Dunalastair Hotel Suites – an award-winning luxury hotel in the Scottish Highlands – has enhanced its culinary repertoire with the launch of its new restaurant, Monadh.

The hotel has its sights set on accreditations as it launches a brand-new dining concept led by newly appointed Head Chef Simon Kelman, favouring provenance and sustainability through locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Diners can expect a menu inspired by the outdoor elements of ‘the land’, ‘the sea’ and ‘the garden’ – with dishes that offer a spin on Scottish cuisine, a laidback atmosphere and dramatic views over the rolling hills.

“Scotland has the best larder in the world,” says Head Chef, Simon Kelman and will be the focus of the Monadh concept. Kelman has honed his craft in some of Scotland’s very best kitchens including stalwarts of the Edinburgh food scene, Howies, and InterContinental Edinburgh The Georgie, as well as international experience working as Head Chef at Db San Antonio Spa & Resort in Malta.

The menu at the new restaurant will offer the freshest produce, with an array of dishes that will appeal to both carnivores and vegetarians alike.

Dishes ‘From the Land’ include Scottish lamb rack, mint pomme purée, cherry tomatoes, fine beans and venison haunch, dauphinoise potatoes, baby vegetables, kale, pink peppercorn jus, while on ‘From the Sea’ specialities range from surf & turf 8oz sirloin & garlic lobster and lemon sole, to squid ink pomme purée, butternut squash, samphire, mussel sauce.

‘From the Garden’ portion of the menu, diners can choose from dishes like crispy gnocchi, pea veloute, mint, crème fraîche’ or vegan wellington, pomme purée, béchamel.

Those with a sweet tooth can indulge with the Chocolate & praline cheesecake or the Scottish cranachan – the latter of which is a national favourite consisting largely of raspberries, oats, cream and whisky.

Part of the Rogue City Hotel Group, Dunalastair Hotel Suites is a privately owned Victorian all-suites hotel, located in the village square of Kinloch Rannoch, on the edge of Lock Rannoch and at the foot of the Schiehallion Mountain in the heart of Perthshire, Scotland.