My hubby and I visited the beautiful Boath House to celebrate our wedding anniversary recently. We'd long planned to eat here, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
I'm glad we did.
I have to say the quality of food was excellent - the Michelin Star is well deserved and the staff were very helpful and unobtrusive - especially Johnny who is very friendly and welcoming too.
The dinner we had was superb, all you would expect from a late autumn Scottish menu, except maybe that it was a little light on game (hubby's favourite, but not mine!)
The only complaint I have about Boath's food is that IMHO you should never see a single scallop on any plate!! It always seems a little mean, regardless of impressive your chef can be with a leek!
Overall tho', we thoroughly enjoyed our meal - until the bill arrived.
At no point did anyone explain that tea and coffee were charged in ADDITION to your meal AND at £9.90 for one coffee and one tea, that is more than a little cheeky, we feel. Especially given the coffee was very weak and came with milk rather than cream.
Given the set meal is £65 per head, I'd have thought they could stretch to including this.
However, at the very least they should tell you they charge a hefty £4.95 each for a cuppa.
Note to Johnny: Take a (tea) leaf out of 2 Michelin Star Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles & don't charge! It leaves a nasty feeling of being ripped off after you go to such lengths to get so many things right.
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- Family owned and run and famous for style, quality and fine cuisine. We are on situated on the north east coast of Scotland and the Grade A listed Georgian Mansion has been restored lovingly back to it's original splendour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boath Hotel Nairn
- Boath House Hotel Nairn, Scotland