An excellent restaurant, by any standards. The three dining rooms, each furnished with items presented by the King of Norway, give a real feel of intimacy. If eating in daylight hours, you can enjoy the stunning views over the mountains. While pre-dinner drinks are served in a luxurious lounge.
The kitchen closely follows the seasons, but a winter menu brought 'A Carpaccio of Black Pudding with White Truffle Scrambled Eggs and Roast Veal Sweetbreads'; ' Isle of Skye Crab with a Green Apple Salad, Sorbet and Crisps' and 'Skate Wing, with Pork Belly, Capers and Lemon' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Turbot with a Parmesan Crust and a Lentil Salad'; 'Gin-Poached Loin of Venison with Braised Little Gem and Caramelised Figs'; 'Roasted Veal Sweetbreads with a Tranche of Foie Gras and Stuffed Violet Artichokes' and 'Baked Loin of Lamb with a Goats Cheese and Tomato Mash, and Pesto-Dressed Baby Vegetables' among the main courses.
Finish with the likes of ' Caramelised Rice Pudding with an Apricot Milkshake'; 'Bitter Chocolate and Hazelnut Pavé with its own Sorbet'; 'Pineapple Tarte Tatin with its own Sorbet & Spiced Syrup' or their excellent selection of Farmhouse Cheeses with Oatcakes and home-made Walnut Bread.
All dishes are displayed as works of art - almost looking too good to eat! Service, as in the whole of the hotel, is excellent.
No mobile phones. Smart dress required at dinner.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week; 12.30-13.15; set L 28 (2 courses), £38 (3 courses). A light lunch menu is also available
- Dinner: all week; set D £67; Tasting Menu £85
- Seats: 50
- Wine: an excellent list is based in France, and kicks off at around £35
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Fort William Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available