Business expansion brings festive cheer for four star visitor destination Taste Perthshire

Festive fever has reached four-star visitor destination, Taste Perthshire, with the launch of its new Christmas shop, part of a significant new expansion to the family run retail and restaurant business which includes a new alfresco dining area and children’s playpark.

Located just off the A9 at Bankfoot, the popular visitor destination now boasts an external farmhouse canopy housing a new outdoor garden area, children’s playpark, and an outdoor pizza oven. This offers visitors the chance to enjoy freshly made pizzas alfresco on new tables and benches in the outdoor space or enjoy their meal within six new colourful dining huts.

Taste Perthshire’s new Christmas shop offers a wide range of festive gifts for all the family, plus decorations for the house and garden, and also offers an exclusive gift-wrapping service. The restaurant is now serving a festive afternoon tea, coupled with a full festive menu including the traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding.

The new outdoors area will also showcase a range of the plants and garden furniture available to purchase at Taste Perthshire, or via their website. This new extension is the second significant development for the business over the last eighteen months, which saw a 24-hour fuel station and EV charge hub open in June 2022. Taste Perthshire was chosen by Tesla as the first site in the UK to offer its remote test drives. The popular visitor attraction also introduced a takeaway and deli service to meet the demand of visitors, encouraged by the number of motorists stopping to refuel.

These additions supplement the already very well-regarded indoor dining restaurant, and the unique shopping experience Taste Perthshire offers, which includes a blend of high-quality products from gifts, leisurewear, and an extensive drinks cellar. As the name suggests, Taste Perthshire’s ethos is to serve and sell local produce as much as is possible. The new outdoors area will provide 60 extra seats, in addition to that already available in the all-day family restaurant.

Calum MacLellan, owner of Taste Perthshire, commented: “We’re delighted with our new Christmas shop this year, which has been a true labour of love. It offers everything you might need to decorate your home and garden this Christmas, plus a wide range of gifts for all the family. We look forward to welcoming visitors over the Christmas period to enjoy our newly launched festive afternoon teas and festive menu.

“Our new outdoors extension which will also offer visitors the chance to enjoy a meal outside and take advantage of our takeaway meal options including the new pizza oven, and our freshly made pizzas. The new dining huts are perfect for small groups who would appreciate more privacy to enjoy their meal, and with their colourful facades, are a great place to hold children’s birthday parties. The new play area will also ensure that Taste Perthshire is a destination that all members of the family will enjoy.”

Taste Perthshire is home to a family of Highland cows, including two calves, which are proving to be a big draw for both locals and the many tourists from around the world who stop at Taste Perthshire on their way to their Scottish holiday destinations. Visitors can feed the cows by purchasing feed from the gift shop.

For more information on this release please contact The Cunningly Good Group on 01738 658187.

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