Meet Our Award Winning Chef - Gary Phillips

Head Chef Gary Phillips has been with us at Kilcamb Lodge for Ten years. During this time he has proved to be the driving force behind the development of our new Driftwood Brasserie. His talent has been cultivated and developed since his arrival when he secured 3 AA Rosettes for Kilcamb and achieved recommendation in the esteemed Michelin Guide, in just four months. Gary is now heading and mentoring his team to ever better and more exciting dishes and menus for our expanding and popular restaurants.
Gary Phillips Head Chef Scotland

The History

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.

3 AA Rosette Restaurant Kilcamb

and today...

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

3 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2003 to 2018
Michelin Guide - 1998 to 2018
Good Food Guide 1998 - 2018 - Food Score of 5
Rising Star Chef of The Year Scotland Commendation
Visit Scotland -Best of Scotland Award 
 
Special Offers & Breaks
Foodies' Gourmet Dine and Stay
Foodies' Gourmet Dine and Stay
October 2018 - March 2019
10% off All Rooms
10% off All Rooms
Booked before 31st January
4 nights for 3
4 nights for 3
February 2019
Sunday Night Special
Sunday Night Special
£250.00 per room per night
Highland Winter Wedding Exclusive Use,
Highland Winter Wedding Exclusive Use,
From November 2018 to April 2019
The Festive Season
The Festive Season
December 2018 - January 2019

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
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
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
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
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 us
Reviewed Trip Advisor - August 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

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