Go on a taste adventure at Rothesay Rooms
We headed to Ballater on a sunlit autumn evening for our date with a tasting menu at Rothesay Rooms, the restaurant run by The Prince’s Foundation.
The cosy, relaxed surroundings coupled with a friendly and knowledgeable team provided the ideal backdrop to sample first class Aberdeenshire produce. We’d come to try the six course menu with paired wines, and from beautifully tender venison to firmly flaky hake, unctuous duck to oozy cheese, each course just kept on delighting with taste, texture and presentation.
Particular favourites were the venison shoulder and cauliflower on the confit duck. The optional paired wines came with tasting notes from the expert team, and the open kitchen provided a cohesive feel to the whole room.
Chef Ross Cochrane was on hand to explain his passion for culinary adventure, ‘We offer an experience rather than just choices on a menu, and we want that to be available whether you walk in off the street or book ahead. You can also have the tasting menu for tables of six or more in our private dining room.’
Open Wed dinner, Thu-Sat lunch & dinner, Sun lunch.
3 Netherley Place,
Ballater AB35 5QE
Tel: 01339 753816