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The Clockhouse Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Soups, Scottish
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Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9ET, Scotland
+44 1807 580378
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were hungry and stopped here, partly because I was able to park car virtually at restaurant door. We were quickly greeted and seen to a table, service was quick and pleasant. The restaurant had a few other guests and I noticed some fine looking plates of food being served. Was also very pleased with our choice from menu, very... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today and the lunch menu was limited but I appreciate it's October and not that many tourists about. We ordered two burgers which came with chips. I asked for vinegar which unfortunately had a couple of fruit flies in it. Obviously I didn't notice till I poured onto my chips. It was then I noticed the fly crawling 😱... More 

2 Thank fiona_mackenzie33
Basel, Switzerland
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

had a lovey veggie dinner. very local and delicous. Your get also local beer. this is tasty as well. good homemade food.

1 Thank patricia w
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Called in for a quick cup of tea/coffee on Saturday 15th October. The tea/coffee was fine. We ordered two fruit scones........ certainly not freshly baked One brownie .......... was ok One piece of chocolate walnut cake ..... there was only piece left .....perhaps we should have known that there was no way that it was freshly baked. We could not... More 

1 Thank Heather K
Godalming, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Clockhouse is one of those restaurants that you bump into once in a blue moon. I thought that we would probably have to travel a few miles when we stayed in our holiday retreat in Tomintoul to have a meal that was not, lets say, "with chips" The Clockhouse is certainly not that. The menu is first class as... More 

1 Thank RON222014
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Food outstanding service fantastic would recommend they were fantastic and attentive for my birthday x

1 Thank jimjeanc
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely tasty meal that wasn't by any means the most expensive of our trip. Yet it was by far the best. The specials were different and immediately got my attention. I wasn't diaappointed. It was difficult to decide on a dessert as there were so many i could have eaten. We opted to share a summer pudding... More 

1 Thank Lisa W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were recommended The Clockhouse by our hire car company whilst touring the Cairngorms and although we only called for a quick bite to eat we were more than happy with the level of service and fair price. Would visit again if we're ever in the area. Thank you.

Thank James C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The best-looking restaurant in town by some distance. The bistro menu is quite short but was pleasingly supplemented by three daily specials on our visit. It's popular too, especially with touring holidaymakers, so definitely worth booking a couple of days ahead in high season. The food was all competently done, nothing flashy, and very reasonably priced. I think they might... More 

Thank milimana
Peterhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

When I read some of the other reviews, I almost dismissed this a no go, glad I didnt. The Clockhouse was warm and friendly, the food and there was plenty of it delicious. Not a huge menu but the specials menu had their own twist. 2 of us started with the Seafood Chowder (could have had this a main course... More 

1 Thank bydandstu

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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
Average prices
US$29 - US$39
British, Soups, Scottish
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9ET, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Tomintoul
  • Phone Number: +44 1807 580378

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