The Tayberry Restaurant Broughty Ferry Review

Over the last year we have seen nothing but great reports about The Tayberry Restaurant. So we couldn't believe our luck, when receiving a recent invite to review the restaurant, giving us an opportunity to try out the place for ourselves. 
The Entrance
Upstairs Dining Room
For those that don't know, The Taybery Restaurant is a two AA Rosette establishment located in the charming town of Broughty Ferry, with views across the river estuary and sand banks. The establishment is owned by the young chef Adam Newth. At present, Adam holds the accolade for the CIS excellence award for young chef of the year. The chef had spent time in some of the finest kitchens in the country before returning to his local roots.
Classy Space
View From Our Table

After skipping breakfast, we were more than ready for our wednesday afternoon lunch at The Tayberry. On arrival to the restaurant we were instantly impressed with the homely features and feel of the restaurant. We were greeted warmly, and shown upstairs to our table by the friendly manager. Just as we thought things couldn't get much better, our table for the day was overlooking the stunning views of the Mouth O' Tay and sand banks.

Wanting to sample a variety of dishes we opted for the lunchtime tasting menu which costs £38 per person. We believe this to be an extremely reasonable price for the quality of the restaurant. Here is what we ate:
Smoked Haddock Paté
Great Start
To our surprise, and delight, we were served a complete different take on the normal serving of bread and butter. Along with the bread we were served a savoury scone, beautifully seasoned pork rillettes and a wonderful smoked haddock paté with caviar. We must also mention the whipped roast garlic butter which was wonderfully smooth and was intense in garlic flavouring. This is the first time we had been served bread like this and think it added to the meal, as it set the standard for the afternoon.
Pork And Ham Terrine
Close Up
The pork and ham terrine was just the right portion size as sometimes we find the serving is too large and not enjoyable. The terrine was seasoned expertly. We appreciated the addition of apple which added sweetness to the dish. We felt this worked well with terrine. A solid dish to start the tasting menu with.
Barbecued Mackerel
Close Up
Quite easily one of the most eye catching dishes we have ever been served. The barbecued Mackerel had been expertly cooked and had a wonderful crisp skin. We appreciated the added crunch from the cucumbers and radish. Having had similar Mackerel dishes in Michelin Starred establishments, we found this offering every bit as good. 
Wild Pheasant
Close Up
This was a stunning main course with divergent flavours and textures. Grouse can often be served overcooked, but thankfully this was not encountered here.  The braised barley had just the right amount of bite, thus adding a pleasant texture to the dish. We thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant  savoy cabbage also.
Pre Dessert
Lemon Meringue
Close Up
We loved the simple, but colourful presentation of the dessert. The pastry had spent just the right amour of time in the oven, giving it a pleasant texture. Our favourite component was the beautifully sweet pineapple ice-cream.
Coffee And Petit Fours
2 AA Rosettes are not given out lightly, but we feel they are well deserved at The Tayberry Restaurant. Despite being in his mid twenties, head chef Adam is clearly a very talented chef. He has worked under some of the finest chef's in the country, but it's pleasing to see he has created his own style and is delivering top class dishes.
The Tayberry
Service on the day was delivered by restaurant manager Jonathan Hicks. We found him to be very charming, and very passionate about the restaurant. We asked many questions on the day, and his knowledge regarding the produce was most impressive.
The Awards
If like us a drive to Broughty Ferry takes over two hours, don't let that put you off.  On this trip to the East coast we ate at four different restaurants, and if we had to choose, we would say overall we enjoyed our experience at The Tayberry the most. Not only the great cooking from Adam and service from Jonathan, we also had one of the best views from a table we have ever experienced. If you're looking for somewhere different for your next special meal, you won't be in the slight bit disappointed if you choose The Tayberry Restaurant.