Review on Inverlochy Castle
'I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot' wrote Queen Victoria in her diaries after spending a week at Inverlochy in 1873. Today, Inverlochy Castle claims the crown as Scotland's finest country house hotel and few would be brave enough to contend this title. Nestling in the Ben Nevis foothills surrounded by stunning scenery, it resonates with echoes of the past; visitors are still made to feel like very special house guests.
As you might expect from an auspicious restaurant that has been awarded three AA Rosettes, the food served in the formal dining room (jacket and tie please, gentlemen) is seriously ambitious and elaborate.
The kitchen makes good use of Scottish produce for a menu that is full of neat contemporary touches, as in saddle of rabbit with roast Linnhe prawns and a bisque-style sauce or a carpaccio of black pudding with white truffle scrambled eggs and roast veal sweetbreads. A soup such as white bean and celey precedes main courses of grilled fillet of turbot with cavolo nero and braised oxtail or gin-poached loin of venison with braised little gem and caramelised figs.
Dramatic elaboration is the name of the game when it comes to desserts like caramel-poached pear with cardamom-scented parfait and ice cream or chocolate truffle beignet with Champagne butter sorbet and pineapple compote. The wine list is a majestic tome fronted by high-class names from France.
Inverlochy Castle is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.15pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.15pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express