The Wheelhouse – good food and a Tourist attraction!

If you are doing the tourist bit in Scotland you may well make a trip to see the Mega-structure that is the Falkirk Wheel (It is used to lift and lower barges from the lower to the upper canal). The purpose build Wheelhouse restaurant is located nearby to attract the passing visitors, and based on our recent visit, it is streets ahead of the type of venue you normally find in Tourist locations. The Restaurant has an eclectic menu, and provides good quality, well cooked food.

The Wheelhouse is a bit more expensive than other local restaurants, but worth it for what it delivers. The menu is split into large and small plates, we shared several small plates as starters and went for the large plates as main courses and finished with dessert.

The small plates included a light goats cheese tart with sun blushed tomatoes, a delicious seafood tempura and a selection of Pakoras.

The large plates included lamb chops with mint pesto – 4 small nicely cooked chops. Chicken Balmoral – Chicken breast served on a bed of Haggis with a choice of Whiskey or Caramalised Onion gravy.

They also have a reasonable wine list with a small selection of wines by the glass and serve the award winning Speyside Glenlivit sparkling mineral water, which I had not had before and will now look out for, as it makes a pleasant change from the more common Highland Spring or Perrier water.

The conclusion was that the Wheelhouse was worth a visit even without the attraction of the nearby “Wheel”, which to quote the locals “Disnae look like a Wheel!”.

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