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The Inver Lodge Hotel in Scotland Opens its 'Purely Scottish' Restaurant

April 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

Och aye, spring is the time we’d like to visit Scotland, and a newly refurbished hotel in the Highlands is just the kind of excuse we need to start planning.

The Inver Lodge Hotel in the village of Lochinver, by Loch Inver (yes, we’re finding it confusing too), towards the tippy top of Scotland, reopened last weekend. And although the rooms aren’t the sexiest thing we’ve ever seen, the location – you’ve got ocean, you’ve got highlands, and you’ve got loch – is pretty hard to beat.

Most exciting, though, is the Chez Roux restaurant. Yes, Roux as in Albert, the celeb chef of the 80s and 90s.

We ate some Roux food once during our formative years, and it was some of the best stuff we’d ever had (to be fair, we were 15), so we’re liking the sound of a proper restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

According to the local paper, the menu will be “purely Scottish” rather than French (probably a good thing, since the local paper also spells foie gras “fois gras”), and Roux will be working with local suppliers to source his food from around the, er, loch.

Rooms cost from £200 bed and breakfast, or £280 for dinner, bed and breakfast – and £40 a head sounds like pretty good value to us. Smoked salmon all round?

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