‘Real food and skilled cooking…’
… dinner is a 5-star taste experience. Good food is at the heart of this cheerful, informal place. Lloyd Kenny is the inimitable head chef whose unquestionably intelligent and gifted passion brings carefully-sourced ingredients to life.
The menu offers tantalising options; mull it over with an aperitif (one of 15 local Benromach malts maybe?) in the cosy bar. This is not frou-frou food; here, that style is shot dead. This is sophistication without pretence – or ridiculous price.
This is about real food and skilled cooking where flavour and pleasure are king. The clean-lined yet traditional dining room won the Real & Local Food Restaurant Award 2011. And most deservedly so.” -Gary McLean-Quin – SHA
Every meal lovingly prepared
Lloyd’s list of culinary awards at Cluny Bank are:
- One AA Rosette
- Real Food Chef Medaille D’Or 2012
- SHA Real and Local Food Restaurant of the Year 2011
- Restaurant Special Commendation 2010
- Real Food Chef Medaille d’Or 2010
- Taste of Grampian Restaurant of the Year 2008
Franklin’s (Lloyd’s christened name) is a small restaurant with only six tables.
When booking a table it is yours for the night. Our priority is for you to relax and enjoy the dining experience, and we ensure the meal you are served is prepared with the freshest ingredients, so we only shop and prepare for the reservations made and our guests arriving or staying in the hotel.
Each and every meal that is served in the restaurant is prepared and cooked by Lloyd, he runs his kitchen alone so you can be assured of consistent, good quality at all times. Reservations are essential at all times and with the increasing popularity of the restaurant it may be wise to book well in advance. We do however on occasion have openings due to cancellations so it is always worth making enquiries and we are always happy to take contact details in case tables become available.
Our A la carte menu offers a choice of at least six starters and around seven main courses, each individually priced and we try to ensure that there is something available to suit all tastes. The menu changes on a regular basis to enable us to use fresh, local produce and is also updated on our website.
Franklin’s Restaurant is open to residents every evening from 6.30pm and last orders are at 8.15pm. Reservations are required if you wish to dine in the restaurant during your stay with us. For those booking Dine and Stay, the price includes a 3 course meal of your choice from our A La Carte Menu.
Cooked breakfast is served 7am-9am Monday to Friday and 8am-9.30am at weekends. Cold buffet breakfast comprising of cereals, fresh fruits, yoghurts and breads remains available till 9.30am Monday to Friday and 10am Saturday and Sunday.
The restaurant is open to non residents for evening meals Monday to Saturday from 6.30pm last orders 8.15pm Mon to Thurs and 8.30pm Friday and Saturday. Reservations are essential at all times. Please telephone 01309 674304 for enquiries or to reserve a table.