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“Secret Escape”

Auld Alliance Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Kingussie
Price range: US$57 - US$57
Cuisines: French
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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!
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Simply the best food we’ve had in ages. The breakfast was very special indeed surpassed only by an amazing dinner in the restaurant. The rooms were fresh and clean. Wonderful hosts and delicious wines. A very special place to stay.

Thank LORNA E
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Auld Alliance recently with our family and took 4 rooms over the Easter break. The house was very cosy and inviting with a great lounge and log fire. The rooms were pretty good - well equipped and spacious. We also had a small self contained apartment in the house for two which was great.
The food for breakfast and dinner was simply outstanding. The quality of ingredients were only enhanced by the great skill of Lydie the host and chef. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and is most definitely worth searching out for dinner. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

Thank Euan j
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Lydie B, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, it was a pleasure having you and your lovely family staying with us and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner on the first night of our stay at Auld Alliance. The food was fabulous! Well designed menu. Very decadent food. Amazing flavours. Wine recommendation was perfect and far from the most expensive. Very good value. Service was brilliant too. Made us feel very welcome and relaxed with the professional touch you'd expect at a place of this standard. Highly recommend!

Thank Amy G
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Lydie B, Owner at Auld Alliance Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate feedbacks. It was a pleasure cooking for you and delighted you enjoyed it.
Hope to welcome you again at the Auld Alliance in the future.
Lydie

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

It's not just food. It's the welcome, the atmosphere, the competence.....
Early evening had us sitting comfortably in a superbly comfortable lounge before a log fire with pre dinner Kirs and a highly friendly and competent waitress explaining the food choices and wine selections.
The butternut squash veloute was smooth and delicious. A scallop appetiser followed: full of delicate flavour. The main course lamb with vine tomatoes and courgettes was tremendous. The meal culminated with baked peaches with iced lemon curd and a superb cheese board all accompanied by a well chosen white Reisling from Alsace and a delicious Cairanne from the Rhone: a fantastic dining experience.
The evening extended from 7pm through to 11pm with good friendly conversation with couples from all around Europe.
We could not eat like this every evening, not even weekly and wouldn't want to. Such experience should be a special and uncommon thing to be fondly anticipated.
Many thanks to Mme Bocquillon for her excellent hospitality.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We have been dining in Auld Alliance over many years and the whole experience just gets better.
The food was truly delicious from the homemade bread to the amazing cheeseboard and dessert.
We had the accompanying wines which were excellent .
The whole party (6) could not believe the excellent food, loved the lounge for pre-dinner drinks with its log fire.
On top of that Lydie is an excellent host as well as a superb chef.

Thank Gill356
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