Ballathie House Hotel

Ballathie House Hotel
Kinclaven, Stanley, Perth and Kinross, PH1 4QN
  • Telephone 01250 883268
  • Food served Mon–Sun 12.30–2pm, 7–9pm
  • Average price £19.50 (set lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.ballathiehousehotel.com
Perthshire Larder

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Ballathie Country House Hotel near Blairgowrie is, outside, a bit of a clunking, baronial mansion for Highland hunters and hopeful fishermen. Inside, it’s even more old school: stag's heads, aristo portraits, log fires, white tablecloths, and discreet, splendid service. Waiters flourish linen napkins, silver tongs deliver fresh manchet rolls, and a clean, crisp, cool elderflower sorbet, thinly sliced Galia melon and gingerbread croutons almost merits a spontaneous round of applause. Ex-Gleneagles chef Scott Scorer champions Scotland’s larder: think a melting, inch-thick featherblade steak, horseradish mash and roast root vegetables. For dessert, both the sticky toffee pudding and profiteroles are triumphs.

  • Private dining: Up to 32 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 53
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 90 (250 with marquee)
  • Open since: Around 25 years ago
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle