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The Old Manse of Blair has revealed a new restaurant, The Orangery, launching on 31st March. The restaurant is under the leadership of Jonathan Greer, formerly of The Gleneagles Hotel and Ballathie House.

The restaurant will create family friendly, Scottish contemporary food, focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients and the finest local produce.

Anne MacDonald commented, “We are delighted to appoint Jonathan Greer as consultant chef for the launch of The Orangery. The experience and calibre he brings to our new restaurant is unrivalled in this area of Perthshire. Jonathan’s culinary expertise enhances our offering as a food destination. Jonathan has a solid background working with some of the best in the industry. These include Kevin MacGillivary and Paul Rankin and Jonathan brings years of knowledge to the kitchen”

Jonathan Greer, consultant chef, “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to put The Orangery on the culinary map in Scotland. The addition of a chef’s table is something I’m particularly excited to be hosting. It will give customers a behind the scenes experience.”

The owners, Anne and Archie MacDonald, are particularly keen to welcome local families to The Orangery. The restaurant is perfect for dining that doesn’t break the bank. Ingredients will be sourced from the incredible local larder available in Highland Perthshire. Featured on the menu will be venison from the local estates, Perthshire lamb and Arbroath Smokies.

Anne commented, “Our new innovative ‘Inbetweeners’ menu for teenagers has been created following extensive research by our 11 year old twins who have canvassed their school friends in several surveys. The aim is to create a family dining destination with a more sustainable, affordable offering. The Inbetweeners menu will include our very own Angus’s, Aberdeen Angus 4oz Burger, with Orkney Cheddar and triple cooked chips from our own potatoes. We want to produce a foodie experience that is as fresh and tasty as possible, most importantly, the aim is to engage young diners in their food and have an empty plate at the end of a meal.”

“Sunday lunch will be ideal for families who are looking for a day trip destination. There are so many beautiful walks to start the day, as a result guests can work up an appetite before enjoying a slow roast rib of Scotch beef at The Orangery. The Sunday lunch menu will vary from week to week. There will always be a traditional Sunday roast cooked to perfection in the Aga”.
Set on its own private estate just off the A9, The Old Manse of Blair is located between the major central belt cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling and the Highland Capital Inverness, the start of the NC500 driving route.

A Chef’s Table experience is available for up to six guests for lunch or dinner, allowing diners to get up close to the cooking in the kitchen, with a seven course tasting meu and matched wines.

The Orangery is filled with natural daylight and in the warmer months guests can enjoy drinks on the outdoor terrace. The décor has been completed in a boutique contemporary style. There is a blend of bespoke furniture and soft furnishings, along with an extensive eclectic art collection such as “Buttercup”, the Highland Cow, an original painting by renowned wildlife artist, Georgina McMaster.

The original greenhouse and walled garden on site will be used to grow fresh produce for The Orangery kitchen.

The Orangery will be open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, from Thursday to Sunday. During high season, from 1st May to 30th September, the restaurant will be open daily.

To book a table contact The Orangery:

T: 0844 884 3182 E: restaurant@theoldmanseofblair.com
The Old Manse of Blair, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TN, Highland Perthshire

For media enquiries contact Cath Couzens:
T: 07843 382386 E: cath@weareperception.com W: www.weareperception.com

Notes to Editors:

A country house boutique hotel in the heart of Highland Perthshire, The Old Manse of Blair combines traditional elegance with modern luxury. Large rooms and high ceilings reflect the character architecture of its Regency origins, while contemporary design ensues comfort and indulgence. Recently refurbished by new owners, the MacDonald’s, it is now a stylish boutique hotel and restaurant.

The Old Manse of Blair launches a new restaurant, The Orangery on 31 March 2019. The Orangery will be open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The Orangery is under the leadership of consultant chef, Jonathan Greer, formerly of Ballathie House and The Gleneagles Hotel.

Guests have the option to eat in The Orangery or to join Jonathan at the Chef’s Table in the Kitchen. Advance booking is recommended for both the restaurant and Chef’s Table experience.

The Old Manse of Blair is located in the Cairngorm National Park, within the heart of Scotland. The Manse is located within a 30 minute drive of Perth and within minutes of the A9 junction at House of Bruar. The popular tourist town of Pitlochry is a 15 minute drive and many tourist attractions are easily reachable via road and rail. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, and Aberdeen are all reached within a 1.5hr drive with Fort William one hour with the road to the Isles and Skye beyond.

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