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Burnside Bistro

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Shore Road | Tighnabruaich, Tighnabruaich, Scotland
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Two hungry sailors popped in for lunch on a cold windy wet day, superb lentil and ham soup ! great service and atmosphere.we're sold on it and will be back!

Thank hafodheli
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Burnside was long a good place to eat with lovely cullen skink and other hearty dishes. However it closed and has now become the brilliant new restaurant Botanica

1 Thank DerekH50
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Went toTighnabruaich today and burnside bistro is now closed.mlloks abandoned inside and indeed I have seen on Internet the leasehold for sale. Pity. It was a nice place

7 Thank Dunoon64
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

My partner and I visited here for lunch over the summer whilst staying with family. We had a great meal, one of the best we had while we were in Scotland. The seafood chowder was amazing, and the haggis starter was to die for. We will definitely be returning when we're next in Tighnabruaich.

Thank Alicia B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Oh my goodness, what a menu, everything contained haggis.... Heck, I expect that the rest room toilet paper was impregnated with haggis too but we left hurriedly after the mountain man on guard gave us a hard stare - maybe he was expecting Jocky Wilson's long lost brother Alex Salmond instead........ . Bit of a strange place this one, I... More 

1 Thank Sminky P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Excellent service, friendly environment, happy retirement we wish you all the best for the future, home baking was amazing, staff couldn't do enough for you, no dislikes at all

2 Thank Fabbielou
London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We called in here twice during our stay in Tighnabruaich, once for a really nice snack lunch and once just for coffee. Both times the service was efficient and friendly and the food very nice. It is hard to have just coffee, as the home made cakes look completely delicious and we were certainly tempted, but were eating too much... More 

1 Thank Kate F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stopped here for lunch. The decor is very strange, tasteless and dated.The male in charge seemed decidedly odd as we sat down. He just stared at us wildly without any welcome at all or acknowledgement.The place was empty and we should have realised why. We were hungry so decided to try it. The meal that we had both starters and... More 

3 Thank stuart w
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Burnside has been excellent value since it opened almost ten years ago. The menu is well-balanced and the food is excellent. The internal decor is very interesting and the staff are first rate. Another must visit restaurant when in Cowal.

3 Thank David M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We couldn't possible comment on the food or cleanliness of this establishment, hence the average marks for food and cleanliness, as when we entered, even although there was only 1 table occupied, we were advised by a strange and off-hand waiter that there would be no table available for 2 hours??? i got the impression that we perhaps weren't dressed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Road | Tighnabruaich, Tighnabruaich, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tighnabruaich
B & B and Restaurant in Tighnabruaich village

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