The Castle Cafe

Enjoy a Warm Welcome at the Castle Cafe

Our award winning Castle Cafe 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.

he Castle Cafe at the Black Watch Museum. Picture of the Cafe and its vaulted ceiling

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.

Many of our dishes are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Our chefs create all our dishes using quality, seasonal ingredients of local provenance which showcases Scotland’s natural larder.

Why not browse our food and drinks menu before your visit?

Keeping Safe

We would like to thank you for supporting us during this challenging time. We have made some changes to ensure that we keep our visitors and team safe. See these changes here.

To comply with Scottish government legislation, we will ask for your contact details upon arrival at the Castle Cafe. This is to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect Scheme.

We will also ask that your party is no more than six people from two households. Children under 12, from the 2 households, do not count towards the 6-person limit.

Opening Hours

No admission ticket is needed to visit the Castle Cafe which is open 5 days a week, all year and provides free onsite parking for visitors.

Our opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm

From Monday 5th October our opening hours will be:
Monday – Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm

  • Last food orders at 3.00pm
  • Last orders for drinks and cakes at 3.30pm

Our Menus

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 – MacSween of Edinburgh, Mackie’s of Scotland, George Campbell & Son Seafood, D.J Lindsay and Son Butchers, Campbell Brothers Prime Meats, free range eggs from Ayrshire and Mark Murphy and Partner.


Our Menus

We also offer a selection of meals for children, all freshly prepared on site. If you can’t find something for your kids on the menu or have a special dietary requirements, please ask.

Dine at the Castle from £12

Treat yourself to a two or three course lunch at the Castle Cafe from only £12. This lunch offering will change regularly and reflect local seasonal produce. 

pasta in a bowl

Venue Hire

The unique surroundings of the Castle Cafe provides a distinguished location for any evening event. The versatile space adapts to provide the perfect venue for a diverse range of occasions, from children’s birthday parties, private family events and celebrations to dinners, lectures and performances. You can choose to include a guided or self-guided tour of The Black Watch Museum as a way to enhance your evening. Our team will guide you through your event planning and provide an exceptional service to you and all your guests.

To reserve a table, call us on 01738 638152 and select option 2.  To purchase gift vouchers or enquire about venue hire please select option 2. 

All funds raised through our Castle Cafe and venue hire helps to sustain the Home of The Black Watch and supports us to achieving our charitable aims.

Afternoon Tea at the Castle

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 Castle Cafe or stylish Queen Mother Room.

From £16.95 per person, served from 2.00pm daily.

Afternoon tea on 3 tiered cake stand with a selection of speciality teas

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.

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