Restaurant

Our family run restaurant offers freshly cooked British food, cooked simple from a small seasonal menu and daily specials. We are happy to cater for any dietary requirement with prior notice. We do recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

Menu's

MONTHLY MENU FESTIVE LUNCH FESTIVE DINNER  VALENTINES MENU  HOGMANNAY 2017 SAMPLE  CHRISTMAS EVE

Winter opening hours from the 1st October 2017

Restaurant closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The restaurant is open Thursday through to Sunday
Lunch 12 noon till 2.30pm
Dinner 6.00pm till 8.30pm

Car park available with restricted access due to slope from the main road to car park*

 

Wines

Here are a few wines that we enjoyed tasting. We believe that a large selection of wine by the glass will help fellow wine lovers to enjoy tasting them by the glass enough to try a bottle on a return visit.?


By the Glass

Sparkling


Prosecco Lunette Spumante 2013 Vento Italy 11% Vol.

This sparkling wine offers you something different from champagne and Cava, Fresh, gently fruity and fizzy from the Vento region of northern Italy with citrus and green apple aromas.

200ml small bottle £7.50


Whites 


Highveld  Western Cape, South Africa 12% Vol.

A 50/50 blend of Sauvignon Blanc &Chenin Blanc The nose leads with the Sauvignon aromatics, lime &gooseberry. Honeysuckle and apple from the Chenin follow on a crisp clean palate.

By the Glass 125 ml £2.95 175ml £4.50 250ml £5.75


 GPG Garganega Pinot Grigio Italy 12% Vol.

Pinot Grigio and the Garganega grape blended to give depth and roundness. Lightly aromatic with ripe citrus &baked apple characters. A crisp and easy to

drink dry white with soft, lightly honeyed fruit and a fresh 

finish. Ideal on its own or with seafood, grilled fish salads, &cold white meats.

By the Glass 125 ml £3.25 175ml £4.95 250ml £6.25


 Hidden Bay, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand 13.5% Vol.

New Zealand's soil and climate are ideal for Sauvignon Blanc and this wine is a fine example with its wonderful concentration of fresh crisp fruit. Pear and gooseberry on the nose and the palate. The superb notes of passion fruit and mango make this an ideal partner to seafood. £24.95

By the Glass 125ml £4.25 175ml £6.25 250ml £8.25   


Picpoul de Pinet Beauvignac, France 12% Vol.

?This years must drink white wine?.Elegant aromas of citrus fruit, pear and white flowers with crisp mineral plate ideally suited with fish and lighter summer dishes or perfect to enjoy in the sun. 

By the Glass 125 ml £3.95 175ml £5.95 250ml £7.95

Rosé Plot 22 Tempranillo Shiraz Rosé Spain 11% Vol.

A full flavoured rosé as can be seen from the vibrant colour, which comes from the skins being left in contact with the juice for a further 12 hours. The result gives no extra tannins leaving a rosé wine which is enjoyable alone or with more full flavoured dishes and even spicier foods.   

By the Glass 125 ml £3.25 175ml £4.50 250ml £5.75


Reds

  Monte di Cello, Sangiovese Vento Italy 12% Vol. 

A lovely soft, spicy Sangiovese, dark ruby in colour with herbaceous cherries and violets on the nose and a good medium weight palate. This wine is great with lighter dishes like risottos, chicken, pork &veal. 

By the Glass 125 ml £2.95 175ml £4.75 250ml £6.95


Soldiers Block Shiraz  Southern Australia 13.5% Vol.

Bright and lifted shiraz with aromas of summer fruit pudding. The palate offers notes of vanilla and chocolate combining elegance &length on the finish 

By the Glass 125 ml £3.50 175ml £4.75 250ml £6.95


Nieto Senetiner Malbec Mendoza Argentina 14% Vol. 

This deeply coloured and full bodied red is aged in french oak for six months and combines the flavours of blackberry, plums and figs with a spicy mocha filled finish. This wine is a great accompaniment to grilled meat, pasta and salmon.

By the Glass 125 ml £4.25 175ml £6.25 250ml £8.50

  

Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva, Rioja Alto Spain 13% Vol.

 The grapes are sourced from the 200 hectares around Haro &Briones. An intense wine, classically designed and crafted. There are fruit perfumes of plum and wild blackberry with hints of dried citrus peel &raisins. The sweet vanilla and brown spices from ageing in oak are well balanced. Silky and ample on the palate with an elegant finish.

