World Oceans Day is a global celebration taking place on the 8th June. With hundreds of events around the world, it helps raise the profile of the Earth’s waters, to inspire more involvement in conserving the resource on which this planet depends.

This year, Relais & Chateaux and its collection of wonderful hotels, is celebrating this day by creating exquisite fish menus. One of the hotels, Glenapp Castle in Scotland, has teamed up with the local fisherman to curate a menu that is totally sustainable and, of course, delicious! On the menu is mackerel, mullet and crab - all jazzed up with herbs, fruit and vegetables, picked directly from the hotel’s kitchen garden.

The castle’s chefs have been working with the local ‘Galloway Smokehouse’ for over 20 years, sourcing both smoked products and fresh fish. The hotel’s chefs and local fishermen establish what’s in season; catching fish that is at its best, and out of spawning. The fish is line-caught, guaranteeing high quality and sustainability. Glenapp’s chef,



David Alexander, states:
'Participating in World Oceans Day makes us realise the importance of sourcing produce and being aware of its provenance. It gets us thinking about where our food comes from, and what we should  be doing to ensure we’re fishing sustainably.'




Managing Director Jill Chalmers says:

'Glenapp Castle, in partnership with Relais & Chateaux, is delighted and proud to celebrate World Oceans’ Day on 8th June and to show our continued commitment to protecting marine heritage and fisheries resources. By taking part in this unique celebration we are connecting with people around the world to honour and protect our shared oceans that are so important and offer limitless inspiration!'






Poached Ayrshire Oyster and Champagne

Charred Mackerel with Girvan Potatoes,
Pickled Beetroot and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Fillet of Silver Mullet with Saffron and Crab Linguine
Heirloom Tomatoes and Sauce Vierge

Iced Nougat Glace with Mango

Freshly Ground Sumatra Gayo Coffee with Petit Fours


Executive Chef –David Alexander
Head Chef – Tyron Ellul


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Glenapp Castle Hotel
Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland KA26 0NZ
Tel +44 (0)1465 831212


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