Barley Bree is a charming restaurant occupying an early 19th Century former coachhouse in the Perthshire village of Muthill.
They say, in spite of our current, rather more than little local difficulties with the European Union, that if most people were asked what nationality they would like to be in a perfect world, they would say Italian. Partly because of the sunshine, the culture, the beauty of its cities and coasts, the charm of its people – and its food.
When driving from Dundee to Edinburgh as I do fairly frequently, I have often seen the sign for Loch Leven’s Larder and wanted to stop but never planned my journey with enough time to spare.
With lots of new places popping onto the foodie scene in Dundee, it becomes all too easy to forget the gems that have now been around for a while.
Having been run by the same family for decades, “The Chraggs”, as this place is affectionately known, has become an institution for both locals and tourists visiting Aberfeldy and the surrounding Loch Tay area.
Watching your car, submerged in several feet of water, being washed down the high street - there must be better ways to start the day.
Stepping into this transformed establishment is like stepping into a trendy microbrewery – the bare brick, concrete bar fascia and exposed aluminium pipework enhance the cool, industrial, Shoreditch feel.
The Lands of Loyal Hotel on the outskirts of Alyth has a fascinating history, dating back to its birth in the mid-19th Century as the home of a local aristocrat and military man, who saw action at the battle of Waterloo but came home to live out his days in style in the peace of his native Perthshire.
Polish master chef the toast of Great Britain – ‘It’s a wonderful feeling to be recognised personally within your industry sector’
Michael Alexander speaks to Perth chef Marek Michalak who has recently been accredited the title of a Master Chef of Great Britain, the first Pole to be appointed the title.
A lot can happen in two years. So when we looked online and saw The Stag in Forfar had enjoyed a refurb, we had high hopes.