Launching the new-look Strathearn Restaurant at Gleneagles.
Gleneagles puts the decadence back into Scottish Dining
Inspired by the golden age of railway travel, the new-look Strathearn Restaurant at Gleneagles brings back the glamour and decadence of fine dining experiences of the 1920s and 30s
In May 2019, Gleneagles re-launched the famous restaurant, The Strathearn, following a design transformation by Ennismore Design Studio.
The Strathern Restaurant has welcomed many famous faces over the decades, from Vivien Leigh, Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Sean Connery, to John Travolta, Bob Hope and Her Majesty The Queen. The new design by the Ennismore Design Studio was inspired by the golden age of railway travel, when glamorous socialites would travel in style from London to Gleneagles to enjoy summer seasons of country sports and decadent dining.
Dinner at The Strathearn is destined to become an even more decadent affair. Personally attending each table, the service team will add theatrical flair to the evening, with traditional trolly service as they carve and prepare classic dishes including Scottish smoked salmon, flambé a ‘Steak Strathearn’ or prepare salads and garnishes.
The Strathearn will be overseen by Restaurant Manager, Daniel Greenock, who has moved home to Scotland having honed his craft at Marcus Wareing’s Michelin-starred restaurant at the Berkley Hotel and the world-renowned three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park in New York.
The famous Gleneagles breakfast is also having a sleek makeover. A new breakfast area, The Scullery, offers both ‘naughty and nice’ options ranging from the fruit and juice bar, the dairy and gluten-free area, and the avocado station, to the game, charcuterie, bread, pastries cheese and the cocktail and Bloody Mary station. Items made from the locally-sourced ingredients, including Gleneagles’ own sausages, haggis, and carved bacon, will celebrate local produce and take centre stage alongside a live kitchen where chefs will make fresh pancakes and eggs to order.
Porridge, one of Scotland’s most famous breakfast dishes is being given top billing as an unmissable part of breakfast. It has a long history at Gleneagles – with a former chef having been crowned winner of the prestigious Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championships. Made with oats that are milled to Gleneagles’ exact specification for the perfect texture, the team will offer a healthy porridge from the à la carte menu, as well as a rich and indulgent version in The Scullery, based on the award-winning recipe. A range of delicious toppings will be available for guests to personalise their porridge to perfection.
More details can be found at: https://www.gleneagles.com/dine-drink/the-strathearn/
Editor’s Notes: About Gleneagles
Since opening its doors in June 1924, Gleneagles has been one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels and sporting estates. Set beneath the Ochil Hills, in the heart of Perthshire, it has been the must-go destination for travellers for nearly a century. Beginning its life in the glamorous age of travel when guests arrived in great style at Gleneagles’ very own train station, the 850-acre estate epitomises the natural beauty for which Scotland is famed. With its glorious playground of country pursuits and activities, the hotel is reclaiming its position on the social calendar. Now under new owner Ennismore, Gleneagles has enlisted the skills and expertise of some of the UK’s most acclaimed designers including David Collins Studio, Timorous Beasties, Macaulay Sinclair, Goddard Littlefair and Ennismore’s own in-house design studio – with the aim to create designs and spaces that celebrate the rich, glamorous heritage and beautiful architecture for which the hotel is famed.