A one and a half hour drive from Edinburgh, through the town of Broughty Ferry, you’ll find The Tayberry. With views of the sand dunes and a young team, this restaurant surpassed all expectations.
Chef Adam Newth, an Arbroath local, has designed a menu that wows. Named ‘Scotland’s Young Chef of the Year’ two years in a row and having gained 2 AA Rosettes in only one year, The Tayberry’s chef is certainly hot property in the world of cooking.
A lunch of champions
My starter of goats’ cheese ravioli with beetroot velouté and truffle oil was absolutely divine. The beetroot here was the real star of the show – both in looks and in flavour.
My partner opted for a starter of pork cheek, fennel and hazelnut – a rich and decadent dish. The pork cheek was cooked beautifully; soft, succulent and the perfect antidote to the miserable Scottish weather outside.
Adam champions local, Scottish ingredients – all of which can be seen in his refined style of cookery. Adam’s food is simple, classic and elegant. He treats the produce with the utmost respect and his style of cookery really allows the products and ingredients to speak for themselves.
I opted for an indulgent dish of venison wellington with foraged mushrooms for my main course. Braised loin of venison was cased in delicate pastry, served alongside a venison fillet, earthy mushrooms and salsify.
Across the table, my husband was silent. After a few moments, he sat back and exclaimed that his Scrabster hake was simply the best fish that he had ever eaten. Complemented by the kick of the chorizo cassoulet and salty samphire, the perfectly cooked fish was triumphant.
Pudding was, as expected, incredible. While I opted for an oozing chocolate fondant, my husband chose a treacle tart served with honey parfait, honeycomb and raspberry. Although sweet, both dishes was delicately flavoured and the perfect finish to a wonderful lunch.
Adam’s original approach to Scottish food truly showcases the best of Scotland’s larder, and with a very reasonably priced menu and a number of enticing offers, The Tayberry should not be missed.
Both the service and the food at The Tayberry are impeccable. The only downside to this restaurant is diners are so transfixed by the beautiful dishes delivered by the creative team, they might forget to look out the window at the view.
Find them: The Tayberry Restaurant, Brook St, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2EA
Contact them: 01382 698 280