By the Glass 125 ml £4.75 175ml £6.75 250ml £8.75

In Europe we thought of wine as something  as healthy and normal as food and also a great river of happiness and well being and delight. Drinking wine was neither a snobbism nor a sign of neither sophistication nor a cult;it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.?Ernest Hemingway

 


Sparkling

 Moet &Chandon Brut Imperial, NV Epernay France 12% Vol.

A harmonious blend of the Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier &Pinot Noir grapes offers the classic dry taste from Champagnes best known house. 

£50


Mirabello Sparkling Pinot Grigio Rose Spumante NV, Italy 12.5% Vol.

A lively rose fizz with delicate aromas of red berries and a palate of lush, summer fruits. £24.50


Cava Castell Llord Brut Nature Reserve NV, Spain 11.5% Vol.

The personality of a cava is derived from the expertise applied to its ?coupage?. Then the individual wines are blended by the master winemaker to achieve the perfect Cava, that fully expresses the best of each grape variety. This Cava is a creamy sparkler from Northern Spain, with zesty fresh fruit and a wonderfully clean, dry finish. £19.95


 Prosecco Barocco NV, Italy 11% Vol.

This sparkling wine offers you something different from Champagne and Cava. Fresh, gently fruity and fizzy from the Vento region of Northern Italy, citrus and green apple aromas are balanced with plenty of peachy fruit, a gentle mouth-feel and a delicate light finish. Perfect on its own or with fish and delicate starters. £20.95

White Wines

 GPG Garganega Pinot Grigio Italy 12% Vol.

Pinot Grigio and the Garganega grape are blended to give depth and roundness. Lightly aromatic with ripe citrus &baked apple characters. A crisp and easy to drink dry white with soft, lightly honeyed fruit and a fresh finish. Ideal on its own or with seafood, grilled fish salads, &cold white meats. £15.25


Highveld  Western Cape, South Africa 12% Vol.

The nose leads with the Sauvignon aromatics, lime &gooseberry. Honeysuckle and apple from the Chenin follow on a crisp clean palate £14.95


Picpoul de Pinet Beauvignac, France 12% Vol.

This years must drink white wine?.Elegant aromas of citrus fruit, pear and white flowers with crisp mineral plate, ideally suited with fish and lighter summer dishes or perfect to enjoy in the sun. £20.95


 Hidden Bay, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, New Zealand 13.5% Vol.

New Zealand's soil and climate are ideal for Sauvignon Blanc and this wine is a fine example with its wonderful concentration of fresh crisp fruit. Pear and gooseberry on the nose and the palate. The superb notes of passion fruit and mango make this an ideal partner to seafood. £24.95


Tabali Reserva Viogner Limari Valley, Chile 13.5% Vol. 

A really intense fruit driven style of Viogner from Chile. This Viogner presents rich aromas of citrus fruit and dried apricots, with hints of candied fruit. On the palate floral, honeyed and citrus flavours combine with a soft rounded texture and great purity. £22.50


Domaine de Bernard Sancerre  Loire, France 12.5% Vol.

This is a classic among French wines. The regions Terrior gives the wine its distinct character. A wonderfully fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc with a perfumed aroma, rich fruit flavours and a hint of gun smoke in the taste. Superb with shellfish dishes, salads &goats cheese. £32.50 


Colombe Chablis Chablis France 12.5% Vol. 

The cool climate of Northern Burgundy produces this classic wine from the Chardonnay grapes, with a fresh bouquet and dry, yet full flavours that linger on the palate. Idea with seafood, poultry &summer salads £31.25

Rosé Plot 22 Tempranillo Shiraz Rosé Spain 11% Vol.

A full flavoured rosé as can be seen from the vibrant colour, coming from the skins being left in contact with the juice for a further 12 hours. The result gives no extra tannins leaving a rose wine which is enjoyable alone or with more full flavoured dishes and even spicier foods. £15.95


Goyenachea Merlot Rosé Mendoza, Argentina 13.5% Vol. 

A fresh aromatic and sensual wine, slight sweetness with a light, fruity palate. Gorgeous crushed strawberry fruit-freshness, lively and full of flavour. A very easy drink, ideal for summer. £18.25

Red Wines

 Monte di Cello,Sangiovese Vento Italy 12% Vol. 

