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The Clockhouse Restaurant


"Fine Highland Cuisine"

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"Highland hospitality at its very best".

Set in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park the village of Tomintoul is the highest in the Highlands. Our restaurant is located on the Glenlivet Estate world renowned for Malt whisky production, stunning scenery and its unique wildlife.

The area is a hidden gem for all outdoor enthusiasts; whether you're Salmon fishing on the Avon, hiking in our Mountains or cycling on our local trails - you will be made most welcome at The Clockhouse.  

Our Food

"Really - it's all about flavour"

Our chef-driven menu showcases the finest seasonal Scottish ingredients in elegantly simple, handcrafted flavourful dishes served straight from our kitchen. Add even more to your dining experience with a selection from our wine list or maybe a wee Dram, and trust us — save room for our mouthwatering desserts.

Contemporary Scottish food

We offer contemporary, modern Scottish food for all the family created from premium locally sourced Poultry, Beef, Lamb and Game, stunning Seafood from the Moray Firth and Wild Mushrooms, foraged herbs and berries from the Glenlivet Estate.


Fresh is Best

Whether you join us for Lunch, Dinner or a Barista Coffee and Homebakes our dedicated Team will treat you to some "Clockhouse Fine Highland Cuisine"

Chef at Work

Bistro Dinner Menu

From 6.00pm till 9.00pm





Chef’s Soup of the Day (GF,V)

Freshly made from the finest local ingredients - served with warm crusty bread.          £7.00


Highland Games

A warm Artichoke and Asparagus salad drizzled with an aged Balsamic and onion dressing. (GF,V)                                                                                                                                                £8.95


The Chieftain’s Plate  (GF)

A Chilled Salad of plump Arctic Prawns gently bound in a Glenlivet Marie Rose Sauce topped with finest Speyside Oak Smoked Salmon.                                                                               £9.50


Fresh and Wild

Tartlet of Local Wild Mushrooms with Brie de Meaux . Finished with a tangy sweet pepper coulis.  (V)                                                                                                                                        £8.50


Sgian Dubh

Quenelle of Dingwall Haggis with turnip puree, accompanied by a Highland Croquette. Finished with a Tomintoul Whisky cream. (Vegetarian Haggis available as an option).                                                                                                                                                                                                  £8.50


Still Game

Chef’s Game Terrine - Created with choice cuts of local Highland Game fused with Apricot. Served with Wild Hedgerow Jelly, Pickled Crudites and hot Toast.                                    £8.00   


Main Courses


From the Hills and Glens



 Magic Mushrooms

A Strudel of Field and Wild Forest Mushrooms with Wild Garlic Mash finished with a Madeira Sauce. Seasonal Greens. (V)                                                                                                         £18.50


Gaelic Chicken

 Succulent Chicken breast on the bone stuffed with our finest Haggis and Spinach, set on a Colcannon of sautéed Wild leeks and potato, finished with our Tomintoul Malt Whisky and Chive jus.                                                                                                                                                    £19.95


Highland Lamb

Seared Rump of Scotch lamb, confit Lamb shoulder Bon-bon presented with a Root Vegetable Gratin, Heritage Carrots and Salsa Verde.                                                                               £23.95


Rogan Jock

A Vegan Risotto of Arborio Rice cooked in a rich vegetable stock with vegan White

Wine, Garlic and Fennel. Accompanied by Local Seasonal Greens (Ve)                               £17.95


From the Sea


The Speyside Way

Crispy Pan Seared Fillet of prime Organic Scottish Salmon. Brown Shrimp butter and Samphire. Crushed Lemon and Parsley Potatoes.                                                                                    £22.50


The Hunt for Red MacGregor

Premium fillet of “Broch” Haddock topped with a Wild Leek, Parmesan and Sea Lettuce Crust presented with Grilled Asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes.                                            £19.95



From the Grill:


Orchard Pork

Shoulder of freedom Pork, slow braised in Scottish Cider, set on an apple, celeriac and potato medley. Seasonal Greens.                                                                                                          £17.95


