Lunch & Dinner menu

Organic, healthy food that is locally and ethically sourced from Aberdeenshire


 Available from 12pm 

Our menu is intelligently created with fresh, locally sourced ingredients every day. We love cooking with unique flavours, trying unusual recipes and creating beautiful food that inspires our customers to be adventurous. ​


Our menu welcomes meat-lovers, is vegan-friendly and can be tailored to be dairy and gluten free. 




Today’s soups

always vegetarian and most often Vegan



Big Soup

a chunkier bowlful often with meat or fish




 small boards while you wait


Duo of olives- Bistro marinated and Gordal olives



Dipping board

EV Greek olive oil, balsamic, marinated olives, pistachio dukkah, salted maize kernals



Crunch and munch

Herby feta cubes, spiced nuts, pepitas and marinated vegetables



Mezze Combo

dips x 3


Vinegar taster

Three wee dips of lettys fruit vinegar



Keeping a Healthy Gut


Mixed salad combo

Nutritious bowlful vegetables, grains and pulses





Essence Plates light and simple


Beetroot and goats cheese risotto



Spiced carrot and quinoa patties with spicy yogurt



Salad of Portsoy smoked and peppered mackrel with a Katy's free range egg


Macaroni cheese





Pistachio and pomegranate lamb meatballs with potatoes and vegetables



Turmeric, cashew and vegetable hotpot with bistro salad 


Twice baked Parmesan souffle with bistro salads


Salad of organic chicken breast and confit with bistro salad


sharing boards



Udder board

Artisan and unpasteurised, please choose three cheeses


Cairnsmore (g), Comte(c), Mull cheddar(c), Manchego (s), Auld Reekie(c), Wigmore(s),Waterloo(c), Hebridean (blue – c), Dutch Old Gouda(c), Mahon(c), Old Lochnagar (c), Garroxta (g)


with Buchanans marinated Greek olives, Tim’s chutney, Val’s digestive biscuits


8.95 single

16.50 for two to share




Coastal board

our famous fishy selection


Smoked haddock, pickled herring, RSA pickled haddock, smoked fish pate, marinated anchovies, Mojama, cornichon mayo, seaweed salsa, haddock ceviche, smoked mackerel


10.75 single

19.75 for two to share




Olive meats cheese

Celebrating Scottish charcuterie


A selection of Scottish great glen salami and chorizo, gordal and black olives, Errington Elrick and Manchego cheese, salted almonds, membrillo, pickled garlic, chutney and poached fruit


10.75 single

19.75 for two to share

Vegan Board

You asked and we supplied!

Mushroom pate, friendly ferments of vegetables and nuts, vegan cheese, crostini and spiced nuts


9.50 single

17.50 for two to share


Desserts of the day



Or have an Affogato – espresso with ice cream!

or choose any cake from our cake cabinet - view them here


Mini Munchers for children


Kids Soup – small cup of today’s soup



Today’s pasta



Small hummus pot with cucumber and carrot sticks



Ramekin of Rora dairy plain yoghurt


Small plate of cheese and apple slices


We can also do half portions of most of our main meals. Just ask your server!

more yummy food over on our breakfast menu

reading our menu isn't the same as tasting it. 
Treat Your tastebuds

Honest Thoughtful food

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