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Food & Beverage

Feast on Gastronomic Delights & Signature Spirits

Ingenuity is our bread and butter

Dunskey Estate offers unparalleled culinary experiences, using only the finest, locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our accomplished head chef creates unbeatable bespoke menus, world-class cuisine, and a dining atmosphere where people come to explore and be delighted. No dining experience would be complete without the expertise of our in-house curator of wines and spirits, who can suggest pairings to complement each course.

 

Sustainability Practices

Hospitality With Heart

We strive to support organic and sustainable cuisine, sourcing much of our food from local suppliers, who we work closely with to ensure their practices are aligned with our values. By reducing plastic packaging, composting food waste, and serving only the highest-grade cuts of meat from cruelty-free farms, you can be assured that your meal has minimal impact upon our environment.

Our Talented Chef

Charmed Culinary Experiences

With 15 years’ experience, including time spent at an AA 3-Rosette (Michelin-star equivalent) hotel, head chef Chris Stanley-Fotos will please even the pickiest eater. Chef relishes the challenge of creating bespoke menus, catering to customers desires and delivering them memorable dishes. Passionate about fine-dining and gastronomy, Chris utilises a combination of modern and traditional preparation techniques to ensure food will be served to you and your guests at the peak of flavour, when tastes come together in perfect harmony.

Our Food

Where Menu Meets Venue

We create a menu for every occasion, delivering festive dishes to spectacular locales. Whether a sashimi soiree on the loch or a hot chocolate afternoon tea in front of a Castle ruin, we promise that every meal is a memorable event. Your entire stay will be imbued with highly personal touches across a truly diverse culinary experience. Drawing upon your preferences, we source many of our ingredients at their peak-freshness right from Dunskey’s own gardens, crafting seasonal, delicious meals during your time at the estate.

Our Beverages

Perfect Pairings From Scotland & Beyond

No dining experience would be complete without the expertise of our in-house curator of wines and spirits, who can suggest pairings to complement each course.

Dunskey Estate has an enviable selection of local and international wines, beers and spirits. Our house bar, United Turkey Red, carries a curated selection of non-alcoholic beverages and mixers. When in doubt, however, go for a signature cocktail.

Signature Cocktails

Expertly Paired Palatives

Signature spirits include a wide range of malt whiskies from across Scotland, including house favourite Auchentoshan triple distilled lowland whisky.

Alcohol Packages

From Apéritif to Digestif

As a private venue, we are required by law to function as the only source of alcoholic beverages for our guests. A full wine list and packages for open bar are available. Leave the details to us to order, store and create tasting and pairing notes, all to your budget.

Regional Drinks

Local Flavours

Our signature Gin & Tonic is made from our house gin, Hills and Harbour, which is distilled just up the road at Newton Stewart. Crafted from local botanicals, including Noble Fir needles and Bladderwrack seaweed, this gin has a decidedly fruity and herbal taste to it. We pair it with foraged or homegrown herbs from the garden.

Our Dunskey Cava Sangria is a citrusy delight, with an unexpected twist from yuzu, and is always made with foraged fruits from the estate.

Food & Beverage

Feed Your Soul

Celebrations   Retreats  

We spent the evening at Dunskey for my hen party. The whole experience was fabulous. The hosts were great and so attentive. The food was amazing. Such a special venue, can’t recommend highly enough!

Mary-Jane Clarke, Google Reviews