Our breakfasts are a delicious, healthy way to start the day. If you are on a gardening course, I’m sure the homemade soups, salads and bread will keep you going. What better way to end a perfect day than dinner served in perfect surroundings and then sit by a log fire to relax.
Breakfast is served in the oriental dining room which has Chinese inspired wallpaper, a Japanese wedding kimono and oriental ceramics. Strawberries from the garden are usually in season from late May until early July; raspberries follow on. Tomatoes from the greenhouse find their way to the kitchen from July to September.
Fresh flowers from the garden decorate the table for most of the year.
Lunch is served for participants on the various gardening courses and is usually home made soup, using garden produce, home baked bread, salads from the garden, sandwiches and cakes baked in the village.
Remember this is Scotland and produce in March is very different from the variety available in August. We supplement Kirklands produce with things from a local farm shop but still have to resort to supermarket at times.
We think your dining experience should be special.
Before dinner you might like to relax in front of a roaring log file. Then move into the dining room, the table set with crisp white table linen, gleaming china and crystal and flickering candles.
We use fresh, quality, local produce. Depending on the time of year most of the vegetables and herbs are from the garden often picked in the hour before you eat. Our emphasis is on renowned Scottish products – Salmon, beef, lamb and pork all locally sourced.
As a family we all enjoy cooking – our children used to fight to decide who was cooking dinner! Gill has loved cooking her whole life – it must be in the blood, her Mother was a professional cook. In the last few years she has taken an annual trip to Nick Nairn’s Cook School to hone her skills.
After dinner you could return to the drawing room to enjoy coffee or tea and perhaps some chocolates by the fire.
All adding up to the Kirklands Experience.
Scottish licensing laws mean we cannot provide you with alcoholic drinks, but you are welcome to bring your own wine or spirits.