Auchrannie Resort

Auchrannie Resort
Auchrannie Road, Brodick, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, KA27 8BZ
  • Telephone 01770 302234
  • Seasonal times Can be closed over festive period– call ahead to check
  • Food served Wed–Sun 5.30pm–9.30pm
  • Average price £23 (evening meal)
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Ayrshire Larder

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Scottish tapas is a fairly new concept but, like its Spanish inspiration, at its heart is the same simple idea of sampling different dishes and sharing. At eighteen69, guests might be keener on the former rather than the latter. Here, generously portioned tapas dishes also share the Spanish commitment to using the freshest local ingredients. Quality Scottish products are to the fore and ingredients like haggis, beef ribs and smoked salmon often have a modern twist: Ayrshire pork-crusted fillet of sole arrives as lightly dusted goujons perfect for dipping. More unusual twists, for example Buckfast beer casserole, showcase a sense of playfulness and innovation. The setting well complements the excellent food – walking into the conservatory at sunset is simply breathtaking. Horizontal blinds turn the perimeters into a film set and standard lamps create warmth and friendliness. In-keeping with the philosophy of tapas-style dining, cutlery is stored at the end of each table and, if you order the recommended three to four dishes, sharing might be a necessity by dessert time as – even if you think you’re full – the memorable cranachan cheesecake is too good to miss.

  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 70
  • Open since: Eighteen 69 opened in 2013

Reviews & features

Interview: Robin Gray, of Robin’s Herbs

18 Mar 2015

Meet Robin Gray, former chef in a Michelin-starred restaurant, now chief herb-grower on Arran

Robin Gray doesn’t have a website. He doesn’t need one. In fact, as he explains, checking on it would only take him away from his work. There is no sense of hard sell about him and a quick google confirm this: he’s hard to find. Buyers come to me, he…