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*
~ £27.50 per person
for 3 courses with coffee & tablet

CURED AND SMOKED ON PREMISES, BALBIRNIE'S BRADAN ROST SALMON FILLET

watercress, fennel, grapefruit and puy lentil dressing

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT

smooth parfait flavoured with cognac and port, apple and thyme jelly, Cumberland sauce and

 toasted brioche

PRAWN AND CRAB TIMBALE

beetroot, horseradish and white bean salad, herb dressing

DUNSYRE BLUE CHEESE SALAD

 chicory, vanilla poached pear and candied walnuts

SEASONAL MELON

passion fruit sorbet, pomegranate salsa

TOMATO, LENTIL AND HERB BROTH

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BRAISED SCOTCH BEEF BOURGUIGNON

creamy mash, roasted roots, red wine jus

SAUTÉED SUPREME OF CHICKEN

Lyonnaise potatoes with pancetta, braised red cabbage, wilted greens

ROAST FILLET OF SEA BREAM

parsley potatoes, wilted greens, Hollandaise sauce

PAN SEARED FILLET OF SALMON

fennel crushed potato, mussel and vegetable nage

TRADITIONAL ROAST TURKEY

chestnut stuffing, chipolatas, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

PUMPKIN GNOCCHI

wild mushroom, sage and parmesan cream

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CLASSIC VANILLA CREME BRÛLÉE

cranberry and pistachio biscotti

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING

brandy sauce

CLEMENTINE CHEESECAKE

pink grapefruit sherbet, citrus compote

VERRINE OF CHOCOLATE

valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie, white chocolate ice cream

BALBIRNIE’S HOMEMADE SELECTION OF ICE CREAM AND SORBETS

from our own “Caledonian Kitchen” ice cream company

SELECTION OF ARRAN CHEESES

with quince jelly and oatcakes

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COFFEE AND MINCE PIES

 

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

CURED AND SMOKED ON THE PREMISES, BALBIRNIE'S BRADAN ROST SALMON FILLET

beetroot, celeriac and fennel, and watercress dressing

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT

smooth parfait flavoured with cognac and port, apple and thyme jelly, Cumberland sauce,

toasted brioche

PRAWN, CUCUMBER AND GINGER TIMBALE

peashoots, lemon creme fraiche

JARLSBERG CHEESE TART

 pear and pomegranate salad

THIS SEASON’S HOUSE TERRINE - SEASONAL GAME & FOIE GRAS

cranberry jelly, melba toast

ROASTED VINE TOMATO, SPICED COUSCOUS VERRINE

quail egg and parmesan

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GOLDEN VEGETABLE CONSOMMÉ

spinach and ricotta tortellini

TODAYS SORBET FROM “THE CALEDONIAN DAIRY”

Balbirnie’s own ice cream company

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ROAST FILLET OF SEA BREAM

parsley potatoes, wilted greens, Hollandaise sauce

BREAST OF GRESSINGHAM DUCK ORANGE AND CHERRY COMPOTE

herb barley pilaff, cabbage and pancetta

BALLANTINE OF CHICKEN

tarragon, roasted onion, mushroom, tomato, potato gnocchi

PAN SEARED FILLET OF COD

fennel crushed potato, mussel and chorizo butter

TRADITIONAL ROAST TURKEY

chestnut stuffing, chipolatas, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

TWICED BAKED GOAT'S CHEESE AND SPINACH SOUFFLE

root vegetable, chilli and lemon salad

CHAR GRILLED RIBEYE OF ABERDEEN ANGUS BEEF STEAK

caramelised onion mash, braised red cabbage, wilted greens and red wine jus

BAKED AUBERGINE

cassoulet of beans, spiced tomato pesto

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CLASSIC VANILLA CRÈME BRÛLÉE

cranberry and pistachio biscotti

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PUDDING

brandy fudge ice cream, sauce anglaise

RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE CHEESECAKE

white chocolate sherbet

CINNAMON CUSTARD

burnt apple, Chantilly cream

BALBIRNIE’S HOMEMADE SELECTION OF ICE CREAM AND SORBETS

from our own “Caledonian Dairy” ice cream company

SELECTION OF ARRAN CHEESES

with quince jelly and oatcakes

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COFFEE AND 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 - £15 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 Sarah Rees on 01592 610066 or email sarah@balbirnie.co.uk.

Group Booking Payment Terms - £15 deposit per person required on booking,
with full outstanding payment due 6 weeks in advance