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Victorian hunting lodge with modern Scottish cuisine

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

The Earl of Lovelace did well when he chose the site of his 1887 shooting lodge (some lodge: it's actually a substantial property with a clock tower and turret) at the end of Loch Torridon within 58 acres surrounded by magnificent Highland scenery. Highland cattle roam the fields beside the hotel, chickens and Tamworth pigs are raised on the estate, and fruit and vegetables flourish in the two-acre kitchen garden. Within, Victorian features are overlaid with a classy decor and furnishings, there's an unusual zodiac ceiling in the drawing room, more than 350 whiskies await in the bar, and the restaurant is panelled, with an ornately plastered ceiling and draped windows giving Highland views. David Barnett is doing great things in the kitchen, using top-end Scottish produce in ambitious, well-conceived and technically accurate dishes. His five-course menu might open with wild garlic velouté and proceed to seared scallops with spicy aubergine, cauliflower and mango. Main courses are compellingly devised and short of fuss, so flavours are clear and clean-cut, seen in chicken with a ham crumb, orange and shallots, and fillet of local turbot with mushrooms, parmesan and parsley. Mango cheesecake might be a sweet taster before prunes, honey and oatmeal in whisky parfait, then coffee and petits fours in the drawing room.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 2 January for 5 weeks
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday (February to March)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.45
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Ross Stovold

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30: 147
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Tasting menu from: £80
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 38
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

From Inverness take A9 north, follow signs to Ullapool (A835). At Garve take A832 to Kinlochewe, take A896 to Torridon. Do not turn off to Torridon Village. Hotel on right after Annat.

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