A lovely soft, spicy Sangiovese, dark ruby in colour with herbaceous cherries and violets on the nose and a good medium weight palate. This wine is great with lighter dishes like risottos, chicken, pork &veal. £14.95


Soldiers Block Shiraz Southern Australia 13.5% Vol.

Bright and lifted shiraz with aromas of summer fruit pudding. The palate offers notes of vanilla and chocolate combining elegance &length on the finish £19.95

 
Tierra Alta Cabernet Sauvignon Chile 13.5% Vol.

A very blackcurranty cocktail of ripe flavours and candied blackberries set in a very soft, smooth-textured palate. A rather more serious wine than the price tag suggests. £16.50

 


1489 Chianti Reserva Toscana, Italy 13% Vol. 

Owner Stephano Baroncini?s family has made wine since 1489! Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of violets, wild cherries and subtle spice notes. On the palate the wine is full bodied and balanced with soft wild berry characters and a hint of vanilla and cinnamon, coupled with a long finish. £22.95

Nieto Senetiner Malbec Mendoza Argentina 14% Vol. 

This deeply coloured and full bodied red is aged in french oak for six months and combines the flavours of blackberry, plums and figs with a spicy mocha filled finish. This wine is a great accompaniment to grilled meat, pasta and salmon. £24.25


 Chateau Videau Bordeaux, France 14.5% Vol. 

What a find! This claret offers a taste you would expect from a wine double in price. A beautiful balance of acidity and tannin form the merlot grape brings a wine perfect to drink with red meat, duck, and rich fruit dishes. £19.25 

Emilliano Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley, Chile 14% Vol. 

Smooth, red, fruit aromas are supported on the palate with subtle tannins, balanced acidity and a persistent finish. Fantastic Pinot from Chile. £22.95

 
Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva  Rioja Alto Spain 13% Vol.

 An intense wine classically designed and crafted. Fruit perfumes of plum and wild blackberry with hints of dried citrus peel &raisins. The sweet vanilla and brown spices from ageing in oak are well balanced. Silky and ample on the palate with an elegant finish. £25.95


Chateau Cissac appellation haut Medoc controlee  Bordeaux France 12.5% Vol. 

This may turn out to be one of the best Cissac wines ever. The Cabernet and Merlot wine delivers great finesse and balance with rich, persistent fruit and softening tannins. A robust Chateau bottled claret to enjoy with strong distinct flavoured dishes. £43.50


Chateau Lyonnat,Lussac, St Emillion, Bordeaux France12% Vol.

Deep garnet with a warm spiced bread and red fruit character powerful, yet supple with vanilla aromas on the finish. £39,75


Il Cascinone Riva Barbera Piedmonte Italy 14% Vol. 

A completely different style of Barbera. Deep garnet with vibrant aromas of black cherries and prunes with chocolate and toasty oak undertones and a touch of mint. An abundance of vibrant red currants, black cherries and a touch of spice shows through on the palate. A classic example. £31.95


Dessert Wines 


Sante Ema Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Maipo Valley Chile 12% Vol.

This wine is made from botrytis affected grapes handpicked in late May and then lovingly aged in new oak barrels for 11 months. A deep gold colour,with aromas of honey, dried flowers and sweet spice, the palate has a wonderful marmalade character and an elegant fresh acidity which balances with the richness of the wine. Perfect with blue cheeses and desserts too.


By the Glass 125ml £5.75 Half Bottle £15.95


Deen Vat 5 Boytrytis Semillon 2008 South East Australia 10.5% Vol

The De Bortoli family are now in their third generation of wine making in Australia and are highly regarded, making sweet wine to rival any of the worlds best. The Semillon grapes in this wine are affected by Noble rot. This imparts delicious flavours of honey, citrus and ripe apricot. £24.95 375ml bottle

Ales, Beers &Cider

St Mungo Premium Lager 4.9%

Brewed in Glasgow named after St Mungo the patron saint of Glasgow and also fellow of the brewer monks. Not sharp or harsh like other lagers its natural carbonation and firm crisp taste perfectly counter its malty body. Clean fresh and refreshing

Pint £3.80 or Half Pint £1.80
William Wallace 500ml 4.5%

Based on a traditional Scottish 80yr old recipe a full bodied malty ale with a crisp, dry finish.

