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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern country-house cooking on the Solway coast

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Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The solid-looking white hotel stands on the shore of the Solway Firth with views across the water to Heston Isle and the Lake District beyond. Soak up the views from the restaurant, a pleasant environment in which to enjoy some snappy cooking. The hotel might be in a secluded spot, but the kitchen team proves to be a forward-looking lot, turning out starters of sea bass with fennel and orange salad, followed by Scottish salmon with herb cream, or pan-fried loin of local lamb enriched with port sauce. Finish with dark chocolate torte served with chocolate sauce and raspberry sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: December to January
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.45
  • Dinner served until: 8.15


  • Chef(s): Craig McWilliam

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 31
  • Wines over £30: 68
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • 2-course dinner from: £36.25
  • 3-course dinner from: £41.75
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 55
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

On A711 between Dalbeattie and Kirkcudbright. In Auchencairn follow signs to Balcary along shore road for 2 miles.

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