Popular eatery The Dalmore Inn in Blairgowrie has a new menu introducing delicious autumn flavours to the palate.

A supporter of locally-sourced produce, this rustic-style country restaurant has dishes to suit every taste from traditional favourites including fish & chips, steaks, and burgers to imaginative and inventive dishes such as home smoked honey duck salad, cannon of lamb with goats’ cheese croquettes, artichoke, roasted celeriac, baby beetroots and crispy kale.

Game is also on the menu when available, with marinated pigeon breast with blackberry, pine nuts and pancetta salad a dish representing a ‘real taste of autumn’.

Cooked with flair by the team, game is one of head chef Iain Naysmith’s favourite ingredients. “I love to have some game on the menu when it’s available – it’s a seasonal dish, so I have to keep my eyes open with my suppliers,” he said.

“We are in the countryside here in beautiful Blairgowrie, so I like to reference that in my dishes and my ingredients. I know that some diners may be unfamiliar with ingredients like pigeon, but I’d encourage them to give it a go, as its tender and flavoursome. This particular dish has a real touch of autumn with the blackberries in it.

“We have introduced many other autumn flavours to tempt our guests,” added Iain.  “We have a fantastic pork belly dish with garlic mash which is served with caramelised apples and cider jus – a quintessential dish for this time of the year, along with a roasted butternut squash risotto which is also rich and warming.

“Our desserts are a speciality at The Dalmore Inn and we’ve updated the sweet menu with a Coffee Walnut Brownie with mascarpone, and a decadent White Chocolate and Boozy Cherry Cheesecake.”