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The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre

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Fab place

Food is excellent. Staff friendly giving a nice relaxed atmosphere. Gift shop, gardens and garden... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Carrie196946
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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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Soup

I had mushroom soup today my hubby had lentil and it was to die for absolutely delicious. I... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
mckaydillon
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Cullen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Food is excellent. Staff friendly giving a nice relaxed atmosphere. Gift shop, gardens and garden centre perfect. Will be back regularly.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carrie196946
Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

What a lovely review.....thank you. I am delighted to hear that you liked our food, shops and gardens, but what pleases me the most is saying how friendly the staff are, because I know my colleagues try really hard to make visitors welcome. I hope...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018

I had mushroom soup today my hubby had lentil and it was to die for absolutely delicious. I went for a look around the little shops while my husband went for a walk with the dog we spent a fantastic two hours.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mckaydillon
Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

How kind of you to take the trouble to give us such a nice review. My restaurant team will be delighted. As you probably saw, we choose to keep to a pretty simple menu, with good home cooking, using good ingredients, and our customers seem...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Went for lunch quite busy on the day we went so quite noisy. Good food , quite small menu but enjoyed what we had and great value. Would return.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mandy G
Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for your kind and helpful comments, and I am really pleased you enjoyed your food. We have indeed been extremely busy lately, and I do know our main restaurant can be noisy if it is full, and particularly if we have lots of...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Loved the walks well marked also shops and cafe very good, shops have local items which is great. Just enjoyed visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank katany28
Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

That's really nice to hear, thank you. The garden team try really hard to keep the walks looking good, so it is lovely for them to get some well deserved praise. kind regards Duncan Leece

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Excellent food and very busy. Good choice and friendly faces. Lovely place and really enjoyable walks within the woods afterwards. Really good gardensMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Phew! Yes it has been a very busy time for us the past few weeks, and I am delighted to hear you found good food and friendly smiles even when we were under a bit of pressure. To be honest, the summer has been a...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Walked from Whitehills to Boyndie for lunch and a look around the garden centre. The Lunch menu was varied and we both had a good plate of food. Good value and good service.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We have noticed the number of people who take that nice walk, or cycle from Whitehills, is increasing. It is great to hear that you liked your food, and that we gave you good service. They...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

A lovely place to stop for a walk round the several nature trails, a browse round the plants and finishing with a visit to the cafe. We visited mid-morning so just had tea and a delicious Bakewell Tart, but the main menu looked really enticing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

It is always nice to hear of new customers finding us, and liking what they see. After a bit of a hard winter it is a great relief that our gardens have recovered well, and the little nature trails are as popular as ever. The...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Just popped in to have a look at the plants and decided to have a coffee and tea. Ended up my partner having Cullen Skink,and I had a prawn panini. It was delicious. Don’t pass this place,really good food..More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sally B
Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

That's lovely to hear, and so nice of you to take the trouble to leave a review. For many years our fish has come from a local supplier, Downies of Whitehills, and it certainly is popular. I hope you got your plants too! best wishes...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit and I was not disappointed. Love the shops and had a delicious afternoon tea. Will be back.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We really do appreciate it. My colleagues put a lot of effort into sourcing interesting things for the gift shops, and they will be delighted to hear you like them. Afternoon tea lets...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018

Visited for first time last year, this time took some friends with us, they hadn't been for some years and were amazed at the changes. After a lovely lunch we had a great walk round the gardens, chatted to a young man working there, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mo c
Duncan L, General Manager at The Old School - Boyndie Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

I am so pleased both you and your friends enjoyed your visit. My colleagues and I probably don't notice all the developments and improvements we continually do, as much as someone who hasn't been for a while......so it is great to hear that it is...More

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