23 restaurants in Perth
Restaurants in Perth:
New County Hotel, 22-30 County Place, Perth, PH2 8EE [Map]
The picturesque and awe inspiring landscape of the town of Perth is home to the smart New County Hotel where the award winning Opus One restaurant continues to gather laurels and awards for their impeccable modern British gourmet cuisine. The hotel is located on County Place in the heart of Perth City Centre and is an ideal retreat whether you're there for business or pleasure. The marvellous adventure sports scene in Perth draws many an enthusiast, and at the end of the day the respite offered by the hotel is enough to rejuvenate even the most exhausted participant.
The light and airy bedrooms are furnished splendidly in stylish monochromatic colours, where white teams up with black for a classic look, and with beige for a more understated but elegant feel. The en-suite bedrooms are equipped with every conceivable comfort including flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and a well stocked hospitality tray.
The 2 AA Rosette awarded Opus One restaurant has garnered other prestigious awards too, such as a Silver Award from EatScotland at the end of 2008 and a Platinum Plate for their outstanding food with Hotel Review Scotland. And to add to that they were named the 'Rising Star Restaurant for 2009' and also achieved a runner-up place for Scottish National Hotel Restaurant of the Year in the Scottish Hotel of The Year Awards; while in 2010 they were 'Urban Restaurant of the Year' in the Scottish Restaurant Awards. Little wonder that the restaurant's popularity has been increasing from strength to strength and their Head Chef, Romuald Denesle from Normandy, who has worked in many excellent restaurants, most recently as Senior Sous Chef at The Ardeonaig Hotel on Loch Tay, is busy as ever trying to raise the bar even higher.
Opus One, we are told, could mean several things, such as the first masterpiece of an artist or composer or the famous wine from Napa Valley. The restaurant, which can be perceived as a magnum opus on its own, has been furnished with a contemporary taste where elegance combines graciously with modern style. The seasonal menu draws on the best of local produce and for lunch starters might include chicken liver parfait with red onion jam and oatcakes, or wholemeal blinis with thick cut smoked salmon with salad leaves and a grain mustards crème fraîche.
Main courses could involve delights such as slow roasted belly of pork with braised red cabbage, truffled potatoes and a sultana and thyme jus, or breast of corn fed chicken with celeriac and potato rösti, Savoy cabbage and Madeira jus. Dishes tend to become more elaborate in the evening, where meals could typically begin with goats' cheese pannacotta with caramelised beetroot and rocket salad, or carpaccio of monkfish cured in lime oil and a caviar dressing. Follow this with fresh market fish of the day or pan-fried fillet of beef.
Luscious and decadent, the desserts at Opus One could easily meet your calorific fantasies more than half way, for who can resist the pineapple and star anise mousse with roasted pineapple and green apple sorbet, or sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and butterscotch sauce? To ably accompany such excellent food be sure not to miss the selection of fine wines and spirits. Their signature wine is understandably the Opus One, a Napa Valley number that is produced meticulously as a result of the inspired collaboration between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi.
There's much more information about opening times, menus and drinks lists on their elegantly designed Website and a few clicks will bring you closer to this wonderful dining destination. Do note that they do not accept children under the age of ten.
Gourmet, Modern British, Restaurant
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77-79 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EZ [Map]
The husband and wife team of Willie and Margo Deans have taken up the reins of this prestigious Perth restaurant, Let's Eat, since October 2005 and retained the previous AA Rosette status; a member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain, Willie, has a good repertoire of recipes which have brought him some top notch awards in his 25 years in the industry.
Willie describes his cooking as vibrant modern Scottish. The focus is firmly on flavour and seasonality, most of his ingredients at Let's Eat are sourced locally and quality is not compromised. All aspects of the dishes are freshly made with great attention to detail and shown in the homemade breads, sauces and chocolates to name but a few.
10 South Saint Johns Place, Perth, PH1 5SU [Map]
Dedicated to serving the best of Scottish and Mediterranean food, Sante Wine Bar and Restaurant in Perth oozes charm and flair. It couldn't be better situated than in St. John's Place, the city's café quarter, in a building that dates back to the 1930s. The creation of experienced restaurateur couple Paula and Herve Tabourel, it is just the place for a relaxing meal with fine food and drink.
