Food and drink in Perthshire

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Wherever you are in Perthshire, you’re guaranteed sumptuous food and drink. The region boasts great local produce which can be enjoyed in award-winning restaurants and bars. Try your hand at recreating these culinary delights by picking up all the fresh ingredients you will need at farmers’ markets and specialist shops. Discover Michelin-starred dining, mouth-watering seasonal berries and excellent whiskies from Scotland’s smallest distillery. Experience the regional flavours of Perthshire.

With its fertile soil and mild climate, it’s not surprising that Perthshire’s food and drink is of such extensive variety and high quality.

Enjoy delicious meals in award-winning restaurants prepared using the finest local ingredients and discover the secrets behind whisky-making at historic distilleries across the region.

Enjoy an exquisitely prepared meal in the most luxurious of settings at Andrew Fairlie’s Restaurant at the Gleneagles hotel. The only Scottish establishment to be awarded two Michelin stars, it boasts a mouth-watering menu featuring French cuisine with an ingenious Scottish twist. Employing the freshest local produce to magnificent effect, try the restaurant's signature dish, succulent smoked salmon prepared over whisky barrels for no less than 12 hours.

You can pick up some regional delicacies to take home with you on the first Saturday of each month at Perth Farmers' Market, which was the first to be set up in Scotland. Browse stalls displaying an array of seasonal produce including organic vegetables, meat and game, soft fruit and homemade preserves. Many stallholders offer free tastings and are more than happy to answer questions you might have about the origins of their produce. 
 
During the summer months you’ll find plenty of signs around the Blairgowrie area pointing you in the direction of farms where you can ‘pick your own’ fruit including strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and redcurrants. You might even have the chance to get your hands on the Tayberry, an intensely sweet hybrid of the raspberry and blackberry which is unique to the region.

Turn your attention to the region’s specialities of the alcoholic variety, from fine local ales to iconic whisky malts and blends and fruit wines.

Quench your thirst at the Moulin Pub which only serves ales produced in its own micro-brewery across the road, or stop by Edradour Distillery, the smallest in Scotland, to see how its single Highland malt whisky is produced. You can hear the stories behind other famous malts and blends such as Dewar, Bell's and Famous Grouse at distilleries throughout the region. Or discover delicious wines made from berries and flowers at Cairn O'Mohr Country Wines.

  • A close-up of the pastry goods, with name tags from Blairgowrie community and farmers' market, Perthshire
    Bridies, quiches and pies from Blairgowrie community and farmers' market, Perthshire
  • People drink at tables in the cosy interior as they read menus
    The Brasserie at Crieff Hydro, Perthshire
  • Bottles of the new Caledonia malt at Edradour Distillery, Perthshire
    Bottles of the new Caledonia malt at Edradour Distillery, Perthshire
People drink wine at tables in the cosy restaurant as they read menus

Restaurants and places to eat

Find information on the many restaurants across Perthshire where you can enjoy delicious food and drink.

Wine glasses

Bars and pubs

Discover bars and pubs across Perthshire where you can relax and enjoy great food and beers, wines and spirits.

A plate of jam tarts on a display in Perthshire

Local produce

Discover food attractions and local food producers across Perthshire, where you can learn about and purchase regional produce.

Bridies, quiches and pies from Blairgowrie community and farmers' market, Perthshire

Farmers’ markets

Discover farmers’ markets and farm shops across Perthshire where you can purchase fresh regional favourites direct from the producers and get advice on how best to cook them.

A woman noses one of a line of whisky glasses, with the bottles in the foreground

Drink attractions

Explore Perthshire's great drink attractions including distilleries, breweries and wineries.

Looking down at a traditional whisky still

Distilleries

Enjoy a tour and tasting session at one of the five distilleries in Perthshire, including the smallest distillery in Scotland and the oldest distillery in Scotland.