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Ghillies Cellar Bar & Bistro

) #11 of 13 Restaurants in Kingussie $$ - $$$ , , British
Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
+44 1540 661302
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crisps” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We had an ok lunch - nothing special - service ok. Seating outside was a bit old and wobbly Venison casserole nice

Thank Henriette88
Reviewed 27 April 2017

As mentioned in my review for the Duke of Gordon hotel this is a lovely little bar that is nice and relaxing. Good for a quiet few drinks. Nice atmosphere. Not too big and not too small.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Great service, roadside service station style food. Starter of chicken pate was ok but presentation was poor with only two oatmeal crackers and no butter with a tiny garnish of flaccid lettuce. The salmon was overlooked and dry with a small nod to vegetables (three...More

Thank Allison S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We ate in this bistro only the once the food was awful the staff more interested in each other than in the customers would not recommend to anyone

Thank ian paul s
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had lunch in the Ghillies bar a couple of times, excellent service and food, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Tasty triple deck sandwiches with crisps freshly made. Prompt service even though quite busy with soup n sandwiches for tour group.

Thank juneepop
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We happened to be in the area at lunch timea and stopped here for a bite. A few people were in the establishment. It looks like it has been around for awhile. Service was friendly but a bit on the slow side. We got burgers,...More

Thank tlynn63
Reviewed 1 November 2016

used this bar regularly for drinks before our evening meal, great atmosphere, pleasant surroundings, friendly staff. We had a great holiday.

Thank George B
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink of Stella beer after day out. Small cosy . TV on quite. You can have hot soup. Or snack. 10/10 for cleanliness. Service good and polite.

Thank John T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I went to the Ghillies cafe yesterday to have a late breakfast. The welcome was smiling and warm. We ordered Earl Grey tea and scones (one plain for me and one with fruits for my husband). The tea was just ok (not...More

Thank Eliselev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Pub, Bar, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtonmore Road | Duke Of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie PH21 1HE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Badenoch and Strathspey  >  Kingussie
  • Phone Number: +44 1540 661302
  • E-mail
Ghillies Rest is attached to the Duke of Gordon Hotel and serves a full bar menu from 12pm until 8pm seven days a week. We serve a wide range of food from sandwiches to steaks and a mix of pub and restaurant style food. We serve alcoholic and none alcoholic beverages including alcohol free beer. Coffee and Tea is available inside and to take away so no need to rush if you have somewhere to be. Our Food and beverage staff are renowned for being very friendly and efficient and will make you feel very welcome. All major credit cards are accepted with the exception of diners club and american express.
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