a relaxing cafe on the shores of the River Tay
A welcome retreat on the River Tay providing award winning fresh food.
Originally known as Lymie Hauge Salmon Fishing Station, housing 12 men working 2 shifts netting Salmon from February - August. Once netting ceased on the Tay most bothies fell into disrepair and were prone to vandalism. David Clarke of Tay Salmon Fisheries set about bringing the bothies back to life working tirelessly with colleagues transforming Lymie Hauge netting station into the wonderful Willowgate Cafe you can enjoy today.
Our Cafe is honoured to be rated in the top 10% of places to visit worldwide according to Trip Advisor, and 'Best Cafe 2023' (Perthshire) in the Scotland's Business Awards. Holding the 'Taste our Best' Quality Assured Mark by Visit Scotland our cafe is proud to use locally sourced produce from the surrounding areas, including award winning Stornoway Black Pudding and Haggis.
Best Cafe Award 2023
Proud winners of the Best Cafe 2023 award for Perthshire
All of our fresh bread is sourced locally.
Our deli goods are sourced locally and includes the award winning Stornoway Black Pudding and Haggis.
Fruit and vegetables
Our fruit and vegetables are sourced daily to ensure we use the freshest of produce
Dairy and eggs
All of our dairy and eggs are sourced locally.
Our sandwiches are freshly made on the premises each day using locally sourced ingredients.
The award winning Willowgate Café is proud to be listed as one of Visit Scotland's ‘Taste our Best” eateries located on the edge of Perth.
The café is situated by the fishing lagoon, underneath the other side of the Friaton Bridge, with awesome views of the River Tay.
This fabulous café was originally an old, traditional fishing Bothy but was renovated a few years back. The cosy décor, with its log burning fire is an ideal place to spend a couple of hours having a coffee and a nice slice of home-made cake. There is even an ice cream hatch for those hot days next to the water.
Whether you are eating inside or outside, you’ll be sure to enjoy all the home-made goodies, whilst appreciating the vistas of the river and surrounding countryside.
Providing venue hire for the Perth Area for corporate and personal events
Corporate / Private Events
Corporate Entertaining / Events / Launches
Celebrations / Birthdays / Christenings
Hot & Cold Buffets / BBQ / Pizza Oven
Tailored to suit your occasion