Last week I mentioned that I would be dedicating a separate post to my birthday weekend at the Peat Inn, it was such a special weekend and is a place I would really recommend. After much pestering, Josh finally told me what he was planning for my surprise birthday weekend which was an overnight stay at the Peat Inn, Michelin Star restaurant with rooms…needless to say on hearing this I was very excited!
The weekend started with a nice drive to South Queensferry for an early lunch and a short stretch of legs. Despite being the start of October the weather was actually lovely, cold but bright.
We then headed straight up to the Peat Inn (which is just 15 minutes drive from St Andrews). The buildings and surrounding gardens were lovely and there’s something inviting about the ‘restaurant with rooms’ set-up, where everything felt quite exclusive.
The room was huge and all the little touches just made it extra special; sherry, coffee, brownies, champagne, Belgian chocolates…I definitely felt spoiled!
After a few hours of relaxing (and trying not to stuff our faces on all the goodies before dinner) we headed to the restaurant for our tasting menu.
Neither of us are fussy so we happily accepted the menu and welcomed trying some things we might not have ordinarily ordered.
In addition to the menu were a couple of amuse-bouches to begin with (including a very delicious venison sausage roll) and petit fours to end the meal. The highlights for me were the 2 middle dishes – the confit egg yolk and the partridge.
Picture quality is not great, possible due to inhaling my food…
I hope I’m not over-exaggerating but I enjoyed every part of the weekend at the Peat Inn; the staff were friendly but not overbearing, the bed was one of the most comfortable I’ve slept in and the modest continental breakfast served in the room was actually much needed after overindulging the night before!
We rounded off the perfect weekend with a trip to my childhood holiday location, Largo, and a wander round St Andrews. If any foodies in Scotland are looking for a special weekend away this is somewhere I’d definitely recommend!