Book a table and a bed so you can enjoy a tipple with your dinner.
The food industry can be a confusing one and (let’s face it) a little frustrating.
It’s a business that rewards conformity and tradition as much as innovation, even when ‘innovation’ is nothing more than a catchy name for an old concept. To anyone over the age of 40, a ‘restaurant with rooms’ will be known as an ‘inn’, but then again it could be argued that you wouldn’t expect fine dining quality from an inn.
Regardless of how you feel about this ‘new’ concept, it’s led to many restaurants diversifying their product offer and has made the appeal of a dinner in a remote location certainly much more enticing for those with the money to afford them.
Eat your fill then roll into bed at one of these restaurants with rooms, just don’t expect competitive pricing!
The Three Chimneys
Six luxury bedrooms are on offer at The House Over-By, a converted croft building that doubles down on comfort making a perfect contrast with the rugged Skye scenery. The seafood on offer at The Three Chimneys is of a uniformly spectacular standard with the food representing the very best that the island has to offer from both land and sea.
Where? The Isle of Skye How much? Rooms start at £345 and dinner starts at £68 per person.
Paul Kitching’s establishment is one of four restaurants in Edinburgh that has attained an illustrious Michelin star and the only one to also include rooms. Four luxurious bedrooms (complete with their own living rooms) are on offer here giving you a seductively classy apartment to retire to once you’ve had your fill of the fine dining fair on offer.
Where? Edinburgh How much? Rooms start at £115 per person and dinner starts at £70 per person.
Although Knockinaam Lodge has been retroactively branded with the ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ tag, this old school establishment has been functioning in much the same way for decades now. Only ten room are available at this boutique hotel which are fitted out in a typically classic style. Whilst you’re unlikely to find much modernity in the style of the rooms, the fantastic food on offer here adheres to the most cutting edge of techniques and fashions.
Where? Dumfries and Galloway How much? Rooms start at £190 and dinner from £70 per person.
A fixed, four course menu is on offer at this celebrated success story on Scotland’s west coast. Modern cooking techniques collide with some of the best locally sourced and farmed ingredients, bringing long forgotten Scottish dishes back to life in the process. Cross a small bridge to reach four bespoke modern bothies offering a rural retreat to sleep off your meal in. The rooms come complete with record players and classic paperback novels, and look out over the nearby river and Old Castle Lachlan.
Where? Strathlachlan How much? B&B for two starts at £160 per night, whilst the fixed dinner menu starts at £49 per person.