Castle Street, DORNOCH, IV25 3SD
A 15th-century castle makes romantic setting for a hotel, and here a sympathetic updating and modernisation has managed to preserve original features. The kitchen works a modern vein without losing sight of regional traditions. Beautifully pan-fried pigeon breast is served in a stew of pancetta and Puy lentils to make a memorable starter. Scotland's lochs and coastline are the source of seafood - perhaps a cold mixed platter, or salmon fillet with braised fennel and lemony herb butter - while carnivores could try a well-composed dish of chargrilled pork chop on apple purée with a black pudding and potato cake, plus honey-roast carrots and parsnips. Finish with classic tarte Tatin.
Tel: 01862 810216
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Dates closed: 25-26 Dec, 2nd wk Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Cooking type: Modern Scottish
Chef: Brian Sangster
Number of seats: 75
Accessible for wheelchairs.
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.95
Sunday lunch: £12.95-£18.95
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