The list below is in alphabetical order by town.
You can nominate your favourite restaurant or hotel serving Scottish venison. Just send us an email and let us know who you would like to nominate.
To avoid disappointment we advise telephoning the restaurant in advance to check that Scottish venison is on the menu.
‘The Galley of Lorne Inn is a 17th Century Drover’s Inn and country retreat situated in the picturesque village of Ardfern which nestles among the hills beside Loch Craignish. The hotel offers outstanding restaurant dining with an emphasis on locally produced food and directly overlooks the loch side with breathtaking views towards the sea.’
‘On the shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven and at the foot of the dramatic Glencoe, The Ballachulish Hotel provides a warm welcome all year round. The baronial splendour of its architecture and interior make it the perfect place for romantic breaks, stylish business events and exciting family holidays. Here you can also sample the culinary delights of our Bulas Bar and Bistro, renowned as one of the best restaurants in the region.’
The Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre
Tel: 0844 855 9134
Fax: 01855 811 770
‘Almost afloat, the Isles of Glencoe Hotel and Leisure Centre nestles on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven. This friendly, modern 3 star hotel offers everything you dream of on holiday; spacious bedrooms with loch and mountain-views and a relaxed, convivial ambience. The Isles is the perfect base for a special holiday or break in this beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland. There is so much to see and do – stunning day tours by car, boat trips, castles, distilleries, easy walks, challenging climbs and more. The area around Glencoe and Fort William offers clean air, breath-taking scenery and a wealth of interest. As our guest you will also enjoy complimentary use of our Leisure Centre with Pool, Hydro Seat, Bio-Sauna & Exercise Room.’
‘Picture yourself soaking up the atmosphere of this 18th century Inn near Loch Lomond, sitting beside the roaring log fire whilst planning your day’s exploration of the surrounding beautiful countryside with many castles, gardens and city attractions within easy reach. Guests take time to savour the fine food, wines, ales & whiskies on offer from our Merlin Restaurant and Ptarmigan bar. The Merlin Restaurant offers a romantic setting for dinner by candlelight, presenting the finest local produce, lovingly prepared for you to savour.’
The Horseshoe Inn
Tel: 01721 730225
The Horseshoe Inn has an award-winning fine dining restaurant, a bar and bistro as well as eight individually decorated bedrooms.
Elliot’s Bar and Restaurant
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
23-27 Waterloo Place
Tel: 0131 523 1819
‘Elliot’s has a great sense of style with an ornate corniced ceiling, original fireplaces and expansive Georgian windows. Offering Modern Scottish menus (often featuring venison dishes), and using locally sourced seasonal ingredients wherever possible. An extensive wine list along with superb service makes Elliot’s an ideal venue for every occasion.’
‘The Restaurant opened in 2006 by husband and wife team Tom & Michaela Kitchin on Edinburgh’s stylish waterfront. Dining at The Kitchin is relaxed but welcoming with the food in focus. The passion of Tom and Michaela and their entire team shine through in what they deliver; quality and consistency.’
“Martin Wishart opened his eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith with his wife Cecile in February 1999. The doors that opened with just four staff now play host to a kitchen, front-of-house and management team of over twenty five.
Martin directs this team with one member of staff for every two guests, and holds true to the original mission to bring the very best traditional and modern French cuisine to Edinburgh, using the finest and freshest local ingredients. Martin gave Edinburgh its first Michelin Star in 2001 and this has been confirmed every year since. A sample of one of his venison recipes includes: loin of borders roe deer with braised gem lettuce, goat’s cheese gnocci and sauce grand veneur.”
The Cook School Scotland host a vast range of cookery classes, one of which is a Game Day which features Roasted Scottish Venison with Potato, Apple and Red Onion Gratin with a Peppercorn and Brandy Sauce. Scotland is home to some of the worlds best game so our chefs have created a selection of wonderful recipes that utilise this abundant larder of wild game. Our chefs will demonstrate how to prepare and cook the meat along with the perfect accompaniments.
‘Four-miles down a single-track lane that winds along the wooded banks of Loch Voil you’ll find Monachyle Mhor, a luxury hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. A vibrant splash of pink against the surrounding mountains, this 18th-century farmhouse and steadings is now a cosy boutique hotel and restaurant with fourteen individually designed rooms. A relaxed, family-run hotel, award-winning chef, Tom Lewis, cooks food fresh from the estate while his artist sister, Melanie Lewis’s contemporary paintings hang on the walls next to traditional oils and prints.’
Deans @ Let’s Eat Restaurant
77-79 Kinnoull Street
Tel: 01738 643377
‘Our menu includes the best that Scotland has to offer, from fresh vegetables to Prime Scotch Beef. Fresh Fish and Seafood, delivered daily, provides our Customers with the exquisite taste of the country’s coast. Seasonally available dishes, including Lamb and Venison are prepared with all the attention and care needed to achieve supreme texture and taste. The restaurant seats 65 guests, with a welcoming sofa area to enjoy a Cocktail or Aperitif, followed by a meal cooked fresh to order in the relaxed and comfortable restaurant. Our aim is to provide the best, and do all that we can to accomplish our Customers requirements.’
‘A warm welcome awaits you at The Peat Inn. This beautiful 5 star Scottish restaurant with rooms near St Andrews is looked after by husband and wife team Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle. Geoffrey was formerly head chef at Etain, Sir Terence Conran’s first destination restaurant outside London. Now as chef proprietor he and his team in the kitchen focus on delivering modern cooking based on the finest local and seasonal ingredients. This simple approach is complemented by the exciting wine list of over 400 bins. As a result The Peat Inn is consistently one of the best restaurants in Scotland, renowned for the use of fresh Scottish produce for over 30 years.’