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Review of Boath House

Boath House
Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Nairn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$61 - US$95
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Using quality locally sourced ingredients, some of which are grown in our own gardens, we provide a three or six course set menu. Michelin Star and 4 AA Rosettes. Dress code is casual smart and often ties are worn by staff only.
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Fantastic food and service, duck dish we had was out of this world. Home made bread was great also, and there is a great wine and whiskey list

2  Thank redwoodScotland
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

While Boath House is a decent eatery in a grand old house, the food and service fall short of Michelin star quality - it simply is not anywhere near the level of Kitchin, 21212, or Wishart. We had more imaginative, well executed food with better service at restaurants in Blairgowrie and Islay. We found the staff to be inattentive, not particularly well informed, and service was sloppy and not well timed. For example, wine that was ordered came well after the food it was to accompany. Also, perhaps particular to me, I ordered a G&T (on the menu) and it came with a large cucumber in it (not indicated)--I really don't like the aroma of cucumber so I asked for a new drink without cucumber, but they simply took the drink back to the bar, took out the cuke, and returned the same drink with its cucumber redolence. The food was wholly unimaginative (save the fois gras with a sweet wine reduction and compressed apple, which was actually somewhat inspired), including the dessert on the tasting menu which was nothing more than a molten lava chocolate cake like one would get at the Cheesecake Factory. By and large, the fare was decent at best in thought and execution - one good course of six is not a good showing, particularly during the season with the most fresh ingredients. Skip this one.

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6  Thank douglasrathbun
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ScotlandIndia, Manager at Boath House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

A scathing and inaccurate review. To clarify:

Boath House was awarded its Michelin star in 2009 and has retained it every year since. In that time a Michelin inspector has eaten all the dishes you had or variations of them and deemed them worthy of a Michelin star. The dishes are always seasonal as specified by Michelin, all ingredients used the evening you dined are seasonal and local (foie gras being the exception), some of which come from our own kitchen garden.

The service on the evening you dined was perfectly attentive, informed and well timed. Personally I recall being at your table on numerous occasions and engaging in friendly, informed conversation. The other staff working that evening were equally attentive and all dishes were explained to you when presented.

When your order was taken I personally discussed the wine selections with the gentleman who was dining. It was agreed that a glass of white wine, for the gentleman (the Lugana) would accompany the foie gras and salmon dishes. Two glasses of red (Pinot Noir and Bordeaux) would then accompany the main course roe deer, one for each guest. Normally we would deliver the wines to the table just before the course was served. Due to confusion on your behalf you asked for the wines earlier than agreed, which we quickly delivered. I am sure you will agree that this is neither sloppy or poorly timed on our behalf.

I would strongly urge you to give an accurate and honest account of your experiences next time you post a review.

Many Thanks,

Boath House

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Visited recently for dinner and had a wonderful experience of fine dining . Food and service were both excellent. If your looking for fabulous food and service this is the place to go

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3  Thank OzwaldB
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Had a delightful time at Boath House on Saturday at a Champagne lunch. What a treat. Fantastic food, as always from Boath House, with the opportunity to both drink and learn more about some wonderful champagne. Add in some pleasant company and a chance to wander round the beautiful gardens. Couldn't imagine a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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1  Thank foodfan2
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Boath House is a very special place. A Michelin starred restaurant that has been producing consistently good food in the highlands of Scotland for a number of years it is a place any foody visiting the North should head to. It has been one of my favourites for a special treat for a while and when I saw they were doing a special lunch pairing their usual exquisite food with champagne I just had to book a place.
Boath house is an old Scottish country house in the baronial style but the walled garden in which they still grow much of the salad, herbs and vegetables dates back even further and that is where we had our first glass of Thienot. It was a rose which was as light and refreshing as you could imagine. With a strawberry or cherry dipped in creme freche it was a wonderful aperitifs. And to enjoy it in the garden, as tranquil a spot as there is you could imagine, was idyllic.
After we went to the house we enjoyed a spectacular lunch with oysters, fois gras and halibut each paired with a different style of champaign from the same house. Absolutely indulgent, luxurious and fantastic.
Not the sort of thing you can do every day, but if you get the chance make sure you grasp it. Wonderful.

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1  Thank GJ C
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