A room with a view at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort (Part 2)

After a  great first day and a brilliant night sleeps in our room with a view I was super exited to try breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast sets you up for the day and I love to eat like a Queen for breakfast. Breakfast at Trump Turnberry offered a delicious array of fresh fruits (including exotic fruits such as lychee), fresh pastries and cereals. 

As well as the contentinal breakfast you could also order from the menu an array of cooked breakfast options, everything from the Turnberry full breakfast, to poached eggs on toast or pancakes. On both mornings I opted for the poached eggs royale.  The fresh scottish salmon and the soft poached eggs were the perfect start to the day.

TURNBERRY ADVENTURE – QUAD BIKING

Following breakfast Aftab and I were booked in for another activity with Turnberry Adventure. Our activity for the day was Quad Biking with our instructor Julie who also taught us how to do Archery. Aftab had never been quad biking before and was particularly keen to try it.


 

Believe it or not I am a pretty girl who is a little bit of an adrenaline junkie (within confined limits).  This hasn’t always been the case but over the years I slowly discovered I am more than just a girl who likes to sit by the pool and top up my coco factor so I was pretty excited to go quad biking again.

The quad biking at Trump Turnberry was exhilarating as there were plenty of ditches and hills. One of us even got stuck in ditch but what happens in Turnberry stays in Turnberry so I cannot possible say which one of us had to be rescued by Julie. 

ESPA at TRUMP TURNBERRY

I am a huge fan of ESPA and was really pleased that after our quad biking session we headed to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa and have a massage.


Before my massage commenced the therapist talked me through what type of massage I wanted.  I explained that coming from London I am always on go like a Duracell battery so my main outcome for this massage was to unwind and get my inner zen.  Once we discussed that I also got to chose which massage oil I wanted, which was a nice touch.

My therapist was really good as not only did she iron out the stresses of London life but somehow I managed to fall asleep during my massage.  Once I woke up I felt like my body had received a new lease of life and all my little knots had been worked out.

Following the massage, I had a steam, sauna and did a few lengths in the pool.

1906 RESTAURANT

For our second night we were booked in to have dinner at 1906 restaurant in the hotel. I really loved the concept of the restaurant as they worked with local suppliers to create a menu that is inspired by the land and the sea. Eating out with Aftab works quite well as we have very different palettes. I am a seafood eating, meat lover and I would describe Aftab as a grass eating, occasional meat lover.

To start Aftab had the asparagus (I told you he was the grass eating type). This wasn’t just any old asparagus, it was poached asparagus with confit duck egg and truffle vinaigrette.  Who knew asparagus could be so decadent

For my own starter I opted for the scallops, which truth be told is my default starter in any restaurant.  The scallops were confit in butter.  I am wasn’t 100 per cent convinced by the overall flavours of the dish but the scallops were extremely fresh and juicy.

For our mains Aftab choose a side of lamb, the portion size was extremely large and though flavoursome he couldn’t manage to finish it. 

For my main dish I ordered the pigeon and all I can say is this dish was extremely exquisite.  The flavours in this dish were incredible and the last time I had such good pigeon was my 21st birthday in Florence.  I always find it amazing that no matter how full I am I can always seem to find just a little space to try the dessert.  I do love my desserts and as I tend to try and only have it out at a restaurant I don’t really like to say no when the waiter says ‘madam would you like to see the dessert menu?’.

 

For my dessert I opted for the cheesecake which was really delicious and very light.  I have had my fair few slices of cheesecake and I can testify that this cheesecake was certainly a good one. 

Aftab opted for passion fruit with a chocolate twill and ice-cream. I had a taste and it was everything you want from a dessert, light but with just enough sweetness to end the evening on a high note.

We both had a lovely dinner at the 1906 restaurant, simple flavours, that took you on a journey through the land and sea.

A GOLF LESSON AT TRUMP TURNBERRY

Following our delightful dinner it was off for bed for our final sleep at the Trump Turnberry. I was really excited for our last day as we were booked in for a golf lesson. Trump Turnberry Resort is home to the iconic Ailsa, an Open Championship course.

Our instructor was Rob Menzies who was a golfer who had played golf in South Africa. He was very good instructor and taught us the basic golf techniques.

 

 

Coming to Trump Turnberry was an eye opener for me.  I was the girl at school who had academics covered but sports was something I didn’t get.

I pleasantly surprised myself that I really enjoyed our golf lesson.  It’s not something that I would rush to take up but if an opportunity came up to do golf again I would not say no.  I think that is a testament to our instructor Rob who in a short space of time taught us so well that I managed to git quite a few balls.

AFTERNOON TEA

We had certainly worked up an appetite from our golf lesson and were really excited to try the Afternoon tea at Trump Turnberry. 

The afternoon tea at the hotel is served with a view. Having been spoilt by afternoon tea sessions in London I was most impressed by the pastries served at the Afternoon Tea at Trump Turnberry.  I think it is particularly difficult to serve exceptional sandwiches and scones so here are some of the delightful pastries we had with our afternoon tea.

We both had such an amazing time at Trump Turnberry and found the resort to be incredible.  I had an absolutely cracking time as I got a full dose of fresh air, tried some new sports and just got to relax, unwind and slow down.

 

Where was your last staycation? 

Zoe x

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4 Comments

    • thezrw
      August 30, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      It really was! That pigeon was fabulous.

  1. August 30, 2017 / 11:02 am

    I love the pic of you on the quad bike! You look like you’re having such a great time.

    • thezrw
      August 30, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      It was such good fun! We had the best time.

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