Food & Drink in Perthshire
Food and drink experiences in Perthshire are not limited to the fantastic restaurants and bars the area has to offer. There are a number of fantastic and unique experiences available, spread across the whole of Perthshire. From learning to cook your own authentic Indian food, to whisky and chocolate tasting – there is something to tantalise everyone’s taste buds. Perth is often known as Scotland’s larder – with superb food and drink readily available across the region. It’s no surprise then, that Perth was recently crowned Scotland’s ‘Food Town of the Year’ for 2018 at the Scottish Food Awards & Academy. While you’re here, why not sample some of these incredible experiences with your friends and family? All are a short drive from the city of Perth and we have also suggested some other fun activities to enjoy while you’re in the area.
From Highland Perthshire to delightful experiences in the centre of Perth – explore the flavour of the whole area from top to bottom. It is sure to leave your mouth watering!
Andrew Fairlie’s at Gleneagles
Scotland’s only restaurant with two Michelin stars – Andrew Fairlie’s is hidden away behind a discreet private entrance at Gleneagles Hotel. Enjoy the beautiful and relaxing environment, where the attention to detail and impeccable customer service are ranked just as highly as the mouth-watering food.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 6:30PM – 10:00PM
Distance from Perth: 17.4 miles from city centre
Price: A La Carte Menu – 3 courses £110, Menu degustation – £155
While you’re here: Play golf on one of the three world-class courses at Gleneagles Hotel, or chill
out in the hotel’s spa. There are also walking routes around the golf courses
and a variety of local pubs in nearby Auchterarder.
Iain Burnett, Highland Chocolatier
Known as The Highland Chocolatier, Iain Burnett is an award winning chocolatier and truffle specialist. Iain creates his specially designed chocolate in the picturesque village of Grandtully. Take a self-guided audio tour, explore the chocolate shop and relax in the lounge where you can sample the Best Truffle in The World. Paradise for the chocoholic and a great day out!
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm, seven days a week. (11am – 4pm from January to mid-March)
Distance from Perth: 26 miles from Perth City Centre.
Prices: Tour prices range from £5-£15.
While you’re here: In nearby Aberfeldy, visit the Dewar’s Distillery or the Birks Cinema.
Famous Grouse Experience
The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery offers a unique experience; to see how single malt whisky is made at the oldest working distillery in Scotland, and to learn about the mastery behind the blending of Scotland’s favourite whisky, The Famous Grouse. Situated in the picturesque heart of Perthshire, we have cultivated a selection of 11 specially crafted tours where you can taste and learn about Scotland’s national drink!
Opening times: April to October – 10AM to 6PM November to March – 10AM to 5PM
Prices: Start from £10 per person and vary depending on tour
Distance from Perth: 16miles from Perth City Centre
While you’re here: Get outdoors with Action Glen at Crieff Hydro, visit the famous Drummond Castle Gardens, or enjoy the Lady Mary’s Walk in Crieff.
Indian Cook School
This is a truly unique experience from award-winning chef and restauranteur Praveen Kumar where you will learn how to prepare authentic, Indian cuisine.
Praveen is on hand at all times, guiding students, teaching them about the dishes and telling stories of his home in South India.
Find out more indiancookschool.co.uk
Open: 10am – 4pm daily / Location: PH2 8DR, Perth City / Cost: £99.95 per person / While You’re Here: The city centre is packed with award-winning food retailers to stock up your cupboards. Try Provender Brown, The Bean Shop and Latino.
The ethos at Taste Perthshire is simple. They aim to bring the very best in local produce together for your enjoyment – whether that’s a meal at their restaurant, or purchasing something from the gift shop. Based in Bankfoot on the A9 north of Perth City Centre, Taste Perthshire has so much for you to discover so what are you waiting for?
Opening times: 8AM – 8PM, 7 days a week
Distance from Perth: 8miles from Perth City Centre
While you’re here: If you’re with the kids, pop over to Active Kids in Stanley where they can play and work up an appetite!