Review on The Priory Restaurant, Maryculter House Hotel
Built on the site where Knights Templar once trained around 1225 AD, this historic hotel stands in landscaped grounds on the banks of the Dee. If you fancy soaking up a bit of history, take a drink in the stone-walled cocktail bar which is the only part of the original building still intact.
Intimate meals are served in the atmospheric, candlelit Priory Room, where the menus follow the modern Scottish path with a few unexpected twists. Haggis, neeps and tatties are wrapped in filo pastry and paired with whisky cream sauce, while collops of Highland venison are served on Lyonnaise potatoes with Savoy cabbage, red onion chutney and red wine reduction.
Other dishes come from further afield: pan-fried king prawns with marinated tofu and spinach salad or seared Barbary duck breast on sauté green vegetables and rice with black cherry and brandy gravy, for example. Desserts take in everything from hot chocolate pudding with lemon crème anglaise to mango and coconut trifle with kiwi and grape salsa.
The Priory Restaurant, Maryculter House Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express