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Loch Fyne Seafood And Grill – New Menu To Tempt Diners

Published on: 10 Jul, 2016
Updated on: 6 Jul, 2016

Loch Fyne logoThe Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill nestles right in the in the centre of the restaurant area in Guildford, and is as delightful a niche as you could find in the whole of the town.

The location in Chapel Street is a listed building and has been used as a hall, a scout troop meeting place, school of dance and, for some of its life, it was part of the Guildford School of Acting.

It is genuinely charming. You would probably pass it by without noticing – we know we have – but once you have seen it, you won’t miss it again.

Centenary Hall in Chapel Street, refurbished by Loch Fyne Restaurants Ltd. A charming and unassuming location in the heart of Guildford's restaurant area.

Centenary Hall in Chapel Street, refurbished by Loch Fyne Restaurants Ltd. A charming and unassuming location in the heart of Guildford’s restaurant area.

And they have a new menu to tempt diners. ‘More food for less money’ said one of the charming waiters as he was describing what was on offer.

The menu is mainly seafood, as you would expect, but there is a ‘From The Land’ section with a small selection of meat and vegetarian dishes as well.

We had the Loch Fyne Fish Soup and the Crispy Prawn Cocktail for starters, both reasonable portions and tasty. The Crispy Prawn was unexpectedly spicy but nicely so.

For the main course, we had the Seafood Grill – a mix of salmon, bream, scallops, king prawn, mussels and squid in paprika butter with sautéed potatoes and spinach and the Loch Fyne Salmon Teriyaki – salmon, brown rice and broccoli.

Loch Fyne's Seafood Grill.

Loch Fyne’s Seafood Grill with Scottish salmon, bream. Scottish scallops, king prawn, mussels and squid.

Both dishes were simple, not fancy, but very good. Other than the remnants of the prawn and mussel shells, nothing was left on either plate.

Ice cream and the cheese board to finish. The chutneys accompanying the cheese were special; a delicate onion chutney and a very fruity plum chutney, I think with cloves. Honey as a dip was a nice and unusual touch.

A very attractive menu indeed. They also had fish speciality dishes from around Europe, like Bouillabaisse from France and Cold Poached salmon from Sweden, very topical post EU referendum.

A good selection of wines and Scottish beers – a nice touch – were on offer too.

The restaurant interior feels quite modern and spacious even though it is a conversion of an old building with an exposed brick and wood finish.

We were there on a Tuesday evening, quite early on and it was busy then, a good sign that customers are voting with their feet.

A very small point but important is that the plates and the cutlery were simple and substantial; they didn’t feel cheap or look faddish.

We would definitely recommend the Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill. It has a wide and varied a la carte selection of good fish and seafood, simply cooked and well served.

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill set in quaint Chapel Street in Guildford's restaurant area.

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill set in quaint Chapel Street in Guildford’s restaurant area.

The restaurant is open all week from 9am to 10pm except Friday and Saturday when it closes at 11pm. Breakfast is served daily from 9am to 1pm with the set menu available from noon to 7pm.

The Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill is at Centenary Hall, Chapel Street, Guildford GU1 3UH.

You can see more on its website or call on 01483 230550.

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