Went with friends last night, awful night weather wise rain, wind, but as soon as we stepped into the Birch Tree we forgot about what was outside. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress who made us feel very welcome who sat us down in a pleasant lounge area served us with drinks and menus and let us all unwind and relax. We were shown to our table once we had made our choices which were hard to choose from. The menu was very varied but we finally settled for scallops in a lobster bisque and mushroom/blue cheese soup followed by lamb x 2 and steaks x2 the lamb and steaks melted in the mouth. Dessert lemon tart to die for,rice pudding soufflé. Everything was just cooked perfectly and with the ingredients locally sourced you could tell the chef had a real passion for the dishes he cooked.It was a quiet night at the Birch Tree but that did not detract from the ambiance of the place, small but a warm and friendly place to eat. As it was quiet we managed to speak to the chef after the meal and it was obvious he had a real passion for the restaurant, it has only been open since 2011 but in a short space of time it has earned a good reputation so much so it has been short listed to the last four in Scotland for Readers Restaurant of the Year in the Good Food Guide I really hope they win they really deserve it. All this does not come at a price it was very well priced so do try it you will love it.
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