Head Chef, Paul Leonard & Team, Retain Eriska's Michelin Star

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Oct 3, 2016 4:04:29 PM

We are so pleased to announce that our Head Chef, Paul Leonard, has retained Eriska's Michelin Star!

Paul and his team here at the Isle of Eriska, have continued to develop our offerings, whilst ensuring that we maintain a high standard for our guests. Using products sourced locally, is an important aspect for Paul and the kitchen team, which has led to a number of supplies growing right here on the Isle of Eriska as well as the development of strong relationships with local suppliers.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who have supported us and continue to support the Isle of Eriska. Thank you to all those who have given their praise to our team. 

If you haven't yet experienced Paul's creations here at the Isle of Eriska, here's a little flavour...


Experience our Michelin Star restaurant for yourself. 

Wine Weekend - 12th & 13th of November - "Islands Celebration"

Posted by Bertie Badger on Sep 25, 2016 8:37:46 PM

If you are a budding gourmand and if you like discover new wines, you absolutely must visit Eriska during our Wine Weekend, on Saturday the 12th of November and on Sunday the 13th of November, 2016.

As last year, Philippe Larue, Managing Director at L'Art du Vin in Edinburgh, will be our honored guest for the event. On Saturday the 12th of November, you will discover our Special Tasting Menu created for the event by our Head Chef Paul Leonard, in collaboration with Philippe Larue considering the seasons and wines suggested. 

The eving will start as wel welcome you to The Michelin Restaurant to share a glass of wine and hear about the event. Then we  will start with the food & wines match's presentation by Philippe. He has cvollaborated with paul who is at teh stoves in teh kitchen so do not hesitate from ask him your most serious questions and try and gain explanations to his combination suggestions. He is always delighted to tell you the story of each wine tasted during the dinner and give you background and history! 

This year, the Wine Weekend will focus on "Islands Celebration" in order to showcase Paul Leonard's Cuisine. As we know, the origin and the seasonality of the produce and raw ingrediaents are very important for our Chef, as all the products used in Eriska kitchen are from as close to Eriska as possible.

Hence, why not match Scottish Islands products with Islands wines ?

Close your eyes, and think about how many Islands is there on Earth ? A lot ? Yes ! Corsica, Sardaigna, Sicily, Madeira, Mallorca, Japan, New Zeland, Long Island... : Now think how many Islands in the world where they produce wine, and good wine ! Depending of the climate, terroir, production methods, each Island will provide a special flavour, that will make it a unique event- especiallyw hen we then resturct him to our Eurpopena friends!

For the event, Philippe Larue will provide his own "Islands's Wines Autumnal Selection" respecting the Autumnal products's flavours that we find on Scotlands Islands during this period. Game, scallops, mushrooms,cheese will all be featuring during the dinner thanks to the eclectic wines selected by Philippe Larue. 

I cannot say more, let the Magic happens and discover the perfect Food & Wine match ! 


Booking conditions :

Rooms from £370.00* per night plus a supplement of £40.00 per person for the Special Tasting Menu on Saturday the 12th of November evening. 

Michelin Restaurant opened for non-resident (pre-booking required) with the Special Tasting Menu at £90.00 per person (5 courses menu and wines included)

Please advise of any dietary requirements you have so a suitable menu can be prepared for your stay.

The attire in the restaurant is Casual Smart.

*Standard room

We hope to welcome you to the Isle of Eriska for this such special events and please do not hesitate to contact the reception team if you request more information or if you wish make a reservation. 


PS : last little hint, but not the least... For you, United Kingdom is an Island, is not it ? Think about that and give me your answer on Saturday the 12th of November evening. I know this question will create the debate ! 

Topics: Food, Wine, Wine Weekend

Eriska's Wine Weekend - 12th November 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Aug 25, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Dates for our upcoming wine weekend have been announced: Saturday 12th November 2016

DSC_2225__WINE_IN_WINE_RACK_ERISKA__MEDIUM_350x282.jpgWe are delighted to welcome Philippe Larue, Managing Director of L'Art du Vin, on the outskirts of Edinburgh to host our wine weekend. This year Philippe has worked with Eduardo to develop and evolve our wine list, working to embrace the biodynamic march across Europe. They were tasked with setting up a list which not only balanced and complimented the creations from the kitchen but brought like minded producers who understand our ethos of flavour and taste. 

