Located at the end of Princes Street in the Rutland Hotel, Kyloe has taken the steak theme to heart with cow hide seating and, if you like cows, amusing artwork on the wall. Indeed, no one can accuse Kyloe of taking itself too seriously, there's half a cow poking out of the façade of the building while the other half, the rear, protrudes its rump into the dining room. Staff meanwhile excelled in delivering friendly approachable service and made us feel most welcome; everybody smiled too, which can only make the experience more enjoyable. The post dinner comment card invites you to 'fillet in' so this is very much a place where you can let your hair down and have a good time.
The menu is a touch above many steakhouses in the cuts they offer that include amongst others Bavette, Onglet and Feather steak as well as the usual rumps, sirloins, fillets and T-bones, while ingredients are largely, possibly entirely Scottish. The beef is Angus, dry aged 21 days for the most part, though there's a rump steak available that's 45 day aged.
Of course, the challenge they are going to face is in comparison: our home territory of London is now blessed with many a great steak house, and it will be impossible not to compare. That said, prices at Kyloe are somewhat cheaper than what you are now paying in London for the same fare and this needs to be taken in to account.
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Previously we visited The Albannach, Lochinver
Next stop: Castle Terrace
Location map for Kyloe