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“I often work in Perthshire and...”
Review of Palmerston's Cafe

Palmerston's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed 6 September 2010

I often work in Perthshire and Palmerstons is always my first choice for lunch. It's usually a takeaway lunch I get which is superb value at £5 for sandwich, coffee & cake. The sandwiches are extremely tasty with good choice of fillings and lovely seed mixture sprinkled into salad. I'm a coffee snob and highly rate the coffee served here. The muffins seal the deal. They are perfection in my view, as they're not sickly sweet. Service is brilliant and staff brighten your day with friendly banter. Providing a good chuckle costs nothing but is so valuable. I've also sat in here to eat on several occasions with a variety of people, and the experience has mirrored my takeaway visits. They are child friendly too with excellent drawing packs to keep them amused.

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Thank Ktares
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Reviewed 18 August 2010

Lots of veggie options but nothing for vegans so we had to order a salad sandwich, not the most inspiring choice when on holiday! Considering they do dairy free desserts it was surprising they hadn't even got a pot of hoummous to make something for a vegan (we then found the fab Deli across the street on the corner which made lovely vegan sandwiches - we went back to the deli several times after that). However, the food was lovely when we got over the vegan hurdle and the service was fine. The diary free choc cake was lovely and had a wide selection of scones. Just need to get a vegan option on the menu - not all veggies love cheese!

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Thank Natz76
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

So ,you are on holiday, you fancy a cup of tea and a cake and you enter a nice looking cafe at 4pm.
The tea is good, the cake is end of the day ish insofar as there is not much to choose from and the place empty. Within the next 10 minutes 8 other like minded people enter and sit down for similar. However at 4.20, they remove the outside sun blind and prepare to close...it's 4.30 (tea time) and come hell or high water we will close. When will these people ever learn that 4.30 is an absurd time to close a cafe, but som many do. In fact all the cafes were closed at 4.30, so maybe one of them might have the nouse to break ranks and open for an extra hour and make some more money. I do not understand the mentality of some sections of the British hospitality industry - they have lost the plot.

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2  Thank XRXM
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Reviewed 8 May 2010

Dropped in on this delightful cafe on the main street of Dunkeld. Ideal for lunches and teas (soups, sandwiches, baked potatoes, scones and cakes) with everything home made, and also including Scottish delicacies such as haggis! Staff couldn't have been nicer. Don't miss the chance to visit.

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1  Thank LesleyAnn64
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

I decided to stop off for a bite to eat in the charming Victorian town of Dunkeld just off the A9.Dunkeld is packed with hotels,restaurants,bistros, tearooms,coffee shops plus bakeries so I can see myself dropping into to Dunkeld with more regularity.

I found a place to park outside Palmerstons and made my way to a table, The owner is obviously a keen traditional Scots cook using local ingredients,judging by the rows of Palmerson's homemade pickled beetroot,various chutneys,jams and marmalades on sale and used as relishes with some of the foods on the menu.

Not many hotel chefs handmaking their own pickles and preserves or even producing lovely honest homemade food have crossed my path lately.This tearoom was a welcome change to pretention,and boy there's plenty of pretention evident in the 4STAR Hotel category!

The menu consists of salads,open sandwiches,baguettes,paninis and other farinaceous goodies. There is not much in the way of hot meals apart from haggis and soup,but don't let this disappoint.

The homemade soup was sublime it was homemade carrot and coriander and the open granary sandwich topped with Orkney salmon and and exciting salad with pinenuts and seeds lovely.No prepacked coleslaw or crisps here to pad out the plate!

I noticed the row of tempting homebakes from the homemade fluffy Victoria Sponge to the traditional Teabread Loaf with traybakes and scones in evidence,so plenty on offer from this experienced cook.

The service was swift with the owner/cook also serving the tables with no frills,lovely honest homemade food from this traditional no-nonesense tearoom.

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1  Thank Speysider58
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