Friday 21 November 2008

Inverlochy Castle

We were on our the way back to Glasgow from Torridon when I realised that we would drive right past Inverlochy Castle. Never one to pass up an opportunity for some fine dining we stopped in for Sunday lunch as we probably would not be in the area again. I could tell Inverlochy was pretty posh because of the Bentley sitting in the drive.

The chef Matt Grey had been on TGBM and his dish of gin poached venision looked great Michelin and the AA seem to rate him too.

We were shown to a lovely drawing room to enjoy the view whilst we waited for our table. The interior of Inverlochy is stunning: old-school and dignified, the staff polite and unobtrusive. We were shown through to an antique laden dining room, where it turned out we were the only people for lunch. We pretended we were Lord and Lady of the manor.. The food was refined, light of touch and excellent.

My starter of rabbit with it's own consomme. Excellent.

Now, this was a much better interpretation of smoked eel and foie gras than the one at Maze.

HI's duck, it was lovely.

My lamb, perfectly cooked.

For two courses at £30 it's not cheap but for food of the level it seems about right. It is a shame it's so far away but maybe just as well for the wallet. A lovely place for a special occasion.

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