The Dunnichen Stone has already created quite a buzz about the town since opening last month so a visit to the restaurant was well overdue.
Situated on the outskirts of town the building is a decent size with ample car parking - though with it being an exceptionally busy lunch hour we felt lucky to get a space!
A short wait in the bar for a table was an excellent opportunity to take in the surroundings - a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and eclectic, if not eccentric, decor.
It was also a great chance to take a look at the drinks’ menu - both my colleague Mark and I were strongly tempted by the cask ales on offer but as it was a Friday lunchtime the ales will sadly have to wait.
There was also a selection of bottled beers from around the world, house cocktails and other delicious concoctions.
The bar area itself was small and quiet given the time of day but it would be the perfect place to while away a long, lazy Sunday afternoon.
But onto the main event of the day - the food!
As I’d heard good things about the rotisserie I opted for the BBQ Rotisserie Chicken Melt - a generous portion of succulent, tasty chicken smothered in sticky BBQ sauce. The addition of bacon and cheese probably wasn’t required but it was certainly welcome.
Sides of chips and coleslaw added a decent garnish.
Mark went for the Wild Boar and Chorizo Burger - a generous portion served with chips, onion rings and home made coleslaw. The chorizo gave the burger a nice kick but could have done with slightly more cheese.
And it turned out the dessert menu was too much to resist. The Jam Roly Poly Pudding reminded me of school dinners - albeit in a classier more delicious way. Either way it was a lovely blast of nostalgia and it smelled amazing.
Mark opted for the Melt in the Middle Chocolate Pudding. And while it was less “middle” and more “all the way through” there wasn’t a scrap left on the plate. Served with ice cream it helped to balance out the sheer chocolateyness.
The service was friendly and attentive without being too much. The Dunnichen Stone couldn’t be faulted on value - two courses of generous portions (no room for dinner that night!) and drinks for just over £15 each.