Kinloch Lodge

Modern European·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Kinloch Lodge

Silver Award

During the 1970s, Lady Claire Macdonald was responsible for transforming the ancient Macdonald family seat into an iconic country house hotel, renowned for its elevated take on Scottish home cooking. These days, however, Kinloch’s portrait-lined dining room is the setting for Marcello Tully’s intricate, precision-crafted contemporary cuisine. For dinner, you might start with a ‘soupçon’ (small cup) of parsnip and Pernod soup, before steamed home-cured salmon wrapped in seafood mousse with dill dressing; after that, a mini course dubbed ‘Marcello’s special’ might bring hake fillet with tomato, chorizo and black olives, before Black Isle lamb fillet with cashews, caramelised apples, pears and dauphinoise potato. To finish a dessert such as vanilla crème-fraîche pannacotta with raspberry sauce, orange and mint sorbet sets the scene for a trolley of Scottish and French cheeses. Lunch is a lighter prospect if you don’t want a full-on dinner, but be sure to dip into the Macdonalds’ highly acclaimed wine list.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Modern European
Cosy, Dark and moody, Fine dining, Luxury, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Who owns Kinloch Lodge?

Kinloch Lode is a family run business. It was started in the 1970s by Godfrey Macdonald - 8th Baron Macdonald of Sleat - and his wife Lady Claire Macdonald, who is a revered writer and cook. The couple’s daughter Isabella now runs Kinloch Lodge.

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Does Kinloch Lodge have a Michelin star?

Kinloch Lodge won a Michelin star in 2010 and retained it for seven years until 2017. Currently Kinloch Lodge doesn’t have a Michelin star.

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What are Kinloch Lodge prices like?

Kinloch Lodge isn’t cheap, but for what you get we think it offers great value for money. A four course menu - with coffee and sweets - starts from £75 per person for dinner.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Kinloch Lodge?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Kinloch Lodge.

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Sleat, Isle of Skye, Highlands & Islands, IV43 8QY

01471 833333 01471 833333


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 6.30-9pm


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