Thyme Bistro, open for breakfast and lunch in Aberfeldy
Charcuterie Plate and glass of red wine at Thyme Bistro

Thyme Bistro


Breafast, Brunch and Lunch in Aberfeldy just got more delicious. Open from 9am five days a week, our Thyme bistro offers a varied and delicious menu for relaxed, informal dining, utilising our superb range of Scottish, local, and homemade produce – with an international twist! Whether you’re looking for tasty hot or cold lunch options, or artisan coffee and tempting sweet treats, we have the perfect location near Aberfeldy.

Ready to book? If your booking is within 24 hours, please call 01887 820 850 between the hours of 10am and 6pm, or leave a message.

If your booking is further ahead, you can still use the number above, but also feel free to use the booking link below.

Taste our Best - Thyme Bistro is accredited by VisitScotland

Special Dietary Requirements?

We have great options for those with special dietary requirements, but it is important for us to know these details in advance.

Please use the comments field to inform us whether you have guests who are vegetarian, vegan, coeliac/gluten intolerant, or have any other food allergies or strong preferences. Thanks!


Require Disabled Access?

Access to our Bistro is via our delightful garden entrance and through the Deli. However, this does involve some steps.  If you require a level access please arrive at Errichel House Front Door which has a covered porch and an oak door.  Call 01887 820850 for entry.

Using the comments field , please let us know in advance if anyone in your group has any mobility issues, so we can arrange to open the front entrance. Please also make us aware of any other issues requiring additional care or attention.


Wednesday & Thursday Closure

We currently close on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but now we can offer the facility of our new ‘Deli Cafe’.

Occupying our ‘gallery’ area overlooking the gardens, the Deli cafe offers delicious hot drinks, cakes, and small deli plates.

Service is from the counter and everything is served in eco-friendly disposable tableware.

'Thyme' Breakfast at Errichel - the best place to stay in Aberfeldy



Served from 9am, breakfast at Thyme Bistro has always been a special affair, watching the ducks, geese and other birds wander the gardens, or soaking up the magnificant view over the Tay Valley toward Aberfeldy, whilst enjoying a delicious breakfast made with the best local ingredients, including farm produce wherever possible. If you haven’t experienced it yet, secure your table now!

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Sunday lunch in Aberfeldy, at Errichel includes a free glass of sparkling wine for every adult diner, after 11.30am


Sunday Sparkle

Since its launch in 2022, ‘Sunday Sparkle’ has become an Aberfeldy Sunday Lunch institution. The idea is simple – join us for brunch or lunch, and each adult diner gets a complimentary glass of fizz. Your fizz will be offered after 11.30am. Buck’s Fizz is a lower-alcohol option, and for non-drinkers, we have Nozecco. There’s a full menu, but most choose Sunday Roast of the week, always served with fluffy Yorkshire puds!

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Breakfast at Thyme Bistro just got even more tempting. From 9am, you can enjoy breakfast with us, and get 10% off your subsequent Deli shopping. The offer covers every adult diner in your group, and all you need to do is present your Bistro receipt to the Deli cashier to redeem the offer. Must be used on the day of your visit, before 11.30am.

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Brunch at Thyme Bistro in Aberfeldy

Where Field Meets Fork

Paul and Becky Newman


From 9am until 4pm (3pm Winter) on weekdays (excluding Wednesdays and Thursdays), enjoy an informal breakfast, brunch or lunch, with our evolving all day menu. Menu items are subject to change according to the best available produce. Kitchen closes at 4pm, but the Bistro remains open for tea, coffee and cake.


From 9am, enjoy an informal breakfast or brunch, and get 10% off your subsequent shopping in Thyme Deli before 11.30am. Just present your receipt at the till when you pay for your shopping.


All day on Sundays, enjoy a traditional roast, delicious veggy roast, or just brunch/light bites. Menu items are subject to change according to the best available produce.


Available all-day.


Our coffees and soft drinks menu runs from 9am.


We are taking bookings for delicious festive lunches from December 1.


Alcoholic Beverages available after 11.30am.

Margmore Venison Tagine - perfect for lunch in Aberfeldy

Our Chef

Chef – Patron, Paul Newman has an enviable culinary background having lead Chef Teams within some of the most prestigious hospitality destinations in the world.

Paul brings his wealth of knowledge to beautiful Highland Perthshire.

Awarded the titles of Scotland’s Sustainable Chef of the Year 2022 by the Scottish Rare Breeds Survival Trust, as well as Chef of the Year at The Menu Awards 2018, Paul is a member of the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, a network of Chefs committed to showcasing produce from the Slow Food’s Ark of Taste and other local, artisans and producers.

“What a great place to go for lunch. Wonderful setting and a lovely place. The bistro lunch we had was superb with great service. We also bought a few things in the shop afterwards.”


“…As always at Errichel, the service was first class, professional, welcoming and just the right balance of informality. The setting delightful. A good choice of food, all tasting and looking amazing.”


Deli Gallery Area

If you’re planning a visit to us for something to eat on a Wednesday and Thursday, Thyme Bistro will be closed, but don’t be discouraged.

Our cafe area in the Deli offers tables overlooking our pretty garden where you can watch the ducks, geese, and chickens, and enjoy a delicious coffee, pastry, or light snack, purchased from the Deli counter. No booking is necessary, so see you soon!

Deli Cafe in Thyme Deli, Aberfeldy
Chicken in the Garden at Errichel, viewed from Thyme Deli Cafe, Aberfeldy
Dog friendly restaurant in Aberfeldy

Our Pooch Policy!


As dog lovers and owners, it would be shame if we didn’t welcome dogs into our Deli & Bistro. Therefore we welcome well-behaved dogs, kept on a lead, to join you at Thyme Bistro, and we can provide a dog bowl with some water upon request. Please still mention that you are bringing your dog when you book, as it helps us a lot with table planning etc.



Please note that where a closing time of 5pm is given, our last orders for the kitchen is 4pm.

Monday9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday9:00 am – 4:00 pm


WednesdayDecember 27, 202310:00 am – 4:00 pm
ThursdayDecember 28, 202310:00 am – 4:00 pm
WednesdayJanuary 3, 202410:00 am – 4:00 pm
ThursdayJanuary 4, 202410:00 am – 4:00 pm


Closed Christmas DayDecember 25, 2023
Closed Boxing DayDecember 26, 2023
Closed New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2024
Closed New Year 2nd JanuaryJanuary 2, 2024

Are we closed when you were hoping to visit? Our Deli Cafe area is open at any time when the Deli is open, offering a delicious selection of Deli platters and hot pastries. Alternatively, why not try one of our friends at these lovely local restaurants?

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Thyme at Errichel

Please note that Thyme at Errichel, our fine dining experience, has now been rolled into Thyme Bistro, and is no longer a ‘formal’ restaurant, but an informal experience with the same great food. Give us a try soon!