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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 - Lockdown Update

With mainland Scotland now being in lockdown The Black Watch Castle and Museum is closed.

You can continue to support us through our online gift shop and our takeaway service, which is available Thursday – Sunday 11am-3pm.

We will work towards fully re-opening once restrictions are eased.

Our Takeaway Menu

Throughout lockdown we are offering a takeaway menu Thursday – Sunday, 11am-3pm.

You can choose from a selection of breakfast, lunch and snack options for a tasty treat during your weekend walk or to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

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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.


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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