An excellent family-run restaurant with rooms, specialising in local Scottish produce. Even the beamed dining room has a real Scottish feel. It has been described as the best restaurant between Aberdeen and Dundee, with some justification.
The short menu firmly follows the seasons, but starters such as 'Arbroath Smokie & Salmon Terrine'; 'Chanterelle Mushroom Spatzle, with Hazelnut Emulsion & Poached Duck Egg'; 'Twice-Baked Soufflé of Isle of Man Tobermory Cheddar' and 'Warm Herb Salad of Squab Pigeon with Crisp Pancetta & Burnt Orange Dressing' set the style for starters - although you're unlikely to find more than one offered at the same time.
'Seared Fillet of Angus Beef, with Smoked Cheese Soufflé, Fondant Potatoes & Pinot Noir Jus'; 'Baked Herb-Crusted Halibut with Samphire, Piperade & Gravadlax Beurre Blanc' and 'Sautéed Loin of Perthshire Venison with Sweet Potatoes & Goats' Cheese Dauphinoise' perhaps among the mains offerings.
Finish with 'Valrhona Chocolate Tart with Malt Ice Cream & Cardamom Citrus Syrup'; 'Baked Lime & Coconut Mousse with Passion Fruit Sorbet & Malibu Froth' or their selection of top-quality Scottish farmhouse cheeses.
If you have the foresight, you could book one of their comfortable bedrooms, and save yourself a trip home.
- Food Style: Modern Scottish
- Lunch: Weds-Fri & Sun 12.00-13.45; set L £28 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00; set D £50 (4 courses)
- Seats: 24
- Wine: a concise list, is modestly-priced, and kicks of at around the £18 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L Sat, Mon & Tues; D Sun & Mon; 1st 2 weeks Jan.
- Rooms available