“Striking modern Scottish cookery close to the sea” - AA Inspector



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Inverkeilor is a tiny coastal hamlet and Gordon’s has put the village on the map of gastronomic destinations. Thanks to the Watson family's efforts over 30-odd years, the place ticks all the boxes for a food-and-sea-themed getaway. Watson’s son Garry heads up the kitchen, keeping visitors happy with his precise modern Scottish cooking. Dinner might open with a perfectly timed roast Orkney scallop with cauliflower velouté and leek oil. A fish main might involve Loch Fyne salmon with a spiced rice cracker, wonderful smoked mussel cream, avocado and citrus. Finish with Seahills Farm strawberries, tarragon ice cream and star anise meringue.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Main Street, INVERKEILOR, DD11 5RN


  • Seats: 24
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 33
  • Wines over £30: 11
  • Wines by the glass: 5
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish

About the area

Discover Angus

It is said that before God sent the earth spinning through space he patted it and thus his fingers created the five beautiful Glens of Angus. Kirriemuir is the gateway to the little Angus Glens, valleys which stretch from the low farmlands of Strathtay into the moorland of the Grampians and the fringes of the Cairngorms. All five glens – Glen Clova, Glen Prosen, Glen Esk, Glenisla and Glen Lethnot – offer great hill walking, with a choice of gentle strolls or more challenging longer traverses.

The Angus coast is the jewel in the region’s crown, and the beaches here are some of the best on Scotland’s East Coast. From the seaside town of Arbroath you can enjoy a stunning walk along Seaton Cliffs, with an amazing wall of red sandstone keeping you company as you stroll beside the North Sea. Carnoustie, between Dundee and Arbroath is a popular seaside base, as well as a famous golfing centre. Away from the spectacular coastline, the lush Vale of Strathmore lies at the heart of Angus and is the setting for Glamis Castle, where the Queen Mother spent her childhood.

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