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. 

 

soups

 

Today’s soups

always vegetarian and most often Vegan

5.50

 

Big Soup

a chunkier bowlful often with meat or fish

8.50

 

 

 small boards while you wait

 

Duo of olives- Bistro marinated and Gordal olives

5.00

 

Dipping board

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

6.00

 

Crunch and munch

Herby feta cubes, spiced nuts, pepitas and marinated vegetables

7.00

 

Mezze Combo

dips x 3

7.00

Vinegar taster

Three wee dips of lettys fruit vinegar

4.00

 

Keeping a Healthy Gut

 

Mixed salad combo

Nutritious bowlful vegetables, grains and pulses

7.50

 

 

 

Essence Plates light and simple

 

Chanterelle and parmesan cheese risotto

7.80

 

Chickpea and potato balls with feta, honey and pinenuts

8.50

 

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

8.50

Macaroni cheese

8.00

 

 specials

 

Bistro salad of Tobermory hot smoked salmon with spicy yoghurt

13.50

 

Roast cauliflower and cabbage Dahl with bistro salads

12.50

Twice baked Parmesan souffle with bistro salads

13.00

Moussaka of minced lamb with potatoes and vegetables 

£14.50

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 salmon, Bradan Roast salmon, smoked mussels, salmon pate, marinated anchovies, cornichon mayo, seaweed salsa, haddock ceviche

 

10.75 single

19.75 for two to share

 

 

 

Spanish board

Always a popular choice!

 

A selection of Scottish and Spanish salami, gordal olives, Manchego and Monte Enebro cheese, salted almonds, membrillo, mojama, fish pate

 

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

Desserts of the day

6.50

 

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

1.50

 

Today’s pasta

4.00

 

Small hummus pot with cucumber and carrot sticks

3.00

 

Ramekin of Rora dairy plain yoghurt

2.00

Small plate of cheese and apple slices

4.00

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. 
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