Pineapple is now launched in our 2 Red Rosette Dining Room. For those not familiar with the name, historically it symbolises welcome, friendship and great hospitality – which we thought summed up Meldrum House nicely.
The name dates back as far as 1493 when Christopher Columbus arrived in Spain on his second voyage of the world. He ventured inland and came across what he thought to be a deserted Carib Indian village. The sailors found a fruit that had a sweet flavour and juiciness and Columbus recorded it in his log as looking like a pine cone. Not long after, the pineapple was found in royal courts and circles in Europe. Any guest who was invited to a party where a whole pineapple was displayed, knew that there was no expense spared in guaranteeing the guests’ enjoyment. It was this that made the crowned fruit the high symbol of social events. Today, you will see it at the entrance of many hotels, inns and restaurants where they are impressing on their guests that they are very welcome.
In Pineapple you will find a relaxed, informal dining experience. There is no dress code and it’s open for dinner 7 days a week from 6pm. We guarantee a culinary journey of local produce created under the tutelage of our Executive Chef, Paul Grant.