The Huntingtower Hotel on the outskirts of Perth is modestly classed as a country house hotel. With extensive grounds surrounding the classic main building it is definitely a place to be explored and enjoyed.
I got the chance to enjoy very recently when a friend and former colleague suggested we caught up for lunch there. I am so glad she did, I had forgotten what a gem Huntingtower Hotel is and only 20 minutes away.
Although a chilly day, the sun was shining so when I was first to arrive I took the obligatory photograph to put on social media. I went into reception to enquire if my friend had arrived and when advised she had not I was invited to have a seat in the very comfortable foyer area. With wood panelling, deep armchairs and comfortable couches it was somewhere I was more than happy to wait.
When my friend arrived, we went through to the restaurant where we were fortunate to be seated in the conservatory area. With a crisp fresh feel to it, this area is certainly the place to be when the sun is shining on a winters day.
The lunch menu is £9.95 for one course, £13.95 for two courses and £16.95 for three courses. Considering there was lamb shank, salmon, vegetarian options and more available this is definitely value for money that you don’t get very often nowadays.
Head chef Bill McNicoll is conscious of using as much local and seasonal produce as he can with fresh deliveries daily. What better time to have salmon than when it is fresh? I ordered the salmon with my companion ordering the fettucine. As you can see from the photograph, these were beautifully presented whilst being proper portions.
I was more than satisfied with the meal, so much so that when my partner arrives in a few days I have booked us the Sunday night deal. Watch this space to see how we get on.