Monday, 1 April 2013

The Falcondale, Lampeter

We visited The Falcondale for their set lunch menu, 2 courses for £15.95 or 3 courses for £19.50.  The lounge area and the restaurant itself were VERY cold, the heating wasn’t on and we were a little bit frozen on a cold day!  However the waiter brought a radiator over to our table to warm us up a bit.

For starters, mum and I chose Cheese Souffle with salted beets and cabernet sauvignon vinaigrette – wow, yummy yumm, this was sooo nice and light and tasty and the different beetroots were gorgeous – the only thing?  Well we could have both eaten two of them! 

For mains I went for Collops of Welsh Beef with triple cooked chips, shitake mushroom and basil sauce – my only complaint would be there wasn’t much beef or sauce, there were 3 small rounds of beef which was cooked perfectly and very tender but could have done with a bit more, there were more chips than there was beef and I don’t think carbohydrates should make up the bulk of your meal.  The sauce and the mushrooms were very tasty.  In terms of veg, again we didn’t get much for the table, a tiny little dish with perhaps 3 florets of broccoli, a couple of mange tout, a few peas and carrots – so just your run of the mill veg.  Mum had salmon with wilted spinach, dauphine potatoes and a white wine and mushroom sauce – salmon was cooked perfectly and the sauce was very tasty, it was the first time we have both had dauphine potatoes and wow they were scrummy, something to cook this weekend me thinks!! 

We were still hungry when it came to dessert as the portions had only been small so we both went for Sticky Toffee Pudding with custard, this looked like a huge piece but in fact it was lovely and light and soft, melted in your mouth.

So all in all it was a nice lunch, but I think as we were spoilt by Hundred House yesterday it was a little disappointing in terms of portions sizes.  However we ate three courses and were probably just right, compared to yesterday when three course was probably a bit much and I was over full!  So it depends on the size of your appetite, if you have a bit appetite you will be disappointed.

Dizzy came with us to visit a family friend, she will be 14 this year and does struggle with her back legs now, she is very wobbly but as long as she is not in pain and still happy to go visiting and can still manage a short walk.  I expect it won’t be long before we do have to make a decision and it will be a horrible decision to make, but for now we’re just enjoying her and making her comfortable.