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Bothan Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
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Powerhouse, Kinlochleven PH50 4SF, Scotland
+44 1855 831100
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This place needs to be better advertised. I only knew about it through doing a search on places to eat in the area. From the outside there was nothing to indicate they served food. Even once inside we nearly left as there was no one else eating. But we were so glad we stayed as the food was really good... More 

Thank Karen G
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

I had the chicken balti special and it was very good. The chicken was melt in the mouth. All of the group of 8 enjoyed there food. The staff where very helpful and full of knowledge about the food and wiskey on offer. The best food and service in the town

Thank Andrew F
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We ate one meal here during our stay in Kinlochleven and were surprised at how good the food was. And it was more than a bargain... A great chilled out place with a friendly atmosphere and very friendly staff.

2 Thank 333Sam_D
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

My third visit to the ice factor - I was really looking forward to it, and this my first trip with my kids - they were excited too. Basically the café staff lets the place down: I ordered food. They forgot to bring it. No big deal, but when I politely reminded them (the woman threw a strop and flounced... More 

Thank Jamie B
Peterbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2012 via mobile

We recently had a meal at this restaurant and I must say with all the bad reviews this place really did impress me and my standards are not low that's for sure. The meals were hot when they needed to be and served pretty fast. The salmon and rissotto was absolutely fantastic. Out of four of us no one complained... More 

Thank Danstanley
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

There was not a lot open in Kinlochleven on Saturday morning, so we called in for cappucino. Watching the ice climbing was fascinating and the coffee was pretty good. There is a little sound-proofed room you can move into if the kids are being a little noisy - quite handy during school holidays!

Thank Pete M
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2011

A decent pint and good food. Nowhere else comes close in Kinloch.

Thank JamesHartleyBennett
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2011

This is a bar within the climbing centre known as the ice factor. The menu is very good, not your normal bar grub. The food is cooked to order so it takes a little longer but i enjoyed the chicken dish ( stuffed with ham cheese) Sorry cant remebr the name of it. would highly recommend here to eat.

1 Thank Thirstytraveller_11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 December 2010

I dropped in on a wet wet day and they couldn't have been friendlier, the bar is a mishmash of styles but not in a contrived way, just a bit eccentric. It has a fab wood-burning stove, very cosy and informal. The bar is inside an imndoor climbing centre, so you can look out (and down) on one side on... More 

Thank jamorris
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2010

Was up at the climbing centre last summer and the highlight of the evening- after a good days climbing- was definetly a cold beer and a tune at the Bothan Bar. I have to say, it was great to have a licensed bar on site and this one was particularly memorable with its Alpine feel and live music. In fact,... More 

1 Thank Rusty29Highlands

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Bar, Pub, British, Scottish
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  • Address: Powerhouse, Kinlochleven PH50 4SF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Kinlochleven
  • Phone Number: +44 1855 831100

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