Ignore the fact that this is a large old house in the middle of restoration and enjoy the comfortable bedrooms, the food which is all locally sourced, much of it local game, and the relaxed and very warm welcome and hospitality from the hosts. The choice of vegetarian dishes was excellent and far better than any restaurant with 3 starters and 3 main courses each night, and they changed each night. Would we return? of course we will, fantastic value for a few nights getaway in beautiful countryside.
We stayed in the Loch Rannoch Highland Club time share complex for a week in 2008. After a couple of average meals in the local hotels we decided to try Bunrannoch house for a meal and came back twice more. This was by far the best food we had on this trip. The food was fresh, locally sourced produce and the service excellent. After dinner, even though we were not staying as guests, we were invited to enjoy a whiskey with the owner in the residents lounge and ended up drinking most of a bottle of his best malt. Very good hospitality. If you are in Kinloch Rannoch dont bother with the two hotels for dinner, just book here and if youre lucky like we were you may have an encounter with a whole herd of red deer having a drink at the loch side on youre way back. Stunning
We put a pin in the map and found Kinloch Rannoch - and to see such glowing reviews for this guesthouse (31 5* at time of writing), we simply had to check it out. Wow - what a place. Beautifully decorated (they need to put some photos on their website), cosy, super welcoming (pot of tea and delicious home made shortbread), absolutely *incredible* food (at a great price) - Ben and Rita made our stay so wonderful. Travelling with two small kids can always be an adventure, but our two were instantly welcomed into the fold and made feel at home - in fact our toddler didn't want to leave!
A huge THANK YOU. We will be back.
Best dinner and value for money in Kinloch Rannoch.
Bunrannoch House is located on the south side of the village of Kinloch Rannoch. This small relaxing 8 bedroomed hotel (in earlier life a Victorian hunting lodge) is popular with holidaymakers, cyclists and walkers.
Our family twice dined at Bunrannoch House during our recent visit to the area whilst staying at the self catering timeshare lodges on the other side of the loch.
For dinner we each took a sumptuous 3 course meal for just £30.00. The ingredients were fresh; with ample vegetables, many sourced locally, and all cooked to order. The menu included pike and trout pate, pheasant, guinea foul stuffed with haggis, grilled venison, raspberry panna cotta, crème brule, lemon tart, apple and rhubarb crumble with custard or ice cream.
If you are a none resident, it would be sensible to plan your restaurant booking 24 hours in advance. Covers vary between 2 and 18 persons a night, so maybe you will catch a busy or quite evening. After dinner you can take tea or coffee in the residents lounge and maybe sample whisky malt.
Ben and Rita your hosts, will make you very welcomed. Ben for sure has some interesting stories to tell.
Travel. You will need a car in this remote highland location. Make sure you have sufficient fuel! The nearest public fuel pump is 20 miles at Pitlochry or Aberfeldy.
My wife and I had dinner at Bunrannoch House on Wednesday 15th August 2012 as part of a week long stay in Kinloch Rannoch. Ben made us both feel extremely welcome and Rita cooked a magnficent three course dinner - highlights were the home made trout and pike pate, and guinea fowl stuffed with haggis. Easily the best place to eat in the village.