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North Wales Life Luncheon - Bertie's Restaurant, Ruthin Castle ...

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Our lunch guests saw how beautifully Ruthin Castle is flourishing under the expert stewardship of new owners The sight of peacocks majestically splaying their feathers greeted Cheshire Life’s guests as they pulled up outside the regal entrance to Ruthin Castle Hotel.

General Manager David Collins is young but with impressive experience, coming latterly from the award-winning Armathwaite Hall in the Lakes.

We dined in the beautiful and historic Bertie’s Restaurant, named after King Edward V11 who was a regular guest at Ruthin Castle Hotel and a lover of its fine food and wines.

As David Collins opened the doors for us there was an audible gasp at the sight of the beautiful room: tables delightfully decorated with tall elegant floral arrangements and dozens of glowing candles.

We began with a presentation of pan seared scallops, salmon, sea vegetables, langoustine powder and lemon gel: it must have been complicated to create but the flavours from local, seasonal ingredients combined harmoniously into an oversall subtle taste lifted by the slightly spikey lemon, and that clever powder.

Bertie's Restaurant

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Bertie was the name given fondly to King Edward VII by his family.

Bertie was a frequent house-guest at Ruthin Castle over many years and a lover of fine wines, whisky, champagne and gourmet cuisine.

Bertie's Restaurant brings the indulgence and excitement of the King's era to The Castle today.

Bertie’s is open daily from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm, and from 1 pm - 2.30 pm on Sundays for our sumptuous Sunday Lunches.

All Menu's are for sample purposes and are subject to change.

Ruthin Castle, Bertie's | Modern European Restaurant | Ruthin ...

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The first themed medieval banquets in Britain started at Ruthin Castle more than 40 years ago – not surprising, given the ancestry and evocative atmosphere of the place.

Formal meals are served in the elegant setting of Bertie's Dining Room with its fine panelling and windows overlooking the garden terrace.

The kitchen makes good use of Welsh produce for ambitious modern dishes: seared local pigeon breasts are served on a butternut squash, oyster mushroom and leek tart with baby onion jus, while ballotine of corn-fed chicken is filled with Cenarth Brie mousse.

Other possibilities might include a trio of smoked fish with gazpacho salsa and five-spice roasted sea bass with caramelised chicory and a sweet potato galette, while desserts could include wild raspberry soufflé or banana crème brûlée with banoffi tart and banana crisps.

Ruthin Castle, Bertie’s Restaurant is also featured in: AA Guide

Ink review – Bertie Carvel is unmissable as Rupert Murdoch | Stage ...

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And – this is the aspect that gets the play all over the papers – it is about the importance or not of journalists, who love seeing themselves centre stage and writing about it.

In relating the rise of the Sun, and of Rupert Murdoch, it does not blame.

It begins with the mogul buying the Sun and approaching Larry Lamb to edit it.

Ink is aptly noisy – verbally and visually; Bunny Christie’s design sends headlines swarming all over the back of the stage on a rickety, cleverly cantilevered mound of desks.

Its best numbers – a vivid mime of hot-metal printing with molten lead waterfalling down the stage – outstrip the dialogue, which has some lumps of exposition and implausibilities: did Lamb really quail at the prospect of sticking women’s breasts on page 3?

Bertie Carvel | Stage | The Guardian