Top Scottish chef Nick Nairn set to delight foodies at The GWCT Scottish Game Fair this summer

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is less than two months away, and ticket holders are busy planning what to see and do over three days that will be packed with attractions from fishing, gundogs and clay shooting to Scottish culture and, of course, local food and drink. The event, which takes place at Scone Palace from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July, is known for its impressive range of culinary and food-based attractions.

The highlight of the show for foodies is undoubtedly the Riverside Restaurant which will be overseen for the second year in a row by Scottish celebrity chef Nick Nairn. This 300-cover pop-up fine dining restaurant, which has a capacity of 300 covers. Nick has created a bespoke menu that showcases the best of Scottish produce and game, and the restaurant will be serving breakfast and a two-course lunch to VIP ticket holders on all three days of the fair.

As a resident of Scotland, Nick has been attending the GWCT Scottish Game Fair for decades and is looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with friends from all over the country. In addition to overseeing the restaurant, Nick plans to participate in some of the fair’s activities and is particularly looking forward to trying airgun shooting!

Sponsored by Scottish family butchers J.W. Galloway, the Riverside Restaurant will feature a superb array of sustainable ingredients and game, including roast haunch of roe deer cooked outdoors by chef Cai Ap Bryn of Game & Flames. Nick has collaborated with Cai to add some theatre to the dining experience, with the chef cooking everything outside over coals. The tantalising smell of expertly prepared dishes is sure to stop passers-by in their tracks and have them seeking out the source!

Diners at the Riverside Restaurant can look forward to Nick mingling during service while Ap Bryn oversees the cooking. Visitors who really love great food are already being encouraged to book a table for all three days of the fair to ensure they don’t miss a mouthful of the fantastic menus the duo have planned.

Overall, the GWCT Scottish Game Fair promises to be a fun-filled weekend for visitors of all ages, with activities ranging from falconry displays and working dog tests to casting competitions and clay pigeon shooting. With the Riverside Restaurant serving up mouth-watering dishes in a stunning setting on the banks of the river Tay it’s set to be an attraction that foodies won’t want to miss.


Tickets for the GWCT Scottish Game Fair are on sale now and there are options to buy tickets that include breakfast and/or lunch at the Riverside Restaurant on all three days of the event.