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“HIDDEN HIGHLAND GEM”
Review of The Birch Tree - CLOSED

The Birch Tree
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$36
Cuisines: British, French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We are a bistro style restaurant located at Delny near Invergordon in the Highlands of Scotland. 'Our food philosophy is driven by our passion for cooking and the seasonal and sustainable produce that we source from our equally committed local producers and suppliers.' Wednesday to Sunday lunches Noon until 2pm Wednesday to Saturday Dinner 6pm until 10pm
INVERGORDON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“HIDDEN HIGHLAND GEM”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

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.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank GILLIAN S
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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat at The Birch Tree”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

My wife treated me to a birthday meal at the Birch Tree and I was really impressed. The dining room is warm and relaxing with a real cozy feel to it. The staff were really friendly and and helpful with nothing being too much bother. For starters we had the Wild Mushroom soup and the Blue Cheese Souffle which were lovely.

We both had sirloin steaks to follow which were really tasty and cooked to out liking (well done Chef).

For sweets we had Sticky Toffee Pudding, sorbet and coffees, which really finished off our meal nicely. Already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Surfmaturf
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Invergordon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Steak to die for!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

What a great find. Ate hear a couple of weeks ago and got melt in the mouth steak and absolutely scrumptious Sticky Toffee Pudding. Lovely warm welcome on arrival from an excellent waitress who was friendly with a great sense of humour.
Good house wine to accompany the meal and overall very good value for money.
We will be back very soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Murdo M
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Tain, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best steak!”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Ate here tonight for birthday meal. Food was fantastic, easily the best steak we've had. Have eaten here a few times and never been disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Chrmm
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Birch Tree delight”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

What a great pleasure to find this gem.
We went for dinner, and had a superb feast. Fantastic steak, beautiful duck, wonderful fish, and all completed with arguably the best sticky toffee pudding I have ever had (and I have had hundreds). Wonderful food, delicious house wine....lovely!!

  • Visited March 2014
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6 Thank Ruaridh Roy M
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