7 of the most underrated restaurants in Perthshire

Perthshire is a hotbed of hidden gem restaurants specialising in fare from far and wide. Check out these seven  restaurants in the area which often don't get the credit they deserve.

Published 27th Mar 2018
Updated 11 th Oct 2023

Deans Restaurant


(77-79 Kinnoull StreetPerth, PH1 5EZ - letseatperth.co.uk)

Deans Restaurant is a wonderful blend of fine dining and a relaxed environment.

Run by experienced head chef Willie Deans, the centrally located eatery specialises seasonal food often locally foraged from the Perthshire countryside.


(13 York Place, Perth PH2 8EP - themanzil.co.uk)

The vibrant and colourful setting of Manzil in Perth is matched by its fragrant and delectable Indian dishes.

The team at Manzil pride themselves on their impeccable manners which have stood them in good stead during their 18 year stint in the Fair City.

The Copper Beach Cafe

(The Black Watch Castle & Museum, Hay Street, Perth PH1 5HR - theblackwatch.co.uk)

Ubiquitous Chip announce Christmas food and drink menu - including festive cocktails and cosy roof terrace

Located within the walls of the historic Black Watch Castle and Museum is this inviting cafe which serves up hearty homemade food.

The traditional afternoon tea served up at the castle is a must for Perth foodies.

The Upstairs Restaurant at the Townhouse

(Breadalbane Terrace, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AG - townhouseaberfeldy.co.uk)

The Upstairs Restaurant in Aberfeldy take run-of-the-mill pub food and elevate it to the next level.

Their venison pie, topped with a rich gravy and served with root vegetable mash is a delight.

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The Deil's Cauldron

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(27 Dundas Street, Comrie, PH6 2LN - deilscauldron.co.uk)

The Deil's Cauldron has been popular with locals since it was taken over by husband wife team Katy and Brian in 2002.

However, the snug atmosphere of the pub, paired with the fine Scottish dishes on offer - such as roasted rump of Pertshire lamb - means this town pub is still criminally underrated.

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The Inn on the Tay

(Grandtully, Pitlochry PH9 0PL - theinnonthetay.co.uk)

The Inn has a unique and enchanting setting, perched above the rapids of the River Tay.

And the owners of The Inn make most of the surrounding Pertshire countryside, treating the outdoors as a larder and allowing the foraged ingredients to inspire their menu.

The Square Bar and Kitchen

(35 James Square, Crieff, PH7 3EY - facebook.com/squarebarcrieff)

Despite its location in the sleepy Pertshire town of Crieff, the Square Bar and Kitchen has the feel of a busy city bar.

Serving up small plates of refined pub grub, paired with expertly made cocktails has made this bar restaurant the toast of the town.

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