Food choices at the Atholl Arms Hotel
On the 11th September 1844 Queen Victoria slept a night at the Atholl Arms Hotel in Dunkeld. The Queen traveled by horseback from Balmoral on Deeside, to visit the Duke of Atholl at Blair Castle. The hotel was built in 1833.
The 185 year old hotel continues its proud tradition of offering quality. Today it offers a number of choices of where to eat:-
Set back within the hotel, the Bistro has its own wood burning stove, it is spacious and comfortable laid out. The tables are not on top of each other, you have room to move. It is dog and children friendly.
The menu offers classic with modern dishes. From cullen skink to vegan beetroot burgers, there is truly something for everyone. Pizzas are served from 12 noon until 9 pm.
Review:- “Lovely Meal in the Bistro - We stopped here tonight for a meal in the Bistro before attending an event at The Birnam Arts Centre just along the road and it was really excellent. The food was tasty and nicely presented and was good value. The Cullen Skink in particular was to die for. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs. It was just before 5 pm when we arrived and it was quite quiet - but half an hour later many of the tables were filled and the Bistro had a nice ambience. Wish we lived nearer - but we will be back when we are next in the area.”
The Riverside Restaurant.
The RiverView Restaurant has won recognition by receiving a number of Awards. Eat Scotland, The Gourmet Society, Scotch Beef Club, Cittaslow Perth and The Scottish Hotel Awards. Booking is highly recommended.
Trip Advisor Review:- “Excellent food - We stayed in the Atholl Arms partly due to the reviews of the food in the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent. I had the salmon on gnocchi with olives and capers and it was wonderful. As was my salmon and prawn tartar to start. My husband had Cullen Skink and then haggis both of which were very good. But my salmon dish was the star! I want to mention one thing that happened just in case they get a negative review which they don't deserve. A table near us weren't happy with how their steak was cooked. This was dealt with very well indeed with two different staff apologising and offering to change this immediately. Their offer was refused but we continued to hear grumbling from the table. To be honest, people mess up at times but if so, accept the offer to change the item and don't go on complaining! We also had breakfast here and my smoked haddock and poached egg was one of the best I've had.”
Breakfast is available also for non-residents. Full cooked Scottish breakfast is served between 7:30 – 10:00 am weekdays and 8.00 - 10:30 am on Saturday and Sunday for £13.95 per person.
Bar food is served all day 12 noon to 9pm every day, the food is locally sourced.