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Auld Alliance Restaurant

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| East Terrace, Kingussie PH21 1JS, Scotland
+44 1540 661506
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we have ever tasted. Vibe super cool, cocktails, then chef's dinner exquisite. My partner is a finicky eater, never eats game, yet licked his plate of lamb filet. Every course sublime, cheese plate off the charts. And Lydia is giving us a ride home! Awesome!!

Thank menardnyc
Fife Scotland
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner with friends (7 of us) during a golfing break in Strathspey. All the good things said in earlier reviews are confirmed. Hard to know where to start - everything was excellent. Michelin star standard food, excellent service, good wine suggestions and a fine wine cellar. One of the best cheese boards seen. All in all a wonderful... More 

Thank billyrennie
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We booked up last minute and found this place was near to where we wanted to be , what we didn't know was that you could dine here too and what a genius in the kitchen our host was! Out of this world dinners - we were in food heaven . Breakfast was a lovely surprise and recommend Lydie's Muesli... More 

Thank Titaniu
lydie-renee, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review, it is a great start of the year to have you as guests with the giggles thrown in... , it was a pleasure meeting you both and hope to welcome you again to the Auld Alliance. Bonne annee 2017. Lydie.x More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great break here. Delightful setting, lovely food and host and great lounge area with open fire to relax in

Thank Paul C
lydie-renee, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this review

I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and maybe we'll meet again! All our best wishes for 2017! More 

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Without a shadow of a doubt one of the best dining experiences ever! with a set menu tailored to our particular tastes - aperitifs and canapes beside the open log fire in delightful surroundings, we had delicious monkfish to start, lamb cooked 2 ways for main and white chocolate cheesecake for dessert plus fabulous local cheese board - all accompanied... More 

Thank beermill
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited here for dinner due to a recommendation and it was such a lovely evening. The atmosphere is lovely - before and after our meal we sat in the lounge with our drinks, enjoying the gorgeous log fire. We opted for the wine pairings with our meal and both the food and drink were exquisite - one of the... More 

Thank Sam R
lydie-renee, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Lydie More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just back from a 2 night stay here. We did not have dinner there, but the breakfasts were lovely - the croissants the best I have ever had.

Thank Glaswegian148
lydie-renee, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and maybe one day you'll join us for dinner... Lydie Bocquillon More 

Middelburg, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The beautiful nature, our lovely room and last but certainly not least the delicious food Lydie (the owner and classically taught French chef) prepared for us, made our short stay a very memorable one. Everything she does, she does with passion, care and loads of skills: from her amazing lunch packages with Scottish egg, pie and cous cous salad up... More 

Thank PetervanderGiessen
lydie-renee, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you once again for the fantastic review, it is very much appreciated and found it quite overwhelming. I hope you got a good flavour of the Highlands and Badenoch in particular through the landscape and the food offerings.... A bientot. Lydie More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Splendid accommodation and food, well above average. Also very convenient location for visiting the glens.

Thank rasmats
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wonderful meal, preprandials in front of open fire, set dinner menu with wine pairing suggestions, innovative and creative dishes, ambitious cheese platter as an alternative to dessert, all-in-all an unexpected delight!

Thank 707ecg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$57 - US$57
French, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | East Terrace, Kingussie PH21 1JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661506
Being one of the finest dining experience in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the Auld Alliance is definitely worth a visit.The cuisine is French, prepared by classically trained Chef/owner Lydie Bocquillon whose passion for outstanding produce reflects in her mouth watering Table D'Hote.
A truly unique experience!

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