The Cuillin Hills Hotel describes its dining as "modern classic but inspiring dishes using the best seasonal produce". In a hotel where every aspect of the experience is superb, the dining nonetheless stands out as a particular highlight of any stay and fully justifies its 2 AA Rosettes. You can read our hotel review for the Cuillin Hills Hotel
Diners can choose between dinner in the restaurant, and supper in the slightly less formal and more relaxed surroundings of the large and extremely stylish bar which occupies the old core of the building and the extension which projects to the front of one side of the hotel. A lunch menu is also served in the bar.
The restaurant dining experience starts in the remarkably comfortable and relaxing resident's lounge, where you are served canapés or an amuse bouche and aperitifs while you view the menu and wine list. The latter offers an interesting mix of the old world and the new: and includes a choice of modestly priced wines, as well as some excellent but much less usual offerings such as a 2000 Château Musar from the Lebanon. From the lounge you move through to the the hotel restaurant. This is bright and airy and makes the most of the hotel's views.
The restaurant menu changes daily so any detailed account of a particular dinner could be misleading. It is perhaps enough to give an account of the sorts of dishes which are likely to appear, because of what they show about the importance placed on fresh local produce. As a result you could easily find the menu offers langoustines or hand-dived scallops from Sconser, on Skye's east coast; mussels from Drumfearn and woodland mushrooms from Sleat, both in southern Skye; wild Skye venison; and smoked salmon from Achiltibuie in north west Scotland.
The Cuillin Hills Hotel is an excellent hotel with a formidable reputation. We therefore approached our dinner with very high expectations, and found they were more than fully justified.
The quality of your dinner at the Cuillin Hills Hotel will have raised hopes about the quality of your breakfast. You will not be disappointed. A choice of fruit, fruit juices and cereals from the buffet is followed by an excellent selection of main courses. These include toasted muffin and smoked haddock; scrambled eggs wrapped in salmon; grilled Buckie kipper with butter and lemon; Scottish cheeses; or warm sweet pancakes with butterscotch sauce and double cream.
Meanwhile, the full Scottish breakfast, which can be highly recommended, comes with a choice of pork or venison sausages. Whatever your preferences, breakfast at the Cuillin Hills Hotel can be guaranteed to set you up for the day! You can read our hotel review for the Cuillin Hills Hotel here.