The Cross

“Uses the best that the Highland larder has to offer.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

KINGUSSIE, HIGHLAND

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Standing in four acres of riverside grounds in the Cairngorms National Park, The Cross is a country restaurant-with-rooms in a converted 19th-century tweed mill. The informal tranquility of the beamed restaurant sets the scene for ingredients-led modern Scottish cooking that matches the pastoral surroundings. The thoughtfully constructed dishes offer contrasting textures and colours in dishes such as a tasting plate of local pork that includes fillet and belly with black pudding and apple. It might be followed by roast halibut paired with parmesan gnocchi, cauliflower and wild mushrooms. Finish with passionfruit soufflé and mango sorbet.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
The Cross
Tweed Mill Brae, Ardbroilach Road, KINGUSSIE, PH21 1LB

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 26
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25 December, 2–31 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 3
  • Wines over £30: 60
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Highland

Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe. 

At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century. 

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