Paul Tamburrini and Martin Wishart to open fine dining restaurant at Cameron House

24 May 2021 by
Paul Tamburrini and Martin Wishart to open fine dining restaurant at Cameron House

Scottish chefs Paul Tamburrini and Martin Wishart have formed a new partnership to lead Cameron House hotel's new fine dining restaurant, Tamburrini & Wishart.

The venue will focus on local, seasonal produce such as hand-dived Orkney scallops, Gigha halibut and fresh langoustines, and offer a five-course tasting menu that will change every two weeks, as well as a three-course lunch menu with dishes like red wine-braised ox cheeks, crab and lemongrass velouté and a Pink Lady tarte tatin for two.

The 140-bedroom hotel on Loch Lomond is set to reopen on 1 August following a fatal fire in 2017 that claimed the lives of two guests. Porter Christopher O'Malley was sentenced to a community payback order and the hotel fined £500,000.

Wishart, who operates his eponymous Michelin-starred Edinburgh restaurant, said: "It's fantastic to be announcing some good news after the trials and tests of the pandemic and I'm excited to be returning to the iconic Cameron House Resort.

"This is an exciting opportunity to bring an elevated offering to the hotel's collection of restaurants. The venue itself will be stylish with a great atmosphere, where guests know they will get contemporary, flavour-led cuisine. Paul and I are both incredibly passionate about our love of food and designing menus using the very best of seasonal produce. It's an exciting period for us, the resort, and returning guests."

Tamburrini, who was previously chef-director at Wishart's Honours Brasserie in Edinburgh and head chef at Cameron House, added: "Cameron House Resort is a very special place. I worked there in the early stages of my career and loved every minute of it, so to now be leading a new fine dining offering in tandem with Martin Wishart is an absolute honour.

"We have collaborated successfully in the past and we're confident this venture at Cameron House will be no different. We have the same vision on food and attention to detail, so it just works, and this is an amazing opportunity for us to be working together again at Scotland's number one resort."

The reopening of Cameron House will see the return of the Cameron Grill restaurant and the Great Scots Bar and Terrace, as well as a new leisure club. Further new attractions will include a 35-seater cinema, tavern and lobby bar, serving Champagne and afternoon teas.

The resort is also currently undergoing a multimillion-pound extension, which will include a new ballroom with capacity for 400 guests and an additional 68 bedrooms, bringing the resort's total offering to 208 bedrooms, including 30 suites that will be completed and open to guests in January 2022.

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