The policy adopted by our chef, Chris Tamblin, and his staff is to provide food in a fashion which is consistent with the character of a country house. Thus, while dishes are formed from fresh local produce, they draw on the established traditions of Scottish and French cooking in their preparation and presentation.
In accordance with customer demand at the hotel, the principal meals are breakfast and dinner, while a light lunch is available in the sun lounge to hotel residents between 12am and 2pm.
Please note that our definition of a 'resident' is anyone who has ever stayed at the Green Park between now and the reign of Queen Victoria, so if you fancy lunch or dinner while you are not actually in residence, then please just phone us to reserve a table. Lunch tables can get quite scarce, so be sure to mention that you have stayed at the hotel before when making an enquiry!
Every day from approximately 11am until around 5pm, the principal sideboard in the main lounge is laid with acomplimentary tea and coffee buffet, which guests are invited to help themselves to. Fairtrade Colombian ground coffee, Fairtrade decaffienated Colombian ground coffee, teas, biscuits, and gluten-free biscuits are made available. From around 1pm ( earlier if Alistair is on duty ) a selection of home made cakes and homemade gluten-free cakes are added to the buffet. Please take at least one of the cakes each, as Alistair has great difficulty in passing by the buffet, without doing a spot of "quality control" as he calls it.
Special diets are catered for when sensible notice of particular needs is provided.
As a rule, we normally carry a stock of gluten-free bread, skimmed milk, soya milk, and various other items, so be sure to ask if you need them.
Breakfast is normally available from 8am until 9:45am - though earlier breakfast can be arranged; please just ask. Breakfast service is a mixture of buffet and table service - three buffet tables carry a range of juices, cereals, rolls, croissants, compotes, preserves, yoghurts, health foods, and oddities such as chilled porridge with honey, fruit, or mango Puree. Please just help yourself from these buffets, to whatever and as much as you want.
Tea, Fairtrade coffee, and toast is served to you at your table, along with a wide range of hot main course items and porridge. We will take your hot food order at your table - and be sure to specify whether you want your tea and coffee straight away, with your main course, or afterwards.
Dinner is served from 6:30pm, with last orders normally being 8.30pm. That said, during the main theatre season - and whenever there is a theatre performance - we begin dinner that bit earlier at 5.45pm. You do not need to be going to the theatre to take advantage of this earlier start to dinner. In sympathy with the general style of the hotel, guests are offered a complimentary glass ( or two ! ) of sherry while you consider your selection from the dinner menu which is freshly prepared each day. Orders are taken at the dinner table, so please just make your way through from the lounges when you are ready. Tables are allocated on a first come first served basis, and you will only ever see a reserved table sign for those guests with walking or similar disabilities.
You can choose to have as many dinner courses as you wish, with each evenings menu following the normal, for us, lines of - Starter - Soup or Sorbet - Main Course - Dessert. Fairtrade Colombian Coffee, teas, and homemade shortbread are served after dinner in the lounges. This recent sample menu may give you a better idea -
Salmon, Sole, and Pistachio Nut Terrine
served with Croutons and a Sweet Dill Dressing
Salad of Home Smoked Chicken Breast, Feta Cheese, and Crispy Bacon Strips
served with a Walnut Dressing
Chicken Liver Pate
served with a Red Pepper Jam and Kenmore Bakery Mini Oatckaes
Fan of Galia Melon
served with Fruit Puree, Toasted Pine Nuts, and a Natural Yoghurt Dressing
Tomato, Lentil, and Pepper Soup
Fruit flavoured Sorbet
Grilled Monkfish Loin wrapped in Serrano Ham
served on a Basil flavoured Mash, and glazed with a Parmesan Cheese Sauce
Roast Breast of Pheasant filled with Haggis
served with Savoy Cabbage and a Whisky Consomme
Roast Fillet of Pork with a Thyme Mousse
carved onto a Chorizo and Bean Cassoulet
Warm Broccoli, Almond, and Brie Tart
served with mixed Salad Leaves, and a Rapeseed Oil Dressing
Seafood Salad of Poached Salmon, Mackerel Fillet, Prawns, and Anchovies
served with mixed Salad Leaves,Croutons, and a Saffron Mayonniase ( £8.50 Supplement )
Grilled Scottish Sirloin Steak
served with Tomatoes, French Fries and Mushrooms - and your choice of either
a Peppercorn Sauce, or a Mushroom and Brandy Sauce
Vanilla and Peach Cream Roulade
served with Chocolate Sauce and Chocolate Ice Cream
Warm Marmalade Pudding
served with a Drambuie Creme Anglaise
Pineapple Slices marinated in a Tia Maria flavoured Caramel Syrup
served with a Cider and Sultana Compote and Apple Sorbet
A Selection of Ice Creams and Fruit flavoured Sorbets
served with Fruit Puree and Chantilly Cream
A Plate of British and Continental Cheeses
Lowland Herb, Normandy Brie, Drumloch Cowsmilk, Cornish Yarg,
and Blue Stilton, served with Cheese Biscuits,
Kenmore Bakery Oatcakes, Celery, Grapes and Quince Jelly
Tokaji Late Harvest Furmint ( Hungary )
£3.95 100ml glass
Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled
£2.95 100ml glass
A selection of Teas, Colombian Coffee, decaffeinated Coffee,
and homemade Shortbread is available in the Lounges.
Most portion sizes can be adjusted to suit the individual guest; please just ask your waiter or waitress.
Be sure to take advantage of our early start time of 5.45pm for dinner, if you are going to the Pitlochry Theatre.