The film maker Orson Welles once quipped, ‘Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.’
We like his priorities.
Get your priorities right with today’s Big Deal on tapas or a two course lunch for two at the recently refurbished Dun Bhlathain brasserie and wine bar in Old Churches House, Dunblane.
Both options include a glass of wine for each diner.
Perfectly positioned for exploring The Trossachs National Park and historic landmarks such as Stirling Castle, Old Churches House is situated in the heart of Dunblane’s Cathedral Square – less than a one hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
18th century charm
Part of a row of 18th-century cottages, Old Churches House is a comfy hotel with a welcoming restaurant that serves fresh, locally sourced food.
A charming room with pitched wooden ceilings, the brasserie delivers a lovely selection of traditional Scottish and British dishes.
If the weather is kind, there is a small terrace, just off the brasserie, where diners can eat al fresco.
Option one is for two people to share four tapas and have a glass of wine each.
Option two is for two people to each have a two course lunch with a glass of wine at Dun Bhlathain brasserie.
The menus change regularly in Dun Bhlathain brasserie but typical starters might be the haggis fritters with a honey mustard mayonnaise or the smoked mackerel and horseradish pâté.
Popular main courses include the steak pie made with local Lia Fail Ale; the Scottish game casserole cooked with Rioja and, of course, the battered North Sea haddock with chips.
The brasserie’s tapas range includes king prawns with a lemon mayonnaise, parma ham, pepper and goats cheese frittata and pulled pork and smoked cheese croquetas.
The brasserie at Old Churches House has attracted plenty of enthusiastic reviews. This one from TripAdvisor says it all:
‘Dun Bhlathain restaurant: very good and attentive service. Food was very good. Nice setting.’
‘Dinner was first class, the restaurant was pleasantly decorated and the seating comfortable…
The food was excellent.’
Today’s Big Deal at Old Churches House in Dunblane would be ideal for lunch or a meal stop during a day out.
Autumn is coming and a little day trip around the Trossachs followed by a bite to eat at Old churches House seems like a splendid idea.