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Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Cargills is a family run bistro sitting near the riverside in Blairgowrie. Serving coffees, home baking, snacks, meals and blackboard specials. Everything here is cooked to the highest standards using many fresh local products, offering good food and friendly service. Outdoor patio seating. Free car parking. Disabled access. Coffee's and snacks to go should you wish to enjoy the riverside seating. Takeaway and Outside catering also available.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
European, Scottish, International
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staying for a couple of days In Blairgowrie we had dinner included in our hotel stay but were very disappointed with the food offered. Found Carglll’s after searching for local bistros/restaurants and booked dinner for our last night’s stay. We were delighted with the menu...and thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meals - the best food we’ve had since we were in Greece 2 years ago before the pandemic interrupted good food venues! Highly recommended - not just the food but the waiting staff and the chef !More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It started with us being told on arrival that they had run out of venison and steak. The woodpigeon starter was overcooked to the point of tough and not pink as advertised in the menu. The main courses were okay but quite bland (boring). An...uninteresting menu with faults in cooking too.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food, excellent service and our 10 year old was well looked after with specially prepared Mocktails. Cargill's is well worth a visit if ever in Blairgowrie. Thank you too all at Cargill's.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bit of a gem. Friendly, lovely atmosphere, high quality and open on a Sunday evening! Who could ask for more. Highly recommemd.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

We tried the chicken tikka, the venison stews and a couple of lighter dishes at lunch times - all very tasty indeed. portion sizes not the largest but we were not left hungry.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting menu and great food, well presented. The restaurant was busy but they didn't forget us despite larger tables being present. Plenty of car parking just past the restaurant. Definitely worth visiting

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here one night whilst walking the cateran Trail. It is a lovely, friendly and cosy place and the staff were very welcoming and attentive. Menu was varied and interesting and our starter of a wee fishcake came with a relish which we had...never encountered before. Delicious. Mains were generous, tasty and well cooked. A very pleasant evening.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere at Cargills. Myself and my friend needed warming and comforting food to keep us filled for farm work, it was a treat. The veg tikka was freshly made and so tasty. Haddock kedgeree was fantastic. The staff were so friendly...and warm, will definitely be back! Lots of happy regulars there too; a great sign.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had one starter that was different well presented and ever so tasty The mains were generous portions and again well presented. Flavour and quality could not be faulted . A splendid meal compliments to the chef. We enjoyed our meal so much that we are...going back for starters and dessert which we could not manage. Staff to be complemented for friendly and efficient service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

A family outing to Cargill's for a birthday treat, lovely coffee and delicious lemon velvet cake! Cheerful and helpful staff, cosy atmosphere, cute LED latice ceiling lighting, pleasant music and marvelous riverside location. Highly recomended.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro offers takeaway services.

Yes, Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5