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Dalness Catering

Here at Dalness we want you to be able to fully unwind and enjoy what the house and surrounding area has to offer; which is why we provide you with the services of a dedicated in-house chef to fulfil all your culinary needs. This service means that none of your party will have to worry about the shopping, cooking or clearing away.


Whether you require a formal four-course dinner, a serve it yourself home cooked fish pie or a buffet; the chef will liaise with you to tailor a bespoke menu to suit a budget that works for your party.


See our Sample Menu, and our list of Local West Coast Suppliers.


A typical day at Dalness would begin with a hearty breakfast, to prepare you for the activities that lie ahead. Those planning a strenuous day on the hill might opt for porridge followed by a full Scottish; and those having a more relaxing day might select from the lighter continental options available.


Lunch very much depends on the plan for the day. It might be a packed lunch for the hill, a picnic to be taken on the boat or riverbank, or a warming bowl of soup in the dining room.


Whatever your day’s activities, be it out by the loch or beside the fire, you will be met with a delicious afternoon tea.


The evening might start with canapés in the drawing room, and be followed by a full three-course supper. Why not take this opportunity to sample some of the finest fresh local produce found of the west coast of Scotland – the venison, salmon and shellfish are a must.


Finally, for those that have room, we would encourage you to sample some of the many local Scottish cheeses; followed by coffee and chocolates in the drawing room.



Sample Menu

Daily Breakfast

Full Scottish


Fruit Salad, Porridge, Cereals, Muesli, Honey, Yoghurts, Croissants



Afternoon Tea

Scones, Clotted Cream, Local Preserves



Formal Dinner

Smoked Salmon and Dill Roulade


Haggis and Oatcake Croustades with a Whisky Sauce


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Pan-fried Scallops, Stornaway Black Pudding and Apple Compote


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Rosemary and Juniper Crusted Venison Loin, Creamy Dauphinoise Potatoes, Balsamic Roast Beetroot and Crispy Kale


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Chocolate Orange Mousse with Pistachio Shortbread


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Selection of Scottish Cheeses and Biscuits


Please note that the services of the chef are included within the rental price of the property. The rate does not include the cost of ingredients, which will be charged separately, at cost, to the guest at the end of their stay.


The bespoke menu can be tailored to all tastes, dietary and budgetary requirements; including a separate children's menu.


As a guide, the ingredients costs for a typical seven night stay for 14 adults, with a full cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea and 5-course dinner would be approximately £15-20 per person, per day.


Local Suppliers

Wherever possible, Dalness sources its produce from the following local west coast suppliers, all within an hour of Glen Etive.


Lochleven Seafood Café, Kinlochleven


D. Watt and Son, Fishmongers, The North Pier, Oban


Jacksons Butchers, Oban


M. Grant Butcher, Taynuilt


Loch Fyne Oysters, Loch Fyne


Oban Seafood Hut, The North Pier, Oban


Kitchen Garden Deli, Oban


Inverawe Smokehouse, Taynuilt



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