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The Cornkist Restaurant

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Market Street | 14 Market Street, Ellon AB41 9JD, Scotland
+44 1358 720425
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a bar lunch today with six family members. We all had different dishes , portion sizes were good didn't have to wait long for the food and all plates were empty when finished. The waiting staff were first class with senses of humour and we have all said we would go back. I had scampi and chips with a... More 

Thank Bob P
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cornkist is a favourite of ours in Ellon. The waiting staff are always very tentative. I don't think I have ever seen the place quiet so be expecting a slightly louder meal than normal. Food always delivers on portion size and quality.

Thank Kittycatcool
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked an evening meal with an infant and the Restaurant suggested a particular time to avoid a busy time (really good idea and welcomed) and when we arrived the place was about half full. The service was attentive and very friendly. The drinks came very quickly but the food was SO SLOW. One of the meals we sent back... More 

Thank carrick_sw
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is absolutely amazing, I ordered the chip shop starter; a mix of battered haggis, black, red, and white pudding served with sweet chilli sauce and I only wanted to try it as never done before DELICIOUS I enjoyed each mouth full. The steak for main was cooked to perfection and the ice cream was the cherry on the... More 

Thank Niro S
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217 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped off for lunch on our way home and staff greeted us with a warm welcome and guided us to seating area. The menu is quite extensive and takes a bit of reading to decide what to order. We decided on steak and chicken sandwiches which were very nice and accompanied with fries and salad. A very nice restaurant which... More 

2 Thank DANDYDON1_9
Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Cornkist. The menu had a good selection of choices so there's sure to be something you fancy. If you want a pudding, don't bother having a starter! lots of nice pudding options but no cheese board. The place was clean and staff friendly. Good value. The only negative thing I could say is... More 

Thank DawnatAbertay
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We have eaten here many times and it is never a disappointment, the menu is huge and so are the portions. The Cullen Skink is the best I have ever had. We have eaten at lunch time and for an evening meal and never had a bad meal.

Thank E E
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The Cornkist is always a treat. The portions are big and you will never come out feeling hungry! The staff are friendly and the food is good. There is plently of parking near the river across the road. A family favourite.

Thank JLS90
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here on many occasions. You must book a table as it is very popular. Good and varied menu. From traditional pub grub, fabulous roasts, to curries, fajitas, and vegetarian, all manner of delicious food. Easy wheelchair access and helpful staff. A thoroughly enjoyable visit every time.

Thank Amanda_J397
Ellon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Went to restraunt with a friend for lunch ! Was not disappointed , ordered my favourite corn kist chicken , it's the people's favourite ! Lovely atmosphere , excellent food and big servings too , but be careful to leave enough for the sticky toffee pudding ! 😄😄price is very reasonable too

Thank sharleneanderson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street | 14 Market Street, Ellon AB41 9JD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ellon
  • Phone Number: +44 1358 720425

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