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The Clansman Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, European
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11 The Square | Portwilliam Wigtownshire, Port William DG8 9SE, Scotland
+44 1988 700344
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Back again on our annual pageant to Monteith & Port William. The decorators have been since last time to refresh the dining room which looks great!Modern & bright. We dined here for 3 evenings and were not disappointed.The quality of ingredients and choice of dishes make The Clansman a firm favourite of ours. We took advantage of the early dining... More 

1 Thank CRTsTravels
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely food with a slightly different twist. Friendly and nice staff. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

1 Thank Margaret S
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is the best by far within 40 miles. Always excellent service and presentation of food with a varied menu. We had one starter,2 specials of duck chicken and pork fillet, a substantial perfectly cooked ribeye steak and haddock . With 4 deserts, four glasses of wine and 2 beers the total cost with tip was about £25 per... More 

2 Thank Margaretdoreen
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The star rating fails to go high enough for this eatery.staff friendly and efficient,meal superb.very clean immaculately presented.

1 Thank Ian S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We booked in here for a meal as we were staying in Port William for a week. A lovely little place with lovely staff and lovely food. If I'm ever in the area again The Clansman will be on my list of things to do

1 Thank Michael S
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We come to the Clansman at least a couple of times a month, usually two of us but some times with friends Food has always been delicious and staff very friendly. We always get a warm welcome from Jessie and Nicola. Tonight I must say I am disappointed and angry at how we were treated by one of the waitresses.... More 

1 Thank willmill2016
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Well cooked food, good family favourites we had Clansman steak burger, steak and mushroom pie from the early menu and scampi. Ice cream sunday and sticky toffee pudding. With drinks £38 great value for money. Booking would appear to be a must we were there mid week and it was busy, owners, staff and chef keep up the good work.... More 

1 Thank YoungGordon
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely wee place, friendly and welcoming, specials excellent value, food is excellent, always look forward to returning, never fails to make us smile :)

1 Thank jacquelineManchester
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Have been coming to The Clansman for years with family that live close by. Have always enjoyed a warm welcome with fantastic food - and now it is even better. The service is incredible - genuine, friendly and just wonderful. The food continues to keep its honest roots - great local dishes and a lovely variety. Come hungry and see... More 

1 Thank derekmarkspresenter
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was our second visit to the Clansman. The food was excellent, freshly prepared and piping hot. Just what we wanted. We will definitely be back again! The Early Bird menu is very good value and the portions are the same as the full menu.

1 Thank Emma D

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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 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Square | Portwilliam Wigtownshire, Port William DG8 9SE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Port William
  • Phone Number: +44 1988 700344

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