Crossbasket Castle

“An elegant castle setting for classic Roux cuisine” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BLANTYRE, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE

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Not far from Glasgow, Crossbasket was conjured out of a much older castle in the 17th century, complete with crenellated façade and spiral turret staircases. An elegant dining room of pale yellow wallpaper, a winter fire and linened tables under an ornate gold-leafed plasterwork ceiling, offering superb views over the gardens, is a refined backdrop for a Roux operation, père et fils, in which the classical French dishes are finished with some innovative touches. Jerusalem artichoke velouté comes with chestnut cream and artichoke crisps, while torchon of duck liver and braised pig’s head is accompanied by Sauternes jelly and truffled brioche. At main course there might be roast fillet of Orkney beef, short rib and cheek with heritage carrots and bone marrow jus, or fillet of wild Scottish halibut with crisp confit chicken thigh. Desserts range from Yorkshire rhubarb with sour cream vacherin to carrot cake with praline cream, blood orange and carrot sorbet.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Crossbasket Castle
Crossbasket Estate, Stoneymeadow Road, BLANTYRE, G72 9UE
Phone : 01698 829461

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 30
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Classical French
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire offers some of Scotland’s best days out, with country parks, museums, activity centres, historic sites and walking trails to choose from. 

Many of the area’s museums are a window into the county’s industrial heritage, the biggest claim to fame being New Lanark. Glasgow philanthropist David Dale first developed a cotton manufacturing plant and settlement at New Lanark in 1786, harnessing the power of the River Clyde as it roars over spectacular waterfalls. His son-in-law Robert Owen purchased the village in 1799. A pioneer of social reform, over the next two decades he established a Utopian society here – a model community with improved conditions for the workers and their families, complete with a school (with the first day nursery and playground in the world, it’s claimed), institute for adult education and co-operative village store. The site has been restored and added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites for visitors to learn about its history. 

You should certainly muster your remaining energy for the walk upstream to the three waterfalls known as the Falls of Clyde. The deep gorge was inaccessible before David Dale saw the potential of the area, and the natural power that the water could provide.

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