Glenapp Castle

“Multi-course dinner menu in Scots baronial grandeur” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BALLANTRAE, SOUTH AYRSHIRE

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Glenapp is a Victorian creation in the Scottish baronial style, of the same vintage as Balmoral and almost as turrety. On a fine day you can see the curiously-shaped island of Ailsa Craig from the oak-panelled dining room. 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 mouthful of breaded John Dory comes with tartare sauce, before you move on, perhaps to pea risotto with mint, feta and parmesan. A fish course of west coast cod is accompanied by parsley sauce, and then you have to choose – roast Goosnargh duck breast with butternut squash purée and a haggis bonbon, or fillet of salmon with Jersey Royals, new season asparagus and chive hollandaise. Dessert brings buttermilk and rosewater pannacotta, with Scottish strawberries, raspberry coulis and pink peppercorn honeycomb. Cheese comes with wholemeal crackers, oatcakes and walnut bread.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Glenapp Castle
BALLANTRAE, KA26 0NZ
Phone : 01465 831212

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 34
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 9
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover South Ayrshire

With a mixture of wide sandy beaches, cliffs and rocky coves, the Ayrshire coastline looks out towards the Isles of Arran and Bute and enjoys a fine, mild climate fanned by the warm currents of the Gulf stream. Like so many parts of Scotland, Ayrshire is excellent for walking and the area is renowned for its superb championship golf courses, as well as boasting a wealth of historic landmarks to seek out, including lots of castles and ancient strongholds.

A favoured holiday resort on the Clyde coast, with its 2.5 miles (4km) of seafront esplanade, spacious gardens and parks, Ayr itself is a Royal Burgh dating back to 1202. It is also home to Scotland’s premier race course, where the Scottish Grand National is run, and, more importantly to fans of Robert Burns, the literary heart of the Burns Heritage Trail. With its modern facilities, good shopping and wealth of family outdoor recreation, it makes an excellent centre for exploring Burns country.

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