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The Braes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 School Brae, Dunoon PA23 7DL, Scotland
+44 1369 701213
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have been in this restaurant before and thought it was great. Recommended it to friends and was embarrassed after my second visit as the standard had plumetted. Hoped my friends hadn't taken my recommendation as I would have looked pretty stupid.

Thank eiaineb
Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Popped in for a lunch and did not leave disappointed. Great place, lovely atmosphere and fantastic food.

Thank watsonma2011
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant on previous visits before and it's always been lovely unfortunately this time I really didn't enjoy the food although I didn't say at the time if I did it might have changed my experience hopefully next time it will be back up to it's usual standards

Thank Andrea O
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my meal of Hake in lemon sauce, crushed potatoes, green beans and baby tomatoes but my partner was very disappointed with his steak, which was small, had very little sauce and was overpriced. My partner complained but there was no response from the management, nor was it reflected in the bill

Thank Pam R
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Good, varied menu and the quality of the food was to a high standard. The staff were very friendly, attentive and made us feel extremely welcome. Glad we found this place!

1 Thank AucklandHaggis
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place, great atmosphere, friendly staff, good beer and hearty food. What more do you want?!!

Thank RossMT
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Nice food. Nice cocktails apart from ice cream machine broke. £60 for 3 of us two course.. Would go again

Thank gaz1234Uk
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Food, staff & venue were all amazing!!!!!! Lovely place ..the mixed fish plate was lovely!! The staff helpful .. nice cocktails too x

Thank Sharon H
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Ate here while on a weekend away with friends. Had a delicious Macaroni cheese which as a vegetarian who often has this dish as my only choice (not the case here) I am easily disappointed when it is not up to scratch. No such worries here, absolutely perfect as was the wine and the amazing fries. Everyone in my party... More 

Thank GarystudentMazznurse
Manorbier, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had a business meal here with colleagues, and we enjoyed our food. Unfortunately the rare steak I ordered was totally overcooked, but they prepared another without complaint. My colleagues enjoyed their selections so I was just unlucky, and I don't think it was representative of the standard fare. Would visit again.

1 Thank SDbus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$61
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 School Brae, Dunoon PA23 7DL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 701213
Lounge Bar, Restaurant, Function Suite & Roof Terrace.Local Produce Restaurant.Freshly Ground Coffee.Breakfast.Lunch.Dinner.

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