Delicious local dining experiences

Hospitality has always been at the heart of Luxury Scotland. Our members want to share this country with the world, which is especially true when it comes to Scottish food. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of the very best local dining experiences on offer in Scotland today.

Catch of the day at Crinan

Dining at The Crinan Hotel gives you the chance to watch seafood come off the boat, straight into the kitchen, then onto your plate – it doesn’t get any fresher than that!

Their Westward Restaurant looks out over Loch Crinan, and the Crinan Seafood Bar is renowned for serving the freshest seafood in Argyll. If you stay during the summer (June through September) you can reserve one of the 20 seats in their rooftop restaurant, Lock 16, to watch the sunset over Corryvreckan, Jura and Scarba, while savouring the catch of the day or one of the chef’s specials.

Taste the landscape at The Torridon

The team at Scotland’s northernmost five-star hotel are true champions of their local suppliers, with a farm and kitchen garden at the property, and a strong ethos of sourcing the very best Scottish fare.

The Torridon’s beautiful walled garden yields treasures all year round, including apples, blackberries, raspberries, potatoes, and carrots, while the herbs are seasonal. An additional bonus to the menu is their signature Torridon burger, named by one Scottish food writer as ‘the best burger in Scotland’, which is created from their own Highland herd (when supplies allow).

Go wild at Glenmorangie House

At Glenmorangie House, just yards from the kitchen is the garden where the chefs source many of the ingredients for their dishes and tasting menus. Fruits from the orchard go into jams and chutneys, and wild garlic and artichokes go into the savoury mains. The meat comes from farms around the Dornoch Firth and for the cheese to accompany their whisky tastings, they source from Highland Fine Cheeses, just down the road in Tain – which is also home to their distillery.

And whether you’re a guest of the house, staying nearby or just passing through, everyone’s invited to enjoy a world-class dining experience at the communal dining table. The lunch and dinner menus change daily and highlight the finest ingredients of the Highlands and the best of the season.

Carbon-conscious cuisine at Glenapp Castle

The importance of local produce extends beyond the menu at leading culinary destination Glenapp Castle, where the team have made a steadfast commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

From the preserves served with morning toast - that are made from fruit grown in their glasshouse - to the meats and cheeses that come from farms just a few miles down the road, cooking and preparing food with local ingredients is a promise they keep to each and every diner.

The benefits for guests are clear: maximum, hyperlocal flavour resulting in simply exquisite food – with 3 AA Rosettes to prove it. There’s even more to savour with the newly launched Azalea, which offers a more informal setting for dining.

First published 27 June 2019. Information correct at time of going to press.