Turreted fairytale architecture with fine food and wonderful relaxing ambience is signature to this gracious hideaway by Perth. Guests at Ballathie are usually lucky enough to see some of the many red squirrels that live here on the estate. With its glorious riverside location a stay here is pure magic. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. 2014 Winner of Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards, Independent Hotel of the Year.
Congratulations to Ballathie for winning Best CHEESEBOARD in Scotland and the UK Award at the British Cheese Awards. (October 2013). Ballathie’s General Manager says: “It’s the latest example of the great culinary strides we’re achieving at Ballathie to make it a major dining destination. Cheese is part of Britain’s food heritage and an important part of a meal.” I couldnt agree more!
A perfect place to break the journey on the A9 - or just a great place for a day trip. House of Bruar has developed from an excellent foodie stop with some well chosen ladies and gents' clothing, into a very substantial retail outlet - delicatessan, kitchenware, clothing, home and garden. The restaurant has local butchers' sausages and haggis, gourmet seafood counter and tasty buffet options. All self service. The Food Hall is superb including a Q Guild Butchery department and massive CHEESE COUNTER. Remember to take your chill bag to bring home the cheeses and meats! By the way there are also the beautiful Falls of Bruar so you can walk off that chocolate cake afterwards!
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Aberdour Hotel is a delightful family run coaching inn located in the heart of the bonnie conservation village of Aberdour. This seaside village gets regular mentions for its Village in Bloom and the award-winning railway station, where trains run regularly to Edinburgh, only half an hour away.
Whilst retaining elements of the historic building they have created excellent bedrooms in the stable block around the courtyard and very good, smaller bedrooms in the main building. The bar and restaurant are couthy, warm and friendly and very popular with locals for their freshly cooked local fare and good range of beers. In a prime position for visiting the tourist attractions and golf courses of Fife and beyond, or perhaps you just wish to enjoy village life for a while, this is the ideal place.
Menus have seasonal flair, seafood, steak pie and traditional favourites, plus daily specials and the ever popular steak nights on Fridays. Excellent value for money and delightful staff. A lovely place to stay and dine.
A welcome addition to the pretty award-winning village of Aberdour in the old cooperative building, transformed into an elegant delicatessen and cafe. A popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Walkers and cyclists have discovered it too as a perfect place to pause.
You will find home baking and regional produce on the shelves - even beef from less than a mile away - and delicious bites to eat in or take away. The dainty meat pies and carrot cake are scrumptious. Free parking by the station (a moment away) - or better still arrive by train and see the award-winning station too! Very near the beautiful Fife Coastal Path.
Whether it be an elegant breakfast, a light lunch or afternoon tea with cake, there is something for everyone at this lovely bistro cafe within the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre. It has a graceful ambience of a period parlour and the menu reflects the local produce - cured hams and smoked salmon, home made bakes, Scottish beef and seasonal fruits. Staff are very friendly and efficient. A great place for a wee trip there is so much to see - it has also been featured on the BBC antiques programmes! Please telephone as no e mail at present.
A delightful coffee shop with a spacious farm shop adjacent and lots to entertain the children too with adventure play area and pottery painting studio. The shop has their own free range eggs, meat from Puddledub, their own vegetables on 10 acres of crop land, and their ever popular home baking. Select your home made treat, with a latte or tea and snuggle up on a sofa in front of a roaring fire. The views are beautiful. This is successful diversification on a lovely family fruit farm and deserves your support - you'll love it!
Housed within an iconic railway station on the esplanade by the Tay the views are splendid and the food pretty impressive too. A family favourite with my cousins in the vicinity - and they know I am very fussy! This recent build won awards for its design, based on the original design of Dundee’s old Magdalen Green Railway Station.
With local produce and regular menu changes, this bistro style eatery is on the go all day, whether you are looking for breakfast, coffee break or more substantial a la carte.
Large sunny café is ideal to enjoy a day out. Their farm shop has local beef, organic pork, Scottish cheeses, honey and jam. A large selection of fruit and vegetables, gifts, wines and kitchenware too.
They offer a Scottish Cheese Wheel in their café: A taster of 5 Scottish Cheeses presented on a Peter’s Yard Crispbread - Blue Murder & Gruth Dhu Black Crowdie, Tain, Connage Clava Brie, from the shores of the Moray Firth, Isle of Mull Cheddar, Anster Farmhouse Cheese, made in St Andrews (please note cheeses vary every now and then)
Charming welcome addition to this pretty village. A wee place with a big reputation so best to book. Locally sourced top notch seafood, game and fine beef. A very popular haunt for Fife foodies and only just over the bridge makes it a quick hop for Edinburgh folk. Please book by phone only, not by e mail. Chef Proprietor Craig Wood, pictured is justly awarded Catering in Scotland Scottish Chef of the Year 2015
Hettie's teas are innovative, tasty and fun. There is something for everyone with an amazing and imaginative range - Little Miss Spice Girl, Afternoon Chatter and Hettie in the Heather. These delightful infusions are great for creative cooking and refreshing drinking. The tearooms in Perth & Pitlochry are a haven of home baking and charming atmosphere.
Hettie's Pitlochry Tearoom offers a gorgeous Scottish Cheese platter... Arran and Mull are the stars...'might change the name to Scottish Islands Cheese Platter! The overseas tourists absolutely love it... one to share is ample!' Served with local chutney.. delicious!
Attached to Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier Chocolate and Gift Shop and the 4 Star Scottish Chocolate Centre, Legends is located in a stunning location on the banks of the River Tay. Open Mon to Sun all year round, serving freshly brewed coffee, loose leaf specialty teas and award winning hot chocolate along with sumptuous chocolate cake and scones. The Afternoon Delight is a real treat for chocolate lovers. Light lunches feature home-made soups, quiches, Scottish themed platters, wraps and salads. Follow the brown tourist road signs marked Highland Chocolatier. See also under chocolate entry.
2015 celebrates 20 years of the Doll's House. In their words, they serve “good mood food” and have a refreshing and interesting range of dishes using local produce on their menu including nice little touches like their “Eden Brewery Beer Battered Fish.” On Sundays they do a roast that I can personally vouch for - and we were lucky to get a table as students with visiting parents piled in! No e mail address at present so please telephone.