Review on Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam is a quintessential Victorian hunting lodge, all grey stonework and immaculate lawns at the foot of a wooded glen. It's one of southwest Scotland's country-house gems. Ownership of the hotel has changed over the years, but Anthony Pierce has held sway in the kitchen since 1994.

His French-influenced, modern European menu follows the traditional four-course format, with a little soup such as cauliflower and wild garlic velouté with a softly poached quail's egg following the starter. To begin there might be pan-seared duck foie gras with Puy lentils and beurre noisette, while the chosen centrepiece could be grilled fillet of 'native' salmon served with a potato wafer and a star anise reduction or roast Gressingham duck breast with Dubonnet and orange sauce. It's worth waiting 20 minutes for a hot banana and Galliano soufflé with double vanilla ice cream; otherwise finish more quickly with classic lemon tart. Vintage clarets and Burgundies are the main contenders on the pedigree wine list.

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Modern European


Antony Pierce

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Knockinaam Lodge

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • 24 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (9 rooms)


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