Refurbished Calder’s Bistro & Bar reopened

Calder's Bar & Bistro
Calder's Bar & Bistro

Following extensive refurbishment, the Provost of Angus, Councillor Helen Oswald, officially opened the revamped Calder’s Bistro & Bar at Carnoustie Golf Hotel this week.

The bistro and bar has had both a makeover with its furnishings and its menu and was re-opened to the public on Tuesday morning.

General Manager Gordon MacKintosh and Angus Provost Helen Oswald at the opening of Calder's Bar & Bistro on Tuesday, June 7.

General Manager Gordon MacKintosh and Angus Provost Helen Oswald at the opening of Calder's Bar & Bistro on Tuesday, June 7.

Gordon MacKintosh, general manager of Carnoustie Golf Hotel, said: “Our dining and bar area now has a fabulous ‘Modern Scottish’ look.

“However, it’s not only cosmetic changes that have taken place as our new head chef, Andrew McQueen, has completely transformed our menu, which is available in Calder’s Bistro & Bar from noon until 9.30pm every day.”

The hotel’s new menu features a selection of locally-sourced, freshly-prepared dishes to suit all tastes and appetites - and has a ‘Modern Scottish’ theme.

Gordon continued: “Andrew has worked in many of the UK’s top hotels, cooked for royalty and won a host of culinary competitions. We are delighted to have a chef of Andrew’s calibre in charge of our kitchen, where his first class culinary skills will help ensure Carnoustie Golf Hotel remains one of the places to eat in the Angus and Dundee area.”

In addition to the considerable changes in the bar and dining area, which is open to members of the public as well as guests, Carnoustie Golf Hotel is currently refurbishing its bedrooms and, so far, 49 rooms have been treated to a major overhaul.

Gordon added: “With the Senior Open Championship 2016 coming to Carnoustie in less than a month, it was a case of all hands on deck to ensure as many rooms as possible were ready in time for this tournament, when a large number of the competitors will be staying here.”

Overlooking the first tee and 18th green of the world-famous Carnoustie Championship golf course, Carnoustie Golf Hotel is in a prime position for golfers, whether they are watching or playing.

The Provost said: “Carnoustie Golf Hotel is one of the many first class facilities we have in Angus for visiting and local golfers, as well as business people, holidaymakers and people living locally who enjoy good, local food and drink.

“The transformation of the bar and dining area, as well as the new-look bedrooms and delicious dishes on the menu, will further enhance the reputation of this hotel - and of Angus.”