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US$83 - US$99
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Scottish, European, British, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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19C tweed mill in four acres of wooded grounds. Enjoy drinks on the terrace or in the first floor lounge then head to the dining room with its low beam...
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Reviewed 1 December 2020 via mobile

The Cross is a wee gem in the village of Kingussie. We had a truly lovely weekend staying here. From our arrival to departure everything was first class and Derek & Celia were the perfect hosts. The food was amazing, fantastic cooked breakfast with homemade...marmalade and jam. The canapés before dinner, warm homemade bread rolls and the infusion of flavours throughout the meal made this a very memorable experience. Put The Cross on your list of “must visit “ places especially if you are a foodie. Great hikes nearby along with gentle walks directly from the front door. We certainly hope to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

Our evening meals were, 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. Every aspect of our dining experience was perfect and the Kitchen Brigade are to be highly praised for their passion and delivery. Truly memorable.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

We had seafood, lamb, risotto, goat's cheese, and souffle. The menu is short but I would have been more than happy to eat anything from it. One of us was vegetarian and they had their own menu and loved their choices. There were also plenty...of delicious extras - canapes, tasty rolls and a cauliflower soup amuse bouche. Service was courteous and friendly. Would recommend booking well in advance if you are non resident as the capacity of the restaurant is small and they have to keep tables for residents.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020

Wonderful fine dining, food was delicious and staff were friendly. Only negative is that I felt the place lacked ambience.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020

Delicious tasting menu showcasing all the beautifully seasonal highlights from Scotland's bountiful larder. Wonderful ingredients, treated well and beautifully presented with friendly and attentive service. Faultless dining experience ... loved it!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

Fabulous tasting menu experience. Made better by being the first fine dining since lockdown eased. The food is simply excellent both in quality and value. The restaurant is well spaced and tables are therefore nicely distanced. The photos of the food really do speak for...themselves. We spent 2 nights here eating tasting menus both nights and the food would be hard to beat. (Same goes for the breakfasts!). All of the dishes were well prepared and looked fantastic. Fish, meats, puddings all equally well done. Even the coffee was remarkably good.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020

amazing food, local produce used, great selection, hard to believe you are sitting in a small Scottish restaurant

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

We had booked here a few months ago and , due to illness, had to cancel but we were delighted that they could add that night onto this two night (now three) New Year stay. The owners are very friendly and warmly welcomed us with...coffee and shortbread beside the cosy log burner. Dinner , each night, offered a tasting menu which was absolutely delicious and every dish was well balanced and full of flavour. Their wine list was also well balanced and offered some quirky options , like the Moroccan red , which we enjoyed immensely . On auld years night we were treated to champagne on the balcony where all the residents enjoyed the Kingussie village fireworks show which was delightful and a real treat on a cold frosty evening where the clear skies allowed us an enviable view of the stars. What a way to bring in the new Year. We had looked at a few places to stay over New Year and all charged considerable premiums to do so. The Cross didn’t and they are to be commended for that. The room was cosy and comfortable but the highlight was the fine dining which we can not recommend highly enough.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

A gorgeous restaurant built in a converted tweed mill. Dinner, presided over by the owners who were friendly, knowledgable but pleasantly relaxed, was sensational - as was the wine list. A great local beer to start off and then an amazing Sauvingnon blanc. The starters...were fantastic- I started with scallops whilst Celia chose the duck taster plate both served with a range of sumptuous home baked breads We then had local lamb & venison. Both were the best meat dishes either of us had tasted this year. Although the portions weren't excessive, the food was so beautifully rich that neither of us had room for desert but the coffee excellent. We will definitely stop off and eat here again next time we are heading to the far northMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

When staying for one night at The Cross Kingussie we had a pleasurable aperitif with pre dinner snacks and opted for the 6 course tasting menu with wine flight accompaniment. The tasting plate of duck was an interesting dish to start with, this was followed...by salmon gravadlax, with the main course being two cuts of perfectly cooked locally sourced lamb, and then the meal was finished off after the optional cheese course with two desserts. The meal was light enough and the standard of cookery was high. The service was polite and welcoming, with the front of house being the owners. Overall it was a nice meal in pleasant surroundings.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • The Restaurant at The Cross is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4