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The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant

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Mediterranean, British, Scottish
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High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
+44 1557 330402
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: SEE OUR HOTEL REVIEWS THE SELKIRK ARMS HOTEL many guests are still posting...
SEE OUR HOTEL REVIEWS THE SELKIRK ARMS HOTEL many guests are still posting food review on the Hotel web site as well...Choice of dining areas in this 17 bedroom town house hotel. Choose from the Bar, Bistro or Restaurant where the same a la caret menu is available throughout. Both open to the public and hotel residents daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine at a leisurely pace with cosy settees, casual dining areas, free wi fi and a relaxed atmosphere. Although a hotel the food is the big attraction here and it is very popular with locals. The Chef won Dumfries and Galloway Chef of the Year in 2012. A great selection of beers and real ales are on tap.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
always a pleasure

We popped in for an early evening meal and took a comfy comer seat in the Bistro. The menu was well balanced with some tempting daily specials. The service came with a smile and helpful advice. Drinks are not cheap but of good quality including the real ale selection. we left feeling well satisfied.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We popped in for an early evening meal and took a comfy comer seat in the Bistro. The menu was well balanced with some tempting daily specials. The service came with a smile and helpful advice. Drinks are not cheap but of good quality including the real ale selection. we left feeling well satisfied.

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Manchester, England
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149 reviews 149 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of the more expensive places to dine in Kirkcudbright but very enjoyable. Surprisingly, the wine list didn't seem to match the quality of the dining but it was nice to eat in a more formal setting as part of our tour.

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D&G Scotland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Ate with my family on Sunday and as ever the food and service was excellent. We had the restaurant menu and great value. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed every part of the meal. Very relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend.

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Port Royal, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had dinner at The Selkirk our first night in Kirkcudbright. Had researched area restaurants prior to our trip, through Trip Advisor, and again we had not been steered wrong with the review comments. We arrived about 45 minutes before the dinner hour so we sat in the lounge area had some drinks, took our time looking over the extensive menu... More 

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Windsor, Berks
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We ate in the bar area and enjoyed good food with attentive service. My need to eat gluten-free was met with a gluten-free version of the menu and a breakdown of the allergy content of the various menu items.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We came here last year on a friends recommendation and loved the place, so were keen to return when back in the area again recently. We sat in the bar conservatory type area which is really nice, bright with pictures on the wall of people who supply their produce which I really liked. I had the beef pie which was... More 

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skipton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A jewel in the crown, a return visit after twelve months.The food service and staff are without doubt simply the best,not the cheapest but by far the best.Highly recommended.I would give it 4 star plus.

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Annan Scotland
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15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went here today for lunch with hubby, mum and sister and had a lovely lunch. The staff were really helpful, efficient, friendly and attentive and the food was delicious! Nice menu, and liked the fact they recommend a wine to go with certain dishes. We will definitely return!

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Reston, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We arrived at the Hotel and were greeted by very friendly and helpful members of staff. The service was first class from ensuring that we had plenty of drinks at the table to the amazingly presented food. I started with the Meat Platter which tasted lovely with a nice selection of Cured Meats. For my main I had Gressingham Duck... More 

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We chose this restaurant for our Anniversary meal while on holiday in Dumfrieshire . Immediately after sitting down we were asked if we would like to order a drink , wine etc. We asked for a few minutes to look at the wine list and were then promptly forgotten about. A waitress came to apologize for delay in taking order... More 

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ThewalkersScotland, Owner at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this review

Truly sorry. Bank holiday weekends can tend to be a little hectic to say the least. I'm upset the staff all looked fed up, I always thought we had a happy team who try to go that extra mile. I can only apologise that your waitress forgot to get your drinks order and that you found our service a little... More 

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Address: High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1557 330402
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kirkcudbright
Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Scottish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kirkcudbright
  • Phone Number: +44 1557 330402

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 47
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

SEE OUR HOTEL REVIEWS THE SELKIRK ARMS HOTEL many guests are still posting food review on the Hotel web site as well...Choice of dining areas in this 17 bedroom town house hotel. Choose from the Bar, Bistro or Restaurant where the same a la caret menu is available throughout. Both open to the public and hotel residents daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine at a leisurely pace with cosy settees, casual dining areas, free wi fi and a relaxed atmosphere. Although a hotel the food is the big attraction here and it is very popular with locals. The Chef won Dumfries and Galloway Chef of the Year in 2012. A great selection of beers and real ales are on tap.

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