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Alexandra Hotel | The Parade, Fort William PH33 6AZ, Scotland
01397702241
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pricey but Quality Food

The menu was extensive and covered most tastes. I started with Haggis and Neaps, which was very tasty, my wife had a very large prawn coctail. I decided on Sea Bass as a main, which was two very large fillets in a Lemon/Butter Sauce. My wife chose a Chilli chicken which was complimented with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Ian R
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The menu was extensive and covered most tastes. I started with Haggis and Neaps, which was very tasty, my wife had a very large prawn coctail. I decided on Sea Bass as a main, which was two very large fillets in a Lemon/Butter Sauce. My wife chose a Chilli chicken which was complimented with a nice Couscous. The wine list... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited the Food Stop for dinner with friends whilst in Fort William and felt a little bit let down by the overall experience. My Highlander burger was good but all my friends found their food disappointing (steak and ale pie, soup of the day) and the service was just ok without being great.

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Northwest England UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the venison pie with potatoes and veg and my husband had steak pie and chips. My meal was excellent with large chunks of lean meat a light and crispy puff pastry topping. My husband said his pie was very good but the chips were a little 'floury' for his taste. Not expensive at all.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Ummed and arred between the lasagne and the fish and chips (which looked amazing). Chose the lasagne, but wish I hadn't. Hardly any meat to be found in it, very stodgy, but very cheesy. Have to be honest, it was pretty awful,and didn't eat it. The salad with it was lovely, and thoroughly enjoyed that part of it. Bit gutted... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped here for a lunch, with frankly low expectations having suffered hotel food elsewhere. Nothing sensational but a good choice and when our food came it was well presented and tasted fine. The staff were pleasant and I didn't have any problem with the "dated" look mentioned by others but then I can't say I took much notice. Not perhaps... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The decor is dated, the menu is boring, food is average. We are usually not fussy, but wouldn't go back unless everything else is closed and you just need to fill in your stomach... Not an experience

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After searching loads of places to have lunch the 6 of us stopped here. On arrival we were seated in a quiet but quite dated restaurant. We waited about half hour for our starters to come and after that about 20 minutes for our main meal. The foot was edible .......just the best thing on the plate was the chips.... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

All that can be said is that there standard of service was appalling! The actual food was fine, but very much spoilt by the length of time waiting to receive it.

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went for dinner. The steaks were ok but were disappointed that they just came with a Florette (out of a bag) salad and the onion marmalade was far too sweet to be on a steak. And that the chunky chips weren't actually home-made. The staff were all very friendly and helpful when you could get their attention - not their... More 

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Inverness-shire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First time back at The Food Stop for quite a few years and very impressed. Good food served promptly by nice staff and reasonable price. We will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alexandra Hotel | The Parade, Fort William PH33 6AZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: 01397702241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: British

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