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Christmas 2002 Index

Mackays Hotel Christmas Menus

Christmas Lunch Menu

Home made Scotch Broth

Freshly prepared cream of vegetable soup

Chilled fan of fresh honeydew melon placed on a bed of raspberry coulis

Fresh marinated Orkney rollmop herring served on a bed crisp seasonal salad leaves

Quennels of our own chicken liver pate served with locally made oatcakes


Roast sirloin of Caithness beef and Yorkshire pudding

Roast Norfolk turkey served with oatmeal

stuffing and chipolato

Slices of home cooked leg of lamb fresh rosmary

gravy and mint sauce

Grilled fresh Shetland salmon knapped with

lemon and chive butter

broccoli and scallop potatoes baked in fresh cream

and topped with melted cheese

Cold: Home baked York ham served

with crisp seasonal salad


Fresh fruit meringue glace

Traditional hot Christmas pudding accompanied by our rich brandy sauce

Home made cheese cake served with fresh cream

Selection of Orkney Dairy ices

Freshly brewed coffee and warm mincemeat pies



Home made Scotch broth

Freshly prepared tomato and red pepper soup

A salad of smoked Scottish salmon with balsamic dressing

A cocktail of chilled fresh melon and grapefruit in orange syrup


Roast sirloin of Caithness beef with horseradish sauce

Roast Norfolk turkey with oatmeal stuffing and chipolata

Oven roasted prime Highland venison with red wine

Oatmeal and fresh thyme gravy

Baked fresh Shetland salmon with lemon and chive scented butter

Broccoli and scallop potatoes baked with fresh cream

York ham and fresh seasonal salad

Chef’s choice of fresh seasonal vegetables


Hot Christmas pudding with home made brandy sauce

Fresh fruit set on meringue base glace with fresh cream

Various dairy Orkney ices set on a raspberry coulis

Selection of Lybster cheeses with biscuits




A timbale of locally produced haggis with creamed potato and mashed turnip

knapped win a whisky and cracked pepper gravy

Freshly prepared tomato and mozzarella cheese salad with a raspberry and mustard

dressing and garnished with fresh basil leaves

Home made Cullen Skink prepared with fresh local smoked haddock

Our own chicken liver parfait with redcurrant jelly

and presented with locally made oatcakes


Roast sirloin of Caithness beef served with a classic red wine and mushroom sauce

Shank of farmed Scottish lamb, oven roasted and placed on a bed of rosemary

scented mash and knapped with a freshly minted gravy

Fillets of fresh local lemon sole, gently cooked in a creamy lobster and crab bisque

Supreme of prime Norfolk turkey, stuffed with sage and onion, pan fried and

presented with sweet cranberry gravy

Fresh vegetables cooked in a creamy white sauce

and presented with a timbale of seasoned rice


A medley of fresh fruits, layered with a dairy cream

and home made shortbread biscuit

Orkney dairy ice cream with fresh kiwi fruit

and home made butterscotch sauce

Hot traditional Christmas pudding with home made brandy sauce

Selection of Lybster cheeses and biscuits