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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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Accomplished Scottish cooking in the Macdonald ancestral home

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At a glance

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

The white-painted house is handsome enough - the ancestral home of the high chief of the Clan Donald no less - while the setting is awesome, overlooking the waters of na Dal sea loch. The current laird, Godfrey Macdonald (the 8th Lord Macdonald), lives at Kinloch with Lady Claire, the well-known cookery writer. They have created a glorious retreat with an unassuming elegance, cosy fires, and a restaurant that really packs a punch. Head chef Marcello Tully and his team deliver an inspiring repertoire of French influenced modern Scottish fair, with superb regional ingredients at the heart of everything. The formal dining room is adorned with imposing historic portraits. After an opening 'soupçon' of roast butternut squash comes west coast scallops, served up with a warm mousse made with the roes, and the flavours of citrus and ginger. Next up, 'Marcello's special', which might be Mallaig hake with some subtle Indian spicing, followed by the necessity to make a decision - meat or fish. The former could be Speyside beef with Strathdon blue cheese mousse and rich brandy sauce. To finish, choose between dark chocolate melt with vanilla espuma and crème de menthe or Scottish and French cheeses from the trolley, or have both.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef: Marcello Tully

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: French, Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 165
  • Wines by the glass: 19

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 55
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 55
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12

Getting here

1m off main road, 6m S of Broadford on A851, 10m N of Armadale

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Kyle of Lochalsh
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