Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Perth And Kinross
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Perth And Kinross restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 41 restaurants in Perth And Kinross and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Perth And Kinross restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Perth And Kinross Restaurants
. Monachyle Mhor
British, Modern restaurant in Balquhidder
With its “very calming surroundings at the end of a 3-mile track” – a “superb setting on the side of Loch Voil” – Tom Lewis’s “highly recommended” boutique hotel in the Trossachs has been a firm favourite for more than 20 years. “Fine cooking” is prepared by executive chef Marysia Paszkowska, using ingredients grown onsite or sourced and foraged in the locality, and the result is “delightful”.
. Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel
French restaurant in Auchterarder
“You are enveloped in a cocoon of luxurious decadence on arrival at this intimate room, which exudes the glamour of a previous era” – a “darkly lit, quiet space which is very romantic” (but to some tastes a tad “gloomy”). On most accounts, “the tasting menu is an ultimate culinary experience that shouldn’t be missed, with each course more sublime than the last; and with superb wine pairings (which allows the sommelier to present a mini course in viniculture)”. Service is generally found to be “engaged and enthused” and “very friendly”. Unsurprisingly some reporters challenge the extent to which it’s good value, or judge the performance to be good rather than great, but for most visitors “despite the incredible expense, for a truly memorable evening I can’t think of a better place to splash out”. STOP PRESS. Sad news in early November 2018 – Andrew Fairlie is to step down as he is suffering from terminal cancer. He will hand over to head chef Stevie McLaughlin, general manager Dale Dewsbury and his business partner Gregor Mathieson on February 1.
. Kinloch House
Scottish restaurant in Blairgowrie
“Very smart, professional” and “well run” country-house hotel occupying a grand mansion (built in 1840), which serves “excellent”, “traditional Scottish fayre” from “prime ingredients” (including famous soft fruits from nearby Blairgowrie and game bagged by shooting parties from around the world who stay in the hotel).
. Jon & Fernanda's
British, Modern restaurant in Auchterarder
34 High Street - PH3
“Small, family-run restaurant” where the “predominantly British menu is superb” and there’s an appealing “wine list from all over the world”. “It punches above its weight” and some fans are completely wowed: “far better than its neighbour, Gleneagles!” (where the owners honed their craft).
. 63 Tay Street
Scottish restaurant in Perth
63 Tay St - PH2
Graeme Pallister’s elegant Scottish dining room, on the Tay, is a “great place for a special occasion or just to enjoy some amazing food” – locally sourced and served in an airy space by “attentive” and “knowledgeable” staff.
. Cafe Tabou
French restaurant in Perth
4 St John's Pl - PH1
“A little bit of Paris come to Scotland” – or Polish, technically, given the pedigree of chef Marek Michalak – at this city-centre bistro, which has been a “favourite for many years”; (“gourmet evenings are great but even on a run-of-the-mill day the food is always of a very high standard”).
. Cromlix House
British, Modern restaurant in Dunblane
Kinbuck - FK15
Dour tennis ace Andy Murray’s “delightful refuge in the hills” occupies a fine Victorian building in tranquil grounds. There are fans of the glass-walled conservatory restaurant – “great cooking and a wine list to study for hours” – but also critics (for whom the “uninspired” food “did not live up to the big names behind it” – aka Albert Roux).
. Barley Bree
British, Modern restaurant in Muthill
6 Willoughby St - PH5
Just down the road from Gleneagles, Fabrice & Alison Bouteloup’s smart-rustic restaurant-with-rooms serves “delicious and comforting” Gallic food; “Fabrice is also a very good baker”, hence the “amazing” bread.
. Strathearn Restaurant
French restaurant in Auchterarder
Gleneagles ‘other’ restaurant is less well-known than Andrew Fairlie but highly rated nevertheless as “one of the very best ‘grand’ dining rooms in Britain”, following a traditional ‘silver service’ format. It will emerge in spring 2019 after a major refurbishment.
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