Media Release: Blair Castle’s Tullibardine Restaurant showcases quality local produce in new taster menus

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TO celebrate VisitScotland’s Year of Food and Drink 2015, Blair Castle is offering a mouth-watering five-course taster menu in the visitor attraction’s Tullibardine Restaurant.

Available from today, the delectable taster menus will showcase quality local produce, including venison sourced from the estate.

The taster menus feature an array of delicious dishes celebrating Scottish recipes and flavours such as Cullen Skink, Haggis Bon Bons with a Mustard Mayonnaise & Salad Leaves, Buccleuch Featherblade of Beef Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Sautéed Cabbage and Perthshire Raspberry Cranachan with Bruadar, Heather Honey & Toasted Oatmeal.

Each menu is finished off with some moreish tablet.

Begins a spokesperson: “As a member of VisitScotland’s prestigious Taste Our Best quality assurance scheme, Blair Castle is looking forward to celebrating the provenance of the ingredients used for The Tullibardine Restaurant through the taster menus.”

Stuart Letford, marketing and communications officer at Blair Castle, said: “Our new taster menus are a fantastic way to showcase the quality and range of produce available in Highland Perthshire and to celebrate traditional Scottish recipes that have been enjoyed on the estate for centuries.

“There is something for all tastes to enjoy on our new menus.

“This year, we have a special food and drink exhibition inside the castle displaying a book featuring recipes enjoyed by the 8th Duke of Atholl at the beginning of the 20th century.

“The recipes include some fascinating ingredients, from nettles to hare.

“Perhaps our chefs will try out some of these authentic recipes to experience what they 8th Duke’s meals tasted like.”

In addition to the food and drink exhibition, the castle is commemorating the centenaries of three historic military conflicts with a series of war exhibitions on display throughout 2015.

A Gallipoli exhibition to mark 100 years since the Dardanelles Campaign in the First World War, a Battle of Waterloo exhibition as it is 200 years since that famous conflict and also, to mark its 300th anniversary, an exhibition remembering the 1715 Jacobite Rising.

Stuart continued: “Our exhibitions are particularly poignant marking the centenaries of three major conflicts in military history including 100 years since the Dardanelles Campaign in World War One. We hope people will enjoy learning more about these conflicts through our series of exhibitions.”

One of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations, Blair Castle officially opened to the public for the summer season at the beginning of April for members of the public to enjoy the castle, grounds and gift shop as well as the restaurant.

The castle is also offering special season passes for £12 that allow people to visit the castle and gardens as many times as they like during the season.


For further information, please contact Anna Gunn, Volpa, Tel: 07803589732 or 01738 700135


About Atholl Estates

  • Atholl Estates is located in Blair Atholl, Highland Perthshire. The estate is centered around the famous landmark of Blair Castle.
  • One of Scotland’s best-known estates, Atholl Estates dates back to the 13th century.
  • Atholl Estates manage a range of operations in the tourism, events, forestry, farming, property and country sport sectors.
  • Atholl Estates also has a range of Highland lodges and a caravan park on site.
  • For more information please visit or call 01796 481411.

About Blair Castle

  • Atholl Estates is centered around Blair Castle and Gardens in Blair Atholl which are open to the public for day visitors, corporate events, functions and weddings.
  • Blair Castle dates back to 1269 and has 30 rooms on display to the public.
  • Blair Castle is open to the public from 1st April to 31st October and features a restaurant, gift shop and tours of the house and grounds.

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