Simon prides himself in his use of the freshest, local produce in a way which develops and enhances the flavours and taste of the food. Local suppliers have been sourced and by working closely with them over a great deal of time we have forged relationships which ensure the best Scottish Menus can be expected.
Breakfast is a la carte with a wonderful choice of local cereals and fresh fruit combined with traditional home made porridge and cream. The cooked food is all served from the kitchen and a great deal of time and effort has been expended in developing a uniquely Eriska Experience.
Lunch can either be a simple fare of soup or sandwiches served throughout the ground floor of the mainhouse or a more complex and potentially healthier options at the Stables from 12.30-14.00 in the Verandah Restaurant. This air-conditioned room also opens out onto a large balcony bar so that when the weather is favourable meals can be taken alfresco with wonderful views across the Firth of Lorne and the mountains of Kingairloch. The Verandah Restaurant also has daily changing specials which vary depending on the deliveries from the shell fish boats which land at the pier but there is always the best fresh local produce available to tempt the palate.
Afternoon tea has long been a highlight of Eriska and since its inception has been included as part of the package. A wide choice of teas, coffees and herbal infusions is complemented with a daily changing array of pastries, cakes, scones and pancakes.
Dinner is seen by many as a highlight of the experience of Eriska; whilst very traditional in concept, Simon and his team have been able to adapt and develop their menus to take into account the varying appetites. However at the centre of the kitchens aims are to produce tasty, healthy enjoyable menus which enhance rather than drown out the local flavours and history.
The menu changes on a daily basis and offers a choice of starters and a choice of main courses, one a fish from the surrounding waters another a meat dish from the hills surrounding the island and a final vegetarian alternative inspired by one of the gardens or larders close at hand. Then a selection of desserts and a large range of ripe cheeses mostly from Britain but where international cheeses are available, and we believe these will enhance our offering, we have included them. The coffee, tablet and truffles are served in the hall along with a digestif insuring that you head to bed feeling complete but not overindulged!
View our Good Food Guide Menu 2013