Loch Fyne Henley – The Gourmet Society

Loch Fyne Henley and a Fabulous Offer from The Gourmet Society:

I’ve been meaning to try Loch Fyne for some time.  I love sea food and in general it’s a great way to dine out but still eat healthy food and avoid piling on the pounds.  So, when I was offered a Gourmet Society Card to try and spotted a good discount on the Loch Fyne group, I eschewed the obvious wonderful Michelin restaurants and booked myself and my business partner in for a working lunch. While we were probably less focused on the food than when I am invited to review, I was keen to visit somewhere that has been on my bucket list for quite a while.

Loch Fyne Henley Interior

Oysters for me to start, mostly because I HAD been eating a bit too much and they are a great, light starter.

Loch fyne Henley - oysters

My companion has a bad allergy to them though and so he picked the Smoked Salmon Ashet.  I was curious to see what would arrive – it turned out to be three pretty open sandwich type servings of salmon – smoked, gravadlax and sashimi style.  We were impressed.

Loch Fyne Henley - Smoked Salmon

My starter wasn’t really a showcase for the kitchen so I deliberately picked something a little more challenging as a main. Fillet of Gilt Head Bream with Scottish scallops, palourde clams, samphire, spinach and new potatoes is the sort of dish I’d like to claim to be able to cook myself for a special dinner.  It  was beautifully cooked with crispy skin, flaky fish and a generous helping of samphire and scallops.

Loch Fyne Henley - Seabream with clams and samphire

By comparison, Simon picked the classic fish and chips with cod.  The photograph doesn’t really do justice to what was a very generous portion of perfectly cooked fish in a nice crispy batter.

Loch Fyne Henley - Fish and Chips

Service was good, if a little slow at times and my sympathy is with the staff since we were told that they really hadn’t expected the first week after Christmas to be so busy.  The bill without discount would have been around £70 which seems reasonable, though not cheap for a 2 course meal from the a la carte menu, bottle of wine and a couple of coffees.  There are value options at Loch Fyne if you stick to the set menu, but that does restrict  your choice.

My reason for going to Loch Fyne in the first place was to check out the Gourmet Society card.  All I had to do was to call the restaurant and book my table in advance, then show my card when I paid the bill.  And I saved £17 on lunch for two, coffee and a bottle of wine (25% of the total).  It did work very smoothly and my only concern was that it wasn’t totally obvious the offer was only on the a la carte menu.  All the same, it was an excellent saving.

gourmet Society

Now, the good news is that we’ve got a wonderful deal with national diners club The Gourmet Society, providing all readers of London-Unattached a no strings attached, completely FREE 1-month membership. No vouchers to print, no awkward hunting around for deals – simply show your handy card or app in one of their 6,500 participating restaurants and get up to 50% off your food!

Perfect for foodies, social butterflies and bargain-hunters alike, you’ll get 2 for 1 meals, 50% off food or 25% off everything at participating venues. There’s something to suit all tastes and budgets, including a whole range of nationwide offers. Your Gourmet Card will work in

• Popular chains such as La Tasca, Strada, Café Rouge and Loch Fyne
• Country pubs
• Curry houses
• Michelin starred venues
• and your local favourites

I’ve found it quite easy to track down suitable restaurants – there’s a comprehensive online search tool as well as a printed directory. And, there really is a good range of options available.

All you have to do if you’d like to register for a card to try for a month absolutely free is to use this special link www.gourmetsociety.co.uk/londonunattached or you can call the Gourmet Society on 0845 257 4477 and quote “London Unattached”.  And, if you do register, then I’d heartily recommend Loch Fyne.

Loch Fyne
20 Market Place
Henley on Thames
Oxfordshire
RG9 2AH
United Kingdom
 

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Comments

  1. This looks incredibly yummy! Do I have to come to London to enjoy all this yumminess?
    Thank you for sharing.
    Dorit Sasson

  2. Sounds like a lovely meal. I love seafood.

  3. I love oysters. This is such a neat idea and great deal, I wish we had places like this in my area!

  4. I’ve had one of these cards and a taste card. You can seriously save a fortune, although the Tastecard is the better of the two for Scotland at the moment.

  5. I love these cards – you really can get some awesome deals with them – my favourite (which I’m checking if it’s on the list) has to be Fishworks.

  6. Wow love the photography and it looks like you had an amazing deal and with that card even more of a bargain – I really need to look into this as anything that saves money is good – great post, very stylish :)

    Laura x

  7. I used to have the Taste card and found some great bargains on their, especially some where they take 50% off the entire meal, not just the food. I’ll be interested to see what coverage Gourmet Society have. I’m also a big fan of Loch Fyne, excellent fish dishes.

  8. The food looks lovely, I am not a fan of oysters or salmon though. I would happily chomp down on the rest of it though!

  9. Hello Fiona , the oysters look so tempting , I am a great fan of sea-food and always make a beeline to Borough Market for the fresh oysters. Am off now to grab the Gourmet card, hubby has the Taste Card its fab !

  10. I love oysters. I had some tequila tempura oysters a couple of months ago and they were amazing!

  11. so much seafood! i like! but i dont dare try the oysters :X

  12. Fiona how do you remain so slim after all these lovely food reviews?Great clicks.

  13. Oh my, both those starters and your Bream & Scallops dish look divine. Yum!
    Janie x

    • I was quite impressed! Worth applying for the free card when you think you might be out and about a lot because they have restaurants all across the UK

  14. oooh that fish and chips look delightful x

  15. OH yes, oysters please, and some fish and chips, it all looks incredibly tasty Fiona!

  16. Pamela Morse says:

    This is a fabulous deal. I love saving money and splurging at the same time. Wish it was a trans Atlantic deal. Enjoy!!

  17. what a great opportunity to have a card for a month. Wow.. that would have me out at last 2x a week.. (maybe 3). I think the lunch you had was amazing

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