The Schottische Restaurant is on the first floor of Babbity Bowster. ‘Babbity Bowster’ was originally the name of a popular dance in the 19th century. The building was a monastery in the 18th century. Today the building contains the bar on the ground floor – excellent for live music, the Babbaty Bowster restaurant on the middle floor and bookable accommodation on the top floor.
The bar serves a range of twelve draught beers with a heavy accent of real ale, a global wine list of which ten wines are available by the glass, a large selection of malt whiskies together with a full range of spirits, soft drinks and coffee are available. Bar food is available – including cullen skink, haggis and beef collops.
The atmosphere in the Schottische Restaurant is informal and friendly. An open plan servery gives diners a view of the chefs and the kitchen where you can see the final touches added to the dishes. The blackboard menu changes daily and features local Scottish produce in traditional and contemporary Scottish cooking. Skillful freshly cooked dishes showing real commitment to the use of local produce.
Our French chef Jean Claude Marcoccio weaves his wonderful gallic magic with fantastically fresh Scottish produce from the sea, the land and the air. His French flare, married to the finest Scottish produce offers up consistently inventive and tasteful food. Never too much. Always enough. The results will not disappoint.
The atmosphere is, we think, quite wonderful, heightened only in the winter months when the chill sets in and we set the peat fire. On the walls around you, the art of John Taylor, a great personal friend and talented artist.
Editor: If it’s on the men try their saddle of highland deer coated in oatmeal and black pepper with a whisky sauce.