Eat & Drink near Stirling

The popular Scottish Steak Club restaurant within Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa by Polmont has been awarded its first AA rosette, marking a significant achievement for the up and coming venue led by executive chef Callum Dow.

Since joining the Scottish Steak Club last year, Callum has led the team to develop the restaurant's offering to a consistently high standard, reflecting Macdonald Hotels & Resorts commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients from around the UK. Two years after its opening, the accolade is a resounding acknowledgement of a team commitment to achieve the highest standards of culinary proficiency.

Commenting on the award, Callum said: "We're exceptionally pleased to have been awarded our first AA rosette. The team have been working incredibly hard to offer guests an outstanding dining experience. To have reached this goal is a real thrill. 

"The award is a reflection of the collective commitment shown in the last twelve months; we set a high standard for ourselves promising to only serve the best dishes in our restaurant, concentrating on fresh and seasonal produce of the highest quality.

Brett Ingle, General Manager at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, added: "This is a great milestone for the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa and the Scottish Steak Club. We look forward to continuing our success and building on this fantastic achievement in the coming months."

Dow joined the Scottish Steak Club in 2012 bringing over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry. Having attained his first role as head chef at the age of just 23 and with a track record in achieving AA Rosette awards, Dow will now be working on the development of new menus, including exclusive taster menus and specials after the New Year. 

Focusing on seasonal dishes with a Scottish influence, the Scottish Steak Club's speciality beef cuts are cooked to perfection on the Josper grill. It was noted during the inspection that the 28 Day Aged Rib eye Steak on the Bone met expectations for the 2 AA Rosette award. All dishes are based on only the finest freshest and where possible locally sourced produce, always prepared from whole raw ingredients.

Nestled in an extensive country estate, Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa is ideally located within an hour of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Following a multi-million pound investment, the hotel really is the ideal place for leisure breaks, family holidays and business thanks to its conference facilities including the 750 capacity Inchyra Suite and free WiFi throughout.