Where to Eat in Crieff: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 16, 2017 Darleen Reid

Crieff (/kriːf/ ( listen); Scottish Gaelic: Craoibh, meaning "tree") is a market town in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies on the A85 road between Perth and Crianlarich, and the A822 between Greenloaning and Aberfeldy. The A822 joins the A823, which leads to Dunfermline. Crieff has become a hub for tourism, famous for its whisky and history of cattle droving. Attractions include the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre and Glenturret Distillery. The nearby Innerpeffray Library (founded about 1680), is Scotland's oldest lending library. St Mary's Chapel, adjacent to the library, dates from 1508. Both are open to the public: the library is run by a charitable trust, while the chapel is in the care of Historic Scotland.
Things to do in Crieff

1. Meikle Restaurant

Ferntower Road, Crieff PH7 3LQ, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$581 +44 1764 655555
Excellent
52%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 497 reviews

Meikle Restaurant

Reviewed By liffdi

We enjoyed a quiet dinner with quiet, unobtrusive but attentive service. Can recommend the sea bass and chicken main courses. Lovely bottle of red wine which was good value too.

2. Yann's

Perth Road, Crieff PH7 3EQ, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night HK$235 - HK$306 +44 1764 650111
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 511 reviews

Yann's

Reviewed By jennifer5382 - Crieff, United Kingdom

Family & friends celebrated my 70th birthday on 31st dec 2017. Beautiful evening, everything was perfect, staff where so lovely and attentive. Menu excellent my grandson had a brilliant time working his way through children 's choices. Food so lovely very hard to choose.

3. Brasserie Restaurant

Ferntower Road, Crieff PH7 3LQ, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +44 1764 655555
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 309 reviews

Brasserie Restaurant

Reviewed By Big_Simone - Derby, United Kingdom

Decent bottle of red, wonderful baked cheese starter. Mains were delicious and the Deserts were wonderful - glad it was a short walk back to our suite. Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable, very happy to tip.

4. Barley Bree

6 Willoughby Street | Muthill, Crieff PH5 2AB, Scotland Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$235 - HK$290 +44 1764 681451
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

Barley Bree

Reviewed By Glasgow42 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Called in for lunch on way back from Crieff Hydro.
Service, atmosphere and food simply outstanding.
Children's menu great and quality as good as it gets; both the fish and chicken fillets were fantastic!
Menu is constantly changing, we had confit of duck and pork fillet, both superb, this is dining of an extremely high standard.
Overall really liked The Barley Bree, had not been for several years, will be back again, soon!!

5. Rooftop Restaurant

Drummond Terrace | Knock Castle Hotel and Spa, Crieff PH7 4AN, Scotland (Formerly The Stags View) Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$612 +44 1764 650088
Excellent
81%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Rooftop Restaurant

One Of 2 Restaraunts At Knock Castle Hotel & Spa

Reviewed By KHSMHS - Dresden, Germany

Not sure what to make of this restaurant. It seems modern, but has strange and old-fashioned decor items. There are nice views, but increasingly obstructed by trees. There are different menus options to choose from (7 courses, bar menus, a la carte), with posh descriptions...MoreWe are sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your visit with us.

6. Delivino Wine Cafe

6 King Street, Crieff PH7 3HA, Scotland Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, European, Delicatessen, Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$71 +44 1764 655665
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 698 reviews

Delivino Wine Cafe

Reviewed By cooperfanGlasgow - Glasgow

Visited this wee cafe once again on a trip to Crieff. The staff are always very friendly and attentive and the food is good and reasonably priced. On the downside would like to see some new dishes on the menu.

7. Lounge in Crieff

1-3 West High Street, Crieff PH7 4AU, Scotland (Formerly Lounge in Crieff) Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$196 +44 1764 654407
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 199 reviews

Lounge in Crieff

Situated on Crieff High Street, Lounge offers a warm welcome, comfortable and interesting decor, and something to tempt the tastebuds through the day, whether it's a coffee and cake in the morning, a light lunch, a mid-afternoon glass of wine with macaroon or a sharing platter at 5.30, we hope you'll enjoy. Dinners also served on Fridays and Saturday until 9pm. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By DT29 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Popped in here as it was one of very few options to have lunch in Crieff. Friendly staff. Nice decor. Menu could have had more options and some items were overpriced.
I got the carbonara which was ok but very oily and I wasn't really a fan of the egg told still within its shell plonked in the middle of the carbonara.

8. The Loft

High Street, Crieff, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1764 650008
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

The Loft

The Loft opened in late June 2011. It is on the Crieff High Street between the Strathearn Gallery and James Square. The front of the shop sells attractive home decoration goods; the back is a large room with sofas and tables and chairs and a great view. They serve coffees and lunches. I visited there twice and found them excellent.

Reviewed By Maureen H - Pitlochry, United Kingdom

The soup specials were so tasty and piping hot - an excellent mushroom and tarragon soup as well as delicious spicy tomato and lentil. Both sandwiches were really good - roast beef and the brie, beetroot and chutney. Very good value.

9. Red Squirrel

Crieff High Street, Crieff, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1764 650955
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Red Squirrel

Cafe and art gallery opened for over year in centre of Crieff

Reviewed By Cliff T - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What did I like on my inaugural visit to The Squirrel? Well, pretty much everything. Welcoming wee space, friendly owners, convivial atmosphere, decent coffee, log burning stove warmth and Ella...yep, Ella, crooning the way only Ella could, gently in the background. All this on a thoroughly miserable, damp Tuesday afternoon. Y'know, for all the über trendy Specialty coffee spaces in abundance, there's still something comforting about places like this. No-one's trying to be a hipster dude, just provide a fine experience and interact with customers...remember the days we all spoke to one another? So, bravo Team Squirrel. You made an ageing coffee guy rather happy and wistful, even if only for the time it took to quaff my splendid Alfie coffee and read the paper...

10. Avanti italian restaurant

32 High Street, Crieff PH7 3BS, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$220 +44 1764 656575
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 246 reviews

Avanti italian restaurant

Authentic italian food in a former british linen bank childrens portions,specials blackboard and prices to suit.

Reviewed By David M

Lovely old bank building which drew us into eating here. Waitress was also serving drinks, answering phone, cleaning tables and serving food, she was the only staff present on a midweek night.
The inside looked like a transport café, cheap red plastic table cloths, bad interior, no money been spent here in years!!
Four of us ate, Pizza was ok, that was it.
If you like warmed up frozen food from Iceland, this is the place, awfull!!!
How a chef can serve food like this is beyond me

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