Crieff is a must-visit destination for food lovers and there is no shortage of places to enjoy some top-notch nosh. Whether you’re looking for some traditional Scottish cuisine, something a little French or to stop by for a sweet treat, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you Visit Crieff…
Delivino is a real Crieff success story. The much-loved restaurant/delicatessen in King Street has expanded into a small empire, with a popular takeaway now open in James Square and a second restaurant in Auchterarder. Their philosophy of good ingredients, simply cooked with flair and imagination has proved extremely popular. With a delicatessen stocking lots of delicious continental produce, from artisanal cheeses to Italian charcuterie, and a relaxed and family-friendly restaurant, Delivinos is a must-visit for lovers of Mediterranean food, pasta and pizza.
Open: Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm; Friday and Saturday: 9am-9pm; Sunday: 12pm until 4pm.
Yann’s at Glenearn House
Yann and Shari Grospellier serve up exquisitely cooked French bistro favourites in their relaxed and convivial ‘restaurant with rooms’. Chef Yann started cooking aged just 13 in his parents’ Chamonix restaurant, and he now delights in recreating the specialities of this region like French onion soup, Coq au Vin, Steak Frites and Tarte Tartin. Yann’s is a great favourite with locals and visitors alike and is described as “Like being at a friend’s gourmet dinner party”.
Open: Wednesday-Saturday: 6pm-9pm; Sunday 12pm-2pm/6pm-9pm
A new addition to Crieff’s restaurant scene, Pura Maison has already developed an enthusiastic following thanks to its philosophy of combining fantastic fresh Scottish produce with an intriguing French twist. Cider Braised Pork Cheeks with Braeburn Apples and Rooster Potatoes, Harissa Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables and Haggis Scotch Egg with Carrot Chutney are just some of the mouth-watering choices on a menu that also features a great selection of vegetarian and fish dishes. Fully licenced, the James Square eaterie is open for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Open: Monday: 10am-4.30pm; Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday: 10am-4.30pm; Thursday: 10am- 4.30pm/5.30pm to 8pm; Friday & Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm/6pm-9pm; Sunday: 12pm-4.30pm/5.30pm – 8pm.
The Square Bar & Kitchen
A winning combination of fantastic drinks and delicious food has made The Square Bar & Kitchen popular with discerning diners looking for a great bar with back to basics, good, honest food. Traditional favourites like homemade steak pie, mashed potato and green beans, beer battered haddock and chips, and beef burger, salad and fries are favourites with all the family, plus there’s a tempting range of sandwiches, salads and a very well-priced kids’ menu. Gin lovers should check out the range of 35 carefully selected, locally-sourced gins.
Open: Food is served from 12pm until 8pm, 7 days a week.
The Meadow Inn
The Meadow Inn is a family-run inn with a great reputation for its traditional home-cooked food and fabulous live music and events. Situated in Crieff’s Burrell Street, the well-stocked bar is popular all-year round with a lovely garden that’s perfect for the summer months and a cosy fire for the chilly winter season. Head chef David Deleu has put together a menu that is lovingly prepared and cooked to order using local fresh ingredients. In addition to all the classic favourites – the Sunday roast with all the trimmings is legendary – the kitchen team also create an impressive ‘Daily Specials’ board.
Open: Monday & Tuesday: Food served 4.30-8.30pm; Wednesday -Saturday: 12pm-2.30pm/4.30pm-8.30pm; Sunday 12pm-7pm.
The Tower Gastropub & Apartments
One of Crieff’s landmark buildings, The Tower is a family-run gastro pub with self-catering studio apartments. It’s the perfect blend of city chic and country tradition and its cosy yet lively atmosphere attracts families, celebrations, quiet dinner dates and after work drams. Head chef Liam Griffiths has created an extensive menu of tempting choices (including steaks, burgers, pizza, mussels) all freshly prepared and cooked to order. Be sure to look out for the ‘Food For Thought’ board showcasing the chef’s specials. Vegetarian options are also available and gluten free choices can be prepared.
Open: Meals served daily 11am – 8pm.
Wilde Thyme at Glenturret
Wilde Thyme at Glenturret, is an exciting partnership between the award-winning luxury event caterers Wilde Thyme and five-star visitor attraction The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery. Offering the very best of local produce from Scotland’s natural larder in the visitor café and restaurant as well as providing corporate and leisure event catering at Scotland’s oldest distillery, Wilde Thyme at Glenturret serves up memorable menus for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and high tea. With a lovely sun terrace to be enjoyed in the summer and a big, open fire to cosy up to in the winter, it’s the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a bite to eat.
Open: Open daily, 10am-6pm.
Situated on the corner of Crieff’s busy high street, Café Rhubarb is a great place to sip a frothy coffee and watch the world go by. With its eye-catching, funky décor, this friendly eaterie serves up a mouth-watering selection of home-made cakes, traybakes crepes, waffles, bagels, fresh fruit smoothies and wonderful coffees. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, it makes an ideal spot for a rendezvous with family and friends.
Open: Monday: 10am-3pm. Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm. Closed Tuesday.