternut and pine nut, served with a blue cheese dipping sauce – while hubby opted for crispy salt and pepper calamari rings and heads.
Mains comprised a Mouse House Salad for me (feta, caramelised pearl onions, toasted pumpkin seeds, grilled butternut and balsamic dressing) which was delicious and rich, even for a salad. I have to admit, I suffered slight food envy when Mr Bird’s main was delivered – beef fillet medallions served on a bed of potato rosti and creamed spinach – to die for (I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!)
Dessert – chocolate mouse for me and peppermint crisp pudding for the boy- far too much for our already bulging stomachs!
Sadly, I didn’t have my camera or phone with me so couldn’t take any pictures of the venue or beautiful food presentation, but trust me, this place is worth a visit if you are passing by.
Rest your weary head in one of their beautiful rooms, or just stop by for a bite to eat or even tea on the deck – for more info, check out their website here. And here’s a link to the The Bistro sample menu in case you want to whet your appetite prior to your arrival 😉