A country house hotel, set in secluded gardens, overlooking over-looking an inlet; so perfect for a quiet break. The narrow approach road (more like a track) might make you worry, but all is worth it on arrival - with a comfortable lounge and winter log fires. Chef Tony Pierce offers a menu based on classical principles.
The four-course dinner menu offers no choices, until you reach the dessert and cheese courses (so those with allergies or vegetarians, should phone well ahead).
Typical starters could be 'Beef Consommé'; 'Chicken and Tarragon Sausage with Bayonne Ham and Shitake Mushrooms' or 'Seared Tuna Niçoise'.
Mains perhaps 'Gressingham Duck Breast with Haggis Confit and a Ginger and Coriander Jus' or 'Potato-crusted Fillet of Halibut with Spinach and Beurre Noissette' .
Desserts, such as 'Rhubarb and Pear Crumble' or 'Hot Pistachio Soufflé' are excellent - and an amuse bouche and pre-dessert are woven in. Try and secure a window table, for the best views.
Smart dress only.
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-13.30; set L Mon-Sat £37.50; set L Sun £27.50
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00; D £50.00
- Seats: 20
- Wine: An informative wine list is mainly-based around France and Italy. There are good offerings under £20, kicking off at £18, and about 10 by the glass
- Children's portions: yes, when possible. But no children under 12 after 19.00
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Stranraer
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page - or from the A75, follow signs to Portpatrick, follow tourist signs to Knockinaam Lodge
- Parking: Parking
- Outside eating
- Rooms available