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Dinks Bistro

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Bank Street, Dumfries, Scotland
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Scotland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It is some time since a previous visit to Dinks (Liquid Lounge) however we revisited again tonight. Once again the food was good to very good, but just like previous visits the evening was spoilt by being presented with errors in the bill, a simple mistake you might say, but this is at least three times in as many visits... More 

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1 Thank doonhamers
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When you enter the Bistro !!! it is very uninviting , the entrance is like going into some kind of seedy night club , when you get in it all changes , the mirrors on the end wall give a great feeling of spaciousness , its warm and inviting . The Staff were all pleasant and helpful , the food... More 

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Thank George M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food at a reasonable cost. I had scallops to start which were excellent. The steak I ordered as a large portion main course was huge and probably came in at 24oz which was too big for me to finish. It was very tasty by the way. The rest of our 6 strong party all enjoyed their food. Superb food... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stunning food.. My partner and I had Beef Carpaccio which was a lovely way to start our meal - delicious in fact. My partner had a fillet steak which was cooked to perfection, and I had a lamb dish which I must say is one of the nicest pieces of lamb I have tried. I would highly recommend dinning here... More 

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1 Thank JayneGW
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have eaten in both the liquid lounge and restaurant and the service is first class. Food is excellent, beautifully presented, fresh and very tasteful to the pallet. The atmosphere is relaxing and decor of the highest standard. Not to forget the price is easy on the pocket. Would highly recommend both lounge and restaurant to anyone as you would... More 

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Thank DeeGar
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

First time here was a lovely place to escape and very comfortable sofas. Would of been nice to try the food but didn't have time today, maybe next time. Drinks were great.

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Thank Linzi K
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Myself and Fiona went to Dinks Bistro on Saturday 21st may 2016 with our Son and Daughter in law to celebrate Fiona's birthday. What a delightful experience we all had and my review will hopefully encourage others to come and enjoy great food with good service and also a great mine host. Mine host John pulls out all the stops... More 

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1 Thank hugh1952
Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Think the restaurant has changed name but was really good. The place had been reccomended by a friend and heard great things about its Wednesday curry club. A group of us from work went to see what it was all about and was pleasantly surprised. What fantastic value £7.95 for curry and drink. If however you have a big appetite... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Came in with some friends for curry night and a few drinks. The meal was reasonably priced but the service was awful! Went up to order and we were treated with disdain by the very grumpy manager. This made us feel rather uncomfortable. When each of us had finished our curry, our plates were taken away one by one while... More 

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1 Thank Eleanor H
Moffat, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

i think the restrauant has changed its name to liquid lounge i was there on tuesday the 1st of december i had a pasta dish with some of the best garlic bread i have tasted for a longe time the house wine was a nice chilean merlot first time i have eaten here and it will not be my last... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Spanish, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bank Street, Dumfries, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?