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Balbirnie Bistro

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Balbirnie Park | Balbirnie House, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
+44 1592 610066
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bistro restaurant is set in the old basement kitchens of the beautiful Balbirnie House. The food was well cooked and attractively presented. We had a party of 7 and the food took some time to appear but we were in no hurry and enjoyed it when it came. My only real criticism would be that because of the vaulted... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to Balbirnie House Hotel for dinner recently was a pleasure from the moment we arrived. We were greeted by a friendly receptionist who made us feel very welcome. We were shown to the library to enjoy our pre dinner drinks and were served with very tasty canapés. This was followed by the dinner in the Orangerie. A varied... More 

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Thank Irene A
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and i were having a little date night as u do after 27 years we do treat our self's at least once a month up at balbirnie i cant praise the staff and the atmosphere enough the place is just fantastic we've got to know all the staff really well and every 1 of them are very informative... More 

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Thank _rickybriggs59
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have nothing but praise for The Balbirnie House Hotel it's excellent staff and service, with even the tiniest detail attended to. We have dined here on various family occasions in the past and we have treasured memories of our Daughter's wedding in 2009. It does not surprise us that this hotel consistently wins the “Wedding Venue of the Year”... More 

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Thank Margaret P
Livingston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and myself were staying the night at Balbirnie House as part of an Itison deal. This included dinner at the restaurant as well. As we sat in the drawing room before the meal, we were offered canapes, before heading through to the dining room. We were then invited to come through to the dining room for our meal.... More 

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Thank Roy Little
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the greeting at reception to the final mouthful of coffee this was a memorable dining experience in a place of lovely atmosphere and extremely obliging staff. Loved the building, the food and the ambience

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Thank Ian G
Fife, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was first class, made to feel you were very special. The meal was brilliant no complaints to be found by the party of 6. Service was quick, never without water or wine. Polite staff every where.

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Thank 6happyeaters
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello 6happyeaters, Thank you so much for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that your visit was such a success. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

Markinch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Went with a group of friends pre Christmas and called ahead to advise I was a vegan. I was absolutely delighted to receive my own special Vegan Christmas menu with 3 well thought out and interesting choices per course. Such a lovely gesture and thoughtful. There are few places I have been and I eat out a lot that have... More 

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Thank FionaSoutar
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Fiona, Thank you so much for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that your visit was such a success. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. As discussed, please simply DM Balbirnie's Exec Chef, so that we can ensure that all is as it should be.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We returned to Balbirnie 10 years to the day since we were married there. We had a relaxed lunch in the Bistro. It was the start of December so the hotel had an early Christmas aura about. The atmosphere in the Bistro was laid back, the service unhurried, casual but professional - the menu choice was excellent and the food... More 

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Thank drummondo44
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello drummondo, Thank you so much for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that your visit was such a success. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

Markinch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Food not same quality as banners! The only bonus is that you can retire to the library after lunch or evening meal.

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Thank dryburgh5
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello dryburgh5, Just to say, following a visit to The Balbirnie Bistro, you cannot 'retire to Library' after lunch or evening meal, as those areas are reserved for Special Events/ Orangery diners / residents. Just to highlight as well, Bistro Season 1 of 2017 menu is now live, if you refer to our Facebook post of a few days ago,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balbirnie Park | Balbirnie House, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Glenrothes  >  Markinch
  • Phone Number: +44 1592 610066

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