We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Courtyard Bistro

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
49 Lovers Walk | Best Western Station Hotel, Dumfries DG1 1LT, Scotland
+44 1387 254316
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
Thornhill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

When I think of Station Hotels I immediately form a minds-eye-picture of a tired Victorian pile that has seen better days, serves Brown Windsor soup in vast, echoing dining-rooms and smells of boiled cabbage. Not so the Courtyard Bistro in The Station Hotel in Dumfries! Here you will find excellent, imaginative food served in intimate surroundings by staff who really... More 

Thank winkwinkpinkfoot
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were looking for a quick meal near to our B & B and spotted this handy Bistro near the Dumfries train station.It was ideal for us. It was a Saturday night and while there were several customers it wasn't overly busy. The meal was first class and reasonably priced. The service was quick and friendly. We will go again.

Thank GranAbc
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
376 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this bistro which is part of the Station hotel. The menu has the usual suspects, however there is a daily special menu which shows imagination. I had scallops with sugar snap peas; followed by pork fillet with local haggis, red cabbage and crushed potatoes; and finally banana loaf with butterscotch sauce and ice cream. Wine list has... More 

Thank Stuart B
Level Contributor
134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had an amazing 3 course meal each washed down with wine. Staff are very pleasant and not constantly asking you "if everything is ok". You don't need to here as the fresh local food is cooked and served with loving care. I consider this restaurant very cheap for the quality of food. One the best meals I've had anywhere... More 

Thank TGG84
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a lovely meal on our first night in Dumfries this visit. We both got the Highland Chicken stuffed with haggis and it was lovely, the whisky sauce was beautiful. The price was roughly £16 per head, we did not have starters or desert as was late in evening. They had a good wine list, but we don't drink,... More 

Thank Liz C
Level Contributor
115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Attached to the Station hotel, this bistro provides excellent meals with a good wine list. Some standard pub dishes but the more eclectic main courses are worth considering. Cullen's Skink is (in spite of the name) a very good seafood soup. The Galloway lamb chops were cooked to perfection and the Highland chicken was very filling. Staff efficient and very... More 

Thank NigelandCarol B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good atmosphere and service. Spacious dining room, tasty food well presented and served. We had both breakfast and dinner here both meals were excellent.

Thank 911Michael
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is my opinion for the night we ate there. Four of us ate in the Bistro which was very enjoyable. Stayed overnight on business in this hotel with some colleagues and ate in the Bistro at night. We all enjoyed the food and there was a good atmosphere about the place. I felt the cheeseboard was a bit overpriced... More 

Thank Gordon S
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Saw the offer 'Every Night is Steak Night' and decided to give it a try. What we had was the best sirloin steak we have had for many many years and at an unbelievably reasonable price. We took the offer which was steak, chunky chips and salsa. Really good and cooked exactly to our liking. service was top class too.... More 

Thank mdperry
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the restaurant of the Station Hotel and is hidden away in the basement. There's a pretty decent range to choose from and the restaurant prides itself with the use of locally sourced ingredients. First night back in Scotland I decided to have the haggis neaps and tatties. This was well cooked although I did find the haggis to... More 

Thank Ian816

Travellers who viewed Courtyard Bistro also viewed

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

Been to Courtyard Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 45
European, Scottish, International, British
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Lovers Walk | Best Western Station Hotel, Dumfries DG1 1LT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 254316
  • This restaurant is at Best Western Station Hotel
Come and try our eclectic menu of traditional, contemporary, Scottish and International dishes. Our expert Chefs source local produce wherever possible from suppliers such as Barony Country Foods in Lochmaben and Mrs McMynns Organic Free range Eggs from New Abbey. Favourites with regular customers are Cullen Skink, Tempura Prawns, Steak and Ale Pie, Sirloin Steak, Teriyaki Salmon followed by Warm Chocolate Brownie or Banana Split. Carse of Ae Venison and Pigeon make guest appearances when available, as do Solway Samphire, Kirkudbright Scallops and Strawberries from our Garden. Our current Vegetarian Mains are Sweet Potato and Quinoa Veggieburger, Lockerbie Cheddar and Leek Frittata, Mixed Bean and Vegetable Chilli. Haggis, Tatties and Neeps is always on the menu and goes beautifully with a pint of Twisted Thistle craft IPA. All served by our helpful and friendly staff in a relaxing Bistro atmosphere.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Courtyard Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?