Pint £3.95
Dark island 500ml 4.6%

The nose on this beer is ripe and fruity married to interesting hop notes - the colour of a glorious red ruby wine.

Pint £3.95
Magners Cider 500ml 4.5%

the perfectly refreshing summer drink over ice with a crisp taste.

Pint £3.75
Thistly Cross Cider 500ml 7.2%

Made from the Apples from Belhaven fruit farm of Dunbar Scotland this unique cider is medium dry and has a slight sparkle with enhancers the fruit flavour.

Pint £3.95

Single Malts - £4 per 25ml measure

Islay

Ardbeg Aged 10 years 46% Vol

Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a 40% vol abv. However Ardbeg is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% abv which retains maximum flavour. A very delicate and complex whisky. It may become cloudy when a little water is added!
Bowmore Legend, Aged 12 years 40% Vol

One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. A warm amber colour with lemon, pears and honey aromas, leading to peat smoke and dark chocolate on the palate. A remarkably long and complex finish makes this one of the best balanced of all Islay malts
Laphroaig Aged 10 years 40% Vol

During making the malted barley is dried over peat fires. The smoke from the peat gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour
Bunnahabhain Aged 12 years 40% Vol

Soft mellow whisky with a hint of peat
Lagavulin Aged 16 years 43% Vol

Dark, intense pungent and potent, with a deep smoky flavour it has an intense, long, ambrosial finish

Coastal West:Isle of Mull

Tobermory Aged 10 years 40% Vol

Distilled from unpeated malted barley gives it its light amber colour. A fresh lightly peated, smoky nose. The palate is medium dry smooth and fruity with a rich and well rounded finish. Makes this perfect introduction to an Island Malt

Skye

Talisker Aged 10 years 45.8% Vol

A soft smoky nose introduces an enticing, sweet taste. Full bodied and smooth, this muscular malt also has a robust, deep intensity. It has a long richly warming finish.

Arran

Arran Aged 10 year 46% Vol

The use of unpeated malted barley has helped create a beautiful rounded and well balanced single malt. No artificial colouring insures a natural colour along with a non-chill filtration giving it a more full bodied flavour

Coastal East:Orkney

Highland Park Aged 12 years 40% Vol

The Northernmost Scotch Distillery in the world with a rich amble glow

and a distinctive taste of smokiness, heather &honey with just hint of peat.

Lowlands

Auchentoshan Aged 10 years 40% Vol

The only low land Malt triple Distilled, gives a sweet delicate flavour with a surprising depth of character. Ideal for those new to the pleasure of single malts

Speyside

Glenlossie Aged 10 years 43% Vol

The distillery has purifiers installed between the Lyne arm and the condenser. This has a bearing on the character of the single malt produced whish has a fresh grassy aroma and a smooth, lingering flavour.

Highlands

Deanston Aged 12 years 40% Vol

Callanders nearest distillery offers a distinctive flavour from the heather clad granite mountains and gently peat scented waters. A fine mellow single malt with fragrant, fruity and lingering after taste.
Tillibardine Aged 10 years 46% Vol

Already considered eminently quaffable adds to its excellence with this wood finished edition (carefully matured in oak casks, then gently finished in Sherry butts to add to the mellow qualities, this subtlety flavoured malt is to be treasured and enjoyed
Dalwhinnie Aged 15 years 43% Vol

Produced in Scotland highest (1073 feet) distillery .Smooth and clean with mellow subtle malt. Creamy vanilla and heather-honey sweetness, it finish is smoky and surprisingly intense.
Glenmorangie Aged 10 years 40% Vol

Employing 16 craftsmen (The sixteen men of Tain) to create this malt ensure the traditional values are embraced. The resulting single malt is renowned for its delicate and complex bouquet
Oban Aged 14 years 43% Vol

An elegant and glowing malt it marries the character of the island malts with the rich tasting Highland malt. Due to limited space production is always likely to exceed supply.
Macallan Aged 10 years 40% Vol

The curiously small stills with there unique shape help concentrate the flavour, then the finest cut (16%) is selected to fill the sherry oak cases, producing the natural colour. A hint of toffee and balanced dried fruits lead to a wood smoke and smooth palate with a spiced finish.
Royal Lochnagar Aged 12 years 40% Vol

One of Scotland smallest, Highland distilleries. Just beyond the boundaries of Balmoral Castle. A combination of twelve years in oak casks and the finest ingredients along with the distillers art produces the distinctive mellow flavour.

