Monday - Sunday 12PM - 11PM
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Balbirnie House Hotel
Balbirnie House is an award-winning luxury country house hotel nestled within 400 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Fife. Our Grade A listed Georgian mansion, voted Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards and Haute Grandeur Europe’s Best Destination Wedding Retreat, was built in 1777 and is near the village of Markinch, between Edinburgh and St Andrews.
We combine fine food, beautiful surroundings and friendly Scottish hospitality to create a wonderful experience for our guests, whatever the occasion of your visit. From weddings to conferences, mini-breaks to exclusive hire, we have the perfect setting for you.
The staff were very helpful and explained everything very well. The food was very good and cost less then we expected.
Great evening at the Bistro Al Fresco - maybe this will be a regular summer feature?
Lovely Dinner and very helpful staff :-)
We originally booked by phone on 21/07 for 05/08/2020 but on arrival found reception had no record of our booking! We then had to rebook for Sunday 09/08. No apology from the hotel or explanation what had happened.
Would have liked to see vegetables on children's menue
Lovely relaxed evening with my son. Excellent service, delicious food and lovely setting. The gazebo and music provided an easy going atmosphere. We had a great time.
Id suggest leaving the cloche on some food to help it stay warm , also improve the App so I just need to put in certain details once , like my table number and card number. Also I was unsure how to add a tip for the staff . There was a young blonde waitress who was particularly pleasant and attentive .
We thought the restaurant was run very well with the situation being like it is just now. Impressed with the layout/distance of tables etc.
Food excellent. Staff very friendly and attentive. Very good value as we used an Itison voucher then booked a flash sale room
We had a wonderful time at Bistro Al Fresco. The sun was shining which added to the overall ambiance. Great atmosphere and the App was easy to use.
Fantastic afternoon tea. Very enjoyable with lovely outdoor seating.
Once again another great night at Balbirnie,food and service fantastic. I found it totally relaxing with the social distancing we’ll organised. Only one comment it was getting a little cold due to the doors being open, but I totally understand the reasons for this. Will definitely be coming back soon.
Booked this for something different for sons 18th. Food served quickly and normal prices. Really enjoyed our visit. Only downside was we arrived early so went inside for a drink first - was not shown how to order drinks so by time worked it out and they arrived it was time to go back out for our table
Congratulations- your al fresco dining set-up is fantastic. We all really enjoyed the experience. Music and wifi worked really well and the service and food were outstanding. Keep up the good work, we'll be back.
Excellent meal. The portion size of our main courses was ideal, dessert was yum. My only small criticism is that for the starter of "warm sourdough spinata bread" a little more bread could have been provided for the size of the houmous, tapenade and herb garlic butter that was provided, as there was only three small thin strips given (or maybe I'm being greedy?!). We ordered an additional individual portion bread basket, to finish off the houmous etc. Being outside was fantastic with the added surprise of a live jazz trio playing, which I was not expecting.The socially distanced dining set up was really well thought out and much appreciated. If the weather holds out, we will back this coming weekend!
Had 1 night stay booked through summer deal, £99. Room lovely. Had dinner & breakfast, alfesco dining. Food fantastic, highly recommend the steak. The app takes some getting use to. Brogan on front desk & Charlie, waitress were great throughout our stay. Very helpful & nothing was too much trouble. Great night away and great efforts during these times.
We had a gathering of two families which needed to be socially distanced...Balbirnie did an amazing ing job at accommodating our requirements and we had the most fabulous lunch...There was a 3 piece band playing which just created a beautiful ambiance to our Al Fresco lunch. The Balbirnie App is genius as everything is contactless safeguarding both yourself and the Balbirnie staff. Overall a fabulous lunch, in great surroundings and no nervousness with the COVID guidelines being adhered to brilliantly.
Booked a table on the 9 th August for 6 for my sisters birthday outside in the pop up tents, the whole experience was absolutely lovely, the 3 piece band playing was such a nice touch ,it felt like we were on holiday and made it extra special when they played happy birthday for my sister, food was excellent, only one small problem was ordering, we had to download the app, order our starter and drinks then 10 mins later order our mains, too much talking meant we forgot to order our mains so it meant it didn’t get served till half an hour before we had to vacate our table, we had to hurry up and finish our lovely meal which was such a shame but totally our fault , all in all everything was lovely and we won’t hesitate to come back soon, well done staff of Balbirnie hotel, your safety procedures make it a safe enjoyable eating experience, Bravo
All in all enjoyed our stay apart from poor menu selections in the Orangery and the use of the app to order everything and pay each and every time you order things. As we were there on Wednesday night we paid through the government scheme which meant we actually lost out on the deal as the dinner charge in the DBB deal allows £58 and all we had refunded was £27.50 (£20 off for the government deal) means the hotel has been paid by us £58 and then refund from the government £20, So for a meal that actually cost ££47.50 the hotel receives £78.00, not a bad deal! Actually not sure what VAT rate I was charged 5 or 20%
Second visit and although the weather was fantastic on both occasions this time there were a few issues. On the first lunch the bread with tapenade etc was a generous portion which we shared. This time it was half the size. My pear, blue cheese and walnut salad was missing both the walnuts and the croutons. No staff around while eating and when reported alter nothing was done. Alfresco Bistro a great idea and we enjoyed it but don’t let the standards slip!
We booked to have dinner to celebrate our upcoming 3rd anniversary last night. The layout was excellent, a clear one way system, hand sanitizers, and well spaced out seating and tables. The atmosphere was lovely, staff were friendly and helpful as always. The app was easy to use to order food and drinks and the food was delicious. As always, we could not fault Balbirnie. Thankyou for a great night. So glad to see you back up and running, providing first class service. Thank you, Leanne & Mark Dowie.
Social distancing well done. Felt safe and relaxed. Most enjoyable visit.
Great food and service maybe just a wee bit chilly will bring extra warm clothes next time.
Amazing! One of the best nights I have had in ages. Felt very safe and place was spotless. Can’t wait to return
We had a meal for 4 in one of the gazebo's. Great for anyone who is not comfortable going into a restaurant for a meal yet. They are thoroughly cleaned between guests. The app is easy to use and staff explained it all to us. Fantastic experience and great food.