FOOD AND DRINK

Nichola Pearce private chef

Nichola has 25 years’ experience  as a personal chef cooking for high profile clients in the UK and abroad.

Nichola is known for her high quality, delicious food with the personal touch. With a  capable, approachable, calm trustworthy and organised style, Nichola is an excellent choice of personal chef and a “safe pair of hands” to take the stress out of your event large or small.

Nichola’s style of cooking is seasonal and  local ,using our fabulous Scottish larder, for delicious  healthy and inspired meals which will leave you feeling satisfied and impressed. Let the food do the talking ! Nichola also has a  great interest in the importance of  a diet rich in variation to maintain that mind body balance – that good feeling that expands into every aspect of our lives. Nichola has become really interested in plant based  cooking and loves the flavours that  our humble vegetables and beans can inspire into our daily diet.

I look forward to catering for your special occasion at The Old Mill House.

AFFORDABLE CHEF

Marco has been cooking professionally for more than 17 years and has a wealth of experience in the world of catering. During his career he has worked in different types of kitchens in 3 different countries: Italy, Germany and United Kingdom. Born in Palermo, Italy, Marco moved to Germany aged 19 after finishing his Catering Studies, where he worked as a Commis Chef. A desire to further his career brought him to Edinburgh where he became Sous Chef at Est Est Est at the age of 23, managing a brigade of 10 chefs. After 4 years, he then started to work for Café Marlayne, where he perfected his skills and gained experience in French cuisine and baking. Marco now cooks privately giving him the opportunity to bring culinary expertise into the homes of others

TARQUIN DE BURGH

The world of wine is an enormous and diverse place where quality & prices vary between the extremes. The task of building our wine list started with no brief, but an agreement that we would only stock wines we wanted to drink ourselves.
    Our aim is to offer a quality selection of wines that represent value and deliver enjoyment. We have a mixture of wines from large and small producers; established regions and up and coming ones; common grape varieties and some we had never heard of; famous producers and ones we tip for future stardom; traditional styles and modern styles; expensive wines and inexpensive wines. What they all share is a sense of individuality, personality & soul. If we can tempt you, do call us or email tarquin@de-burgh.com.  We would be delighted to offer you wine suggestions to match your menus for your stay at The Old Mill House.  Delivery is free of charge and we also offer a sale or return service. 

The Edinburgh Catering Company

Russell runs The Edinburgh Catering Company, a small yet significant outside caterer who can cater to your specific needs. We are proud to be able to cater for a diverse range of dining – from large weddings to small private dinners, as well as tasting menus and canapé parties. The Old Millhouse is a beautiful location for a private dinner and whatever your needs, our team would be delighted to cater for you and help you to make your celebration or quiet getaway as special and unique as possible.

Restoration Yard Store, Restaurant and Wellbeing Lab

A haven just waiting to be discovered at the heart of Dalkeith Country Park and just a five minute drive from the Old Millhouse. Set within a beautifully restored stableyard and Tuscan-inspired courtyard, Restoration Yard Store is a less a shop and more chic emporium filled with fashion, homewares, a tempting foodhall, kids section, books, stationery and more. Over in the restaurant, The Kitchen, you’ll find breakfast, lunch and Afternoon Tea menus. Or for a more informal bite head to The Coffee Bar for the best coffee and cake around. Both have stunning views of the park which you can explore after with waymarked walking routes for all abilities.