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AA 3 Rosette Restaurant in Scotland

We are pleased to introduce Matt who joined us from fellow Relais & Chateaux property The Vineyard at Stockcross, where he spent the last 2 years as Head Chef.  Prior to this, his career has seen him cooking in many high-end kitchens; from Amberley Castle in West Sussex, to Lords of the Manor in the Cotswolds. His passion for food has taken him far and wide, both cooking and eating; exploring regional and international cuisines and developing a ‘global’ palate. Matt struggles to attribute a label to his cooking style, but ‘ingredient-led’ would be accurate which is what we fairly believe in at Airds.

‘’I love working with food now more than ever, and what a natural larder there is on the West Coast of Scotland to work from. It was one of the main reasons to take my next career step with Airds; scallops, langoustines, mushrooms, even the hedgerow herbs are fantastic. It makes the job so much easier when the ingredients are this good; you just treat them with respect and allow them to shine’’

Matt and the team look forward to welcoming you to The Airds to share his cuisine.


Fine Dining Restaurant near Oban, Argyll

The Airds has achieved 3 Rosettes for the food for over 27 years and was one of the first restaurants in Scotland to achieve a Gold Award with EatScotland.  The restaurant has also consistently been included in the Good Food Guide for 42 years which is quite an achievement! The second longest in Scotland.

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