“Taste our Best”
Enjoying fine dining on the banks of a tranquil Scottish loch, especially al fresco in the warmer months, should be on the ‘to do’ list of every visitor to the Scottish Highlands. When we designed the Osprey Restaurant we wanted to create an atmospheric space that would allow diners to really savour this unique experience. All-around picture windows, with French doors opening onto the Osprey Deck and loch-side terrace, ensure that wherever our diners are seated, they are sure to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Loch of Aboyne and the Cairngorms National Park beyond. Beautiful by day, when the sun sets behind the mountains, the Osprey Restaurant takes on a whole new atmosphere, creating one of the most exceptional natural light shows to be found anywhere in Scotland. If you are fortunate, you may just see an osprey power-diving into the loch to catch their dinner – a little bonus with our compliments.
Our Restaurant is presently only open for pre-booked event meals, celebrations and for residents at the Lodge on the Loch.
Our high culinary standards and use of only the finest ingredients, sourced locally from ‘Scotland’s Natural Larder’, have earned us accreditation with the Visit Scotland ‘Taste our Best’ scheme and the AA Good Dinner Awards. We pride ourselves on offering our diners a satisfying choice of classic Scottish Highland cuisine, popular dishes from the Mediterranean, and a few surprises too. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus may vary as the seasons progress and are complimented by a daily specials board, allowing our chef to prepare dishes made from produce fresh from local markets. Every dish that leaves our kitchens is unique, prepared to your wishes, and cooked as you like it. We cater for special diets, including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan, and we are always happy to advice guests with food allergies.
The Single Malt Whisky Bar
Fully complementing the fine dining experience of our Osprey Restaurant, our Single Malt Whisky Bar provides guests with a cordial setting in which to enjoy an aperitif or relaxing after dinner drink. No visit to ‘The Lodge’ would be complete without sampling a wee dram of uisge beatha (the water of life) and we have a choice of over sixty malts and blends for you to choose from. We boast an extensive wine list, carefully selected from some of the best vineyards in the world, with our private collection of Bordeaux Cru Classe wines taking pride of place. Cocktails are a speciality and we can mix timeless classics like a Harvey Wallbanger or a trendy tipple like SOB. Or if you prefer a non-alcoholic drink, we have a large selection of juices and carbonated drinks, not to mention our freshly ground Italian Lavazza coffee. Slainte Mhath!
Don’t forget to book
Residents please note that our Osprey Restaurant is only open for pre-booked diners between 6pm and 8:30 pm and we request that you make a pre-order by 5pm to assist our small team to best serve your requirements. If you would like to book a table or discuss our menu options then please contact us here.