We are delighted to be the North East's only AA three rosette awarded restaurant. Head Chef David Butters (Executive Hotel Chef of the Year 2019, Scottish Hotel Awards) has created menus which are seasonal and make use of the fantastic larder available to us in Aberdeenshire. Our Chefs also have access to 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 available 7 days per week from 1200-1400 in the Conservatory with its beautiful views of the terrace garden. Join us on a Sunday for a traditional Sunday Roast, which is served along-side our Conservatory lunch menu.
We serve afternoon tea 7 days per week between 1400-1600 in the Conservatory or Piano Lounge, with its relaxed and cosy surroundings.
Our Conservatory dinner menu is served 7 days per week between 1900-2100 and our award winning 6 course tasting menu is served between 1900-2000 on Thursday to Saturday evenings. Guests are invited to enjoy pre and post dinner drinks in our cosy bar, with its wide range of craft beer, gin and whisky. Our bar manager Aaron Evans (Bar Manager of the Year 2019, Scottish Hotel Awards) has created a small selection of signature cocktails, which use spirits and liqueurs from the local area.
Our Library is also available for private dining for up to 14 guests.
Non-residents are very welcome to join us for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, however an advanced reservation is required.
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.