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Eat like a King

Sample award-winning culinary delights from the kitchen of Carlowrie’s inspiring chef Iain MacDonald.

Only the Best

Iain is passionate about two things: exceptional quality local produce and innovation in the kitchen. Hailing from the very heart of Scotland in the foothills of the Highlands, Iain has grown up with the finest of our country’s larder from as far back as he can remember. A firm believer that we have the best ingredients available on our doorstep, his menus are inspired by seasonal and local, and his skills developed through stages in some of Scotland’s top boutique hotels and restaurants. Iain and his brigade are always looking for the next challenge, and see Carlowrie at the forefront of our thriving culinary scene, continuing to delight and inspire our eclectic range of discerning clients.

Fresh and Local

Under Iain’s watchful eye, Carlowrie’s kitchens are provided with only the best of locally-sourced produce. Our beef comes exclusively from the Buccleuch estate; local growers are responsible for our fresh produce; and our fish hand-picked at dawn by expert-fishmongers along the Scottish coast.

Homegrown Goodness

The Carlowrie Estate is home to two splendid Mackenzie and Moncur hot houses, last used by renowned botanist and former owner of the castle, Isobel Wylie Hutchison. Following an extensive renovation program that involved over one thousand new panes of glass, these Victorian glass houses have been restored to their former glory. The glass houses now grow fresh produce that is used in the Carlowrie kitchens.