Homemade Deluxe Steak Burger

A Pattie of pure stone ground Scotch beef, flame grilled and topped with sautéed onions served in a toasted Potato bun. Triple cooked Hand-Cut Chips.                                                   £15.50

Add Cheese and Bacon or                                                                                                         £3.00

Stornoway Black Pudding and Strathdon Blue Cheese.                                                      £3.50


The Laird ’s Steak

This Prime Rib Eye has been dry aged for twenty-eight days so it melts in your mouth. Garnished with braised Heritage Tomato, Crispy Shallot Rings and a Wild Mushroom and Parmesan Tartlet. Triple Cooked Hand -Cut Chips.                                                                                          £32.00



Sauces for Steak                                                                                                                        £3.50

Our Chef will freshly prepare one of the following sauces as the perfect accompaniment for your steak:


Whisky and Green Peppercorn Cream.

Strathdon Blue Cheese and Horseradish.


Please leave some room for Our

Dangerous Desserts.

Daily Chef ‘s Specials from Fantastic Local Produce.


All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current level.


Service charge is not included – Please feel free to leave a Gratuity.

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Clockhouse Lunch Menu

Served Daily 12.00pm - 3.00pm


Chef’s Homemade Soup of the Day served with warm crusty bread. (GF,V)                                              £7.00


Freshly Created Sandwiches

On finest quality Sourdough bread with your choice of filling: (GF Available)

Clockhouse Club – Roast Chicken, Honey Ham, Swiss Cheese, Crisp Lettuce and Tomato.                    £10.50

Sloppy Jock – Slow cooked, pulled Scotch Beef Brisket with our signature BBQ sauce.                          £10.00

Highlander – Warm Haggis, Caramelised Onions, Mature Cheddar and Wholegrain Mustard.               £9.75

Foragers – Croque Monsieur of Wild Mushroom and Leek Bechamel, Mustard Mayo and

Gruyere Cheese. (V)                                                                                                                                           £10.00

Just Planted – Beetroot Humus, roasted vegetables and spicy Roquette. (V)                                             £9.75                                                     Ocean - Open Sandwich of Arctic Prawns, Oak Smoked Salmon and Smoked Mackerel Mousse.           £12.50


Clockhouse Traditional Fish and Chips      

Prime Fillet of “Broch” Haddock in chef’s crispy Beer Batter served with Skinny Fries and crushed Petit Pois. (GF)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £17.50



From the Grill


Monarch o’ the Glen

Our Handmade pattie of Wild Venison set on Chefs famous Blue Cheese Coleslaw served on a toasted Potato Bun, accompanied by Skinny Fries.                                                                                                                                                                   £14.95

Chicken Royale

Freshly grilled chicken breast and honey ham topped with melted cheddar cheese served in a toasted Potato bun.

Skinny Fries.                                                                                                                                                        £13.95

Homemade Deluxe Steak Burger

 Chef's pattie of pure stone ground Scotch beef, flame grilled and topped with sautéed onions served in a toasted Potato bun. Skinny Fries                                                                                                                                                                                      £15.00

                                                                                                         Add Cheese, Bacon, Stornoway Black Pudding or

                                                                                                         Strathdon Blue Cheese.                            £1.50 per item.

Clockhouse “No Bull”

Our own flame grilled veggie burger with sautéed onions, set on a tomato salad and served in a Brioche bun.

Skinny Fries. (V)                                                                                                                                                     £13.95


                                                                              Add ,Black Pudding (V) or Bacon (V).      £1.50 per item.


Daily Chef ‘s Specials from Fantastic Local Produce.

Book a Table

If you’d like to reserve a table or speak with a member of our team, get in touch today.

The Clockhouse Restaurant, The Square, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch AB37 9ET

Reservations: Tel. 01807 580378


Opening Hours

Open for business six days a week.

(April through October)

11.00am. till 9.00pm.

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