Review on The Cross

It would be hard to dream up a more peaceful setting for a personable restaurant-with-rooms than this converted water-powered tweed mill. The Gynack Burn is just a stone's throw from the terrace, and the whole place is surrounded by acres of grounds bursting with flowers and wildlife. Inside, rough-stone walls and heavy beams blend seamlessly with modern artwork and contemporary table settings.

The cooking here is unfussy, raw materials are treated with the respect they deserve, and the owners are obviously keen to support their local food network: they even name most of their suppliers. An appetiser of line-caught mackerel with rhubarb salsa might open the show, before home-smoked Gressingham duck with cherry compote or seared Skye scallops with pea and pancetta broth. Among the list of main courses you might be surprised to find up-market 'fish & chips' alongside rump of Shetland salt-mash lamb with sweet vegetable tagine and shallot couscous.

Dinner menus change every day, but the choice of desserts could run to hot chocolate fondant with chilli ice cream or classic lemon tart with Alvie raspberries. The wine list is a serious slate of mature vintages, with French classics and New World bottles offering great value across the board.

The Cross is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British


David Skiggs, David Smith

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.00 - 8.30pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Cross

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 26 covers


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Cross
Tweed Mill Brae
Ardbroilach Road
PH21 1LB

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