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Ghillies Cellar Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
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Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
+44 1540 661302
11:00 - 20:00
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an ok lunch - nothing special - service ok. Seating outside was a bit old and wobbly Venison casserole nice

Thank Henriette88
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As mentioned in my review for the Duke of Gordon hotel this is a lovely little bar that is nice and relaxing. Good for a quiet few drinks. Nice atmosphere. Not too big and not too small.

Thank Jennifer R
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great service, roadside service station style food. Starter of chicken pate was ok but presentation was poor with only two oatmeal crackers and no butter with a tiny garnish of flaccid lettuce. The salmon was overlooked and dry with a small nod to vegetables (three slices of carrot and a few resentfully produced greasy potatoes) . I had the mince... More 

Thank Allison S
Durham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We ate in this bistro only the once the food was awful the staff more interested in each other than in the customers would not recommend to anyone

Thank ian paul s
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had lunch in the Ghillies bar a couple of times, excellent service and food, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Margaret D
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Tasty triple deck sandwiches with crisps freshly made. Prompt service even though quite busy with soup n sandwiches for tour group.

Thank juneepop
Cincinnati, Ohio
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394 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We happened to be in the area at lunch timea and stopped here for a bite. A few people were in the establishment. It looks like it has been around for awhile. Service was friendly but a bit on the slow side. We got burgers, fries, beer; usual things. Nice meal but nothing out of the ordinary. Restrooms are down... More 

Thank tlynn63
Leeds, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

used this bar regularly for drinks before our evening meal, great atmosphere, pleasant surroundings, friendly staff. We had a great holiday.

Thank George B
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink of Stella beer after day out. Small cosy . TV on quite. You can have hot soup. Or snack. 10/10 for cleanliness. Service good and polite.

Thank John T
Paris, France
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355 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I went to the Ghillies cafe yesterday to have a late breakfast. The welcome was smiling and warm. We ordered Earl Grey tea and scones (one plain for me and one with fruits for my husband). The tea was just ok (not super good quality). And then when we got the scones they looked like overcooked muffins.... More 

Thank Eliselev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 22
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661302
Ghillies Rest is attached to the Duke of Gordon Hotel and serves a full bar menu from 12pm until 8pm seven days a week. We serve a wide range of food from sandwiches to steaks and a mix of pub and restaurant style food. We serve alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages including alcohol free beer. Coffee and Tea is available inside and to take away so no need to rush if you have somewhere to be. Our Food and beverage staff are renowned for being very friendly and efficient and will make you feel very welcome. All major credit cards are accepted with the exception of diners club and american express.

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