After a week staying in a self-catering holiday cottage at Errichel Farm, around a mile south of Aberfeldy, we had fallen in love with the magnificent views, walks and fresh air.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you go looking for a simple French bistro like Caf Montmartre in the actual Montmartre, chances are you’re going to be disappointed.
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.
Watching your car, submerged in several feet of water, being washed down the high street - there must be better ways to start the day.
For years I have longed for a decent pizza restaurant in Dundee, so you can imagine my excitement when True Pizza arrived.