We understand that good food is one of the most important parts of any stay. Therefore at Hillhouse we tailor our food and menus to suit the tastes of each and every individual. Before your arrival at Hillhouse you will have the chance to discuss menus and requirements with our chef and his team so that we can have everything ready and perfect for your arrival.
Alice Vernon brings a wealth of experience to Hillhouse. Alice’s renowned reputation for creating fine food extends across Scotland and her enthusiasm for loving good food is evident. Alice and head chef, Gordon plan and create wonderful seasonal menus using the abundance of fantastic produce locally available. Her team are equally at home whether they are cooking you a 5 course tasting menu or leaving you something homemade and delicious to pop in the oven yourself.
Alice and her team are proud to have been instrumental in helping Hillhouse attain Visit Scotland's 'Taste Our Best' award that recognises consistently offering high quality food sourced locally.
We believe in sourcing as much of our menu from the rich resources available locally, firstly in Ayrshire & Arran & then further afield across Scotland & the Islands.
Being Ayrshire based we are spoilt through the changing seasons with an abundance of fantastic produce. The rolling grass fields & local dairies ensure ample supplies of milk, butter & amazing cheeses. Being close to the coast we work with local suppliers to source sustainably caught fish from the West coast & Scottish Islands. We use both Perthshire & Ballantrae lamb. Dry aged beef & the well renowned Ayrshire bacon comes to us from our friendly local butchers. Delicious Ayrshire potatoes & as many local vegetables as we can source throughout the changing seasons are also delivered to our kitchen doors by our Prestwick & Girvan based fruit & vegetable supplier.
Quality is everything & with such amazing ingredients right here on our doorstep why would we source anywhere else.
We are also extremely proud of our amazing team & being a responsible employer is as important to us as the food we serve. All of our staff are paid over the national living wage.