Eat & Drink in Elgin

Dining at Eight Acres Hotel & Leisure Club means fresh, tasty, carefully prepared food.  Using only the best regional ingredients where possible, our talented head chef and his brigade will look after, prepare and cook for you to sample in the Darroch Restaurant.

Darroch Restaurant

With views overlooking private woodland and landscaped gardens… this quiet dining room is a real retreat from the outside world.

Your dining experience at Eight Acres from start to finish has plenty of choice to suit any occasion and more importantly your taste buds. Our menus incorporate as much Scottish produce as possible. Our food menu is available throughout the day so guests can sample a variety of appealing dishes, or chooser a lighter bight from our new sandwich menu.

  • Beautiful views whilst dining
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • 3 course dinner menu


Monday – Friday: 7am-9am
Saturday – Sunday: 8am-10am

Eight Acres Breakfast has been carefully put together by our food committee and our breakfast menu has a great range of choices, from a full cooked or vegetarian cooked breakfast, favourites such as eggs Benedict and cinnamon French toast, to lighter options such as fruit salad, cereal, yoghurt and fresh fruit juices.


Monday – Sunday: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Sunday Carvery: 12:30pm-8:30pm


Monday – Sunday: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Super casual is our code and we want you to wear whatever feels comfortable. Do feel free to push the boat out if you fancy a glamorous evening – guests often dress up for dinner. We’ll happily take reservations, and if you wish to dine earlier or later than our usual serving hours, please let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.

Bar & Lounge

11.00am – 11.00pm

We offer a comprehensive list of wines, Champagne, cocktails and whiskies as well as food from our all day menu, sandwich menu and afternoon tea.

The lounge and bar are warm and inviting – perfect for a quick bite, an intimate meal or a fun meeting place for a special occasion with friends and family.

Our night porter will also serve drinks and sandwiches in your room after hours, tea and coffee is available 24/7, so please just ask.

Space to Enjoy

The lounge bar is found up a few stairs from reception and features a large flat screen TV and the lower lounge has a conservatory feel with floor to ceiling windows on two sides and French doors leading onto decking for those long summer days.

The gardens have a pond and picnic tables, perfect for a spot of al fresco dining or afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea

Originally created to tame the hunger of mid-afternoon, afternoon tea has long become a much-loved tradition enjoyed by many. At Eight Acres we invite you to take afternoon tea wherever most takes your fancy, from the cosy lounge to our pretty gardens.

The afternoon tea menu includes Victorian style finger sandwiches, homemade scones with strawberry preserve and lashings of clotted cream and an assortment of cakes and desserts to accompany your pot of chosen tea (or coffee). Add a bit of sparkle with a glass of Champagne or a refreshing jug of Pimm’s!

Book a Table

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