Mountain Park Bar and Grill HouseReg White
Now under new management Flint Mountains brand new bar and Grill house is not only a steakhouse but prides itself on serving great fish and vegetarian dishes using local fresh produce, its set within the beautiful picturesque setting of flint mountain golf course.
We decided to take advantage of the offer in the Inside Flintshire magazine of 50% off all food which is an offer not to be missed and makes a huge difference to your bill. We had a quiet drink downstairs in the bar catching some of the football on the large screen, there is a warm friendly atmosphere and we could have easily stayed longer although our stomachs were telling us otherwise so we made our way upstairs to our table in the main restaurant.
The first thing we noticed was the excellent choice on the menu there was a varied range of starters from traditional homemade soup of the day to a quarter rack of BBQ ribs or even fresh mussels in a white wine sauce. After much deliberation Reg opted for pâté of the day which was a smooth Chicken liver pâté, it came served with chunks of toasted bruchetta mixed leaf salad and a generous pot of caramelised onion chutney. It was delicious Reg’s only criticism was there wasn’t enough bruchetta to accompany the generous chunk of pâté. I went for the crispy chilli beef which included a massive portion of sirloin steak strips which were cooked perfectly, crispy on the outside and tender in the middle, they were served with mixed leaf salad and spicy sweet chilli sauce …delicious!
Again the menu was excellent and in addition we were also given an extra sheet with specials on so we were really spoilt for choice. Reg was swaying towards his accustomed steak but then changed his mind and decided he would try the marinated lamb rump. I elected for the seafood delight.
The dishes both came out in ample time for us to enjoy another glass of red wine whilst taking in the relaxed atmosphere. On arrival both dishes were presented wonderfully but the main thing we noticed was the massive portion sizes especially Reg’s lamb steak, It was presented on a huge wooden butchers block nearly as wide as our table which was overflowing with chips, mushrooms, homemade cajun onion rings and grilled tomatoes and a generous chunk of prime lamb, which was cooked perfectly pink in the centre extremely tender it was mildly marinated in a garlic and rosemary spice which added flavour but didn’t overpower the delicate taste of the lamb.
My meal was served on a huge pasta dish and consisted of pan fried haddock, king prawns, chorizo and calamari and was served with crushed new potatoes, carrots in butter and lemon caper sauce it was light and fresh using good whole fresh produce. A real tasty dish and I would definitely recommend it if you like fish dishes.
Unfortunately with the huge portion sizes we were both fit to burst so could not be tempted with a dessert but looking at the desserts that were passing our table they looked delicious so we will certainly be leaving room next time!
Pate of the day £4.65
Crispy Chilli beef £4.95
Marinated Lamb Rump £17.95
Seafood Delight £11.95
Coupon from Inside Flintshire Magazine – 50% OFF = £19.75 (Another coupon available in January’s issue)
To reserve a table call 01352 736000