Well, 2020 wasn’t quite the 20th birthday year we’d hoped for at the Cook School and our 21st has been a wild rollercoaster ride so far!

Firstly, thank you for your patience. We know a lot of you have had dates in the diary cancelled and gift cards still to be used. Since the start of the pandemic, we tried to reopen several times, but constantly changing regulations and government advice scuppered our efforts at every turn. So unfortunately the Cook School remains closed.

We have however managed to repurpose part of the building as permanent restaurant offering indoor and outdoor dining areas and a new look lifestyle retail area. This has allowed us the generate some much needed cash flow after 18 months without income.

We’ve thought long into the night about how we can reopen the Cook School in a COVID-safe way, while still giving you the full Cook School experience. And we’ve concluded we’re going to need to make some fundamental changes to the kitchen layout, not least, reducing the number of guests from 24 to 14. This combined with a new layout will provide a covid safe environment whilst continuing to provide the Cook School experience you deserve.

We’re getting busy with these changes now, please bear with us as we recover and rebuild. We are truly grateful for your ongoing support - your gift cards remain valid until you can use them. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your booking/giftcard, please do call us.

Keep an eye on the website over the coming weeks, we’ll share our new look plans just as soon as they are finalised.

In the meantime if you are planning to visit the new restaurant, Nick’s at Port of Menteith, to book a table please call 01877 389900

Opening hours
Thurs – Sat 12 noon – 8.30pm
Sun 12 noon – 6pm

The Cook School will be back stronger!
Julia and Nick


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