Review on Cringletie House
An imposing mansion surrounded by 28 acres of private grounds and woodland complete with a waterfall and dovecote, Cringletie makes a rather grand initial impression – although the place itself exudes informality and personal warmth. A working walled garden, established way back in 1661 and one of the oldest in Scotland, provides the kitchen with abundant vegetables, fruit and herbs – so summertime menus are a special treat. Part of the garden is also dedicated to outdoor games of chess, draughts and pétanque.
A beautiful hand-painted 'trompe l'oeil' ceiling, great views and an ornate carved oak fireplace may distract you momentarily from the food served in the stylish Sutherland Room. The kitchen delivers seasonal menus with a French accent, but true loyalty to native Scottish produce.
Pigeon roasted on the bone with sauté of ceps and chestnut cappuccino, and rack of lamb with a pistachio croûte, braised sweetbread and fondant potatoes are typical offerings, while desserts might feature a duo of orange and rose soup with Glenkinchie whisky sorbet. A seven-course 'dégustation' menu is available for whole tables.
Cringletie House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Willie Pike MBE and Iain Clark
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30 Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express