to interrupt a journey through the mountains, or as a reviving feast the day after some serious hill-walking. Mhor 84, one of the sister venues to fine-dining star Monachyle Mhor, is there for those moments. It’s a motel, restaurant, bar and cafe and its breakfasts, served from 8am until 11.30am, are beyond moreish – though it’s hard to imagine anyone would be wanting more after they’ve eaten a “big breakfast”. Fairmont Hotel
St Andrews, Fife
YOU could call this a brunch, but it’s more of a branquet, including everything from a carvery to an extraordinary patisserie selection. The word branquet isn’t in common use just yet, but it should be, to allow a distinction to be made between a regular brunch and the feast on offer here. The hotel ran its International Brunches over the summer, which proved so popular they were extended to Christmas. All of this in the glamour of the hotel’s atrium under the glow of the George Singer lighting installation. Priced at £32.50 per adult and £16 per child, from 1pm to 4pm. restaurant still works on the same principle – homeless people train and work there and customers are encouraged to “pay forward” meals for the homeless. It’s a quality brunch too, offering buttermilk pancakes, avocado on toast with salsa and watercress, or baked eggs with cheddar, spinach, tomatoes and black beans, as well as some fizz on the side.