Review on Kinloch Lodge
Lady Claire Macdonald ('the cook for all seasons') has made quite a name for herself with a string of recipe books, newspaper columns, demonstrations and TV appearances, but still finds time to run this 300-year-old lodge overlooking Loch Na Dal with her husband and children. Kinloch is a real family affair.
She puts her ideas into practice with bags of infectious enthusiasm when it comes to cooking for her guests at the hotel. 'Local' and 'seasonal' are her watchwords, and it shows. The restaurant is now open for lunch, as well as dinner, and meals always kick off with 'today's bread' (perhaps roast onion or Kinloch granary).
First courses steer clear of elaborate fancywork, so expect things like Isle of Skye smoked haddock and leek au gratin or roast red pepper mousse with black olive pâté before main courses ranging from roast leg of Highland-bred lamb with apricot relish and red wine gravy spiked with garlic and rosemary to a ragoût of local seafood on a bed of garlicky sauté leeks plus big helpings of vegetables. Rounding thing off are straightforward desserts such as dark chocolate mousse cake with bitter orange sauce.
Kinloch Lodge is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Lady Claire Macdonald and Marcello Tully
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card