Glenapp Castle Hotel in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland Dining at Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

Our Award Winning Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant

Experience our award winning restaurant

Fine dining at Glenapp Castle's award winning restaurant is a truly unique experience.

Indulge yourself with a delightful afternoon tea, or enjoy an evening meal in the gracious surroundings of the Castle's elegant dining rooms with the restaurant's six course gourmet menu which includes canapés and coffee and petits fours, whilst watching the sun set over Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline.

Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland

Whatever the occasion or time of day, dining at Glenapp Castle is a culinary experience not to be missed.

Easter Afternoon Tea at Glenapp Castle - call 01465 to make your reservation


Tyron Ellul our new Head Chef

Our Head Chef

Tyron Ellul our new Head Chef is showing himself to be a very strong and imaginative force in the kitchen and brings his own modern British flair to the castle menus, with huge emphasis on use of our spectacular local produce.

The Scottish Larder

All of the restaurant's dishes are created to highlight their provenance and the seasons. The Scottish larder is second to none in the world, and we have built great relationships with our fantastic local producers from around Ayrshire and across Scotland.

The dining rooms in Ayrshire, Scotland Dining Rooms at Glenapp Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland Restaurant Dining - Gorgeous views across Ayrshire, Scotland

A 3-course Gourmet Lunch overlooking the Ayrshire coast?

Lunch in Ayrshire, ScotlandOur 3-course gourmet lunch is available by prior reservation.

For £39.50 per person, this delightful lunch experience includes canapés on arrival, a choice from a 3 course menu and petits fours with coffee.

... or a delightful afternoon tea?

Luxury afternoon teas in Ayrshire, ScotlandBook a wonderful afternoon tea amid Scotland's most glorious countryside and coastal views at £19.50 per person which, along with a choice of the finest teas, includes a selection of sandwiches, scones with cream and Glenapp jam, cookies, fruit cake and seasonal fruit tartlet.

Afternoon tea guests are invited to enjoy a walk through the 36 acres of glorious garden and woodland.

Six-course Gourmet Dinners at Glenapp Castle

Gourmet dining in Ayrshire, ScotlandOur six-course gourmet dinner is £65.00 per person, and includes canapés on arrival, a limited choice six course gourmet dinner menu followed by coffee with petits fours.

These dining options can be tailored to any special dietary requirements.

The Restaurant's Culinary Achievements

3 AA Rosettes awarded to Glenapp Castle Scotland
3 AA Rosettes
September 2013

CIS Excellence The Restaurant of the Year 2011
CIS Excellence
The Restaurant of the Year 2011

Which? Good Food Guide 2010
Which? Good Food Guide 2010
Glenapp is featured in the Which? Good Food Guide 2011 and listed in the ‘Top 10 Featured Restaurants’ 2009

Restaurant Reviews & Comments by Guests

A selection of comments left by guests in the guest book in the Castle Library.

Library Guest Book Glenapp Castle Scotland

  • "Had a lovely birthday meal - enjoyed every course on the gourmet menu... The food was delicious ... loved the grandeur, the food and the service!" May 2013
  • "Again we had a wonderful time here at Glenapp. Staff are amazing and very friendly, food as always most enjoyable" May 2013
  • "Our first visit. Had a lovely time. Service food and attention to detail superb" May 2013
  • "As always, everything was beautiful" May 2013
  • "Stunning place and magical atmosphere and a magnificent job by the Head Chef" April 2013
  • "It was such a pleasure to at the castle again enjoying the welcome and friendliness of the staff and the wonderful food. The new chef certainly lived up to Michelin Star standard and produced superb food. Thanks to all" April 2013
  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay, excellent service and excellent food. Will definitely be back" April 2013
  • "A most magical place, so peaceful and relaxing. Food superb. Love to return" April 2013
  • "It was a special weekend ... and what I appreciated most of all was the care taken by the Chef and his team of my eating intolerances ... with no fuss" April 2013
  • "What an amazing castle – room, view, food and staff exceptional!! We shall definitely return." 11th August 2012
  • "Completely wonderful. The staff are fabulous and the food is divine. So delighted with the way you accommodated my food allergy… we’ll be back." 10th August 2012
  • " Wonderful relaxing visit. The staff are still as superb, the gardens are blooming and the food is just out of this world. Thank you all …" 5th August 2012
  • "The staff are a great asset to the place, the food is excellent and the whole ambience of Glenapp Castle makes for a wonderful relaxing time spent here." 4th April 2012

Reserve your table in the Glenapp Castle restaurant:
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Award-winning Scottish Luxury Hotel of the Year and Four Star AA hotel A Relais & Chateaux Hotel in Scotland Five Star Scottish Tourist Board Hotel
Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ
Tel +44 (0)1465 831212 - Fax +44 (0)1465 831000
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