The Carron Art Deco Restaurant in the northeast town of Stonehaven, 15 miles south of Aberdeen, offers diners contemporary cuisine in a stylish restaurant that exudes 1930's sophistication. The Carron Restaurant is one of the UK's finest examples of Art Deco design. Its light and airy atmosphere provides a stunning venue to enjoy a wide-ranging menu that will suit all tastes.
The lunch and evening meal menus take full advantage of quality Scottish produce from local suppliers. Guests can choose from à la Carte dining featuring 'daily specials' or from a choice of lighter lunch dishes. There are healthy children’s meals and high chairs are available.
On warm days or evenings, guests can relax and dine on the unique Art Deco terrace overlooking the tranquil sunken garden, described in the Sunday Herald as "one of the UK’s finest al fresco dining venues".
If you are looking for an 'outstanding dining experience' ('Scotland the Best 2006' published by Collins), The Carron Art Deco Restaurant will make a lasting impression. Its historical elegance, extensive menu prepared by expert chefs and friendly service make this one of Aberdeenshire's most popular restaurants.
One of the first things you notice on arrival at The Carron is the stunning centrepiece - a 9ft mirror etched with a naked lady, surrounded by thousands of tiny silver mosaic tiles. The origins of the mirror, an extremely risqué piece of period art for the 1930s era, has mystified people ever since.
Rumour suggests that the mirror is a rare example of the work of Pablo Picasso and Chef Proprietor Robert Cleaver is hoping to solve the mystery once and for all. He has appealed to art experts to visit the premises and give their verdict. Robert says “It is not known how the mirror came to hang in the building", but he says that the previous owner had it insured for £150,000. "It is quite exciting but if it is found to be a Picasso, as part of a listed building, I would not be able to take it down and sell it”. Even after all these years the mystery of the Mystic Lady continues to intrigue guests of The Carron Restaurant.
Due to Jacki and Robert Cleaver's retirement, the Carron Restaurant is no longer trading.
Sales details for the Restaurant can be obtained via the Restaurant Agency - Telephone number 0131 441 2663 or www.therestaurantagency.com