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Loch Fyne is among the best at Bluewater, Greenhithe

PUBLISHED: 16:54 31 October 2012

LOCHFYNE-main whole grilled turbet

LOCHFYNE-main whole grilled turbet

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Boasting some of the best ingredients in the seafood world, sustainably sourced and cooked exquisitely, it's hard to fault Loch Fyne.

The restaurant which started out life as a shack in Scotland now has scores of bustling venues across London and Kent.

Over time the Bluewater restaurant in Greenhithe has secured a strong reputation as one of the finest and it’s no surprise.

As the autumn and winter nights draw in this is one establishment worth wrapping up and venturing out for with dishes for all tastes.

What welcomed my wife and I during a recent visit was a bustling fish restaurant serving up exactly what it promised – the best Scottish fish produce delivered to the table.

For starters we both had Loch Fyne moules marinières (mussels with white-wine cream, shallots and parsley, served with crusty bread). Farmed from the Scottish waterway which inspired the restaurant chain, this delicious starter served with a generous helping and with plenty of bread was perfectly pitched for the palette.

Our waiter for the evening was the very helpful Pavka who took us through the menu and highlighted the specials.

I opted for the plaice with vegetables, the soft white meat simply falling off the fish scales with the simplest of touches. My wife had the sea bream, a meaty fish accompanied by ample vegetables, piping hot and cooked to perfection. Also recommended is the grilled turbet, part of the new autumn winter menu and reasonably priced.

A self-confessed chocoholic, I had the chocolate fondant for desert while my wife had the crème brulée.

Coupled with a pleasant, polite and helpful waiter and waitress service the complete package is well worth washing down with a bottle of wine for the ladies and a bottle or two of Peroni for those who favour a beer.

What Loch Fyne has over the competition, apart from the great, fresh taste of its meals, is individuality. It is the only restaurant of its kind in a bulging shopping centre and leisure complex which boasts an array of competitive restaurants. I am confident Loch Fyne in Bluewater will stand the test of time and is sure to maintain its presence among the best.

The autumn menu is now available at Loch Fyne and resturants are taking Christmas party bookings. Visit www.lochfyne-restaurants.com for details.



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