Among other treats, they enjoyed roast duckling , chateau potatoes, and creamed carrots.
Mr Maclaine ordered the honey and pepper crusted duckling with a thyme polenta cake and a caramelised pear and vanilla bean béarnaise.
Those who enjoy Chinese style roast duckling with finely sliced wafers of ginger were catered for, as were those who wanted some Thai style noodle soup, and some regional curries.
Dishes included Cajun chicken, beef steak and mushroom pot, roast duckling and Cumberland sausage as well as a number of Indian balti offerings and blackboard specials.
Main course dishes ranged from roast duckling with a black cherry brandy sauce to chargrilled sirloin steak with paté and from rack of lamb to baked supreme of salmon.
It promised such delights as swordfish, chicken jalfrezi, roast duckling , pasta and vegetarian dishes, to name but a few.
In England the most familiar and excellent combination is roast duckling with apple sauce and peas, a dish of the late spring.
The ducklings are left to fend for themselves until they can fly, at about 60 to 70 days.
The ducklings are immediately led to water and fly after 45 days.
Predation is known to be an important source of mortality in eider ducklings , particularly during the first three weeks after hatch.