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3 High Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1LF, Scotland
+44 1389 731981
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd visit to this bar and restaurant. Spacious, modern and clean. Toilets are also well maintained. Good bar to watch sports in a relaxed atmosphere. Good selection of drinks all reasonably priced. Had eaten here before and it was better the first time. We were part of a large group though this time. Had the macaroni cheese. It was ok... More 

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Thank Kevin D
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had an excellent time at the Clipper for a cocktail masterclass followed by a huge plate of canapés. Gary who was our host was so welcoming and helpful, talking us through the Masterclass which made us very relaxed, as did the cocktails. He was extremely knowledgeable and made our visit really good. Cocktails were followed by a large plate... More 

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Thank Jean R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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679 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the 1st time I had been here in a long time. It had the same cosy feel inside. The service was pretty slow but other than that the food was quite nice. They had an offer advertised for the hot stone steaks which seemed like excellent value, maybe I'll try it the next time I am there. It... More 

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Thank Abi S
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Abi, Thanks for leaving a review and we're delighted to receive your feedback. We do have a great offer on our hot rocks at the moment and would advise giving it a try. We get a lot of positive reviews about them, so don't think you'll be disappointed! We also appreciate you pointing our booking a table. We can... More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the hot rocks deal with wine and 2 sides. It's a real novelty but the steak is also delicious. My partners family and I went for dinner on a Tuesday night but were having a nice time so decided to make a night of it and stay for the quiz, which was great fun. Work the next... More 

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Thank Michael K
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thanks for leaving a review and for giving us 5-stars! We're delighted you enjoyed the hot rock deal and as you say, it aims to combine novelty and quality. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the quiz. It's a lot of fun every Tuesday, so please don't hesitate to come along again. Thanks again for your... More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good the food is great. Great for families friends business etc Good beer fast service absolutely no complaints at all and I am really fussy!!

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Thank jimmy s
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy, Thanks for leaving a review and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We're even more delighted when you mentioned you're really fussy! Glad to know we are earning our stripes! Thanks again Jimmy and we do hope to see you soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting decent pub grub before going to the Clipper for the first time but it was the worst lunch I've had in a long time. I waited 30 minutes for my starter, which is just far too long. I ordered tempura which I had to send back because it was swimming in oil, left over batter from the... More 

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Thank Nikki M
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we can only apologise for the poor experience you had with us. You'll hopefully see that from our other reviews, this isn't a common occurrence, but we're very sorry that it ruined what should have been a lovely day for yourself and your Mum. Can I please ask... More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal in here. The food is lovely. The staff are great and the pub itself is cosy and trendy. I always enjoy a good night in here x

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Thank Mullzers
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Mullzers, Thanks for leaving a review and we're really pleased to see your lovely feedback. We're delighted that you enjoy the various aspects of The Clipper and please know that we'll pass this all on to the relevant team members. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Used our Groupon 2 course deal last night, despite it being very busy the staff managed to get us a table (even though we didn't book) Service was efficient & friendly. Recommended to friends so we will be back!

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Thank Eilidh M
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Eilidh, Thanks for leaving a review and we're delighted you enjoyed your experience with us here at The Clipper. As you mention, it can be busy, but we're happy to hear that we were able to accommodate you and make sure you had a great experience. Thanks again Eilidh and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Alexandria, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I used to go to The Clipper quire regularly as the place had a welcoming atmosphere along with pretty consistently decent prepared & presented food which when Wetherspoons moved into town I thought I'd try there which was of a similar experience along with a significant saving on the pocket. Tried The Clipper tonight with a Groupon deal ....just as... More 

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Thank 1964bhoy
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi 1964bhoy, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't find your meal to that standard you had hoped. We take great pride in our food and if you look at our recent reviews, we're delighted to say that seems to have translated across to our customers on... More 

dumbarton
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235 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Used a Groupon voucher for cocktail masterclass with canapés for two - thought it was great that it was a local deal. Well, what a great afternoon! Gary our cocktail guru welcomed us with a lovely prosecco and raspberry cocktail then it was down to the "hard work". Great fun watching Gary prepare the cocktails then hand over to us... More 

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Thank christinedumbarton
CLGSocialMedia, Social Media Manager at The Clipper, responded to this review

Hi Christine, Thanks for leaving a review and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at The Clipper. We love making quality cocktails here at The Clipper and we love it just as much to teach people about making them. It's even better of course, as you know, when you get to enjoy them! We're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$44
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 High Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 1LF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  West Dunbartonshire  >  Dumbarton
  • Phone Number: +44 1389 731981
Description
We are a Dumbarton City Centre Restaurant and Bar at 3 High Street, G82 1LW.

Whether you're wanting to sit and have a meal in our fabulous restaurant area, to come in for a refreshing pint or gorgeous cocktail, or to watch the sports on our numerous screens, The Clipper offers it all!

We also have a variety of options for all occasions and events from table packages to venue hire. Whatever it is, The Clipper can make it special!

Twitter: The_Clipper_
Instagram: theclipperdumbarton

Food is available from 12:00 to 21:00 every day of the week.

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