Dining In

Dining In at Ruthven House and Holiday Cottages

We are delighted to be able to offer our guests what we hope is a culinary experience in the luxury of our Guest Dining Room, for up to 10 people. To ensure we are prepared in advance with fresh, local ingredients we request a minimum of 48 hours notice. We would also ask you to please advise us of any allergies or specific dietary requirements.

The cost for two courses is £20, inclusive of tea or coffee and soft drinks or three courses for £25. Please note some dishes have a supplement. The sample menu below is just to give you an idea of the dishes we produce but if you have any particular favourites please do just let us know.

Bookings for 6 or more people, please choose from 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. For bookings of less than 5, it would be helpful if you could select from 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts. Bookings for two people, please choose the same dessert.  Download Menu (Pdf Format)

Starters Fish:

  • Pan Seared Scallops with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes and Parma Ham (£2.50 supplement)
  • Prawns wrapped in filo pastry, served with chilli jam and salad
  • Smoked Mackerel Pate
  • Smoked Haddock Chowder
  • Sicilian Monkfish served with Focaccia and a Lemon and Champagne Dipping Oil (£3.50 supplement)
  • Monkfish & Chorizo Rosti with a choice of Vermouth Sauce or with Caponata (aubergine, tomato, peppers & caper sauce). (Can be served as a main course)

Starters Vegetarian:

  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Broccoli Soup
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Courgette & Pea Soup
  • Stuffed Aubergines
  • Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad
  • Poppadoms served with spiced onions (you don’t have to have the curry dish to have these!!)

Main Courses 


  • Venison in a Redcurrant and Port Cream Sauce


  • Halibut with a Cream Vermouth Sauce (£2.50 supplement)
  • Seafood Linguine (£2.50 supplement)
  • Baked cod with red pesto and a Courgette & Walnut Salad
  • Salmon & Noilly Prat Sauce
  • Hunan Tiger Prawns (spicy thai sauce with pak choi and peppers)
  • Cod Caponata (Griddled Cod with an Aubergine, Tomato & Olive Sauce)


  • Chicken and Chorizo Paella
  • Honeyed  Chicken served on a bed of baked red peppers
  • Chicken Chilli Tikka Masala
  • Cassoulet of Chicken stuffed with olives and chorizo, wrapped in Parma Ham

Main Courses


  • Lasagne
  • Onion Bhaji Burger with Curried Coleslaw and Hand Cut Chips
  • Baked Goats Cheese on a bed of Puy Lentils and Seasonal Green Vegetables


  • Steak & Guinness Pie (minimum order of 2 people)
  • Beef Stifado
  • Haggis Neeps & Tatties
  • Lamb Shank in a Rosemary and Red Wine Jus


  • Steamed Marmalade Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Panacotta with Fresh Fruit
  • Lemon Fudge Cake with Blueberries
  • Raspberry Meringue Roulade
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Crème Brulee
  • Fruit Salad
  • Cranberry Cheesecake (minimum order of 4 people)
  • Scotch Mist (cream, meringues and whisky!)

Bespoke Dining Experiences

We have lovingly created this extensive menu for your Ruthven House dining experience, we would be delighted to chat to you about your requirements.

Please feel free to download our menu to share with your guests.

To book or to discuss further simply contact us, we would love to hear from you.

Fiona & Colin