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Glenapp Castle

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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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Multi-course dinner menu in Scots baronial grandeur

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At a glance

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

Glenapp is a Victorian creation in the Scottish baronial style, of the same vintage as Balmoral and almost as turrety. There's something counter-intuitive, but delightfully so, about gazing out to sea from an oak-panelled room, with Holy Island visible on crystal-clear days. The principal business of the kitchen is a six-course dinner menu, including a pre-dessert, with a choice at main and another for either cheese or dessert. A smooth velouté soup, perhaps celeriac with parsley oil, is the start of it, with seared scallops and fennel in dramatic sauce nero to follow. Goosnargh duck breast is served pink with unrendered fat, but gains from sweet-sour red cabbage, butternut purée and a restrained ginger and coriander jus, while fish may be sea bass with goats' cheese agnolotti in blood-orange and star-anise. Dessert may be a sinuously wobbly lemongrass pannacotta with poached pineapple, lime gel and crushed gingernuts. If you've gone for the Scottish cheeses instead, leave room for wholemeal crackers, oatcakes and walnut bread too.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Tyron Ellul, David Alexander

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines over £30: 115
  • Wines by the glass: 9

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £39.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £49
  • Tasting menu from: £69
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 34
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

South through Ballantrae, cross bridge over River Stinchar, 1st right, castle gates in 1 mile; use entry system.

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Girvan
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