Head Chef David Butters (Scottish Hotel Chef of the Year 2018) has created a range of menus to suit all preferences, from a carefully crafted six course tasting menu (available Thursday-Saturday evenings), to our Conservatory menu, which changes monthly to ensure our menu reflects the season. Both menus focus on using the very best, local ingredients, making use of the fantastic larder available to us in Aberdeenshire. Our Chefs also make use of an abundance of organic fruit and vegetables, which are grown in our own kitchen garden. With over 80 different varieties of fruit and vegetables grown on-site, our Chefs often have access to unique ingredients, rarely found elsewhere in the region.
Lunch is served in the Conservatory with its beautiful views of the terrace garden. We can serve afternoon tea in the Conservatory or Piano Lounge, with its relaxed and cosy surroundings. Younger guests have the option of dining together in the early evening over High Tea. Join us on a Sunday for a traditional Sunday Roast, served between 1200-1400. Our Conservatory restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Our Library restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and is also available for private dining for up to 14 guests.
Non-residents may join us for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, however an advanced reservation is required.
All menus focus on featuring the freshest local produce, with fruit and vegetables picked daily from the Douneside Garden. Meat is purchased
from prestigious Aberdeenshire based, Royal Warrant butcher HM Sheridan, while blue flag fish comes fresh from the neighbouring fishing town of Peterhead every morning.
We pride ourselves on offering our guests a highly personalised stay, and Head Chef Butters and his team would be delighted to accommodate any culinary preferences or dietary requests you may have.
Our Restaurant Manager, Tom Bielawski is on hand to recommend the perfect wine pairings from Douneside’s expansive wine cellar, which is stocked with a carefully put together selection of vintages and local whiskies. We also stock a wide selection of carefully selected, local craft beer.