Review on Craigellachie Hotel, The Copper Dog

The Craigellachie Hotel, a grandiose Victorian mansion surrounded by acres of parkland with uninterrupted views over the dramatic Moray landscape has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment by its current owner. A country house ambience prevails, rooms have been tastefully furnished and there's also a billiards room and a cinema room which can be used for private screenings.

Dining takes place in The Copper Dog which is located in the basement of the hotel, featuring a traditional décor it's named after the cylinders distillery workers who used to pilfer whisky. The kitchen offers a menu showcasing the best of local fare with the majority of their produce sourced from within a 20 mile radius. Menus change regularly but popular starters that appear could be Scottish cold smoked salmon, caper and shallot dressing and fresh lemon or game terrine, port and red wine glaze, toasted brioche, pear and apple chutney. Moving on there's Royan's of Elgin Copper Dog sausage and rumble thumps with onion gravy or battered smoked haddock, hand-cut chips, mushy peas and fresh lemon. To finish enjoy sticky toffee pudding paired with whisky ice cream or a raspberry ripple cheesecake and white chocolate sauce.

Finally, what is there to do after dinner? Head for the world-renowned and multi award-winning Quaich Bar. There are nearly 700 single malt whiskies just waiting to be sampled in a beguiling club-like atmosphere. Take your time!

Craigellachie Hotel, The Copper Dog is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern Scottish


Christopher Molloy

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.00pm

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Facilities at Craigellachie Hotel, The Copper Dog

  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 30 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (28 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Craigellachie Hotel, The Copper Dog
Victoria Street
AB38 9SR

Customer Ratings on Craigellachie Hotel, The Copper Dog

2.6  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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  • avatar
    Jean Riichardson
    December 2016

    8 people found this review helpful
    Disappointing again

    Same old tired menu.
    Uninspiring food, the most exciting part is the menu description.

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    Bob Nicol
    March 2013

    18 people found this review helpful
    Good food poor choice

    The menu has changed dramatically since our last visit.

    This weekend (8th and 9th March 2013) the table d'hote menu had one meat main course (pork steak) one fish course (mussels) on vegetarian (mushroom risotto)

    The second evening had Pork steak, mussels and mushroom ravioli.

    The a la carte menu added saddle of lamb as a meat course.

    The food we had was as good as before but we were very disappointed by the lack of choice. We asked as we checked out if there was a reduced menu at this quiet time of year but were told 'no these are the new menus.

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