My wife (an Aberdonian)and I (a Londoner) are currently resident in Boston USA and were over in Aberdeen (with our teenaged kids) to see family and friends. The night at Minmore was my wife's present to me for Christmas. We travel and use hotels a lot and have learnt to focus on what's unique/unusual/best about any venue; and for Minmore that's the food and Lynne and Victor's hospitality.
Dinner was excellent: four courses, nicely paced, great ingredients and perfect preparation. The wine list is extensive for a place of this size: we had a very good chablis.
Breakfast likewise was excellent: all the normal choices are there (the fresh fruit was terrific given that it was December!), but I had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon as a "lighter" option than the full monty Minmore.
But the exceptional meal that you must fit in is the high tea. Lynne's pastry is melt-in-the-mouth ambrosia! Mince pies, shortbread, elegant sandwiches.
The rooms are ordinary (as other review mention) but if you arrive hungry and are open to chatting to your hosts and fellow guests you will have a day to remember!
- Also Known As:
- Minmore House Hotel Glenlivet
- Minmore Hotel Glenlivet
- Minmore House Glenlivet, Scotland