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“Slightly disappointing”

Fern Cottage Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Pitlochry
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Fern Cottage Restaurant in the heart of Pitlochry is a firm favourite, both for local residents and visitors to Highland Perthshire. We are located as close as you can get to the heart of this picturesque Victorian town. Fern Cottage Restaurant offers a warm Highland welcome, truly tasty food and personal service for every customer. Our menus have an emphasis on flavour, the freshness of Scotlands' larder and a taste of the Mediterranean. There is now more than ever on offer with different menus at lunch and dinner times. Retaining much of the original ethos of using Scottish, seasonal ingredients to create dishes with a Mediterranean twist, our food is cooked to order and guarantees a treat for your taste-buds, whether a classic or a contemporary dish. Fern Cottage is now on winter hours. We will be open for lunches from 12noon with last orders at 2.15pm. We will re-open for pre-theatre or a la carte in the evening all using seasonal produce - we offer you something special every time. Head Chef Rifat Aycan has created the new menus using an exciting new range of dishes packed with flavour and all beautifully presented. Whether front of house or 'behind the kitchen door, every member of our team is dedicated to ensuring you enjoy your visit, spread the word and come back for more!
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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“Slightly disappointing”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

These were our second and third visits as we travelled up and down from further north. The ambiance and attention of the staff were fine but the menu and mains seemed a bit "tired" compared to our previous visit. For example the spicy lamb was not really; and the mezes were an odd mixture not particularly redolent of the Middle East;and the choices were limited by a puzzling absence of fish courses. I suppose that overall our meals were OK but we left feeling a bit underwhelmed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Perthshire
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“NICE LITTLE RESTAURANT”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We met up with friends here for lunch and could not fault it. The food was nice and very reasonable. I had the mussels starter and the mussels were the best I have tasted in a long time. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely leisurely lunch without feeling rushed at all. I can recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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perthshire scotland
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“unbelievable price”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We booked a table here for my partners 50th birthday , it was meant to be a celebration but turn in to a disaster , i ordered a round of drink and couldn't believe what what the price was for a can of larger that costs less than £1 they were charging £3.65 , now i know they have to make a profit , but it felt as though it was more highway robbery , we were totally disgusted by this I paid the drinks bill and left never to return.
I fully understand that every business has to make a profit but i alway thought that highway robbery was illegal

  • Visited April 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic for a lazy Sunday lunch”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This restaurant is a little gem in Pitlochry: The food is excellent, the service fantastic and the prices good. I had lunch here with a friend, but I shall definitely be back to try the dinner menu next time I'm in Pitlochry.

  • Visited May 2013
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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“Birthday treat”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

20 friends and families ate here on Saturday 25th May. Food was excellent and staff friendly and efficient. Would not hesitate in recommending it and will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
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