We stopped in Pitlochry in June ’11 looking for food (urgently) on our way home from the North. With nowhere in mind, by 8pm on a Saturday night we were ready for anything.
Somehow we ended up at the golf club - I think because I took a wrong turning! It is open to non-members for food - thankfully - and we had a great dinner.
I really was pleasantly surprised - I expected something bland in a stuffy “clubhouse” atmosphere, but the food was great and the place was relaxed & friendly.
The course and clubhouse look wonderful - almost enough to tempt me into playing!
At that time of year it was still broad daylight when we left about 10, so that added to the enjoyment. A few late golfers taking advantage of the long daylight hours, the setting sun on Ben Vrackie - wonderful.
The club’s website is super - take a look. Amongst other things it gives you the local weather and has a webcam so you can see for yourself.
Favorite Dish: My burger - yummee!
While the food is good, the service, however, is NOT. I had to wait at the front of the queue for 20 minutes, while the man served people who had come to eat in before me. Even though i was clearly in front of them!!!
Favorite Dish: chips taste nice when fresh.
Large Cafe / Restaurant with no perticular charm except for a nice fire place. Basically, all the tours that go from Edinburgh to the Highlands stop here.. so this place does not have to look for customers.. the tours don't actually tell you to go here, but they park right next to this place and seeing as you don't have much time, one doesn't tend to look further. If you are in one such situation, DO LOOK FURTHER! The fact that customers are garanteed by the tours mean that they treat the customers really baddly, cos they know these are people who are only here for the day and anyway the tours will bring them a new lot the next day. Basically as our tour arrived, some couples split up, one getting a table, and the other getting a drink and food at the self service bar. People didn't even have the time to sit, that one of the ladies of the restaurant in a not at all nice tone asked people who weren't eating to get out. Actually, these people were just waiting for their partner to come back with food and drinks. Then, when you do eat and drink, this is their strategy: send someone to snatch your mug and plate away, whên you've hardly had time to finish, and then send someone over to kick you out cos you're not eating or drinking, and you have no proof left that you have consumed.
Awful place, I'd have rather stood outside in the cold than gone in here and be insulted in such a way. Truly no respect to the customer. It's a disgrace, and just because they are supplied with tour buses every day doesn't mean they can treat people like that.
This fish n chip shop was very popular. You could either take away or eat in. There was an indoor eating area as well as a nice courtyard outside.
Favorite Dish: I had a plate of chips with peas and a latte.
Surprisingly it was a very satisfying meal!
The layout inside was open and spacious. Not a snug cosy pub. However the food was OK.
Favorite Dish: I had the Haggis, neeps, mince and tatties - 7.20 pound.
Other selections were... Gammon Steak and pineapple - 7.20 pound.
Sausage and mash - 6.90 pound.
Sticky date pudding - 2.50 pound.
Hot waffle - 2.00 pound.
This restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Log fire and quiet location. One side was for smoking the other non smoking.
Favorite Dish: For lunch I had a BLT and wedges - 4.95 pound. It was a satisfying meal.
For dinner I had a seafood basket - 7.95 pound. A selection of fish and scampi with potatoes and peas. My only complaint was that they advertised ' vegetables ' and all I got was peas.
Other meals were : Fillet of Shetland Salmon - 8.95 pound.
Battered Scampi 7.95 pound.
I had afternoon tea here as I just had to experience the lovely outdoor eating area. It was a nice place to sit and eat. The sun was shining, it was quiet and the service was good.
Favorite Dish: Relatively speaking I must say the meal was one of the most expensive I had in Britain.
A smallish ham sandwich with a few crisps and salad garnish for 4 pound.
A small glass of coke - 1.45 pound.
This used to be our regular dinner spot. The food is amazing, with a very nice selection, including European food. You can have your dish mild, or VERY hot. My first meal there i ate a whole chilli by accident... Could not talk for 10 full minutes!
Favorite Dish: The mild (tech term?) prawn curry, served on rice. WOW!