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The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross Tweedmill Brae Ardbroilach Road, Kingussie PH21 1LB Scotland
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#2 of 4 hotels in Kingussie
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A contemporary five star restaurant with eight comfortable bedrooms set in a converted tweed mill and situated in 4 acres of riverside grounds within Cairngorm National Park. AA three-rosette award winning dinners feature the highest quality fresh, local, and seasonal produce, all complimented by a 300 bin wine list and around 40 specialist malt whiskies.
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LARGOBAY wrote a review 17 Jun
Lower Largo, United Kingdom165 contributions394 helpful votes
Impeccable observation of Covid regulations and spotlessly clean restaurant with rooms. Housekeeping of a very high standard. Restaurant very cold on June evenings but no attempt to provide heating indicated a lack of client care. Breakfasts were good with a wide variety of choices and included the best black pudding I have ever tasted from the local butcher. However for a three star AA rosette restaurant the dinners failed to impress. A starter of tian of avocado and smoked salmon was totally tasteless while ravioli of quail leg was stodgy and completely unappetising….a chunk of undercooked pasta and dried up quail which was very disappointing and completely unworthy of an AA three rosette restaurant. We left most of this dreadful dish but the male proprietor made absolutely no enquiry as to our reasons for leaving it….hardly indicative of customer care. Food is carefully sourced and is of good quality as evidenced by very fresh and properly cooked scallops & langoustine with a seafood foam and top quality fillet of Highland beef. However halibut was overcooked and very dry and was accompanied by completely inappropriate vegetables including cauliflower florets, mushrooms etc. The best dish on both nights was a very light and tasty vanilla cheesecake with strawberry sorbet …an inspired dish. The restaurant was Very Cold even on June nights and the owners need to provide heating while light classical music would provide a less austere atmosphere as diners whisper to each other. Our overall impression of the food was that it was extremely disappointing and worthy of no more than a single star from the AA. A two night stay including dinner ( priced at £55 each) , two bottles of Rioja Reserva, two gin and tonics and two glasses of elderflower cordial cost £ 633. In our opinion this certainly did not represent good value for money. The entire place lacks the WOW factor. .
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Date of stay: June 2021
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MichaelEdinburgh wrote a review 3 Jun
Edinburgh165 contributions146 helpful votes
We stopped at the Cross for one night on our way back from a trip to the NW of Scotland and were very glad we did. The Cross is at Kingussie, just a few minutes off the A9, so ideally placed for those wanting to break their journey. The building is an old mill beside a burn ,with lovely gardens surrounding. Our room had a balcony overlooking the water and was clean and comfortable, if a little dated. The food in the restaurant was very good indeed, fresh produce and imaginative 'modern' cooking. The hosts were friendly and helpful. There are a number of lovely walks starting from the Cross for those wanting to stretch their legs after a long drive.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Pez395 wrote a review Nov 2020
Huntingdon, United Kingdom50 contributions16 helpful votes
Intrigued by the Title of this review? Good, read on. My wife and I had booked several stays in Scotland and were looking for a nice place to stay for a couple of nights on the fringes of the Cairngorms. My search fortunately found 'The Cross at Kingussie', and boy oh boy am I glad it did. First off, the communication from Derek & Celia Kitchingman was both quick and welcoming and left me in no doubt that the previous reviews I had read were accurate, it also left me in no doubt that we definitely wanted to visit. Tucked away just off the beaten track, The Cross is a haven to the weary driver, with the warmest of welcomes and a cup of tea and shortbread to settle in. The room was not just wonderfully clean, but homely and very, very comfortable; and with an extremely picturesque view over the cascading water ( which is ever-present but not disturbing in any way). Our evening meal was, simply put, superb and very impressive, particularly given the Covid environment we are all living in. I have done the Michelin Starred Restaurant experience on several occasions and know what excellence is; therefore I hope my comments are qualified. Each course was brilliantly thought through and faultless. My quail & foie gras starter on my second evening is without doubt the best Starter I have ever had. My Cheese Board was excellent but unfortunately crying out to be accompanied by a glass of wine or Port, but argh! Those damn Covid restrictions. Breakfast was also sublime, with a delightfully fragrant homemade marmalade. The best way to start your day. Speaking of which the walks around 'The Cross' are stunning and we were wonderfully set up for our 3 hour or so walk/hike up Creag Bheag and back; stunningly beautiful and invigorating. I hope my photos are uplifted!! We will go back for sure next time we visit that Region of Scotland. I cannot recommend this perfect place more highly. The Kitchen brigade are to be congratulated on their outstanding dishes; Thank you. And thank you to Derek Celia and their whole team for a memorable stay. We wish them the very best during the dark and challenging times ahead in combatting and coping with Covid, and we live in hope that we can return to have a glass of wine to compliment the gorgeous food and surroundings.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Our room was excellent & we liked views & the cascading water, but it is not a...
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familyb5 wrote a review Oct 2020
Carnforth, United Kingdom290 contributions182 helpful votes
Only stayed here one night but it was such a special place. Owners very welcoming and felt very Covid secure throughout. Our bedroom had sloping roof but not an issue despite hubby being 6` 3". Separate lounge area and good sized bathroom. Within the sloping roof there was a Velux window with blind directly above the bed. We decided to leave the blind open and it was magical to lie in a cosy bed watching the stars! We had the longer tasting menu. Compared to other restaurants offering tasting menus around the country we felt this was excellent quality and value. Due to Covid restrictions alcohol was not allowed in Scotland during our stay . However if anything just having sparkling water with the meal meant the tastes were even better.(Other soft drinks available - we just chose sparkling water to accompany our meal). Breakfast was also superb - t is lovely to have freshly squeezed orange juice and excellent bread for toast. Croissants and homemade muesli deserve a special mention too! We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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hamish12_11 wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom67 contributions24 helpful votes
Visited The Cross on a Wednesday evening with friends. It’s in a really nice location tucked away in Kingussie and there was a welcoming fire as it was quite a cold evening. We had the set menu at £65 pp which was absolutely superb. Three courses plus amuse-bouche and lovely freshly baked flavoured rolls - delicious. Compliments to the chef👍. Good selection of wines too. The only downside was the ambience which was a bit staid. However would we return - absolutely !
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$135 - US$316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cross at Kingussie
Which popular attractions are close to The Cross at Kingussie?
Nearby attractions include Fused and Light (0.5 km), The Iona Gallery (0.5 km), and Chapel House Arts (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cross at Kingussie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Cross at Kingussie?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cross at Kingussie?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cross at Kingussie?
Conveniently located restaurants include McInnes Restaurant, Cafe Bistro, and The Restaurant at The Cross.
Is The Cross at Kingussie located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kingussie.
Does The Cross at Kingussie have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.