The New County Hotel is a smart City Centre Hotel, offering business and Perthshire leisure breaks in the beautiful garden city of Perth, Scotland

  • Book Perth Hotels

Traveller reviews of New County Hotel and Gavins Bistro in Perth


April 2013/14

At the annual Scottish Hotel Awards, the "Oscars" of the profession, "The New County Hotel and Opus One Restaurant" carried off the Gold Laurel National Award for modern fine dining. The hotels proprietors Owen and Sarah Boyle were presented with an "Outstanding Service Gold Medal Award". Hospitality Award and Medaille d'Argent.

Gavin's Bistro voted in top 20 UK roadside eateries (top 3 in Scotland)
 'White Van Gourmand' is the UK's first good food guide to the Top 20 places to stop for a 'Welcome break' whilst on the road. It was written by van drivers, who made it their mission to find food to make you go Mmmm whilst on the move.
Julie Redpath of FM Services wrote; Serving a fantastic array of food Gavins Bistro has a lovely atmosphere with warm welcoming, very efficient and friendly staff. Offering a great variety of food, from morning cuppa with scones, toast and muffins to a reasonably priced lunch or dinner.
Meal deals are frequently on offer, with a two course meal priced at £9.95 and chefs specials offered every day. The sandwiches come highly recommended, especially the steak, red onion and Dijon mustard ciabatta.

May 2012 

We are delighted to announce that Opus One Head Chef Rory Lovie has won national recognition at the 2012 Scottish Hotel Awards in Glasgow on 20th May, winning the ‘Rising Star Young Chef’ Award.

The New County Hotel also won the ‘Bar Food Award 2012’for Gavin's Bistro & Bar.

Jalal Al Ibrahimi collected a General Manager Gold Medaland Louise Smith won a ‘Superstar Housekeeper’ Award.


Scottish Field Review awards Opus One four stars!

January in Opus One kicked off with a fabulous two page review in the prestigious Scottish Field magazine.
Reviewer Cate Devine gave Opus One a very impressive four star rating and some of her comments were as follows:  
" Cured loin of Perthshire roe deer, served in seven rose-centred slices and with little pastry parcels of shoulder confit, was achingly delicious and certainly worth the attention of the Michelin inspectors."  
"We left reluctantly, but seared by the impression left by Denesle.  Might he open an Opus Two?  And could it be in Glasgow please?" 
To read the complete article click on the above link - Scottish Field Review.


» Click here to see Magnum opus - Sunday Herald review by Joanna Blythman

» Click here to see Shaun McLaren, Travel Corespondent for the Scotland on Sunday review

» Click here to see the review in the Perthshire Advertiser


Eat Scotland Silver MedalOpus One is proud to announce we have been awarded a Silver Medal from Eat Scotland.

A Silver Award is given to those EatScotland participants who consistently exceed the EatScotland entry standard in a high proportion of the areas assessed. Establishments holding a Silver award represent   some of the best eating places across Scotland, and are well worth a detour to experience.