On Saturday 14th November, we look forward to Philipppe matching some particular examples of biodynamic wines with our menu to show how real, truly organic wines have a lasting ability and enhanced our kitchen creations.

Rates for 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfats with matched wines on the Saturday evening start from £370 per person.

Call us on 01631 720371 or email for further information or to book. 



Topics: Wine

LIVE streaming from Eriska's Head Chef, Paul Leonard

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Aug 22, 2016 4:53:54 PM

Earlier today, we successfully completed our very first LIVE video streaming from Eriska's Head Chef, Paul Leonard!

Today, Paul talked viewers through a delicious foraged mushroom risotto with garden herbs and it went down a treat. View our live videos for yourself by clicking the links below.

View Part 1 View Part 2


In the meantime, we'd love to hear what you'd like to see streamed LIVE from Eriska as we put our planning hat on and work on what we will bring you LIVE over the next few months. Comment below or email with your suggestions. 

Look out for MORE LIVE video streaming from Eriska coming soon! Stay tuned for updates. 


Topics: Food

Lights, Camera, Action - Food Glorious Food

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Jun 27, 2016 12:38:57 PM

Recently it was 'lights, camera, action' at the Isle of Eriska.

Experience just a little taster of what you can expect from our kitchen team in our Michelin Star Restaurant at the Isle of Eriska...



Watch this space as we have more videos coming soon!

Charter the Royal Racing Yacht - Bloodhound - this Summer

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Jun 27, 2016 12:03:10 PM

A visit to Eriska is special in itself, however imagine a private charter of the Royal Racing Yacht, Bloodhound, to make your Eriska Experience even more incredible this summer?

Our guests will have the opportunity to have their very own private charter around the west coast of Scotland - Setting_sail_in_the_Western_Isles__Ruth_Armstrong.jpgminimum 4 people - on certain dates currently still available in August this year. 

Current available dates for this summer (as of 27/6/16):

  • 4th August
  • 6th August
  • 17th August
  • 18th August

If you are interested in chartering, 'Bloodhound'', please contact our office directly for prices and for further information.

Call: 01631 720371


The Independent - Eriska 1 of the top 10 best hotels for honeymoons

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Jun 5, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Eriska was recently named as one of the top ten hotels to visit when honeymooning in the UK.

Click here to read the full article. 

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Isle of Eriska Restaurant - A Family Affair

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on May 5, 2016 5:56:00 PM

We'd like to say 'Thank You' to Robin McKelvie for including the Isle of Eriska dn the Isle of Eriska Restaurant in this lovely article focusing on the food coming out of our kitchen!

Head Chef, Paul, and his team have been working hard developing new dishes and using fresh produce over the last few0I5D3559_PAUL_AT_WORK_IN_THE_VEG_PATCH_small.jpg months - incorporating some of the incredible produce we've been working hard to cultivate in our garden patch on the island.

Look out for more recipes you can try yourself at home coming to our blog over the next few months!

In the meantime, read more about Robin's dining experience in our Michelin star restaurant over on Visit Scotland's blog.

Topics: april

Awards season is upon us and Eriska has been short listed!

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on May 2, 2016 4:24:37 PM

Awards season is well and truly upon us here at the Isle of Eriska and we are delighted to reveal that we have been shortlisted in 2 different awards for 3 categories in total!

CIS Excellence Awards 2016

We're pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Independent Hotel of the Year
  • Restaurant of the Year

Read the full list of those shortlisted right over here.

Scottish Hospitality Awards 2016

Finalist_Badge__-_The_Scottish_Hospitality_Awards_2016-page-001.jpgWe're also pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the following category:

  • Resort of the Year

More details can be found over here shortly


The team at the Isle of Eriska would like to wish all finalists the very best of luck!

Eriska as featured in The Herald - March 2016

Posted by Robyn Craig on Mar 16, 2016 8:15:55 PM

Did you spot us in The Herald today? Our Chef's recipe for John Dory, Baby Leeks, Young Wild Garlic and Brown Shrimp is the Heralds Features Recipe of the Day and is delicious;




 Eriska's Michellin Starred Restaurant offers guests a Seasonal Dinner Menu or a Tasting Menu each evening,                   why not come join us for more of Chef Paul Leonards food.

 For further information,please don't hesitate to email us or call us on 01631 720371.