Roast Beef - mmmUniquely for Guest Houses in the area, we offer our guests the chance to enjoy Irene's superb cooking at dinner time as well as for breakfast. Her superb dinners are available 5 nights a week, Wednesday to Sunday, except during the months of July & August.

That said, on any evening throught the year, when we're not cooking dinners, we are happy to offer an equally delicious, 2-course, light supper, specifically for our unsupported walkers & cyclists. Just let us know when you're making your booking, we'll be happy to oblige.

Irene’s cooking has proved to be very popular indeed so, on most evenings, you’ll find some or all of our guests round the dining table, enjoying one of her splendid home-cooked meals. If you would like to join them, we’d be delighted, again please let us know at the time you make your booking.

For our Dinners, she conjures up a delicious, fixed "Menu of the Day", depending on what fresh ingredients are available and carefully taking into account any guests' dietary needs or preferences that we know about. Take a look at the typical menu items listed below, which will give you a good idea of the sort of dish you may get to enjoy.

One of our superb meals, including a small appetiser, a Main Course, Dessert or Cheese plus coffee or tea and chocolate or tablet, is just £24.50.

Also uniquely for the area, we take a special pride in catering for guests with special dietary needs or preferences, again, please just let us know when you make your booking.




Typical Main Courses

(Unless stated otherwise, our main courses are served with potatoes & fresh seasonal vegetables)

Ballindalloch Chicken

Breast of Chicken, oven baked in a tomato cream sauce, with ham & Scottish Cheddar

Local Lamb Steak

Oven roasted, topped with a parmesan herb crust, served with a warmed Drambuie raspberry coulis

Venison Cassoulet

Rothiemurchus venison, gently casseroled with chick peas and chorizzo, topped with a herb scone

Fillet of Smoked Haddock

Gently oven baked in milk, topped with goats cheese & served on a rough pea puree


Marinated and oven-baked in soy sauce & ginger.

Beef Tomato stuffed with Garlic Mushrooms
Duxelle of Mushrooms, Hazelnuts & Cream Cheese en-croute
Thai-style Fish Cakes

Home-made coleslaw, new potato sautes and tomato salsa.

Seafood Casserole

An oven-baked melange of white and smoked fish with prawns in a rich creamy sauce, with creamed mash topping and fresh vegetable

Venison Sausages

Specially made for us by George Gow, served on onion mash with rich gravy & fresh vegetable

Spicy, Nutty Chicken Breast

With a timbale of savoury rice and sweetcorn fritters

Spicy Sweet Potato Casserole

With herb scone topper, fresh vegetable & mini naan bread

Spinach & Ricotta Filo

with spicy potato wedges and garlic mushrooms

Typical Desserts

Irene’s Infamous Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Served with fresh cream or crème fraiche

balsamic plums with halwa

Served with fresh cream


John’s favourite dessert – ever!

Steamed Whisky Marmalade Pudding

With hot marmalade sauce & fresh cream

Lemon Possett

With fresh fruit & a home-baked shortbread


The traditional Scottish confection of fresh cream, raspberries, toasted oats and honey, drizzled with whisky & topped with crushed shortbread.

chocolate & blackcurrant pudding

served with a dod of crème fraiche and fresh berries


Selection of Cheeses

With oatcakes, biscuits and fresh fruit