Castle Club renowned for serving up a treat

The first floor restaurant is accessed by a staircase leading off Castle Street.
The first floor restaurant is accessed by a staircase leading off Castle Street.

The Castle Club in Forfar is one of those restaurants you just know will serve up a treat, whether it is a lunch, evening meal or a high tea.

Sarah and I opted to visit the popular establishment in Castle Street last Thursday and, as usual, we were not disappointed.

This family run business has built up a reputation over the years for serving first class, beautifully prepared food which delivers time after time.

Whilst I wouldn’t say I am a regular customer, when I do treat myself I never leave disappointed.

The menu choice is second to none and I do find it difficult to choose.

Their home-made steak pie is legendary, and a firm favourite of mine is the haddock mornay which is to die for.

On this occasion I chose the home-made chicken and broccoli bake - a good move.

It was delicious; I couldn’t fault it. It was served in an individual dish which kept the ample, piping hot white wine sauce together, and the melted cheese on the top gave it the finishing touch.

I was offered the option of chips or cheesy mashed potatoes, with the former winning on the day. There was also a side serving of cabbage and carrots and a small salad.

Sarah treated herself to chicken enchiladas which were cooked with fresh chillies, onion and garlic in a creamy paprika sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla. It was served with “beautifully flavoured” rice. She also had a small portion of chips on the side.

The portion size was perfect for lunch time, and her enchiladas were “very subtly spicy” with a delicious sauce, again with melted cheese on top.

You are always assured of a warm welcome at the Castle Club, either from the owners and their family or their staff.

They are extremely accommodating with customers’ requirements and are always attentive, checking everything is alright with your meal.

The menu caters for all tastes with half portions available for a number of dishes, ideal for those with a small appetite or those tempted with the delicious selection of sweets on offer.

Sarah and I declined the offer of a sweet, and both our lunches, which included soft drinks, were under £10 - brilliant value for money.