The Roost Restaurant
- Telephone 01738 812111
- Food served Tue/Wed noon–2pm; Thu–Sat noon–2pm, 6.30–9pm; Sun noon–3pm. [Closed Mon. Winter closed Thu eve.]
- Average price £12 (lunch); £25 (evening meal)
- Website www.theroostrestaurant.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Coupled with a commitment to using produce almost exclusively sourced in Scotland, chef proprietor Tim Dover puts the experience gained in the kitchens of well-renowned Scottish restaurants like the Witchery, the Peat Inn and Restaurant Martin Wishart, as well as New York’s acclaimed Daniel, to good use. Perthshire hare rillettes marry well with the sharp bite of pickled veg and a crisp, crunchy crostini, while a super-soft daube of beef and accompanying horseradish mash slide down beautifully. And with wife Anna on the other side of the pass looking after the guests, you can rest assured the same attention to detail is applied front of house too.
The simple setting for the Roost, with its roof beams and stone floor, is one way this appealing Perthshire restaurant avoids pretension. The menu, with its lunchtime mix of crafted sandwiches and locally sourced food, is another. But with experience cooking for David Wilson, among others, Tim Dover is a chef with pedigree, and whether you're tucking into a venison burger or an evening main of baked Shetland plaice, it shows.
The Roost provides the perfect setting for diners who come to enjoy consistently outstanding meals, skilfully prepared and professionally served. In the business’ three year life-span, the restaurant has gained a solid reputation for high quality dining amongst a very discerning clientele from Perthshire and beyond. EatScotland have awarded The Roost Silver accreditations two years consecutively and the Scottish Beef Club have invited membership to chef Tim Dover for his commitment to Scottish Beef. The restaurant has gained CittaSlow Perth Business Supporter status, being recognised for its commitment to using seasonal and local produce.
Anna and Tim, whose home is next door to The Roost, live and breathe the restaurant. From the moment you book your table or step over the threshold Anna takes care of the ambiance, running the front of house with a warm welcome and attentive, professional service. The business ethos is to provide the highest quality, yet with no hint of pretention.
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- Provides: Wheelchair access
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