survey result

Summary

£106
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful country-house hotel in a beautiful setting” whose place in the history books is anchored by Churchill and Eisenhower’s D-Day planning here and its inclusion in John Buchan’s ‘The 39 Steps’. Its place in this guide continues to be secured by its “superb food with regional produce” and “fortunately the chef has resisted the move to ever-increasing numbers of (ever-smaller) courses” while maintaining “an emphasis on excellent local ingredients”. “Some of the décor is very ‘Edwardian shooting lodge’ but the dining room is light and bright, particularly on a summer’s evening”.

Summary

£106
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Galloway's finest” – this boutique hotel in an “idyllic location” takes full advantage of “local ingredients, fine fish, beef and lamb”, which are “sensitively and inventively prepared” by long-serving chef Tony Pierce, a pioneer of the now-commonplace tasting menu concept for almost 30 years. The Lodge has a secure place in both history (Churchill & Eisenhower planned D-Day here) and fiction (in John Buchan’s ‘The 39 Steps’). Top Tip: “stay over – breakfast is very good too”.

Summary

£105
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This history-packed boutique hotel makes good use of the larder on its doorstep (including its own kitchen garden), and long-serving chef Tony Pierce was a pioneer of tasting menus (four at lunch, five at dinner, changing daily) when he introduced the formula in 1995. The hotel featured in John Buchan’s classic novel ‘The 39 Steps’ and hosted the secret talks when Churchill & Eisenhower planned the D-Day landings.

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Portpatrick, DG9 9AD

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No jeans
22
12+ after 7 pm
Yes

Knockinaam Lodge Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Knockinaam Lodge Restaurant in DG9, Portpatrick by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Knockinaam Lodge restaurant.
Thomas W
Nice country-house hotel in a secluded area...
Reviewed 2 months, 8 days ago

"Nice country-house hotel in a secluded area and private bay. We have been the only non-hotel guests dining that evening and the staff seemed at bit confused. We were ignored for quite a while when we had our drinks at the lounge. At the end, visit was enjoyable but felt a bit overpriced."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £42.00
Dinner   £80.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Portpatrick, DG9 9AD
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑10 pm
Tuesday9 am‑10 pm
Wednesday9 am‑10 pm
Thursday9 am‑10 pm
Friday9 am‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

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