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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.  

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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"

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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.   £6.00

Highland Games

A Tabbouleh Salad of slow braised Heritage Tomato and Balsamic Glazed Onion.                                                             (GF,V)                                                                        £6.95

The Chieftain’s Plate             (GF)

A Chilled Salad of plump Arctic Prawns gently bound in a Glenlivet Marie Rose topped with finest Speyside Oak Smoked Salmon.                                                                             £7.95

Fresh and Wild

Ravioli of Local Wild Mushrooms with Ricotta and Spinach. Beetroot Carpaccio. Finished with a Café au Lait creama.      (V)                                                                                              £7.50

Sgian Dubh

 Quenelle of Dingwall Haggis with turnip puree, accompanied by a Highland Croquette. Finished with a Tomintoul Whisky cream. (Vegetarian Haggis available)                               £7.25

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.                           £6.95

Main Courses

From the Hills and Glens

 Magic Mushrooms

A Strudel of Field and Wild Forest Mushrooms with Wild Garlic. Potato and Confit Garlic Puree. Chestnut and Truffle Velouté. Seasonal Greens. (V)                                                          £14.95

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 Whisky and Chive jus.                                                                                                                                                £16.75

Highland Lamb

Roast Rump of Scotch lamb, confit Lamb shoulder Bon-bon presented with a Root Vegetable Gratin, Pea Puree and Buttery Greens. Rosemary scented Jus.                                         £18.95

Rogan Jock

Chefs Spicy Tomintoul Vegetable Tagine. Preserved Lemon and Pine-Nut Raita.

Homemade Flat Bread(V )                                                                                                          £14.75

From the Sea

The Speyside Way

Pan Seared Fillet of prime Organic Scottish Salmon and Samphire finished with a Salsa Verde. Served with Caper and Parsley crushed Potatoes and Garden Pea Fricassee.                                                                                                                                         £17.50

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.                                                £16.95

From the Grill

Orchard Loin

Seared Tenderloin of freedom Scotch Pork. Stornoway Black Pudding and Potato Cake, finished with a warm Apple and Calvados Jus. Truffled Greens and Celeriac Puree.                                                                                                                                                  £17.50

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. Triple cooked Hand-Cut Chips.                                                           £13.50

                                                                        Add Cheese and Bacon or                    £2.50

                        Stornoway Black Pudding and Strathdon Blue Cheese.                  £3.50

The Laird ’s Steak

This Prime 8oz 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.                                                                                                                                                                        £24.95

Sauces for Steak                                                                                                                £3.00

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".

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)                                            £5.50

Freshly Created Sandwiches

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

Club – Roast Turkey, Honey Ham, Swiss Cheese, Crisp Lettuce and Tomato.                                              £7.50

Roast – Scotch Beef, Horseradish and Hispi Slaw with Pickled Cucumber                                                   £8.50

Highlander – Warm Haggis, Caramelised Onions, Mature Cheddar and Wholegrain Mustard.                 £7.50   Foragers – Croque Monsieur of Wild Mushroom and Leek Bechamel, Mustard Mayo and

Gruyere Cheese. (V)                                                                                                                                                £8.50

Planted – Garlic Aubergine, Chilli, Ginger, Sweet Pepper, Wild Rocket with Avo and

Wasabi Mayo. (V)                                                                                                                                                      £7.00

Ocean - Open Sandwich of Arctic Prawns, Oak Smoked Salmon and Smoked Mackerel Mousse.           £9.50

                        Clockhouse Traditional Fish and Chips      

Prime Fillet of “Broch” Haddock in chef’s crispy Beer Batter served with Hand -Cut Chips and crushed Petit Pois. (GF)                                                                                                                                                                  £12.95

From the Grill

Monarch o’ the Glen

Our Handmade pattie of Wild Venison set on Chefs famous Blue Cheese Coleslaw served on a toasted Bun, accompanied by Skinny Fries.                                                                                                                      £12.50

Chicken Royale

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

Skinny Fries.                                                                                                                                                  £10.95

Homemade Deluxe Steak Burger

An 8oz pattie of pure stone ground Scotch beef, flame grilled and topped with sautéed onions served in a toasted Brioche bun. Skinny Fries                                                                                                                                £11.50

                                                                                                         Add Cheese and Bacon     or                £2.50

                                                                           Stornoway Black Pudding and Strathdon Blue Cheese    £3.50

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)                                                                                                                                                   £10.95                                                                  

Daily Chef ‘s Specials from Fantastic Local Produce.

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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

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Opening Hours

Open for business seven days a week.

(April through October)

11.00am. till 9.00pm.

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