Love Land Mag - Eriska has been nominated

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 4, 2016 10:51:00 AM

Following on from the other awards we've been recognised in over the course of the last 12 months, the Isle of Eriska has been nominated in this year’s Land Love Magazine Awards in the 'Britain’s Favourite Place to Stay' category! 

02_January_small_133A0003_cozy_fireside_in_drawing_room_Eriska_hotel-resized-600.jpgWe're shortlisted with some other incredible accommodation providers throughout the UK, however we are the only accommodation provider in Scotland to be nominated in the awards!

All those who vote (whether for Eriska or not), will be entered into a prize drawn run by Land Love Magazine to win £300 worth of vouchers. Find out more over here. 

We'd really appreciate your support in these awards by voting for Eriska.

Click here to vote. 

Thank you from the team here at the Isle of Eriska!

Good Hotel Guide - Editor's Choice Awards - Spa Hotels

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Dec 1, 2016 6:05:00 PM

We're excited to announce that the Isle of Eriska Stables Spa is highlighted as one of the 'Editors Choice Spa Hotels' in the Good Hotel Guide 2017!

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We hope you agree it is a great achievement for our Spa team!

Experience the Isle of Eriska Stables Spa for yourself during your next visit. 

The Deck Restaurant - Winter Opening Hours

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Nov 29, 2016 6:30:00 PM

As the nights become longer and the evenings become darker, we've made some opening hour changes to our Deck Restaurant for the winter. Please find our revised opening hour times below.

Winter Opening Times

12.30pm - 6.30pm

Closing at 4pm on Mondays

Closed all day Tuesdays

If you'd like to double check our Deck Restaurant is open before heading out to Eriska, please email our Spa Reception on or call us directly on 01631 720802.


Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards - Winner

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Nov 28, 2016 7:30:00 PM

Following on from our Head Chef, Paul Leonard, and his kitchen team retaining a Michelin star, last month the Isle of Eriska Restaurant was awarded 'Restaurant of the Year' in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards

The Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards takes place each year in the Autumn to celebrate innovative, forward thinking and creative food and drink related businesses throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 

Previously, the Isle of Eriska has won, and in other years been short listed for the Environment Award - recognising the continuous efforts we implement and build on to protect the environment where possible. 

View this short video below from this year's awards ceremony - courtesy of DP Digital Media.

We'd like to say 'congratulations' to our whole kitchen team, all of whom contributed to the success that we've had this year - retaining our Michelin star and being recognised through winning and being shortlisted in awards. 

There's still time to sample delights from the kitchen before the end of the year. We hope we can welcome you to dine soon!

Festive Meals at Eriska's Deck Restaurant - December 2016

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Nov 28, 2016 6:05:00 PM

Looking for somewhere special to treat your colleagues, friends or family in the run up to Christmas? 

This year we have our festive lunch and dinner menu running throughout December, as well as Christmas Day Lunchrsz_0i5d8237_christmas_tree_deck_restaurant_small.jpg and New Year's Day Brunch available to book - subject to availability. Please note these meals will be served over in our Deck Restaurant.

Festive Lunch or Dinner Menu

Enjoy a 3 course meal in our Deck Restaurant - £30.00 per person

Christmas Day Lunch

One sitting - 1pm - £60.00 per person

  • Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival
  • Delicious 4 course meal
  • Complimentary one way transfer from Eriska back for tables of 4 or more*

*Please note this offer is available if living within 10 mile radius of Eriska. Transfer must be booked at the time of booking Christmas Day lunch.

New Year's Day Brunch

Available between 12 noon and 2pm - £25.00 per person

  • A Glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • Our very own Eriska brunch
  • Fruit Platter

Please note Festive Meals, Christmas Day Lunch and New Year's Day brunch must be booked in advance. Limited spaces are available. Must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

Click here for further information and to book your Festive Meal at the Isle of Eriska.



New Year Breaks in Scotland - Limited Availability Remaining

Posted by Elizabeth Todd on Nov 28, 2016 2:29:33 PM

We have very limited availability here at the Isle of Eriska for Hogmanay/New Year breaks 2016 - 2017. 

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We'd love to have you join us at the Isle of Eriska this Festive season as we show you how to welcome the New Year in style!

With only limited availability remaining, our Hogmanay/New Year package kicks off on Thursday 29th December 2016 and spans over 5 nights, complete with Ceilidh and Fireworks to welcome in the bells. 

Let our experienced team take care of all the work for you this Festive Season and a well deserved break on our magical island.

Find out more about what it's like to welcome the New Year in style at the Isle of Eriska.

SHABA : Scottish Hair & Beauty Award

Posted by Bertie Badger on Nov 17, 2016 12:02:17 PM

We are delighted to announce that The Isle of Eriska Spa has shortlisted in the "Spa of the Year" category! A deserved nomination which highlights the Stables Spa's incredible facilities, rewards our therapist's skills and highlights the use of natural products with added health benefits.

With five treatment rooms, 17 meter Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Spa Pool and a Rasul Chamber, the Isle of Eriska Stables Spa is the perfect wellness place to unwind and completely relax your body with a large selection of treatments and massages from which to choose. 

The 6th year of SHABA event, organised by SalonNV and BarberNV, aims to reward the creative scottish talent of the year within the Hair & Beauty industry. The competition is open to individuals and salons operating in Scotland, with over 30 titles to be won across a range of Hair, Beauty, Aesthetics, Barbering, Make up Artistry and Businesses.

The ceremony takes place on Friday 4th December in Glasgow, and we wish our Spa team the best of luck! Watch this space for the results...

Go Fraser Cooper!

Posted by Bertie Badger on Nov 4, 2016 9:40:31 AM

We are so pleased to announce that Fraser Cooper, Commis Chef at The Isle of Eriska 1star Michelin restaurant, has been selected as finalist for the British Culinary Federation's Young Chef of the Year 2016. 

15 finalists are involved - seeking to win THE prize. The last competition takes place on Monday 7th November in Birmingham, and each candidate will compete on the production of a 3 courses menu for the judges. They will be marked on:

  • Presentation
  • Working methods
  • Professional techniques
  • Culinary skills
  • Hygiene
  • Food quality

All the Eriska staff members send him the best positive thoughts and support for the final round of the competition, and we will keep you informed of the results... But for now, go Fraser Cooper!

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More information about the contest clicking on the following link :


Topics: Food, contest

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