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Fern Cottage Restaurant

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Ferry Road | Fern Cottage, Pitlochry PH16 5DD, Scotland
+44 1796 473840
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10:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had another enjoyable visit to Pitlochry whilst attending the theatre with my wife and friends . Decided to try the Fern Cottage after reading a few TripAdvisor reviews. The meal and the service were unfortunately just average which was a Pity as we had built our hopes up on the various different dishes we ordered . Will try somewhere different... More 

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Thank Tom J
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see somewhere truly offering a distinctive menu which this certainly does with the Turkish connection. Everything we ate was excellent. The only complaint was it was a little chilly, but the outdoor temperature had just dropped. Still, I think it's the first time I've seen a diner with coat on and hood up!

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Thank GreenTs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal as always the steaks are fantastic.As was the service romantic setting,lovely log burner cosy.thanks again

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Thank William K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very 'last minute' so pleased they could seat us and serve up a simple but delicious table d'hôte. A warm welcome and very good service.

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Thank Peedieduchess
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thans Peedieduchess for taking the time to post a review. We would always advise booking ahead as we can get very busy especially for pre-show menus, Glad you enjoyed your visit with us- hopefully we will see you again. More 

Glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fern Cottage for our dinner before going to Pitlochry Theatre. It has a very nice cosy atmosphere and the two courses dinner offered plenty of choice and the food was very nice.

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Thank Charlie-Jos
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We really appreciate them. So glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pre-theatre menu is excellent with a good choice. The food was beautifully cooked and well presented - portion just right. The service could not have been better. The one small downside was the cost of a large glass of white wine - £7.90 .We'll stick to Adams's wine next time.

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Thank Mags C
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks MagsC for your review, so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. Whilst you chose the largest glass of the most expensive wine we do offer a variety of wines by the glass both in taste, price and size (large being 250ml) which we hope covers most peoples tastes. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a large group that had booked for an evening meal. The food was well prepared and tasty but we had to wait for an hour for the first food to arrive and felt that the service was not as friendly as it could have been. The restaurant seemed to be understaffed both in the kitchen and front of... More 

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Thank Michael_Pat_S
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for taking the time to post your review and for stating that you enjoyed your meals. Unfortunately there is no way of telling from your review which large group you were in or when you visited so we cannot comment precisely. Having food "well prepared" especially for a large group when the restaurant is busy does unfortunately... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to the Fern previously (in 2015) and were impressed enough to return for another pre-theatre dinner (October 2016). This was really an excellent two course meal - sea bass risotto, and, venison main courses were really very well received. Cooked to order - the sea bass just right, with the succulent venison on a crunchy bed of... More 

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Thank brewer16
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

You are right brewer16 there was a change in ownership and we re-opened in April of this year(2016) after giving the place a bit of a makeover, new furniture etc. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and have taken the time to share it here, we really appreciate it. Thank you. More 

Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our two girls- one just turned 12 . Only realized when we got the menu that under 12s were not allowed in after 8 pm ! Therefore no kids menu! The food was very good my lamb dish was excellent and all parties enjoyed their meal. They had a policy of not taking home doggie bags of... More 

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Thank LDelaney_13
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for posting your review and we are happy that you all enjoyed your dinner with us. The terms of our premises licence do not permit children under 12 in the restaurant after 8pm and this and the fact that we do not offer a childrens menu in the evening, is always pointed out on pre-booking, on arrival... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and welcoming. The waitress was very helpful with my questions regarding dietary requirements and the food was delicious. Good value for money. There is a nice atmosphere, the restaurant is pretty inside and out and in a good location in the town.

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Thank Elizabeth E
TeamFernCottage, Responder at Fern Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and for sharing your experience with others, we really appreciate it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferry Road | Fern Cottage, Pitlochry PH16 5DD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Pitlochry
  • Phone Number: +44 1796 473840
Description
Fern Cottage Restaurant in the heart of Pitlochry is a firm favourite, both for local residents and visitors to Highland Perthshire. We are located as close as you can get to the heart of this picturesque Victorian town. Fern Cottage Restaurant offers a warm Highland welcome, truly tasty food and personal service for every customer. Our menus have an emphasis on flavour, the freshness of Scotlands' larder and a taste of the Mediterranean. There is now more than ever on offer with different menus at lunch and dinner times. Retaining much of the original ethos of using Scottish, seasonal ingredients to create dishes with a Mediterranean twist, our food is cooked to order and guarantees a treat for your taste-buds, whether a classic or a contemporary dish. Fern Cottage is now on winter hours. We will be open for lunches from 12noon with last orders at 2.15pm. We will re-open for pre-theatre or a la carte in the evening all using seasonal produce - we offer you something special every time. Head Chef Rifat Aycan has created the new menus using an exciting new range of dishes packed with flavour and all beautifully presented. Whether front of house or 'behind the kitchen door, every member of our team is dedicated to ensuring you enjoy your visit, spread the word and come back for more!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?