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Ghillies Bistro

) #3 of 17 Restaurants in Rothesay $$ - $$$ British,
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
+44 1700 500016
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (12 reviews)
“pakora” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Were able to accommodate our group of 12 with no problem. Staff were very helpful and friendly, food tasty and fresh and view from first floor was excellent. Would def be back

Thank lovetorove4
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Excellent little bar and grill. Friendly staff and decent food. Comfortable sofas and a great view over Rothesay Bay. Spot on.

Thank WeeWinkieWillie
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch again to Ghillies for lunch with a friend have to say was a bit disappointed with our food on this occasion we only had TOASTIE'S but Chef still managed to burn it was not the best!! We did inform our waiter that...More

1  Thank DANNRAJ
figaro15, Manager at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

We don’t want disappointment!!! It’s important to us that our customer is happy. You can be sure that our staff are always interested in feedback and the policy is if something is not ok we will very happily change. Also for whatever reason if you...More

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner in here our first night in Rothesay. We didn't have a reservation but managed to get a table. The food was nice, big portions. Both food and drink were reasonably price. Good service.

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 16 November 2016

8 of us ate there as it was one of our friends 70th birthday we were there just for lunch recently and the food and service was excellent especially the Haddock

Thank ram2Scotland
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant meal here after a long days work. All of the dishes we ordered were of a good standard and the service was good. Not totally sure the combination of restaurant tables and a few sofas really worked, but good nevertheless. Apparently popular...More

Thank SDbus
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

On overnight business visit to Bute and stopped into Ghillies for a bite to eat. Opted for the beef pie with mash which was just the ticket. Plenty of tender meat with puff pastry, creamy mash potatoes and peas.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had lunch here one day and just coffee the next but both very good. It has a nice, contemporary decor, good service and tasty food. I had a delicious cheese omelette. Nice place to meet up with friends and chat over lunch and a drink...More

Thank Jazzle2912
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Victoria Hotel, just above Ghillies and decided to try it out. The views from the window onto the promenade are great. We both ordered a starter and main course. You get a big portion of food and we were both...More

Thank debbiehg87
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Arrived in Rothesay late afternoon on a wet and miserable Monday. That evening we decided to order a take away from another establishment. (Posted negative on Trip Advisor). Next day we strolled along the front and at street level of the Victoria Hotel we saw...More

Thank tomlesdav
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Restaurant Details

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British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 500016
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