Mingary Castle awarded AA Restaurant with Rooms of The Year Scotland

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Mingary Castle, 13th century Scottish Castle, on the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula – has been awarded AA Restaurant with Rooms of The Year Scotland

The award comes just four months after they were awarded 3 Rosettes at the AA Rosette Awards in February.

Upon winning the award, Colin Nicholson says,
“Me and the team at Mingary Castle are all so delighted to have won AA Restaurant with Rooms of the Year for Scotland. To be listed amongst some of the UK’s most loved inns, B&Bs and restaurants with rooms is such an honour. We couldn’t have achieved this without the hardworking team here at Mingary, who make the Castle feel like home to every single one of the guests who stay with us. I’d also like to extend my thanks to our loyal guests – both local and from afar – who have supported us ever since we opened”.

Chef patron, Colin Nicholson’s, restaurant serves a five or eight course tasting menu in the intimate 20 cover dining room. The daily changing menu showcases the best produce that the west coast of Scotland has to offer.

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Mingary Castle’s restaurant is open Tuesday-Sunday between 6.30pm-8.30pm for residents and non-residents. Guests can select either a five-course (£60 per person) or an eight-course tasting menu (£90 per person, or £140 including paired wines). Afternoon tea is served in the dining room every Friday between 12:30pm-2:00pm. A lunch menu is served on Thursdays and Saturdays between 12pm-2pm, and a table d’hote lunch is served every Sunday two courses for £36 or three for £46).

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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