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Food is the crowning part of the Kinloch experience. Feeding you well at every opportunity is something we take extremely seriously. Claire Macdonald started the kitchens at Kinloch with a mission to make the most of the wonderful local produce on offer, simply cooked and served generously. Her focus on unfussy seasonal cooking was ahead of its time and today remains unchanged. Our enthusiastic team of chefs are armed with an ever-growing list of local suppliers and amazing produce, our mission is to bring the island and its rich larder of seasonal ingredients to life for guests in our dining room: from shore to moor, mountain to sea.
US$14 - US$124
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
French, European, British, Scottish
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Good service and nice decor but overall Kinloch Lodge was much more expensive than is reasonable for average pub quality food.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited before for dinner when it had its star we were interested to return. We booked for the Sunday lunch. We knew the chef had changed and it would be a more simple affair. We were seated at a lovely big round table in...the elegant dining room with views beyond. Service was lovely, food was traditional Sunday fayre which is just what we were looking for on the day. Don’t expect fine dining , but do expect lovely produce beautifully cooked and amazing hospitality. Be aware some of the portions are generous, the sticky toffee pudding could have fed 2 people! We sat in the garden for a while afterwards enjoying the view, the sunshine, and the service. What a lovely day. Can’t wait to return next trip.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally got to try the delights of Kinloch! We booked to have our wedding evening meal at Kinloch Lodge almost two years ago. We had to move our wedding date 3 times due to covid 19 and were finally able to get married this week....Between booking and coming away for our trip, the reviews for Kinloch had changed quite significantly and we started to get quite anxious in the week leading up to the wedding, as there were several negative reviews as of late. Upon arrival we were given a very warm greeting, seated in a beautiful but relaxed dining room and presented complimentary drinks. The customer service was seamless from start to end. Both us and the dinners around us were given plenty of attention and the service was quick. The quality of food was really great. We had a butternut squash foam amuse bouche, followed by a brie cheesecake to start, monkfish and beef tenderloin for mains and then one chocolate and one fruit based dessert. We ordered a delicious bottle of Marlborough and were given the option to taste some other wines. Dinner was followed by coffee and petit fours and we were presented with another complimentary plate with best wishes and some beautiful dark chocolate covered strawberries. Overall the experience was fantastic. If you are looking for super high end fine dining then this may not be for you, but it certainly is very close. No small portions here - Mr Creosote eat your heart out!! All of the yummy food without the pretentiousness. Thanks for a very memorable meal!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Lodge but we noted there were some people dining who had just come for dinner, and who can be surprised. The food here is excellent. There is a comfortingly limited menu from our point of view as that means the...ingredients are fresh and time has been put into each dish. There is was a choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts for fixed price. We both had the Soy cured Ord mackerel for starters, perfect mackerel, soft and subtly flavoured with soy. Mains were Highland venison for my partner and the Portree cod for me. Both were excellent with the venison apparently the best ever. Dessert was Honey poached pear, just delicious. A really great meal with very good and friendly service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked as a surprise by my husband for a special occasion. The menu turned out to be very limited and I just was not impressed with any of the choices. They do use some local ingredients and some of it comes from their own garden...which is a nice touch. It was ok but nothing to write home about so we decided to have our special meal at Scorrybreac in Portree the following evening and it was lovely. It was also £100 cheaper.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All three courses of our Sunday lunch were fantastic, as was the wine. The staff were superb. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quality experience from start to finish, with personalised , caring service and delicious, stylishly presented food for each & every course. Pre- meal drinks & concluding coffee/further drinks were brought to a lounge overlooking the beautiful grounds running down to the water’s edge. We...were treated royally throughout and we recommend the experience unreservedly.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for Sunday lunch. The food was very ordinary to our great disappointment - suspiciously already plated and heated up. The service was surprisingly awkward; we were asked to place our pudding order at the same time as we placed our starter and main...(we wouldn’t) and we were left to pour our own drinks. The room was stylish but we were positioned with a view over the fire escape, which was rather unfair as we were the first to arrive.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing: very overpriced with average service (not silver service all came plated) & poor choice Our canapés were forgotten (we asked having seen other tables had been given them & got them after our starters). Placed drinks order …. Had to repeat to a different...member of staff Starter came 2 minutes after cocktails so asked to slow down main courses as hadn’t even poured glass of wine by then Only one poor choice of bread Beef cheeks were very dry Hake nicely cooked but not special No vegetables with fish (one strand of samphire) 2 teenagers chose soft drinks and cans brought to table& left to pour themselves Cheeses served at good temperature but no one explained which was which & served with same bread rolls Our view was of a fire escape Would not recommend unless fixed price was closer to £40: we saved up as a treat & completely misrepresented what they provided I’ve paid less for a Michelin starred mealMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic lunch yesterday in the gardens. Staff were lovely and food was great. Fantastic smoked mackerel risotto and then venison pie- even the fussy teens were delighted! We then saw a paddle boarder paddle right across the bay and carry his board up the shore...to the hotel - a great way to arrive to work and a very friendly member of staff who took time to explain where the best paddleboarding areas for beginners are. Lunch here is a lovely relaxing way to spend a couple of hours in the Skye sunshine. Thanks to all the team at Kinloch Lodge.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from AgathaChristie2012 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t know. It would not be cheap! But anything I’ve eaten here over the years is the best!!!
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Response from Grim72 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual - we were in jeans and shirts for the lunch menu - it really is a far more relaxed an atmosphere than you might expect from a Michelin restaurant
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5