Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle
Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, KA26 0NZ
  • Telephone 01465 831212
  • Seasonal times Closed 2 Jan–mid March.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 7.45—10.45am, 12.30—2pm, 3—5pm, 7—9.30pm.
  • Average price £37.50 (set lunch); £60 (6 courses)
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Glenapp Castle
Ayrshire Larder

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Once the seat of the Earl of Inchcape, Glenapp Castle retains an aristocratic air. Set in a majestic location, complete with sweeping drive and acres of beautiful gardens – which supply the castle kitchen with fresh herbs and vegetables – the impressive venue and lavish menu make for a high-end dining experience. With a number of different menu options to choose from, Glenapp caters for every occasion. Afternoon tea, served in the elegant drawing room, includes an array of finger sandwiches, warm home-made scones and delicate patisserie, while the set menu gourmet lunch consists of impressive, expertly prepared dishes including seared red mullet with squid ink quinoa. The decadent six course dinner menu continuous the luxury theme, with choices including poached lobster tail and honey duck breast with Jerusalem artichoke. Glenapp Castle is committed to using locally sourced produce, including seafood from the waters of the West Coast and game from neighbouring estates, a commitment which shows in the high quality food that is served in this luxurious establishment.

Experience peace and tranquillity in the luxurious surroundings of this spectacular Scottish Baronial Castle, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux Association.

The award winning, five-star Glenapp Castle offers internationally renowned standards of quality and service, as well as superb fine dining with 4 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star. 2011 winners of the Romantic Hotel of the Year and Restaurant of the Year.

The castle is set amid 36 acres of magnificent gardens and woodland on the beautiful Ayrshire coast, just ninety minutes south of Glasgow. Guests enjoy strolling through the gardens and grounds and the surrounding countryside of Ayrshire and the vast Galloway Forest Park is ruggedly beautiful with many places to visit and sights to see.

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  • No. overnight rooms: 17
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 40
  • Open since: April 2000

Reviews & features

Chef's Choice: Tyron Ellul on creel fishing in southwest Scotland

17 Mar 2015

Tyron Ellul, head chef at Glenapp Castle, explains a little about the sustainable lobster fishing

‘In the early days of spring when the weather starts to settle down, the waters round our local shores start to get busy with small local fishing boats heading out to drop their creels, mainly for lobsters and crabs. Creel fishing, also known as potting…