Meet The Perth Indies, 63 Tay Street

Meet Christopher Strachan and Fraser Bell

63 Tay Street is an award-winning restaurant situated in the heart of Perth’s historic city centre on the banks of the stunning River Tay.

Established in 2007 by Perthshire chef Graeme Pallister, 63 Tay Street showcases the best of Scotland’s seasonal larder in a relaxed and inviting setting serving delicious food that is local, honest, and simple.

Taking over the reins from Graeme in 2023, co-owners Christopher Strachan and Fraser Bell hit the ground running, with Christopher having been involved in the business and learning the restaurant's award winning ways over several years.

Christopher Strachan, who hails from Alyth in East Perthshire, will look after you from the moment you open the door, with experience from great venues such as The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye, Driftwood Hotel in Cornwall, & two michelin-starred The Hand and Flowers in Buckinghamshire. If he isn’t filling your boots with his charm and customer service, he will be filling your glasses with his extensive passion for wine.

Fraser, heads up the kitchen.  He has honed his trade in 2 & 3 AA rosette and Michelin restaurants. Most recently delivering fine-dining for notable guests at Scone Palace, and previously Head Chef at The Adamson, and award winning Hatch in St. Andrews.

The restaurant’s elegant dining room boasts lovely views across to Kinnoull Hill and, notwithstanding its award-winning reputation, is a warm, relaxed, and welcoming space. Christopher and his small team aim to keep their food local, honest and simple, whilst showcasing the very best of Scotland’s seasonal larder.

They offer a ‘4 for £38’ set surprise menu served at lunch (Thursday to Saturday) and midweek dinner. Or opt for the ‘Just Feed Us Fraser’ set surprise five course menu served on a Friday and Saturday dinner that will sate the most sophisticated of appetites. An extensive drinks list has been selected with a focus on superb quality as well as provenance and sustainability, and includes exquisite cocktails, Scottish gins, local beers, and the finest wine.

For special occasions, you can have exclusive use of the restaurant for up to 32 people for anything from a private birthday meal, or a Wedding ‘Breakfast’, and there is also a range of gift vouchers to treat friends and family. A gastronome’s delight, 63 Tay Street offers you something truly special to enjoy in the moment and to savour for a long time afterwards.

Whether you're looking for a quiet and intimate lunch, midweek date night, or somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, 63 Tay Street ticks all the boxes. 

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