The Birkhill Inn Experience

"This busy country inn, dating back to 1870, lies just to the north of Dundee in the village of Birkhill. Notable for its famous award winning Birkhill Steak Pie, the 'Birkie' offers homely fare and warm hospitality and is an ever-popular venue for diners of all ages.” –Birkhill Inn

Marco used to work in The Birkhill Inn approximately 10 years ago so we planned a visit there and booked our late lunch at around 1445 but we arrived early and were immediately assisted to our table.

Prior to having lunch at 'The Birky' (as the locals call it) we had a lovely but tiring walk around Camperdown Country Park which played a role in building up my appetite. To be honest, I was surprised to see that the restaurant is much finer on the inside than it looked from the outside.

Indoor Tables
From the restaurant’s main door, you can also find one of the Oor Wullies' that were previously spread across the city of Dundee as part of a bucket trail to raise money for charity. According to the Evening Telegraph’s website, this particular 'Oor Wullie' was sold from the auction to Birkhill Inn for a fee of £11,000.  

Oor Wullie a.k.a Our William

Fast Facts:  Oor Wullie and The Broons are cartoon strips that appear every week in the Sunday Post newspaper. Both strips have achieved legendary status and in 2016 they celebrated their 80th anniversary!

Oor Wullie is the iconic wee Scottish laddie from the fictional town of Auchenshoogle.

Oor Wullie is so loved by the Scottish nation that in a survey conducted in 2004 the young scamp was voted ‘Scotland’s Favourite Son’, beating William Wallace and Sean Connery into second and 3rd places, with Rabbie Burns a distant 4th!


Enjoying our lunch with a perfect view

Anyway, we ordered The Birkie’s Famous Steak Pie and Haggis Stuffed Chicken for mains, both were delicious. Chips were served alongside the steak pie and I can truly say that they were amongst the best I’ve ever tried. I even said to Marco that they were my kind of chips because they were thick and crispy. Also, we got ourselves two glasses of their fresh orange and lemonade to drink. It was so refreshing after an exhausting walk and it was particularly warm on this day.

The Birkie’s Famous Steak Pie

Haggis Stuffed Chicken

It was nice to have some traditional Scottish food, moreover, staff were nice and the service was quick.

 Lunch Served Monday – Sunday 12 – 3pm
High Teas Served Monday – Saturday 3pm – 6pm
High Teas Served Sundays 3pm – 7.30pm
Suppers Served Monday – Thursday 6.30pm – 7.45pm
Suppers Served Friday & Saturday 6.30pm – 8.45pm

We will certainly be stopping here again the next time we are passing through the village of Birkhill.

Kindly click the link below for the updated copy of their actual menu.

For further inquires, please contact them through:

The Birkhill Inn
124 Coupar Angus Road
Birkhill, By Dundee
Tel. 01382 581297

Thank you so much for reading.

- Jerica


  1. Replies
    1. Yay! Thank you my dear. Hope to see you soon!

  2. nice blog...looking forward to seeing more posts! The photos are great, but I hope they are a little bigger :)

    1. This is well noted and thank you very much! :)

  3. Informative, interesting and lovely! This entry made me roam Birkhill Village through google maps :D

    1. Thank you very much! Tell me more about your experience with them :)

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