Perch yourself at the bar and have your fill from amongst Spanish tapas, Valencian paella-chorizio and chicken, snails with cured ham, cream and toasted brioche, shellfish Bisque with croutons, Spanish anchovies and more. Or indulge in charcuterie, pata negra ham, foie gras terrine or duck rilletes. Plats de la maison include char grilled rib eye steak with hand cut chips and Bordelaise sauce, roast rack of lamb with fondant, peas and broad beans and veal cutlet with braised rice and creamed watercress. End a delightful meal with a cheese platter or dessert. An extensive wine and spirits list makes dining at Sante quite a celebration.
French, Spanish, Tapas
The Parklands Hotel, 2 St Leonard's Bank, Perth, PH2 8EB [Map]
At No. 1 The Bank you will certainly want a seat by the window overlooking the beautiful garden, or you might settle for a cosy spot in a corner where you could admire modern works of art on the wall. Wherever you sit the atmosphere is peaceful and that lovely bistro feel is evident.
Executive Chef Graeme Pallister and his team endeavour to create a wonderful dining experience for their guests and they take sourcing seriously, choosing only the best of Perthshire produce. The intriguing flavour of grilled meats is hard to resist and the kitchen team have done well to dedicate a menu specially for smoked dishes such as Dunkeld Smoke House smoked salmon, Stornoway black pudding and Scotch fillet steak. Ham hock, puy lentil and foie gras terrine bring in a touch of innovation and flavours of braised fennel and lemon butter spinach blend well with a poached Scottish halibut.
The wine list is aptly named 'great little list' in keeping with their philosophy of selecting just a few well-known suppliers to provide much depth to the list.
63 Tay Street, Perth, PH2 8NN [Map]
Situated in the heart of historic Perth adjacent to the River Tay which passes through the town, 63 Tay Street is a light and airy restaurant by day and dons a more sophisticated look in the evening. The 2 AA Rosette, Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide recommendations have firmly placed this restaurant as one among the most sought after places to eat in Scotland.
Head Chef Graeme Pallister's cooking displays confidence and care with a strong emphasis on seasonality. The regularly changing menu lists a choice of pressed ham, walnut bread and piccalilli, followed by aromatic cod cheeks, shrimp and pork belly, pak choi and coconut. Poached pear is undeniably an all-time favourite and here it comes with caramel sauce and pistachio ice cream.
The recently revamped wine list has a strong focus on Old World classics and an interesting and wide choice of New World wines.
168 South Street, Perth, PH2 8NY [Map]
Kerachers has now established itself as one of Perthshire's leading restaurants; since its opening in May 1999 it has steadily gained in reputation, mainly owing to the relaxed style of the Restaurant, the interesting and innovative menus delivering quality dishes and of course the marvellous fresh fish supplied by the Keracher family.
Owners Pamela and Peter Keracher run the front of house and kitchen respectively so they are personally on hand to ensure a consistently excellent dining experience; the restaurant has a total of fifty six seats and is light and spacious, thus ensuring comfort for all their diners.
The menu relies heavily on the excellent Scottish produce, particularly the fish and seafood, so their starters might include a Finnan haddock pastry case lined with leeks and smoked bacon served with cream leek sauce and topped with mature cheddar or Skye scallops lightly seared served on asparagus with a warm tomato and herb dressing.
Similarly with the main courses, offering medallions of monkfish fillet wrapped in Parma ham set on vegetable flavoured couscous with a sun dried tomato dressing, or fillet of North Sea halibut set on fondant potato and winter vegetables garnished with Skye Scallops with a fresh basil and pine nut dressing; carnivores are by no means neglected either with a loin of Perthshire Lamb set on puy lentils with baby roast potatoes and honey glazed carrots with a pea and mint dressing or fillet of prime Aberdeen Angus beef, cooked to order, set on a mustard mash with a pepper cream sauce garnished with wild mushrooms.
If you have any room left then their puddings should finish you off completely, try their sticky toffee pudding, which is superbly rich, naturally it is homemade, served with a warm toffee sauce and luxury ice cream or a traditional rhubarb rumble with a hint of cinnamon served with double cream.
Their fixed price menus at lunchtime and dinner during the week, pre theatre only on a Saturday, offer exceptional value for money, though naturally a la carte comes out a bit higher.
Modern, Scottish, Seafood
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