Local Seasonal Sustainable
Having had a country upbringing - a gamekeeper's son and a farmer's daughter, the importance of using local seasonal ingredients as much as possible is a core value at The Balgedie Toll.
Head Chef Edward buys beef, lamb and pork that is sourced from Quality Meat Scotland assured farms. Seafood is supplied by local fish merchant Campbells. Seasonal game such as pheasant and venison comes from local game dealer. Desserts are all homemade, with Italian gelato ice cream coming from another family run business - Porrelli established in 1925, different flavours are offered throughout the year.
Damsons, rhubarb, apples and herbs from the owner's garden make seasonal appearances on the menu. We are also fortunate to have some local allotments just over the road, where gluts of fruit and vegetables are often offered and happily received by Edward who turns them into delicious dishes for our Specials Board - truly local and seasonal.