Having been back open since May, catering for hotel guests and dining customers at Old Churches House, Dunblane, Mason Belles Kitchen, the new restaurant operator at the popular hotel, has announced that a new management team is now in place to lead the restaurant forward.

Further strengthening its offering over the busy summer season, Amandine Latreille joins the restaurant from the Strathearn Restaurant in Gleneagles where she was Head Waitress, whilst Greig Livingstone, a former Sous Chef at Dalhousie Castle, joins the kitchen team. 

There’s a new menu on offer from the MBK team, which also has a restaurant in Linlithgow, showcasing local seasonal produce. Dishes, devised by chef patron, Linsey Scott, include corn fed chicken breast, butter roasted hake, scottish smoked salmon, and a stunning ham hock terrine. MBK Dunblane is also now promoting an exclusive private dining space in the intimate Kirk Suite within Old Churches House, and has brought back Afternoon Teas every Saturday and Sunday.

“We’re delighted to welcome Amandine and Grieg to Mason Belles Kitchen Dunblane,” said Alex McKie, Managing Director of The Fusion Group of Companies which owns and operates Old Churches House.

“Under Linsey’s guidance, MBK has created a stylish and welcoming restaurant here within Old Churches House which has impressed our guests across the board,” added Alex. “Boosted by the appointments of Amandine and Greig, who both bring a great deal of experience and passion for the industry to bear, MBK Dunblane is now set for a very successful summer. Our hotel is enjoying record occupancy, boosted by the vibrant staycation market.”

Said Linsey Scott: “I was looking for a second outlet for MBK which I’m delighted to say is now becoming a brand in its own right. I am so pleased that the opportunity arose at Old Churches House, a real hidden gem with its fantastic location overlooking the Cathedral. Despite the interruptions caused by the pandemic, we are now well established here, and I am thrilled to appoint Amandine and Grieg.” 

Amandine Latrielle, who has been in the industry for seven years following graduating from hospitality training school, commented that the restaurant was a pleasure to be in, enjoying some of the finest views of any she had worked in. Greig Livingstone said that he would be aiming to provide “first class service at MBK Dunblane, whilst also building the restaurant’s customer base throughout the area.”

MBK Dunblane is open Monday to Friday 4-11pm, and Saturday & Sunday 12 noon til11pm.  Booking on 01786 825142 is highly recommended for the restaurant, and essential for the weekend Afternoon Teas.