Borthwick Castle, Gorebridge, Midlothian
April 6, 2019
We have a very special opportunity to dine in the Grand Hall of this magnificent castle and to experience an overnight stay. The chef Derek Johnstone has been shortlisted for The Craft Guild of Chefs - National Chef of the Year Awards. As winner of the inaugural MasterChef the Professionals in 2008 Derek joined Michel Roux Jnr at Le Gavroche then continued with the Roux family dynasty in both London and Scotland. In 2014, as Chef Patron, Johnstone transformed the 1830s-built Golf Inn in Gullane, East Lothian, into a boutique restaurant-with-rooms. Derek joined Borthwick Castle in 2017 following its two-year restoration. His menus are classical based with contemporary presentation incorporating modern cooking techniques. Coupled with his passion for seasonal produce Derek is leading Borthwick Castle’s reputation as Scotland’s leading food connoisseurs private hire venue. In late 2017 Johnstone launched an exclusive seasonal Dining Club at Borthwick which celebrates bespoke experiential menus paired with fine wines.