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“Very nice stay and meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boath House

Boath House
Auldearn Nairn, Nairn IV12 5TE, Scotland
1667-454-896
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Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Nairn
Price range: $0 - $204
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Very nice stay and meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Driven past the Boath House hundreds of times on my way to Inverness completely oblivious of this hidden retreat of gastronomic excellence! Decided to treat ourselves to a dinner and night stay at the Boath House which looking back is definitely the best way to experience it.

The meal is top class and well executed as you would expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Their menu changes daily so I can't really recommend any dishes but the food was cooked very well. Just the right amount of detail in each dish both in presentation and taste.

The breakfast next day was definitely on par with the evening meal (perhaps better?!) The bacon they get is probably the best I've tasted in my life and they were very happy to cater to your taste buds if you'd like to mix and match dishes. Coffee was very good too.

The rooms themselves were nice however they are on the expensive side which I suppose is expected considering there isn't much competition in close proximity.

All in all a very nice stay at the Boath House. We will plan to come again in the summer when the garden is in full swing!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Well deserved Michelin star”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Lovely meals whilst staying at Boath House. Menu very understated which is good, not the over elaborate descriptions of over worked food but wonderful flavours of simple ingredients. \\\\\\\\\very well balanced meals, not too much, we left the table feeling full but not too full. Good canapes & chocolates. Staff really helpful & knowledgeable about both food & wine.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had a lovely birthday dinner at the Boathouse (2 adults, 2 teenage boys). Comfy lounge with open fire, amuse bouche whilst browsing the menue and a glass of champagne. Great food, had the pescitarian choice - you will be asked when you make your reservation. Shellfish bisque was intense but not overly rich: great. All courses were greatly enjoyed. Good choice of champagne as well. We've been before and we are looking forward to our next evening... Thank you for a lovely evening.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ScotlandIndia, Manager at Boath House, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Isara,

Delighted that you had a lovely birthday dinner. Thank you for your continued patronage, we look forward to seeing you again.

Many Thanks,

George Murdoch
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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“Delicious food in a charming environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed at Boath House on their January dinner, bed and breakfast offer in meikle cottage which is separate to the main house. On arrival the main house was very quiet and initially felt slightly uncomfortable but these feelings soon disappeared after charming George took our details, offered us a refreshment and then showed us to the cottage. So glad we chose this room and at the offer it was a good deal cheaper than normal. The cottage is quaint, cosey especially after George lit the fire for us and in the summer it would be just perfect with an outside seating area. The 6 course Michelin star tasting menu was fabulous as was breakfast. Boath house is ideal for those who want a quiet time away with fine dining and surrounded by nature.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ScotlandIndia, Manager at Boath House, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Dear Elsa,

Thank you for your recent post.

The wood burning fire in the cottage is a fantastic feature, helping to keep the cottage nice and cosy during winter. It took me a while to get it going so I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it.

The kitchen team love creating the dishes that guests enjoy, your comments have been passed on.

We look forward to seeing you again.

All the best,

George Murdoch
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Simply amazing....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our choice for this starred restaurant did not disappoint in any way. The lazy 3 hour lunch with delights such as celariac velute with burnt celariac oil and powdered celeriac which was full of flavour and the roe deer with a liquorice crust was so succulent you could almost eat it with a spoon.

Having sampled several establishments of this calibur I can highly recommend The Boath House as a place where the service is attentive, professional and not overbearing; the venue in the most glorious setting and the food inspired, prepared and assembled with passion and love.

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ScotlandIndia, Manager at Boath House, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Thank you very much for posting a review.

There is nothing better than a long lazy lunch and we agree that Boath House is a great venue for such an occasion. The Roe Deer is a particular favourite of mine, cooking the meat in a water bath helps make it very very succulent.

We hope that we can welcome you again for another lunch, dinner or a nights stay with a hearty breakfast.

Many Thanks,

George Murdoch
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