Meet Our Award Winning Chef - Gary Phillips
His career began in 2000 as a young Commis Chef but his contagious enthusiasm, skill and love for food soon catapulted him to the level of Sous Chef in just four years. This was quickly followed by a further appointment as sous chef at Loch Green Hotel in Troon, under the guiding hand of 3 AA Rosette Chef, William Pike with whom Gary forged a respect and friendship which flourishes to this day.
Under this fruitful partnership Gary was soon ready for his first Head Chef position in 2005.
This appointment was not easy; he was challenged with the job of transforming a loss making business into profitable one taking the restaurant from a few covers a day to 2500 a week in just 4 years. His mantra is freshness and flavour - the winning combination that works on any level and in any kitchen.
In 2008 Gary found his way to our door and we did not hesitate to offer him the Head Chef position at Kilcamb Lodge. He has helped us to transform and develop our menus and our restaurants enabling us to keep pace with new trends in today's ever changing restaurant scene, whilst nurturing and enhancing the Country House dining elegance for which Kilcamb Lodge is so famous. His food is always singled out for special praise from a simple breakfast to fish and chips or elaborate wedding feasts to our delicious tasting menu with matching wine flights. Gary always delivers on the all important flavour and freshness with every dish. And it looks as beautiful as it tastes.
Scottish Restaurant Awards
Gourmet Dine and StayGourmet Breaks in the Scottish Highlands
4 nights for 3Luxury Mini-Breaks in Scotland
Sunday Night SpecialMini Breaks in Highlands Scotland
Highland Winter Wedding Exclusive Use,From November 2018 to March 2020
The Festive Season"December 2019 - January 2020
Food was amazing, everything was finished. My family and I enjoyed every part of our night, we were celebrating an 85th and 15th birthday. Wine selection was beautiful and service was always right there when you needed it. Thank you again for a wonderful night.Reviewed Trip Advisor - August 2018
Visited 24/25 August had previously tried to book for a special birthday in April - so glad we decided to try again. Great location, amazing views, tremendous staff, room 5 nice sitting room, bedroom with most comfortable bed, good quality linen and towels, space in bathroom to lay out toiletries, good range of complimentary toiletries.Reviewed Trip Advisor - August 2018
One of the most welcoming hotels ever. Not only Ms Rita welcomed me with a smile and answered my questions with high professionalism, the decor itself made me feel instantly at home, a luxurious one.Reviewed Trip Advisor - July 2018
The Kilcamb Lodge is well located, right on the lake with a beautiful view, and nice trails around it. the rooms and food were amazing and so was the polite and helpful staff.Reviewed Trip Advisor - July 2018
We stayed at this charming lodge for 3 nights in July and loved everything about it--our large and comfortable room, the peace and quiet, the pretty sitting rooms, the friendly and very professional staff, and the exquisite dining room. From the moment Luis greeted usReviewed Trip Advisor - August 2018
Very comfortable hotel in a beautiful location away from the road on the side of Loch Sunnart. Welcoming and helpful staff. Clean modern bedroom and bathroom. A couple of nice lounge areas with comfortable seating and views over the loch. High quality food and good service. Highly recommended.Reviewed Trip Advisor - August 2018