 

Recipe Book

Welcome to Callander Meadows Recipe Book. From time to time customers will ask "How do you make that?".
Here I will post these recipes for you to try at home.

Scottish Fillet Steak with Mustard Mash, Spinach &Red Wine Jus

1 Fillet Steak 200grms
15ml Olive Oil
Mashed potatoes 100grms
Spring Onions 1 each
Butter 50grms
Arran Mustard 1tea spoon
Baby Spinach 50grms
Red Wine Sauce 50 ml (available at Sainsbury?s or Tesco)
*Alternatively use gravy Granules and flavour with half a glass of Red wine &a sprig of thyme
Optional Garnish
Flat Parsley
Diced tomato Flesh
Season and seal the steak in a pan with a little olive oil at the hottest setting. Reduce the heat and add 25grms of butter turning and basting for 8-12 mins for medium rare 12-15 mins for medium and 20 min+ for well done.
While the steak is cooking reheat mashed potatoes with butter, spring onion, mustard and seasoning. Heat red wine sauce and when the steak is almost cooked in a very hot pan with very little oil quickly wilt the spinach and season.
Arrange on the plate and garnish with diced tomato flesh and parsley leaves.
I hope you enjoy cooking &eating this recipe as much as I do.

Nick Parkes
*This Recipe has been adapted for home cooking

Red Cabbage

1 red cabbage
1 cup red wine
1 cup demarara sugar
1 cup sultanas
1 cup orange juice
125 grams butter
salt &pepper

Very simply quarter the cabbage and remove the core. then slice as thinly as possible.
Now for the hard part put all the ingredients into a pan and cook over a low heat with a tight fitting lid for 2 hours stirring every 20 minutes.
Then remove the lid for the last 20 minutes and let the cabbage reduce the cooking liquid, drain any extra liquid and serve.
This will store in the fridge for a week and reheats well in the microwave.

Meadows Bread

Granary Flour 900grms
Yeast 56grms
Sugar1 teaspoon
Olive Oil 1 table spoon
Water 1pint (hot tap)
Salt 2 and a half teaspoons
Ground Pepper to taste
Mix the flour, salt &pepper then mix the water, sugar and oil combine in a mixing bowl until a dough.

Then when it has doubled in size knock it back and knead for 5 mins shape and prove until doubled in size again bake at 200degrees C for 20 mins then turn down the oven to 165dgrees C for another 20 mins remove form the tins and allow to cool for 30 mins before cutting.

Dark Chocolate Tart

500 grams of Dark Chocolate
500 ml Cream
2 egg yolks
1 tart lined with sable pastry and baked
Simmer the cream and chocolate until melted, cool and whisk in the yolks.

With the pastry tart on a tray in the oven pour in the chocolate filling and bake in a low oven 100c gas mark 2/3 for 45 minute checking regularly in make sure it?s not souffling.
When set remove from the oven and cool but do not refrigerate. Portion with a hot sharp knife and serve with Chantilly cream.

Sable/Sugar Pastry

125grams butter
125grams icing sugar
2 eggs
3 table spoons of double cream
310 grams of plain flour

Cream the butter and sugar together then beat in the egg and fold in the flour allow to rest in fridge. Roll from the fridge and line the tart ring.
Bake blind in a hot oven gas mark 7 for 8 minute then brush the inside of the pastry with egg yolk and cook for another 2 minutes this creates a shell and helps to keep the pastry crisp when the filling is cooked.

Our family run restaurant offers freshly cooked British food, cooked simple from a small seasonal menu and daily specials. We are happy to cater for any dietary requirement with prior notice. We do recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

Menu's

MONTHLY MENU FESTIVE LUNCH FESTIVE DINNER  VALENTINES MENU  HOGMANNAY 2017 SAMPLE  CHRISTMAS EVE

Winter opening hours from the 1st October 2017

Restaurant closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The restaurant is open Thursday through to Sunday
Lunch 12 noon till 2.30pm
Dinner 6.00pm till 8.30pm

Car park available with restricted access due to slope from the main road to car park*


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