Despite having driven past The Old Manor Hotel, Lundin Links, many times over the years, I had never eaten there. I confess to having been a little put off by the modern banqueting suite, partly obscuring the roadside view of the traditional gray stone manor house, and the signage referencing the hotel’s wedding and conference trade.
What a beautiful time of year to be outside, especially on a farm while the fluffy lambs are skipping and everything looks so green and alive. I've been hearing rumours about a farm shop being developed at North Grange Farm, close to David Lloyd and Dobbies in Monifieth, and at last it has opened its doors.
Living just a stone’s throw from Kinnettles Castle, I’ve gazed longingly up at the stunning piece of Scottish baronial architecture every day for nearly five years, since I moved into my country cottage in the heart of Angus.
When you eat out as often as we do, many restaurants well worth their salt threaten to become a real home from home. So one actually called Home, with an interesting and socially significant meaning to the name, is right up our rue in more ways than one.
If you are of a certain Dundonian vintage (I’m not, but I hobnob with people with long memories), you might remember 204 Perth Road as the home of the Shakespeare coffee bar or the Underworld, a haven of 60s nostalgia for a generation of groovy young locals.
The Hotel Broughty Ferry is changing opinions (or at least one opinion).