Review on Blackaddie House
Set in its own fabulous gardens on the banks of the River Nith, Blakaddie House is home to one-time Michelin-starred chef Ian McAndrew and his wife Jane. Originally built as the local rectory for St Brides church in the sixteenth century, it has been extended over the years and now runs as a homely country house hotel and restaurant with an occasional cookery school.
Ian's daily changing restaurant menu draws on the Scottish larder for a succession of fine-tuned contemporary dishes with classical overtones. Starters of carpaccio of beef with fennel and walnut salad or seared scallops on apple and parsnip purée, black pudding and lemon vinaigrette give way to seared tuna with pak choi, warm tomato water and Mediterranean vegetables or noisettes of lamb with warm lamb terrine, seared scallop, asparagus and tarragon cream.
Desserts are equally impressive - say, a plate of apples comprising a crumble, salsa, ginger-spiked jelly and sorbet. Bar lunches and suppers provide something simpler for families - perhaps Caesar salad, fish and chips or pasta. A quirky note: the tiny village of Sanquhar reputedly boasts the oldest working post office in the world.
Blackaddie House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Modern Scottish / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30 - 9.30am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express