Dinner, bed and breakfast

The best of Scottish / Continental cuisine at a
Speyside hotel restaurant in the Highlands of Scotland.
Inverness 1 hour, Visit Scotland *** aarosette2 stars

Archiestown Hotel and Restaurant

Archiestown Hotel This page is about the Hotel Restaurant. See the Main Page for introduction with hotel accommodation decription.

Location map

Archiestown Hotel and Restaurant
by Aberlour

An established small Hotel and Restaurant with good food loved by fishermen and travellers alike.


The Restaurant

The Restaurant is relaxed and informal. The food is modern Scottish/continental.

Chef Robert Aspden seeks out the best natural fresh ingredients including all those for which Scotland is so well known: salmon, scallops, mussels, lobster, crab, beef, game and venison, all sourced as locally as possible.

The menu which changes with the seasons is a la carte. There is also a blackboard with 'daily specials'. The puddings and desserts are made by the Chef's wife, Alison.

Chanterelles, salt and pepper

Images from the kitchen:

Local ingredients in season: wild chanterelles (Autumn) from the Scottish Highlands, and seasoning.

Plating and finishingSauce reduction

Chef Robert Aspden adjusts a sauce...

...finishing dishes before they go out to the tables.

Deserts Cod fillets

Cod fillet, peas , gherkin and caper cream sauce.

Deserts, by the Chef's wife, Alison.

Fillet of Beef and Confit of Duck

On the table:

Fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef, glazed with Stilton, with Wild Mushroom and Port sauce


Confit of Duck, Garlic, Black Pudding mash and Port jus.

(About Scotland Editor's note: This is what we ate on the night we stayed at the hotel. Absolutely delicious!)

Dining room

This smaller dining room is available for private receptions, lunches and dinners.

For breakfast:

Cereals, Home marinaded Prunes, Greek-style Yoghurt, Grapefuit segments, Fresh Fruit Salad, Muesli, Fruit Juices.
Traditional Scottish Porridge.

Freshly made, to order:
Any combination of the following:
Bacon, Pork and leek Sausage, Tomato, Mushrooms, Fried Bread, Dufftown Haggis and Black Pudding, Baked Beans.
Eggs - Poached, Fried, Scrambled or Boiled.
Un-dyed Kippers from Portsoy or Moray Haddock.
Kedgeree Scottish Smoked Salmon and scrambled eggs (extra).
Brown or white Toast.
Finest Continental Coffee/Decaffeinated, Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey and a selection of Herb and Fruit Teas are available.


Lunch and picnics

Lunch is available in the Restaurant every day.

Or, if you are out all day fishing, shooting or touring picnics and packed lunches can be made especially for you.


For Tariffs please see the Main Page for introduction with accommodation decription and tariffs.

To enquire or to book:

Archiestown Hotel and Restaurant

Please contact:
Jane and Alan Hunter

The easiest way to get in touch is by telephone:
Tel: (01340) 810218
(or from outside the UK:
Tel: +44 1340 810218)


Postal address:
by Aberlour
Moray AB38 7QL
Scotland, UK

Please say you found Archiestown Hotel through About Scotland!

Thanks to Graeme Robb for the picnic photograph.

Archiestown Hotel See the Main Page for introduction with accommodation decription and tariffs.

Map of the area:

Map of Moray,  the Highlands and Archiestown Hotel and Restaurant

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