Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
Box Office: 01738 621 031

Where to dine and stay during the Festival

Perth has some lovely hotels, restaurants and cafes. Why not take in a show, a dinner and an overnight stay - a perfect evening or even better a perfect weekend in Perthshire.

63 Tay Street, is an Eat Scotland Gold Award holder, situated in the heart of historic Perth adjacent to the River Tay which passes through the town. The restaurant by day is light and airy with a contemporary feel to the space. In the evenings for diner the atmosphere is relaxed and sophisticated.They will be serving a pre-theatre menu from 5.30pm during the Festival.

The Bothy Restaurant  which is a stones throw from both Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall (literally) has a pre theatre menu available every night from 5pm – 7pm. Or if you prefer, come in for a dessert and coffee after the show. The Famous Grouse bar is also the perfect location for a pre-show cocktail!

Deans @ Let's Eat  restaurant offers modern Scottish cuisine and homemade breads, sauces and chocolates and is just around the corner from Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre. Chef, Willy Deans, offers a £10.50 early evening menu Tuesday - Friday, and a Saturday Grill Menu, which are great for theatre goers. 

Reids Cafe which is located on the High Street, just opposite the junction with George Street, is a cafe bistro which offers a great selection of locally sourced prodcue on thier all-day menu.  

Other lovely restaurants, who all provide Pre-Theatre menus, are Willows Coffee Shop (Friday & Saturday only), Cafe BreizhCafe TabouOxalysPig'halle, Grand Italia, Vita Bar & GrillSante Winebar & Restaurant and The Post Box on George Street. They are all minutes walk away from the Concert Hall and the Theatre and come highly recommended.

Perth Concert Hall has a restaurant offering Pre-Show Menus. Visit Glassrooms Perth Concert Hall  for the menus, or scroll to the bottom of this page. 


Hotels and B&B
The Parklands Hotel provides Perth with an unbeatable combination of quality accommodation and two highly regarded restaurants. A consistent awards winner, it has won the Perth Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards in 2007, 2010 and 2011. It has also received the Best Bistro award for No. 1 The Bank Bistro at the Scottish Hotel Awards in 2009 and 2011. 63@Parklands restaurant is fine dining at its best with traditional and new dishes combined on a menu to provide a great experience.

Dunkeld House Hotel just 12 miles north of Perth, is a 4 star country house hotel, set on the banks of the Tay, with great  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rates generally available mid-week.  Full details on their website.

The Royal George Hotel on George St - a hop, skip and jump from Perth Concert Hall - is a favourite of Perth Festival go-ers, and the  Salutation Hotel is also very centrally located.

Methven Castle is an idyllic hideaway offering luxury bed and breakfast on an exclusive basis. With it's beautiful setting overlooking the Perthshire countryside and stunning views, Methven Castle is the private home of the Murdoch family offering private accommodation on an exclusive basis for those who wish to be out of the limelight.

Another, very accessible, is the Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express Perth, which is just off the A9.  For other options, click here Perth Hotels

If B&B's are more you cup of tea, you could try Scotia B&B, on Dunkeld Road or the Glebe B&B which is about 6m north of the city centre. You can also see self catering holiday accommodation at TS Properties.

Some bars to try in Perth - The Green Room, Greyfriars Bar, The Foundry.


Perth Concert Hall - Glassrooms

Dinner Menu for the 2017 Festival

2 Courses £16 | 3 Courses £20.50

Available 15 May & 18 – 27 May

01738 477724 |


Soup of the day

Grilled goats cheese - tomato & rosemary shortbread

Citrus salad - blood orange sorbet

Pork & hazelnut terrine - apricot chutney, oatcakes

Starter of the day

Wild mushroom & garlic stuffed chicken breast, fondant potato, green beans, cracked pepper sauce

Spiced grilled mackerel, horseradish potato salad, dressed rocket

Braised pork belly' black pudding, creamy mashed potatoes, broccoli, cider jus

Chickpea, saffron & tomato paella

Parma ham wrapped Pollack, olive oil roasted potatoes, pea purée

Dish of the day

Lemon & raspberry ripple tart, Chantilly cream

Maple & pecan cheesecake, blueberry compote, blueberry ice cream

Steamed chocolate pudding, hot chocolate sauce, pouring cream

Selection of cheese & oatcakes

Ice cream or sorbet