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Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond

Cameron House on Loch Lomond, BALLOCH, G83 8QZ

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Scottish culinary superstar Martin Wishart's first venture outside his eponymous Leith restaurant HQ has been a key address on the foodie itinerary north of the border since it opened in 2009, and the stately castellated mansion of Cameron House is a suitably five-star setting for the expansion of the Wishart brand. The loch-side restaurant looking over the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond has always been a sybaritic setting worthy of a glossy interiors magazine, and a recent makeover has given the place a funky new look with lime-green banquettes, Regency-striped seats and an air of all-round refinement, presided over by a highly-polished front-of-house team that makes sure everything happens at the right pace. Leith is still the centre of operations, so don't expect Wishart to be at the stoves: the man charged with interpreting the boss's contemporary take on French classics is head chef Graeme Cheevers, who keeps faith with the house style of hyper-precise, refined modern cooking. He likes to paint a pretty picture on the plate, and delivers assured flavours. Underpinning it all is spanking fresh, conscientiously-sourced Scottish produce. There's a tasting menu, of course, and a vegetarian version that might even convert a hardened carnivore. From the carte, tartare of Borders roe deer is partnered with pear, chestnuts and smoked crème fraîche in a compelling first course, while mains could see a surf n' turf combo of braised pig's cheeks and langoustines with choucroute, parsley root purée, and parsley and garlic sauce. Other ideas might star turbot crusted with Comté cheese and delivered with caramelised onion, walnuts, pommes boulangère and sauce vin jaune. Nothing is out of place on the plate, and all the flavours work in harmony. Finish with Valrhona chocolate and orange mousse with Sacher sponge, and be sure not to leave without appreciating the magnificent wine list.

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Tel: 01389 722504
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Open/closed

Days closed: Mon-Tue
Dates closed: 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Wed-Fri

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French
Chef: Graeme Cheevers
Number of seats: 40
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

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From A82, follow signs for Loch Lomond. Restaurant 1m after Stoneymullan rdbt on right
Nearest station: Balloch

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