Rosebank is still a gem in our midst

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When it’s been on your doorstep for almost 25 years, you could be forgiven for being a bit blasé about the Rosebank Beefeater Grill.

The scene of many a birthday and family celebration, as well as a regular dining spot during this time, recently I’ve been tending to overlook its qualities, choosing to travel further afield.

But after a recent visit that will certainly be changing.

I’d almost forgotten how good – and reasonably priced – the Rosebank is. However, the number of people who were dining there on a chilly December evening obviously recognised its qualities.

A former whisky bond, the building’s unusual two-storey layout gives it lots of different areas so there is never a feeling that the tables are too close to each other and perfectly relaxing, no matter what the size of group dining.

There were three choices of menu to select from – the festive dining, the main menu and the evening value offering two course for £11.29 and three courses for £13.29 which is available after 6.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

We decided to plump for this as it contained all our favourite dishes. On a chilly night I decided to go for the soup of the day which was a lovely cream of cauliflower with a hint of cheese, while Christie chose the loaded potato skins which came with lots of cheese and a delicious tangy sauce. A request for extra mayonnaise was no problem for attentive servers, Nick and Natalie.

My main course was never going to be in doubt. I chose salmon and this dish served up all my favourite ingredients on one plate – a perfectly cooked fillet of fish, with new potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and roasted cherry tomatoes. It was accompanied by a tasty Béarnaise sauce and was delicious.

My dining companion had very definite ideas about what she wanted – the Beefeater classic 8oz burger but hold the bun. Planning had gone into this as it was to leave room for the sweet which she already had her eye on. It was served with a mixed salad, more mayo and bottomless crispy chips, although we found it impossible to even get to the bottom of the first dish.

Next up was dessert and after seeing the size of the chocolate fudge brownie sundae, it was easy to understand why this needed some serious attention – and that was after taking the advice to order it without cream on top.

Now I would normally decline a third course, but it would have seemed rude ... and it was almost Christmas, so with only a moments hesitation I ordered profiteroles. Those gorgeous balls of choux pastry filled with cream were drenched in moreish chocolate sauce and served with ice cream.

The Rosebank Beefeater served up lovely food, pleasant surroundings and attentive staff, what more can you ask for.

The Rosebank Beefeater Grill is in Main Street, Camelon, FK1 4DS. For more information contact (01324) 611842 or visit www.beefeatergrill.co.uk.

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