Find this hotel beautifully surrounded by woodlands and carefully-manicured gardens - and close to the famous golf course. The formal dining room (called The Tapestry), has high ceilings, splendid chandeliers and panoramic windows. The kitchen takes pride in his use of local materials.
Dinners offer the option of a fourth course, with a choice of soup or sorbet served between the starter and main course - these might include the likes of 'Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Parfait', 'Wild Mushroom Cannelloni', 'Guinea Fowl and Tarragon Terrine'; Ballontine of Loch Duart Salmon, wrapped in Nori Seaweed, with Apple & Wasabi Sorbet' or 'Fillet of Sea Bream on Couscous with Roasted Cashew Nuts' among the starters.
'Marinated Lamb with Aubergine Caviar and Provençale Vegetables', 'Crisp Fillet of Wild Salmon with crushed Potatoes and Morel Mushrooms'; 'Truffled Jerusalem Artichoke Tagliatelle' or 'Steamed Halibut with Lobster Potatoes' among the mains.
Without saying, desserts, such as 'Nutmeg Custard Tart'; Jamaican Ginger Bread with Ginger Custard, Spiced Popcorn & Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'Vacherin of Red Fruits with Lemon Posset' maintain the high standard.
There's also a brasserie, where lunch is served.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: all week; mains from £9.95-£14.95; set L £17.95 (2 courses), £22.95 (3 courses); set L Sun £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week; set D £39.95 (3 courses)
- Seats: 80
- Wine: A good wine list is based on France, with good choice at under the £20 mark, and about 10 by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes
- Wheelchair access: Yes (and lavatory)
- Nearest station: Troon Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available