Trump Turnberry Hotel (1906 Restaurant)
- Telephone 01655 331000
- Food served Mon–Sun 7.06–9.30pm
- Average price £37 (evening meal)
- Website www.turnberryresort.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2011 edition.
The definitive Ayrshire golf resort with its wonderful views of firth and fairway, a meal ticket here is a heady, opulent passage to another era of dining and high living. The name of the restaurant refers to the year the resort opened, and its menu takes inspiration from the legendary French chef of that time, Georges Escoffier. High end cuts of local meat and choice west coast seafood is given the classical treatment, with dishes such as consommé Monaco and supreme of salmon Mercedes. Appealing features include a daily plat du jour and a chef's table overseen by head chef Justin Galea.
With panoramic views of the firth of Clyde and Ailsa Craig, the 1906 restaurant within Trump Turnberry hotel offers luxurious destination dining. Based on Escoffier principles and inspired by the land, river and sea around the resort, the restaurant offers high-end cooking using locally sourced ingredients. The pork terrine – flavoursome and full of meaty textures, the saltiness of the ham balancing perfectly with sweet prunes and delicate pickles that bring vibrant colour to the plate. Artichoke risotto is comfortingly rich, the intoxicating flavour of truffle most apparent as the Chantilly cream melts over the rice. The loin of red deer is perfectly tender, with nutty flavours permeating the meat and jus perfectly, accompanied with a crunchy oatmeal skirlie that contrasts nicely with the smooth mash, making for a woodland fairy-tale of flavours. The play on traditional Scottish dishes continues with the desserts, a deconstructed cranachan is served with a velvety raspberry sorbet that is perfect beside the distinctive whisky and honey flavours. 1906 offers the quality and attention to detail you would expect from the Trump brand.
- Private dining: Up to 8 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 140
- Open since: 2014
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