Food in the Woods

Introducing ‘Food in the Woods’ at Balbirnie!

Our ‘Food in the Woods’ dining incorporates the use of 3m x 3m gazebos. Each of these is for one set of reserved guests, with capacity for up to 6 guests maximum no more than 2 households. In line with the national government guidelines on social distancing.

For gazebo seating, we are opening initial areas equipped with truly deluxe seating, polished stainless-steel cantilever chairs, trimmed in Andrew Muirhead soft Scottish burnt Sienna fine leather.

No telephone call bookings will be accepted.

All reservations are 100% online reservations only!

Ordering via the Balbirnie App (which you can install in advance of your visit, by opening the App Store (both Android and Apple compatible), searching Balbirnie House and simply download. And in tandem with this, direct digital payment. We no longer accept cash payments.

Please note, having ordered via App, we will deliver what you have ordered, via tray service, onto table side tray stands. Guests collect from tray, then return empty dishes to tray, continuing to order further as required from the App.

We are absolutely delighted to be opening offering our full cocktail list, our full wine list and our full selection of beers and spirits. (Please kindly note that we cannot accommodate areas for pre-drinks)

We can only process food and beverage orders, if ordered via App. Our staff will not be able to take verbal orders.

All of our cutlery, glassware and crockery, is washed using industrial temperature machines and sanitiser.

Please note, we are not currently offering a coat storage service.

Please note, for those wishing to use the Rest Rooms, we are operating with ‘a one way system’. We entrust in our guests to use common sense in terms of how many guests can be in a rest room, whilst maintaining social distancing measures. Having used sinks in rest rooms, and then used door handles to exit rest rooms, we provide further hand sanitisers en route back to your dining area. Our rest rooms will of course be getting maintained to sanitisation standards, even further beyond any level we have ever delivered, and to all required guidelines.

In delivering social distancing, we will still aim to provide all usual aspects of our warmth of welcome of Scotland Hospitality.


Daily Opening Times

Opening hours: until Sunday 16th May 2021

Monday – Sunday

12noon – 8pm


With tables bookable at:

12noon & 2pm – Lunch

4pm – Afternoon Tea & Lunch

6pm – Dinner 

8pm – Dinner residents only

*for 8pm tables our closing time is 10:00pm in accordance with the current government guidelines


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