Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick Dumfries and Galloway Scotland DG9 9AD

Not many places manage to boast both a Michelin star restaurant and also be genuinely family friendly, but here they pull it off. Mummy and daddy can enjoy lavish fine dining, while books and toys are on hand for the wee ones. The restaurant is truly superb, both in terms of ingredients and cooking. Chef Tony Pierce is the star in the kitchen, and the locally caught halibut on the multi-course tasting menu is perfectly prepared. Service is professional but still friendly and unobtrusive, and they also do excellent set lunches at weekends and bar meals if you are looking for something lighter. The best seats are in the windows so book ahead for these.