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 your 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 - Wild is Better

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

Please remember us for your special event, weddings, shoot lunches etc. The Clockhouse does  bespoke outside catering for the discerning client where everything will go like "Clockwork"

Chef at Work

Bistro 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.            £5.50


The Chieftain’s Plate     (GF)

A Chilled Salad of plump Arctic Prawns gently bound in a Glenlivet Marie Rose served in a Half Shell topped with finest Speyside Smoked Salmon.                                                                                            £6.95


Fresh and Wild

Crispy Polenta Cake with Roasted Wild Mushrooms topped finished with a wild garlic and truffle essence.         (V)                                                                                                                                              £6.50


Sgian Dubh

 Award winning Dingwall Haggis set on Chappit Neeps and Tatties  finished with a Tomintoul Whisky cream. Vegetarian Haggis available as a lighter option.                                                                         £6.25


Still  Game

Chef’s Game Terrine - Created with choice cuts of local Highland Game fused with Apricot. Served with Wild Rowan Sauce, Pickled Vegetables and hot Toast.                                                                          £5.95








Main Courses


From the Hills and Glens



 Drunken Fungus

A sumptuous blend of local Field and Wild Forest Mushrooms and fresh Gnocchi bound with our leaf Spinach and Speyside Whisky Crème Fraiche. (V)                                                                                                               £13.95


Gaelic Chicken

 Succulent breast of Chicken stuffed with our finest haggis, set on a Colcannon of sautéed Wild leeks and potato, drenched with our creamy Tamnavoulin sauce.                                                                                                       £14.50


Highland Lamb

A traditional slow cooked parcel of tender Scotch lamb presented on a bed of Wild Mint infused crushed        potatoes surrounded by seasonal vegetables.                                                                                                     £16.50


The Auld Alliance

Braised Scottish Beetroot smothered in a rich Bourguignon sauce presented on a bed of

                      Puy Lentils.                (V ,V)                                                                                                                        £13.75




From the Sea


The Speyside Way

Roast Fillet of prime Scottish Salmon and Samphire finished with a Wild Garlic Butter. Served with New Potatoes and seasonal vegetables.                                                                                                                                             £16.25



The Hunt for Red MacGregor

Oven baked fillet of Peterhead Haddock topped with a Wild Leek, Parmesan and Sea Lettuce Crust presented    with Grilled Asparagus and Jersey Royal potatoes.                                                                                                £15.95







From the Grill


Orchard Loin

Seared marinated Chop of freedom Scotch pork, set on Rostii Potatoes, finished with a warm Bramley apple, Calvados and Cinnamon Sauce. Fresh garden Salad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        £13.95



Homemade Deluxe Steak Burger

An 8oz Pattie of pure stone ground Scotch beef, flame grilled and topped with sautéed onions served in a toasted bun. Skinny Fries.                                                                                                                                  £12.95

                                                                        Add Cheese and Bacon or                  £2.00

                        Stornoway Black Pudding and Strathdon Blue Cheese.                  £2.50


The Lairds Sirloin Steak

One of the best tasting cuts of Scotch beef, this one has been dry aged for twenty eight days so it melts in your mouth, traditionally garnished; cooked to your taste and served with Hand cut Chips.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £23.95



                                                                      Sauces for Steak                                                                                        £2.75

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.



Chef’s Daily Specials from our Finest Seasonal Local Produce are also available.


All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current level.


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


Book a Table

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

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

Reservations: Tel. 01807 580378


Opening Hours

Open for business seven days a week.

Grand Re-Opening 31st May 2021. Booking is highly recommended. Stay Safe

11.00am. till 9.00pm.