We are Good to Go & can’t wait to see you!

Following the announcement of the easing of covid restrictions by the Scottish Government for the opening up of hospitality and hotel accommodation, and the lifting of travel restrictions between England, Wales and Scotland – we are delighted to be able to accept your bookings.   We’ve missed you and can’t wait to see you all again soon!

You can book your accommodation with peace of mind, as we offer flexible cancellation terms and will not levy cancellation fees for changes to bookings due to covid related amendments.   You can also be assured that we have strict Covid protocols and hygiene procedures in place and have achieved the industry recognised ‘Good to Go’ award.   We have worked very hard to create a safe environment for everyone – and also importantly one where you can relax and still enjoy the pleasures of dining out or a getaway break.

Remember we are also we are very dog friendly, and welcome dogs in some of our Bedrooms and public areas, including The Melville and Lounge Bar – but please make sure your four legged friend is kept on the lead and observes social distancing rules!   Please note: An additional charge of £10 per dog per night is levied for an overnight stay.

For accommodation bookings please use our online reservation system to ensure you secure our best available rates…click on the link below:

Welcome to Iain Macdonald – Head Chef

A big welcome to our own home-grown talent Iain Macdonald, as he takes up the reigns of The Royal as Head Chef!

Head Chef Iain Macdonald

Comrie lad Iain joined the Royal team as a kitchen porter some 15 years ago, and soon took a keen interest in kitchen operations and developed his love and passion for cooking and food.      He served his apprenticeship at the Royal whilst studying at Perth College, and expanded his culinary skills, eventually becoming Sous Chef at the Hotel.

After leaving the Royal Iain went on to further his knowledge and understanding of the catering industry working with Comrie based Wilde Thyme – where he worked with some incredibly talented chefs who helped shape and develop him into the chef he is today.   In 2016 Iain took on the role of Sous Chef at Carlowrie Castle, eventually becoming head chef responsible for creating menus for this prestigious leading events venue.    Iain is passionate about using local and seasonal produce and commented “Scotland has no end of amazing produce and I particularly love cooking Scottish seafood and game dishes”.   He continued “I’m excited to be back at the Royal Hotel and looking forward to cooking for all our guests and clients.”

We are delighted that Iain has returned to his roots and look forward with excitement as he takes the Royal onto the next chapter.   Iain has introduced some delicious new dishes and light bites on The Melville Menu’s in the past few weeks.   Whilst the Brasserie restaurant in the Hotel has recently been restyled by Fiona Denholm Interiors into The Garden Room offering a smart, yet relaxed dining space and Iain has great plans and ambitions to develop The Garden Room’s menus with fine dining specialties.   These dishes will eventually form the basis of his tasting menus for the eagerly awaited new fine dining restaurant at the Hotel – due to launch in Spring 2022.

For more details on our menus and opening times or to make a table booking for The Melville or The Garden Room please click on links below.

Introducing The Melville @theroyal

Introducing The Melville @theroyal… our exciting new casual eating and dining area and wine bar.

Serving a café menu with light brasserie style dishes, and daily changing specials, all with locally sourced produce and ingredients – this will be a foodie heaven.  From lunch through to evening meals…we can’t wait to see you.

Combining vibrant interior styling, with a great warm, casual atmosphere The Melville will be the place to drop by for coffee and a pastry, for a sharing platter with a cheeky glass of Rose with friends, or a Burger and ice cream for the kids – and after 9pm (when restrictions allow) a live band or two!!

For bookings for The Melville please click on link below or email; reception@royalhotel.co.uk, or call 01764 679200.

Relaxed dining at The Garden Room @theroyal

The Garden Room @theroyal… our light, airy, relaxed styled conservatory dining area.

Garden Room

Formally the Brasserie restaurant in the Hotel this lovely light space has been newly restyled by Fiona Denholm Interiors to create a relaxed, smart dining venue.   Currently serving the Hotel’s brasserie style menu, with daily changing specials, all with locally sourced produce and ingredients – this is a lovely spot to meet for lunch or dinner.    Open everyday of the week for lunch and dinner.

Newly appointed Head Chef Iain Macdonald has great plans and ambitions to develop The Garden Room’s menus with fine dining specialties which will eventually form the basis of his tasting menus for the eagerly awaited new fine dining restaurant at the Hotel – due to launch in Spring 2022.

For bookings for The Garden Room please click below

Or email; reception@royalhotel.co.uk, or call 01764 679200.

The Royal Hotel Comrie

A small intimate, charming Hotel in Perthshire, nestling on the edge of the Scottish Highlands

Bestowed it's name by Queen Victoria this charming small hotel nestles in Comrie, near Crieff amidst the splendor of Strathearn and the Southern Scottish Highlands. Lovingly restored by its owners in 1996 with the aim of creating "a beautiful, intimate, small hotel in Scotland", this really is the place for that special break. Whether fishing, walking, playing golf, sightseeing or just relaxing, The Royal offers that special, intimate ambience.

  • Perfect mix of charm - excellent food and a warm welcome
  • Nestles on the edge of the stunning Scottish Highlands in the riverside village of Comrie, Crieff.
  • Good local reputation for fine food in its restaurant and bar
  • Golf, walking, fishing & shooting activities
  • Fine food & wine
  • Host of places to visit and many outdoor activities to enjoy.

What our clients say

What a beautiful place to stay, would recommend it and will be back. The surrounding area and activities available is perfect. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Ian Downes Warrington, Cheshire

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The Royal Hotel, Melville Square, Comrie, Nr Crieff, Perthshire PH6 2DN

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