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Anderson's Restaurant - There'll be a welcome in the Highlands

Local Highland produce is the cornerstone of Steven Anderson's new restaurant

Visitors and residents to Boat of Garten nestling In the heart of the glorious setting of the Cairngorm National Park in the Highlands will soon be finding themselves tempted by the aroma of freshly baked bread, enticed by a first class menu and lured by the stylishly rustic charm of Anderson's Restaurant when the much anticipated venture finally opens on Friday, 29th June.

For over 5 months, owners Steven Anderson and Claire Fincham have worked day and night to transform a run down fishing tackle shop into a welcoming yet chic space where guests will be able to relax and enjoy a seasonal menu filled with a range of delicious and locally sourced produce.

For six days a week (seven days during July and August), the restaurant will be open from 11am, serving home-made cakes and pastries with a range of freshly brewed coffees, light lunches from 12pm-2:30pm and an a la carte dinner menu from 6pm until 9:30pm.

The menu, which changes every month, will provide guests with clear, fresh, innovative, big flavoured and big portioned dishes ensuring they will return time and again. The July menu alone includes marinated wild rabbit skewers on rocket leaves with rhubarb relish; locally made venison sausages on wholegrain mustard mash with caramelised onion and port wine gravy; and light and zesty lemon and poppyseed cheesecake.

Head chef and co-owner, Steven Anderson, told Dine-Online: "the ingredients I use have to be of the highest quality and you really can't beat Scotland when it comes to some of the best produce in the world. Being in the heart of the Highlands means we are at the centre of what is effectively one big larder! All our food is fresh, local and seasonal and we'll be using as much of what is produced on our doorstep as we can to create the finest dishes we can."

Right from the start, Claire and Steven had a clear vision, not only of the food they wanted to cook and serve, but also the environment they wanted to create. Open view kitchens have finally reached Scotland as Claire explains: "The open view to the kitchen was one of the most important factors when designing the restaurant. We didn't want the diners to just order their food, forget about it, and then have it presented to them, instead we wanted them to feel part of the whole process. The dining area provides a relaxed and atmospheric space where you can watch local life pass by, while at the same time enjoying being part of the exciting and busy kitchen." Volunteers for washing up are always welcome.

Anderson's Restaurant will open at 6pm on Friday 29th June and will be open from 11am on Saturday 30th June. To make a booking call 01479 831466 or email

Anderson's Restaurant is situated on Deshar Road, Boat of Garten. For further information visit the website at

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