Muckrach Lodge Hotel & Restaurant

Muckrach Lodge Hotel & Restaurant
Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Highland, PH26 3LY
  • Telephone 01479 851257
  • Seasonal times In low season, full restaurant closed Sun/Mon. Limited bar menu only.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Food served Tue–Sat 7–8pm
  • Average price £28 (evening meal)
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  • Website www.muckrach.com
Cairngorms Larder

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Chef Rebecca Ferrand has placed the emphasis squarely on good seasonal produce for Muckrach Lodge’s much-loved restaurant near Grantown. The seasons are reflected in the menus: spring bursts with lamb and home-grown fresh mint, summer puddings are filled with berries, and winter’s roast root veggies are enlivened with home-made fruit compotes from the cellar. The woods around Muckrach are busting with chanterelles, which are hand-picked and served with cream and Parmesan when in season. All game is from local estates, and local butchers supply the black puddings and haggis that appear on guests’ breakfast tables. In short, you could probably throw a stone out the window further than the distance most of the food has travelled. But it is the passion and creativity with which the dishes are cooked that marks the place out. Even though the restaurant is big enough to hold 40 people, every diner is given personal care and attention. And while those with dietary requests are asked to advise staff when they book, Rebecca has been known to ‘throw together’ some terrific improvisations. And it has a helipad on the lawn for those very short of time.

  • No. overnight rooms: 12
  • Provides: Children's portions, Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Soul and jazz
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 24

Reviews & features

The wild foods and foraging to be found in Scotland's woods

2 Jul 2013

Wild foods, once a common means of seasonal sustenance, are enjoying a renaissance in Scotland

Expansive views and dramatic, panoramic vistas of the snowy hills are usually what the tourists come to the Cairngorms National Park to see. ‘If you suggest they go for a walk in the woods, they say, “Why would I do that?” They see trees as an…