Family-owned boutique launches new orangery restaurant run by former Gleneagles chef


The Old Manse of Blair, a boutique hotel in the Scottish Highlands, has unveiled a new restaurant which will be under the leadership of a former chef at Gleneagles.

The seven-bedroom hotel, which is owned by Anne and Archie MacDonald, will open The Orangery on March 31, having appointed Jonathan Greer as consultant chef for the new venture.

Greer has worked with the likes of Paul Rankin and as head chef at Ballathie House Hotel and Murrayshall Country House Hotel where he retained 2 AA Rosettes.

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Now he will ‘put The Orangery on the culinary map’ for Scotland in his new role at The Old Manse of Blair and will utilise ingredients from the ‘local larder’ at the new restaurant.

Anne said that the aim is the ‘create a family dining destination with a more sustainable, affordable offering’.

Anne MacDonald commented: “We are delighted to appoint Jonathan Greer as consultant chef for the launch of The Orangery. The experience and calibre he brings to our new restaurant is unrivalled in this area of Perthshire. Jonathan’s culinary expertise enhances our offering as a food destination.  

Jonathan Greer, consultant chef: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to put The Orangery on the culinary map in Scotland. The addition of a chef’s table is something I’m particularly excited to be hosting and will give customers a behind the scenes experience.”

A Chef’s Table experience will also be introduced for up to six guests for lunch or dinner.  

The original greenhouse and walled garden on site will be used to grow fresh produce for The Orangery kitchen.

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