We believe if you take a table, surround it with honest suppliers, tend it with careful cooks, fill it with convivial company and respect the network that links us all to the soil you have the essence of good food.
We bake bread fresh on the premises every day from sourdough starters using long, long fermentations – this is good for you and your digestion. We ferment yoghurt – weekly in our warm room. We cure and smoke keeping up old Scottish traditions – pheasants, fish, scallops, oil, and vegetables. We pickle and preserve seasonal surplus. We brew beer – yes – in the kitchen!
All cakes, bakes, cookies and biscuits are made here as are tablet, marshmallows, savoury crackers, ice cream, sorbets and shortbread.
Our regular suppliers are of huge importance to us – Sheridan’s Butchers, Ballater, for locally sourced meats. Hugh Grierson Organics, Perthshire, for chickens and pork. Pheasant and roe come from Leys Estate, grouse from Finzean, festive birds from Maryfield and charcuterie from Great Glen Game and Coto De Galan.
Organic vegetables and salad are grown by Vital Veg and on our allotment. Other allotmenteers trade surplus for cakes and bread. Seasonal soft fruits come from Castleton Fruit Farm and fungi from foragers extraordinaire Gail and Rita. We enjoy local cheese from Cambus o May and eggs from Katie Cruikshank. Organic dried good, tins and soft drinks are sourced through Greencity Wholefoods. Our seafood suppliers are Loch Fyne Oysters and M and J Seafood whilst organic milk, cream and butter are delivered by Grahams Dairy.
And finally wine – Alliance Wine cover the globe to help us fill your glass with the essence of place and personality.
food trade and fairtrade
When essential, ethical and balanced, it underpins culture and international understanding, develops an appreciation of shared skills and unique histories and is supportive if at the right scale.