Get a taste for home cooking on a staycation
Sunday 10 August 2008
If the credit crunch has scotched your plans for an overseas vacation, you can still afford to live it up on a "staycation" at these great value UK restaurants.
A gourmet three-course lunch in the heart of the Peak District might include rump of beef, horseradish potato gratin, fondant carrots and red wine sauce and costs just £16.95 at Darley's, Waterfront, Darley Abbey Mill, Darley Abbey, Derby (01332 364987; darleys.com).
Drop into Mourne Seafood Bar, 10 Main Street, Dundrum, Northern Ireland (028 4375 1377; mourneseafood.com), for a dozen oysters from the restaurant's own beds.
Surf the bistro menu at Viners Bar and Restaurant, Carvynick, Summercourt, Newquay (01872 510544; vinersrestaurant.co.uk), for bargains such as Cornish mussels steamed with chilli and lime.
Explore the Brecon Beacons after a £20 three-course set lunch at The Walnut Tree Inn, Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny (01873 852797; thewalnuttreeinn.com), which might begin with smoked haddock boudin with shrimps and dill.
Admire the views as you tuck into ultra-fresh Scottish west-coast seafood dishes such as sole fillet with saffron mash and a bacon and leek vinaigrette at Waterfront, 1 Railway Pier, Oban (01631 563110; waterfrontoban.co.uk).
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