The Fortingall Hotel serves lunch and dinner every day, and snacks are available throughout the day. Picnic lunches can also be arranged, and a room service menu is available. Dining is possible in either the main dining room or in the less formal Ewe Bar, which has its own bar menu. Private dining can also be arranged, in the Yew Room at the rear of the hotel. And a children's menu is available offering a selection of child-friendly but non-patronising choices. You can read our hotel review for Fortingall Hotel here.
The dining room lies through large double doors to the rear of the guest lounge. Here you are likely to find a crackling fire on cold days: and here, too, you find well spaced dining tables allowing plenty of room to dine in comfort. The dining room comes with a collection of interesting artworks on the walls. The Ewe Bar lies at the east end of the hotel and can be accessed internally or by a separate outside door. This is best described as a comfortable pub with a stylish twist.
The food on offer at the Fortingall Hotel is superb. The steaks are some of the best you will find anywhere. The venison and other game comes from the local Glenlyon Estate: and even the potatoes are special, being "heritage" potatoes indigenous to Britain. Typical dishes which might feature on the restaurant menu include the excellent Dunkeld smoked salmon with chervil cream and a micro herb salad as a starter, and roast loin of Glenlyon venison with pomme puree and braised white beans and pommerol sauce as a main.
Other regular features include Scotch beef, Perthshire lamb, west coast monkfish and prime Scotch fillet or sirloin steak. Meanwhile vegetarians are not overlooked and other diets can be catered for, given notice. The food menu is supported by a strong and varied wine list.
Combine the outstanding ingredients with with flair in the kitchen and with attentive and professional standards of service, and what you end up with is the sort of dining experience you will want to return to. It is no surprise that the hotel is a vey popular dining destination for local residents and with others staying in the area wanting to eat well in the dining room and the bar.
Breakfast is served in the main dining room, and an early breakfast can be arranged for those who need to be away for shooting or other activities. The format is the usual cold first course from a buffet followed by a hot main course. The Fortingall offer a range of extremely high quality and fresh fruit juices and fruits, plus cereals, for the first course. Main course choices on offer include the traditional Scottish breakfast, poached haddock, grilled kippers, an omelette, porridge, and a continental option. Particularly nice touches include the home made jams. You can read our hotel review for Fortingall Hotel here.