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Ghillies Bistro

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$$ - $$$
European, British, Scottish
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55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
+44 1700 500016
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner in here our first night in Rothesay. We didn't have a reservation but managed to get a table. The food was nice, big portions. Both food and drink were reasonably price. Good service.

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Thank Melanie C
Scotland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

8 of us ate there as it was one of our friends 70th birthday we were there just for lunch recently and the food and service was excellent especially the Haddock

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Thank ram2Scotland
Manorbier, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant meal here after a long days work. All of the dishes we ordered were of a good standard and the service was good. Not totally sure the combination of restaurant tables and a few sofas really worked, but good nevertheless. Apparently popular with the locals.

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Thank SDbus
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On overnight business visit to Bute and stopped into Ghillies for a bite to eat. Opted for the beef pie with mash which was just the ticket. Plenty of tender meat with puff pastry, creamy mash potatoes and peas.

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Thank Kevin R
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had lunch here one day and just coffee the next but both very good. It has a nice, contemporary decor, good service and tasty food. I had a delicious cheese omelette. Nice place to meet up with friends and chat over lunch and a drink on the cosy sofas. Well situated overlooking the bay.

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Thank Jazzle2912
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Victoria Hotel, just above Ghillies and decided to try it out. The views from the window onto the promenade are great. We both ordered a starter and main course. You get a big portion of food and we were both absolutely full by the end. Prices are reasonable, food was excellent quality. Would recommend to... More 

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Thank debbiehg87
Newton Mearns
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Arrived in Rothesay late afternoon on a wet and miserable Monday. That evening we decided to order a take away from another establishment. (Posted negative on Trip Advisor). Next day we strolled along the front and at street level of the Victoria Hotel we saw the big comfy brown leather settees inside Ghillies Bar/Restaurant. Gave it a try. Friendly welcome... More 

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Thank tomlesdav
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Called in for a coffee and scone on a Sunday lunchtime for two. Really nice space and well presented. Unfortunately the cream that came with the scones was off. This was replaced for us, but we had to ask for a new scone to replace the one we had started eating. We would go back again on another visit as... More 

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Thank Walty15
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Both the food and service were very good. We visited on Friday evening without a reservation and they were able to seat us

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Thank graire
Beith, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

After struggling to find somewhere for a light lunch we found this place opposite the pier. The extensive menu covered all the lunch basics as well as seafood and pasta. We enjoyed a very well filled panini and cajun fries as well as a slightly odd but very drinkable rhubarb & strawberry cider. The room was a bit soul-less but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 500016
Description
Bistro Restaurant

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