Dining at Glenapp Castle
Stunning Scottish Cuisine
Glenapp Castle is a leading destination for delicious cuisine, with its fine dining and 3 AA Rosettes. And, with the introduction of the newly launched Azalea (our new restaurant situated in the Victorian Glasshouse & Bothy) offering a unique informal dining setting, we offer the perfect blend of dining experiences. Choose from the gracious surroundings of the Castle's elegant dining rooms to the almost 200-year-old Victorian Mackenzie and Moncur Victorian Glasshouse, two impressive and distinctive venues.
Situated within the Castle's walled gardens sits our original Victorian Mackenzie and Moncur Victorian Glasshouse, built in the late 1800s and one of only a few remaining in Scotland, including a similar Glasshouse situated on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate. With a botanical theme throughout, The Azalea is light, spacious and welcoming. It is home to peach and fig trees, grape vines and propagation rooms for a variety of plants and flowers. With nature’s truly awe-inspiring surroundings, this is without doubt a unique venue for dining celebrations.
Dining in the elegant surroundings of the Castle's dining rooms is a must during your stay at Glenapp. Enjoy afternoon tea throughout the day and in the evening dine out on tasting menu created by Executive Chef, Joe Gould and his team. Whether you choose the seven-course tasting experience or our a la carte menu, you will enjoy the authenticity and flair of our inventive food whilst you watch the sun set over Ailsa Craig, the Mull of Kintyre and across the beautiful Ayrshire coastline. Expect an evening of fine dining and wonderful memories from this award-winning, 3 AA rosette restaurant.
Afternoon Tea at Glenapp is a special occasion, the best in Scotland in our opinion. Our experienced pastry chef's love nothing more than creating the perfect afternoon tea. Enjoy beautifully crafted sandwiches, freshly baked scones with home-made jam (bursting with fruit straight from the Glenapp gardens) and a selection of desserts that you won't want to share- served with a perfectly chilled glass of Champagne if chosen! And the icing on the cake is the choice of location. Will you choose the elegant surroundings of the Castle, a unique compartment in the Glasshouse or a cosy table overlooking the Azalea Pond in the Bothy. Wherever you choose, you are welcome to finish your afternoon with a stroll around the Castle grounds.
The versatility of our private event spaces combined with our trademark attentive but unobtrusive service, provide the ultimate recipe for the perfect event. From The Azalea (The Bothy overlooks a Monet style landscape, with bi-folding glass doors and outdoor seating) to the peace and privacy of the Castle in your own private dining room, there is a space to suit every occasion.