THE ORANGERY RESTAURANT AND PRIVATE ROOM PARTIES

Christmas is the perfect time to get together for quality time with family and friends or work colleagues and at Balbirnie House, we offer sparkling celebration ideas that will keep that Christmas magic going strong throughout the festive season!

We have a choice of two restaurants (The Orangery or Balbirnie Bistro) and several private rooms so whether it be your company festive lunch, dinner in the Orangery or an informal celebration in the Bistro throughout December you can be sure that absolutely everything will be taken care of.

The Orangery Festive Lunch Menu*
~ £26.50 per person
for 3 courses with coffee & tablet

STARTERS
CURED AND SMOKED ON THE PREMISES, BALBIRNIE'S BRADAN ROST SALMON FILLET
celeriac and apple slaw, roasted balsamic beets

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT
smooth parfait flavoured with cognac and port, Cumberland jelly, toasted brioche
SHELLFISH VERRINE
prawns, mussels vinaigrette, crab, smoked mackerel, horseradish tomato dressing
PLUM TOMATO AND BASIL TARTE FINE
mozzarella and rocket leaves
SEASONAL MELON
pomegranate and strawberry sorbet, passion fruit syrup
ROAST BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
Crowdie cheese and chive cream

MAINCOURSES
BRAISED DAUBE OF SCOTCH BEEF
wholegrain mustard mash, roasted roots, red wine jus
POT ROASTED LOIN OF PORK
celeriac puree, caramelised apple, garlic fondant potato
GRILLED FILLET OF SEABASS
baby lemon and herb potatoes, wilted greens, Hollandaise sauce
BAKED FILLET OF HADDOCK WITH A PARMESAN AND HERB CRUST
roasted tomato and basil mash, provencale vegetables
TRADITIONAL ROAST TURKEY
stuffing, chipolatas, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
PEPPERED MUSHROOM AND SPINACH POTATO GNOCCHI
parmesan cream, rocket salad

DESSERTS
CLASSIC VANILLA CRÈME BRÛLÉE
double chocolate chip cookies
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING
brandy sauce
WHITE CHOCOLATE & PASSION FRUIT MOUSSE
piña colada sorbet, tuile biscuit
RASPBERRY & DRAMBUIE JELLY TERRINE
dark chocolate ice cream
BALBIRNIE’S HOMEMADE SELECTION OF ICE CREAMS AND SORBETS
SELECTION OF CHEESES with quince jelly and oatcakes

COFFEE AND MINI MINCE PIES

 

The Orangery Festive Dinner Menu
~ £37.50 per person for canapés,
4 courses, coffee & tablet

Starters
CURED AND SMOKED ON PREMISES, BALBIRNIE'S BRADAN ROST SALMON FILLET
celeriac and apple slaw, roasted balsamic beets
CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT
smooth parfait flavoured with cognac and port, Cumberland jelly, toasted brioche
SHELLFISH VERRINE
prawns, mussels vinaigrette, crab, smoked mackerel, horseradish tomato dressing
HOME CURED BEEF BRESAOLA
slow roasted tomato and parmesan salad, crispy onion rings, extra virgin olive oil
MUSHROOM AND GARLIC PARCEL, CAULIFLOWER AND TRUFFLE PURÉE
tomato and basil salad
CARAMELISED RED ONION TART FINE
goat’s cheese mousse, aged balsamic

Intermediates
CULLEN SKINK
smoked haddock and potato broth
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
Crowdie cheese and chive cream

Mains
ROAST VENISON TOPSIDE
celeriac rosti, honey roast parsnip, cabbage and smoked bacon, redcurrant jus
TRADITIONAL ROAST TURKEY
stuffing, chipolatas, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables
GRILLED FILLET OF SEABASS
baby lemon and herb potatoes, wilted greens, Hollandaise sauce
POT ROASTED LOIN OF PORK
celeriac purée, caramelised apple, garlic fondant potato
ROAST PEPPER RISOTTO GALETTE
sun blush tomato dressing & vegetable crisps
CHARGRILLED FLAT IRON OF ABERDEEN ANGUS BEEF
braised beef croquette, caraway carrots & roast beetroot
WILD MUSHROOM & SPINACH LASAGNE
rocket & truffle oil salad

Desserts
CLASSIC VANILLA CRÈME BRÛLÉE
double chocolate chip cookies
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING
brandy sauce
WHITE CHOCOLATE & PASSION FRUIT MOUSSE
piña colada sorbet, tuile biscuit
RASPBERRY & DRAMBUIE JELLY TERRINE
dark chocolate ice cream
BALBIRNIE’S HOMEMADE SELECTION OF ICE CREAMS AND SORBETS
SELECTION OF CHEESES with quince jelly and oatcakes

Coffee and mini mince pies

 

GROUP PARTIES IN THE ORANGERY 
AND OUR PRIVATE ROOMS

Please note a reduced version of our menus (4 options per course) will be available for all group bookings of 13 and over with a menu pre-order required for all groups - please contact us for the menu and pre-order form. Christmas crackers included for all group bookings 13 and over. See below for payment details.

TO MAKE A BOOKING

To make a restaurant reservation for 12 guests or under, contact our reception team directly on 01592 610066 or email reservations@balbirnie.co.uk. Payment terms:
Tables of 7 and under - full payment on the day
Tables of 8 and over - £10 deposit per person required and rest payable on day

To make a group reservations for 13 guests and over, we are delighted to host large parties and private events for lunch/dinner either in our Orangery or a private room (and no extra charge for private rooms throughout December!), please contact Rosemary Spenke on 01592 610066 or email rosemary@balbirnie.co.uk.

Group Booking Payment Terms - £10 deposit per person required on booking,
with full outstanding payment due 6 weeks in advance