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Darroch Restaurant

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Seafood, Scottish
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Morriston Road | Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin IV30 6UL, Scotland
01343 543077
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Description: Savour fresh, organic produce in our Darroch Restaurant where the best of...
Savour fresh, organic produce in our Darroch Restaurant where the best of land and sea can be enjoyed daily. All dishes are prepared with only the finest local produce, by our attentive staff, in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Choose between table d’hôte and a la carte menus in the restaurant. We select the best of Scottish produce and feature local ingredients wherever possible.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Christmas lunch

My family and I had Christmas lunch at the hotel. The food was exceptional as was the service from the very friendly chef at the carvery section. I would highly recommend this hotel for Christmas lunch and will absolutely return next year. :-D

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2013
arlene1690
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Aberdeen, Scotland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The selection was exceptional. So much to choose from continental to full cooked breakfasts, cinnamon toast with bacon and maple syrup, all sorts of fish. Plenty tea/coffee toast etc. Staff really helpful.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dinner was part of our deal in the form of a 6 course taster menu. This was excellent and very filling! Also, you could have a main meal off the lounge bar menu if you didn't want the 6 course menu - these meals were also lovely. Service was efficient and friendly but unintrusive. Great dining experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Myself and wife got a high tea voucher to go to the eight acres hotel. When the high tea came we were shocked at the scones which where hard to eat and two cheese cakes cut in half , couldn't pick them up n coffee was cold did complain but they dint seem to bothered , I wouldn't recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I had Christmas lunch at the hotel. The food was exceptional as was the service from the very friendly chef at the carvery section. I would highly recommend this hotel for Christmas lunch and will absolutely return next year. :-D

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Sunday Carvery was excellent and good value. The staff were friendly, welcoming and very efficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I had a good no great time the food was perfect I have tryed a few places in moray had a rubbish time at the one in lossie that says there number one in moray thats wrong because your number one great job see u next time

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highlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Food was excellent - good quality and plenty of choice, service was excellent too. We were highly impressed.

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

After reading this year's good reviews, we decided to give this restaurant a try. The outside of the building is a bit off-putting, but the restaurant was clean and there was a good variety of dishes on the menu. The service seemed a bit slow and guests at another table had their mains delivered before their starters! However, we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

The set 4 course meal was £19.95 per person. I thought this was excellent value given the quality and presentation of all the courses. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and very pleasant. The young waiters and waitresses were excellent, I could not fault them at all and the hotel should be extremely proud of them all. We ate on two... More 

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Glasgow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

-The food has a very fresh feel to it and tastes even better than it looks -Staff very helpful on accomodating my allergy -Atmosphere is very relaxing -Brilliant wine list and the husband loves all the scottish whiskeys.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Morriston Road | Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin IV30 6UL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 01343 543077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 66
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

Description

Savour fresh, organic produce in our Darroch Restaurant where the best of land and sea can be enjoyed daily. All dishes are prepared with only the finest local produce, by our attentive staff, in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Choose between table d’hôte and a la carte menus in the restaurant. We select the best of Scottish produce and feature local ingredients wherever possible.

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