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.

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 Castle Cafe and venue hire helps to sustain the Home of The Black Watch and supports us to achieve our charitable aims.

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

Opening Hours

No admission ticket is needed to visit the Castle Cafe which is open 6 days a week, all year and provides free onsite parking for visitors. Our opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm. Last food orders are at 3.00pm with last orders for drinks and cakes at 3.30pm.

We are delighted to announce that from 1st December the Castle Cafe  will be open 7 days a week 


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.


Food to Order

From Monday 9th November we are delighted to launch our first Food to Order menu. You can choose meals, prepared in-house, to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Your meal will be packaged, chilled and ready to re-heat.

During our opening hours you can pre-order for any day you choose. Same day orders must be placed by 11am.

To order call 01738 638152, option 2.

Food to Order Menu

Christmas Lunch at the Castle

The warm and welcoming Castle Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious Christmas lunch with friends and family. 

Our lunches will be served from Monday 30th November to Thursday 24th December between 11.30am-3.00pm. 

To make your reservation contact 01738 638152, option 2.

Christmas Lunch Menu

Private Dining in December

Celebrate at the Castle with an intimate private dining experience in our prestigious Wavell Room. Relax with friends and family whilst enjoying a menu inspired by Scotland’s finest seasonal ingredients.

This unique experience is available from Thursday to Sunday throughout December from 7.30pm. Minimum numbers are 4 with a maximum of 6 from no more than 2 households.

Private Dining in December Menu

Monthly Offers

Winter Warmers

Quiche of the day, new potatoes and salad with tea or filter coffee for £10.

Add chocolate fondant and vanilla ice cream for £5

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.

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 the 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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