A sunny afternoon in October saw us visiting Kildrummy Inn for Sunday lunch with our families. We have heard great things about Kildrummy Inn and its been on our “must try” list for quite some time. We would all agree that we had a fantastic lunch, the best any of us have had in Aberdeenshire. In fact we enjoyed it so much, that we had to share it with our readers.
First and foremost the food, which we cannot praise highly enough! We all opted for the 3 course lunch at a cost of £25 per head (£20 for 2 course lunch). The most popular starter was the salmon dish, however I opted for the chicken & apricot terrine. This is easily the tastiest terrine I’ve ever eaten, beautifully balanced and lovely to eat. For our main Michelle and I enjoyed roast beef, while our husbands ordered the roast lamb. I could write an entire post about the Yorkshire Puddings alone! Our children also opted for a combination of roast beef and roast chicken (gravy on the side). Dessert time and none of the children were ordering children’s portions. Sticky Toffee pudding proving very popular, with some opting for icecream while I devoured the tropical mousse-cake & sorbet which was sublime!
Now to the service, we were greeted on the day by Co-owner and front of house, Nigel Hake. The welcome was warm and we did not feel at all rushed in making our choices for lunch (despite the Inn expecting large numbers for lunch that day). My youngest can be fussy when it comes to food, she did not want the children’s menu but instead wanted to try a half portion of the fish main. Nigel through discussions with the Chef on duty that lunchtime, provided my daughter with beautifully cooked fish with a pared back pasta accompaniment. My daughter pronounced it “the best fish” she’d eaten. Nigel went a step further to say that if we are planning a return visit, to just call ahead as they can happily accommodate the fussier diner! Like the welcome at the door the high standard of service was maintained throughout.
Our lunch at Kildrummy Inn:
Kildrummy Inn, is an old coaching inn, located on the A97. It is well worth the drive out to this picturesque part of Aberdeenshire. We cannot recommend Kildrummy Inn enough and we all plan a return visit. We’d also mention that the Inn has 4 en-suite rooms, ideal for those looking for a quiet night away with fantastic food, a warm and cozy bar and great views across the countryside.
Please note the views expressed within this post are entirely our own. They are based on a meal that we booked and paid for ourselves and are not part of any promotion.2