Lunch at Formartines

I can't believe Easter was 2 weeks ago already. On the Monday I met up with my brother and his family for lunch at Formartine's - a restaurant and shop in the countryside, surrounded by trees in the Haddo estate. You can go for walks in the woods and there's a big play park for the kids. The building has no carbon footprint at all thanks to their renewable energy and heat recycling system which is pretty cool. As it was a beautiful day we sat outside in the sun and enjoyed lunch...

BBQ beef brisket in a sourdough bun.

Beef burger.

Scotch egg.


I was actually surprised by the quality of the food! To be honest I was expecting really average cafe food... standard soups and sandwiches... but the menu is much more exciting than that! They had everything from venison burgers, to butternut squash curries and fancy flatbread pizzas. The daily specials sounded amazing. I changed my mind about 5 times in the queue and panic ordered the brisket, which turned out to be epic!

Brewdog Alice Porter cake.

Raspberry & coconut slice.

If you're in the area then Formartine's is definitely worth a visit this summer! They do breakfast, brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea, 7 days a week. And it's only a short drive from Ellon and/or Inverurie - just follow signs for Tarves or Haddo House :)

1 comment:

  1. Haha I always do what you did, change my mind so often in the queue that I wind up panic ordering something from a menu. It's good when the panic ordering produces an excellent meal though. All of that food looks incredible. Nom!

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench