Last weekend I enjoyed a lovely night away at Lodge on the Loch – situated right by Loch Lomond at Luss with views overlooking one of Scotland’s most iconic lochs, this is a great place to go for a short break and get away from the bustling city.
Our room looked out onto the Loch itself and it was fantastic to be able to sit on the balcony and enjoy the surroundings. The bed was also super comfortable and, as if that wasn’t enough, our room had its very own private sauna attached to the bathroom!
During our stay we were also able to make use of the Amber Spa leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Ideal for taking a breather and pampering yourself, I thoroughly enjoyed having some time to relax and familiarise myself with the place before our evening meal.
The Lodge on the Loch is home to its very own Colquhoun’s Restaurant where we dined – sadly as the winter nights begin to draw in the breathtaking view from the waterside restaurant disappears into the darkness but would still make a great spot for a romantic meal or special occasion.
For my starter I had the king prawn salad with avocado, sourdough crumb and Bloody Mary dressing, and Dhillon ordered the chicken liver pate. Both were ideal portion sizes and arrived in reasonable time.
For my main I chose the chicken rendang curry with coconut rice and cucumber which was very tasty and beautifully fragrant, despite perhaps slightly lacking in terms of presentation. I also tried a little of the battered haddock and chips which went down a treat.
Thankfully we managed to find some room to squeeze in a dessert, as for me this was the highlight of the meal. I went for the stunningly presented creamy vanilla cheesecake and also tried a little of the sticky toffee pudding which was utterly dreamy, smothered in the most perfect, indulgent butterscotch sauce and topped with fresh berries.
The next morning after a wonderfully refreshing night’s sleep we headed down to investigate the breakfast buffet: with traditional Scottish cooked breakfast items as well as a selection of continental offerings including the sweetest little miniature pastries. I particularly enjoyed the raspberry danish and you couldn’t ask for a better view of the Loch to look out at whilst fuelling up on your favourite breakfast treats.
A wonderful location offering iconic views of some of Scotland’s best scenery as well as good food, luxury rooms and excellent facilities, Lodge on the Loch certainly was a great little getaway.