Perthshire Journals

Places to Eat in Perthshire

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A travel journal to Perthshire by MagdaDH_AlexH

The Bothy Photo, Perthshire, Scotland More Photos
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The Bothy

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Restaurant | "Relaxing Bothy"

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The Bothy sits in the centre of Perth, within short walking distance of the theatre, concert hall and the Playhouse cinema. It has a restaurant, a function suite and a bar and (due to its reasonable size and mid-range prices) is a popular venue for group meals and celebrations. Housed on the corner of Kinnoull street, in a red-sandstone corner building, a previous wine merchants, the interior (I am reviewing the main restaurant part, but the style applies to the whole lot) is comfortable and inoffensive. The décor and stylisation reminds me most of a fairly up-to-date Highland Perthshire hotel/gastro-pub, with a mixture of chintz, blond wood and leather; armchairs, banquettes and upright d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 6, 2012

The Bothy
33 Kinnoull Street
Perth, Scotland 1 5
01738449792

Perth's Finer Dining

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The Bothy Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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Perth is the first place in Scotland to have embraced the Cittaslow Charter, which requires attention to detail, use of local and seasonal ingredients and embodies the slow-food ethos diametrically opposite to the industrialised fast-food, chain franchises. This focus on quality is reflected in what the town's chefs offer. In the more expensive price bracket, Perth has several establishments worth recommending. Perhaps the best all-around is the Opus One restaurant at the New County Hotel (22-30 County Place) draws consistently high praise from pretty much all reviewers. 63 Tay Street (at exactly that address) is probably the most famous Perth restaurant, and although there ar...Read More

Culdees Tea Room

Restaurant | "Quaint Tea Room by the Round Tower"

Culdees Tea Room Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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The Culdees tea room is located just by the Round Tower in Abernethy (in fact, the key to the tower is kept at the tearoom). It's a cosy, smallish space with exposed beams and a open fire (lovely in the winter), tables covered in bright oilcloth and a selection of local art and craft for sale as well as hot and cold drinks, cakes, soup and sandwiches. I had a well-baked potato with prawns in mayo and a piece of excellent carrot cake, mysteriously and unfortunately covered with what seemed to be Philadelphia cream cheese. It was a good value lunch, reasonably priced and served with a smile.Nothing special, but perfectly OK for a quick bite to eat if you happen to be in Aberneth...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 4, 2010

Culdees Tea Room
School Wynd, Abernethy
Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9JJ
+44 (0)1738 850455

The Famous Bein Inn

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Restaurant | "Will be Back for More"

The Famous Bein Inn Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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The Bein Inn (or the Famous Bein Inn) is, indeed, a well known and well regarded Perthshire pub, an old inn placed on what was the road between Perth and Edinburgh. In addition to the pub known for its music sessions and the provision of accommodation, the Bein Inn is probably best know for its food. It has a proper restaurant (Balvaird Restaurant, named after a local castle) as well as serving pub food all day.I had lunch at the Bein Inn on a February weekday, around 3pm. The place was pretty quiet then, with only two other tables occupied, but I was welcomed by a very pleasant, cheery but not overtly familiar member of staff who led me through a pleasant lobby/lounge with an open fire to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 4, 2010

The Famous Bein Inn
Glenfarg
Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9PY
+44 (o) 1577 830216

Brig Farm Shop

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Restaurant | "Highland Cows and Yummy Sandwiches"

Brig Farm Shop  Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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Brig Farm Shop is located between Perth and the Perthshire village of Bridge of Earn, on a farm by the river Earn and within a mile of the M90 motorway. The farm is known for its Highland Cattle beef which is sold in the shop. Additionally, the shop sells a selection of other organic, free range and locally grown produce from Scotland, including Puddledub buffalo and pork products as well as wild boar products from a nearby Perth farm. Frozen, chilled and preserved foods are available.The cafe at the Brig offers breakfast, lunch, High Tea and outside catering. It's possible to purchase the cafe products as fresh deli items from the shop. The outside area has a small...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2010

Brig Farm Shop
Gateside Home Farm
Bridge of Earn PH2 8QR
+44 1738 813571

Kirkstyle Inn

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Restaurant | "Pictish Grub"

Kirkstyle Inn Photo, Perthshire, Scotland
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I suppose Kirkstyle Inn is my local (though it's still a 5 miles and 7 minutes drive away in the next village of Dunning). It sits in the very middle of the village, and is one of the three pubs in Dunning and definitely the best (the only, really, apart from a paltry and daytime-only tea-shop-cum-bakery) to eat in Dunning. It considers itself a gastropub, and it's in this capacity that I have always visited it, so I won't be able to comment here on the beers or really on any tipples. The building is about 200 years old (almost the whole of the village was destroyed an then rebuilt after the Jacobite uprising). The inside always seems quite complicated and mysterious to me, alt...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 10, 2009

Kirkstyle Inn
Kirkstyle Square
Perthshire, Scotland PH2 0RR
+44(0)1764 684248