Richie Hawkins who owns the Taypark House Hotel in Dundee has submitted a planning application to convert a 150-year-old stable house on the hotel grounds into a wood-fired pizza and BBQ restaurant.
Hawkins who bought the hotel in 2014, acquired the once derelict building on 482 Perth Road earlier this year and plans to open it to the public as a spacious 120-cover restaurant called The Stables next Spring.
He says, “Most of the old stables have been converted into houses so there’s few left untouched. We want to preserve the historic features so will convert three old horse stalls into booths and turn the original fireplace into a wood-burning oven. We want to offer something rustic, authentic and a bit different.”