Tamburrini & Wishart
“Natural produce with head-turning visual display” - AA Inspector
BALLOCH, WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Enter the elegant wood-panelled dining room at Cameron House and the expectation of what Paul Tamburrini and Martin Wishart may bring is almost palapable. The thought and imagination put into the food served here is first class as is the quality of the provenance. The dishes are modern Scottish with influences from Paul's motherland (Italy) but always balanced. Here, the accuracy of cooking is without doubt as are the flavours and technical skills showcased. Choose, perhaps, for your main course a perfectly timed Aberdeenshire lamb complemented with barbecued aubergine, black curry and yogurt. The accompanying wine list is very detailed.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
- Wines under £30: 12
- Wines over £30: 240
- Wines by the glass: 12
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish, European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Discover West Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire hugs the southern shores of the famous Loch Lomond and towns such as Balloch make an ideal starting point for cruises and boat trips up the loch. The broad valley of the River Leven stretches from the loch right down to the River Clyde and is one of the best stretches of river in Scotland for salmon and sea trout. As the river joins the Clyde, the ancient town of Dumbarton perches on the banks.
Between the fifth and ninth centuries, Dumbarton was the seat of Alt Clud, a powerful Brythonic (British) kingdom that dominated much of southern Scotland until it was absorbed into the new Scottish kingdom around AD870. It became the seat of Scots kings until 1018, when Dunfermline became capital. In the 19th century, it was one of the world’s greatest shipbuilding centres, giving birth to iconic vessels including the clipper Cutty Sark and the steamer Sir Walter Scott, which still carries passengers on Loch Lomond. Dumbarton’s unmissable landmark is Dumbarton Rock, a superb natural stronghold. This 250-foot volcanic plug is a magnificent defensive site, visible from miles away. Long after it ceased to be a royal seat, it continued to be an important stronghold.
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