The Castle Cafe
Enjoy a Warm Welcome at the Bistro @ The Castle
Our award winning Bistro @ The Castle is located alongside the historic Balhousie Castle and offers a friendly, informal dining experience with table service in relaxed surroundings. When the sun is shining you can choose to dine al fresco in the Castle courtyard.
Throughout the year our menus change to reflect seasonality offering high-quality freshly prepared breakfasts, delicious lunches, homemade soups and light dishes alongside a tempting selection of scones, cakes and desserts.
All funds raised through our Bistro and venue hire helps to sustain the Home of The Black Watch and supports us to achieve our charitable aims.
The Bistro @ The Castle opening hours are:
Summer (1st April – 31st October)
9.30am-4.00pm | Last orders for food is 3.00pm and for coffee and cake 4.00pm
Winter (1st November – 31st March)
10.00am-3.30pm | Last orders for food is 3.00pm and for coffee and cake 3.30pm
On Saturday 11th September The Bistro @ The Castle will close at 2pm for a private event. The Black Watch Museum and Castle Gift Shop will remain open.
We always aim to use local, seasonal produce where we can and source the finest ingredients and best quality products available.
Thank you to our suppliers – D.J Lindsay and Son Butchers, Campbell Prime Meats, George Campbell & Son, Mark Murphy Fruit and Vegetables, D & D Dairies, Braehead Foods, Love of Loaves and Myrtle Coffee.
On Friday 4th June we are introducing a Bistro style dining experience on Friday and Saturday evenings during the Summer months. Kickstart your weekend by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying great quality food paired with a wonderful wine list. You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors in the Castle courtyard with the historic Balhousie Castle as your backdrop.
Gather your friends and family to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch at Castle Bistro.
Available from Monday 29th November – Thursday 23rd December, served between 11.30a am – 3.00 pm.
2 courses £23.50 | 3 courses £27.50
We are now serving traditional Sunday lunches in the Queen Mother Room between 12.30pm-2.30pm. This well-known British tradition provides an ideal opportunity to gather with friends and family to share good food and conversation.
Introductory offer | 2 courses £18 | 3 courses £24
Enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea at the Castle. This tradition was first made popular by Anna Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. It is said The Duchess would become peckish in between her lunch and late evening meal therefore she began inviting friends to join her in her rooms at Woburn Abbey for tea and light refreshments; and so the tradition of Afternoon Tea began.
This uniquely British experience can be enjoyed in our charming Bistro or the stylish Queen Mother Room.
From £16.95 per person, served from 2.00pm daily.
Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers
Afternoon Tea at the Castle is a wonderful gift experience within historic surroundings. For vouchers and general bookings contact us today.