Posted in News, on 27 August 2018, by , 0 Comments

Table Manors, Achnagairn’s Two AA Rosette Restaurant, located in the grounds of the estate, 7 miles from Inverness in Kirkill, is celebrating after being named a finalist in the ‘’Best Restaurant of The Year’’ category and ‘’Best Marketing Campaign Award” for the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2018.

The shortlisted entries focused on the success of the new restaurant which despite only being opened for eighteen months has achieved two rosettes from the AA, the highest score given on a first visit assessment. The restaurant only utilizes the freshest of local produce and employs a talented and dynamic young chef team who all come from the local area.

Only 44 businesses made the prestigious awards shortlist that spanned 14 diverse categories, which ranged from Restaurant of the Year to Young Ambassador of the Year.

achnagairn-estate-restaurant-1Delivered in support from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the Awards celebrate quality, innovation and growth in one of Scotland’s most prosperous industries. Running for 13 years now, they showcase the diversity and excellence of the regions food and drink industry, contributing to the reputation of Highlands & Islands as a world food destination.

Gillian Lacey Solymar , owner of  Table Manors and the Achnagairn Estate said that she was delighted that the hard work and dedication of the entire Table Manors team was being recognized by their peers.  It was no mean feat to set up a brand new restaurant from scratch and to have gained such a great reputation in such a short period of time. Executive Chef Euan Walker and Head Chef David Macdonald make a formidable team and have shown flair and initiative in creating wonderful dishes with a quirky and modern twist.

Table Manors restaurant with wooden tree trunks on the walls

Achnagairn House,new resaraunt ‘Table Manors’.Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.033886

Winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony hosted by celebrated STV Presenter, Jennifer Reoch. The ceremony includes a fantastic Scottish dinner, and takes place in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on Friday 5 October 2018. Tickets for the awards dinner are now on sale >

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