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“great food, lovely staff”
Review of The Strathearn

The Strathearn
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Auchterarder
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $84 - $84
Cuisines: French, Scottish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Strathearn, the glamorous heart of Gleneagles, is one of Scotland's most sophisticated yet buzzy destination restaurants, recreating the elegance of a bygone era with a theatrical flourish. Silver butler trays are whisked with calm confidence between the grand pillars to your candlelit table, filling the air with the scent of flambéd cognac, whisky, pernod or sweet, caramelised Grand Marnier. Steeped in a rich Franco-Scottish tradition, our passionate chefs bring seasonal, locally sourced classics (the names Thermidor, Bonne Femme, Diane, Wellington, Chateaubriand, crêpe Suzette, and, of course, Scottish smoked salmon echo down the ages) to a smart, convivial contemporary audience. The Strathearn is also the home of the legendary Gleneagles breakfast and Sunday lunch.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We ate here on the second night of our recent break at Gleneagles and thought the food was nicer than at Andrew Fairlie the night before. We like the recent refit of the restaurant - our little booth and cosy and romantic but still maintained the grandeur of the place. The pigeon breast on pearl barley was the best thing I had during our whole stay. The staff are great too - knowledgeable and friendly. It's not cheap but it is worth every penny. Wish we could afford to stay in the hotel more than once a year!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Not getting into Andrew Fairlie's restaurant at Gleneagles doesn't mean you have to slum it. The Strathearn may not be Michelin starred but the food and dining experience is definitely top notch. Ate here the other night with work colleagues and enjoyed an outstanding meal in relaxed and convivial surroundings.

Started with Argyll oysters which were superb, really thick and creamy. Main course I chose the Gleneagles sirloin steak which comes in their own signature pepper sauce and is highly recommended. This is flambed at the table which adds to the theatre and the heightened tension of wondering if the person's hair you are sitting next to is going to go up Michael Jackson style. I finished off with the groaning cheese trolley. Not the whole trolley of course, but I gave it a good work out.

Obviously it is all on the pricey side, but you knew that before you selected Gleneagles. The service throughout was excellent, just the right side of formal with a touch of humour.

Would certainly return.

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Thank DavidDundonald
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner in The Strathearn tonight, beautiful window table looking out on to the snow covered grounds made it extra special.

The service was impeccable from start to finish as was the food.

The Strathearn is a beautiful 5 star restaurant that delivers on all counts.

Many thanks to Paul Hughes, Adrian and the dedicated team in the Strathearn for another great night.

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

It is some years since our last visit; little has changed. This 1920s Grand Hotel is in every way impressive. The Strathearn restaurant is massive. But is, in some way, bleak and soulless. Evening light or full sun help, but otherwise the room is a dated anachronism. The menu promises much and delivers much - but not all. Beef looks good on the plate but, on this occasion, was marbled not with fat but with gristle! Vegetables had been waiting around too long and the fish soup was 'disappointing' The service is excellent, attentive and friendly. But the threadbare, unattractive uniforms do nothing to add to the room's ambience. It is unfortunate that the kind of thought and investment, that has been given to the splendidly immaculate golf courses and facilities, has not been given to the dining and public areas of the hotel.

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2  Thank De-novo
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Strathearn continues to deliver quality food and service whether in the evening or at breakfast. This must be the most comprehensive choice of food for breakfast available at any hotel, certainly in Scotland.

Thank ISB_12
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