Posts Tagged ‘Nardini’s’

Tony Macaroni, 2 Greenock Rd, Largs KA30 8NF, Scotland

This week was my husband’s birthday. As part of his birthday celebration I arranged for his cousin and his brother toimage1 join us, with their spouses, for dinner at Tony Macaroni in Largs, Scotland. It  is an Italian restaurant next door to Nardini’s cafe and icecream parlour. It seemed like a good idea as we had been there before and enjoyed our evening. The restaurant was also mutually inconvenient, so the venue was chosen.

Our table was booked for 7pm and we sat at a table that gave us enough space for us all. The staff were helpful and we started with drinks before we ordered. We were not rushed in any way. We were there on a Friday evening so the restaurant was busy and it was a warm happy and friendly atmosphere. Each of us had something different, my brother-in-law chose soup and his wife went with the rosemary foccachia, My husband’s cousin had the calimari and her husband chose the garlic tony napkinmushrooms, My husband chose the half rack of lamb and I had the mozzarella sticks.

We had to wait a little while for our starters to arrive, but only as long as you might expect for the dishes to be cooked. All our starers were delicious and we enjoyed not only our food but also the restaurant experience. It was really fun.

When our main courses arrived we were equally pleased. My husband’s cousin chose the sea food risotto and her husband chose anther risotto dish, my brother-in-law swithered but eventually plumped for the spaghetti bolognaise while his wife had a risotto, my husband hand a filet steak and I had a margarita pizza. We washed the meals down with lager or pinot grigio white wine. We all enjoyed our meals very much. My husband’s steak was cooked exactly as he likes it and was extremely tender. He was thrilled. The only tony macaroniproblem with my pizza was that it was too much for me too finish. It was a very big pizza! However, I was offered a box to put the leftovers into. I do not usually accept such an offer, but, the meal was so delicious, I did accept on this occasion. My husband and I had the left overs for lunch the following day with potato salad.

After our meals, my husband, his cousin and her husband decided to make a move on pudding. The rest of us just opted for various coffees. My husband chose the banana split. It was enormous! He enjoyed what he had, but could not finish it. His cousin opted for the chiacciere which is really pizza dough cut into long strips and deep fried then sprinkled with sugar. At Tony Macaroni this is served with chocolate and toffee dipping sauces. She really enjoyed it, but, like me could not finish her meal, so she opted to take the leftovers home in a box. Her husband did manage to finish his Tiramusu. He said it was excellent.

What a good evening we had. A delicious meal, good service, happy ambience and a great time had by all. We will definitely be back to Tony Macaroni in Largs.

Valerie Penny

Room, 48-52 Gallowgate Square, Largs, Scotland

My husband and I recently went to dinner with his brother ad sister-in-law to Room in Largs.  Largs is a traditional largs-450holiday resort on the west coast of Scotland.  it is located on the River Clyde, and has everything you would expect from a Scottish seaside resort. It has a Victorian promenade and Nardini’s, one of the best known ice cream parlours in the area. Largs is a good base for exploring the many west coast islands including Cumbrae, which is just a mile offshore reached by  the regular ferry service to the islands. The town has a railway station, several restaurants, including Room.  at: http://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/largs-p242571#sthash.LLeusuSP.dpuf.

I had never been to the restaurant before and was pleased by the warm friendly, reception we received from the staff.  Access is easy for those with mobility problems. room_outsideThe atmosphere was fun and the was a wide variety of people there. Family groups with young children finishing an early meal, groups of younger people, mostly around the bar area while other older parties gathered at tables for dinner in the restaurant area. We were shown to a comfortable table where the four of us ordered a pre-dinner drink while we chose our meals from an extensive and varied menu. I was surprised by the wide choice available on the menu, even to me, as a vegetarian. Room is a stylish venue in the heart of Largs that offers a great selection of Italian, Mexican and Asian cuisine as well as the usual pub favourites there is also a huge range of cocktails so it is nice just to relax in the bar.

Room is a family friendly bar & restaurant, specialising in quality, home cooked food made with ingredients sourced locally. It has a unique atmosphere, good service and great food , best tapas in the South-West of  Scotland, outside Glasgow.

The quality of the food in the whole is very good. I noticed that there is a budget dinner option with two courses for £11.95, and at lunch time there is an even cheaper option menu with 3 course for £7.95. The variety in the cheaper lunch menu is not be as extensive, but I understand portions are not skimped on and neither is the quality of the roommapfood and so these are worth every penny. The service was fast, friendly and efficient even when the restaurant was busy. Drinks wise its a pretty standard choice of beers and spirits but you could try a cocktail for a change. The drinks were more expensive than other pubs in the vicinity, but the value of the meal definitely offset this. We did feel we got good value for money at Room. We enjoyed our meal and our evening. We will certainly go back and recommend Room, however, I suggest you book a table in advance to avoid disappointment. Another restaurant in Largs, Henry at The Brisbane Hotel, is reviewed on this site: https://hotelandrestaurantreviews.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/henrys-restaurant-at-brisbane-house-hotel-largs-scotland/.

Valerie Penny