Thistle Winners for Central, Fife & Tayside 2018/19 Thyme at Errichel Restaurant for CalMac Best Eating Experience
Errichel is a very special inspiring place. Close to Aberfeldy yet in a world of its own. Becky and Paul are a winning combo: their enthusiasm for the land and heritage breeds, combined with Paul’s prestigious accolades for his skills in the kitchen. He has worked in kitchens and competed across the world and now brings these experiences to Errichel using only the finest produce, much of which is grown or reared on their Farm: Shetland cattle, Shetland sheep, geese, hens, ducks and Large Black Pigs.
Their fabulous deli farm shop Thyme Deli has a terrific array of provenance-sourced produce including Paul’s own award-winning jams and marmalades, Errichel born & bred Shetland Beef Biltong and charcuterie. They also have a magnificent cheese display – all mouth-watering!
Errichel operates as a B&B with beautiful en suite rooms in the main building or cottage within the grounds. The breakfasts offer a delicious range of freshly prepared options reflecting their own produce – eggs and hams. They have self catering too and serve dinners Thursday to Saturday.
Dinners and events are in Thyme at Errichel Restaurant, a beautiful Roundhouse in the main house. The ever-changing menu reflects this couple’s passion for home reared and seasonal cooking par excellence. Menus also usually feature a Tagine, a signature dish of Paul’s inspired by his travels, using their own meats. (Shetland beef tagine pictured) There are mouth-watering vegetarian options too. The wine list is excellent and the service warm and friendly.
They are offering delightful informal meals in the informal setting of Thyme Bistro adjacent to the deli in the main building with beautiful views overs the grounds where you can watch their ducks and hens free ranging contentedly.
Errichel is also available for bespoke options: weddings and celebrations; farm walks and guided nature tours. A wonderful taste adventure away from the hurly burly.
Paul is a Slow Food Cooks Alliance Member, Chef of the Year Winner of Food & Drink Awards 2018, and RBST Award Winner 2022 Sustainable Chef of the Year (Joint Winner with Fred Berkmiller). Errichel is also now home to Scotland’s Ark of Taste Fruit Orchard, with the first tree planting taken place October 2021. Get in touch with me (Wendy through Scottish Food Guide) if you would like to know how to sponsor a fruit tree.