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“Top notch service and food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auld Alliance restaurant with rooms

Auld Alliance restaurant with rooms
Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Kingussie
Price range: US$49 - US$53
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Being one of the finest dining experience in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the Auld Alliance is definitely worth a visit.The cuisine is French, prepared by classically trained Chef/owner Lydie Bocquillon whose passion for outstanding produce reflects in her mouth watering Table D'Hote. A truly unique experience!
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Top notch service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Liddy, the proprietor, catered my brother-in-law's wedding so we knew we were in for a treat. She did not let us down. I had the best lamb I ever tasted. She even made me a special loaf of amazing gluten-free bread. Other extra touches and excellent service made the whole experience very special.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenfluke
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Exceptional - loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

I'd read the reviews, looked at the restaurant website, seen the sample menu and from the moment we arrived loved the whole experience. The beautiful old victorian house, the large drawing room where we had pre dinner and post dinner drinks, the fantastic warm, friendly waitress service and then the culinary delights of Lydie. We liked that the menu was a set menu (best to check what it is beforehand if you have any food 'issues' to avoid disappointment) and chose a bottle of the recommended red (reasonably priced) which matched the food perfectly. If you like/love french cuisine and you are in the area this is a must. We enjoyed a courgette veloute, goats cheese pannacotta, and the best loin of lamb I've ever tasted. My boyfriend and I then had the choice of a plum tart or cheese board for dessert so we chose one of each before retiring totally satisfied to the drawing room for two large whiskys. Definitely recommend it to all foodies!! And fans of french living/stye/food!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best france kitchen in the Highlands.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

Very subtle and original kitchen.. Fresh food with local products. Location in a Nice scottish house with cool art in dininingroom.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rolanddinnerman
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Buderim, Australia
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178 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Out for a treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

A Victorian house is the perfect venue for a very personal, high quality dining experience. A set menu of French cuisine is designed to tempt all the senses. Not cheap, but the total experience is worth it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jackie W
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Kingussie, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2010

Om saturday night my husband and I went to the Auld Alliance for wine tasting and a taster menu. As usual the food was superb and the ambiance created by Lydie and her team was warm and welcoming. After dinner we retired to the comfortable lounge, sat in front of a roaring log fire and drank from her extensive selction of malt whiskies.
The finest french restaurant in the highlands, anyone who is lucky enough to find Lydie always goes back for seconds.

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2 Thank thomsonmt4
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