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Inverlochy Castle Hotel

AA Notable Wine List 2016 - 2017
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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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Dining chez Roux in a grand castle

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Inverlochy is the quintessential Victorian baronial castle, all castellated stone walls and turrets surrounded by 500 green acres overlooking its own loch. Pretty impressive then, and inside it’s no less luxuriant, with its paintings, crystal chandeliers and open fires all add to an ambience of grandeur and opulence. Queen Victoria was particularly taken with the place, and some of the furniture in the three dining rooms was a gift from the King of Norway. You feel the need to put on the glad rags for dinner, and in any case, dining here without a jacket, gentlemen, is not permitted. Now under the auspices of a couple of culinary legends, father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr, the cooking is surprisingly modern, based on the finest native produce, and liberally sprinkled with luxurious touches. The 6-course dinner menu might kick off with pickled Shetland mussels, kelp jelly, dill oil and sea vegetables, then progress through mushroom tarte fine to halibut cauliflower purée, truffle and sunflower seed pesto and pickled muscat grapes, a masterly contrast of flavours and textures. Meat courses show the same technical expertise and unerring confidence, perhaps duck breast with honey-roast parsnip, curried parsnip purée, blood orange, and pomegranate salsa. Bow out with ginger cake served with bee pollen ice cream

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10

Chef

  • Chef: Andrew Turnbull

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 240
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Tasting menu from: 67
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Facilities

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

Getting here

3 miles north of Fort William on A82, just past Golf Club, north towards Inverness

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Fort William
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