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22 - 30 County Place | New County Hotel, Perth PH2 8EE, Scotland
01738 623355
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Description: Gavin’s Bistro & Bar...Superb bistro dining in Perth. Scottish Food Pub of...
Gavin’s Bistro & Bar...Superb bistro dining in Perth. Scottish Food Pub of the Year, Gavin’s Bistro Bar perfectly compliments our Opus One Restaurant, presenting fresh and local options at more affordable prices and in an informal setting. From tasty light bites to three-course meals, Gavin’s Bistro offers fresh and bright surroundings within which to eat, drink and socialise. With two courses from just £9.95, eating out at Gavin’s is within anyone’s price range and an extra ‘specials’ board is also on offer, giving a flavour of the type of tantalising cuisine on offer in our award-winning Opus One Restaurant. Coffee with friends? A wide choice of Brodie’s coffees, Cappuccino, latte, etc, delicious home-made scones or muffins are available. Also pre-dinner nibbles, such as bread and olives, or an ever-changing choice of fresh sandwiches ... either way, Gavin’s Bistro and the adjoining Cafe 22 can satisfy the full spectrum of appetites.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gavin's Bistro

The Bistro is attached to the New County Hotel where we stayed, so it was very convenient. The food and service were both excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Ann W
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Greenock, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Bistro is attached to the New County Hotel where we stayed, so it was very convenient. The food and service were both excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

food was very disappointing and place lacked any ambience or life. we almost booked to stay there and we were glad we doidn't we just had lunch

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Perth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our lunch club went for lunch recently, and although the future of this Restaurant and Hotel (New County Hotel) is in question, we were never given the impression that it was going through a hard time. We had booked at the end of 2014 for a set luncheon menu, and although this was no longer on offer, our booking was... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nothing to disappoint at Gavin's Bistro. Food selection wasn't extensive but covered the main cuisine bases. Service was excellent and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend.

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Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review, the remarks about the food and service are very highly appreciated. Your comments will be passed to the whole team and I hope it’s not too long before you are able to visit us again. Simon Operations Manager More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate here whilst staying at the New County Hotel,the menu was very good. I can recommend the Haggis,neeps & tatties as a starter and the beef casserole as a main dish. All served in reasonable time and very tasty.We would eat here again.

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Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

I am Delighted you enjoyed your evening meal in Gavin’s Bistro and your comments will be passed to the whole team. I hope it’s not too long before you are able to visit us again. Simon Operations Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were staying at the hotel, and had a lovely evening meal. The menu has the usual burgers, fish and chips, but i had the pork loin on mashed potato and black pudding. My wife had the salmon, and we both enjoyed them very much. The meals were served by a very nice young man, who kept asking if everything... More 

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Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments on your recent visit. Feedback from our guests is important as we are continually trying to improve our customer service.We were delighted to hear you enjoyed you stay and fond the level of service very good from all the staff. We look forward to seeing you back at The New... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Title says it all really, shockingly slow service, expensive and not particularly nice, never cleared the main course crockery and was never asked if I wanted anything else.

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Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time to post the review. I would like to assure you that we pay careful attention to feedback such as you have provided, taking immediate steps to correct any deficiencies. I would therefore hope that you contact me directly either by e mail or phone to discuss in details for the (shocking ) service... More 

UK
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Despite being warned (very nicely) that I might have to wait a bit, as I had no reservation, the service was impressively swift, and the food delicious! Great pate, excellent local pork and leek sausages, accompanied by a lovely glass of Chilean Merlot. Full marks to the Scotrail employee at Perth Station who recommended it, and full marks to the... More 

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Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review, the remarks about the food and service are very highly appreciated.I absolutely delighted the staff looked after you so well. I look forward to welcoming you back to Gavin’s Bistro in the future or Maybe next time trying our Opus One restaurant. Simon Operations Manager More 

paisley-scotland
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The food was excellent and affordable with specials available. Great pleasant service. A good variety of food was on offer. The Bistro was clean and had a feel good factor.

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Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review, I really appreciate all the remarks about the food you had in Gavin's Bistro, I hope it is not too long before your next visit. Simon Operations Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So disappointing to be served a malt whisky in what looked like a bathroom tumbler. Service was lacking customer focus, more interested in cleaning up than serving customer. Bar manager dropped change into my hand without comment or even looking at me and acknowledging me. Stayed for one drink and left. Bar looked dated a tired with dirty ceiling and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 - 30 County Place | New County Hotel, Perth PH2 8EE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth
  • Phone Number: 01738 623355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30

Description

Gavin’s Bistro & Bar...Superb bistro dining in Perth. Scottish Food Pub of the Year, Gavin’s Bistro Bar perfectly compliments our Opus One Restaurant, presenting fresh and local options at more affordable prices and in an informal setting. From tasty light bites to three-course meals, Gavin’s Bistro offers fresh and bright surroundings within which to eat, drink and socialise. With two courses from just £9.95, eating out at Gavin’s is within anyone’s price range and an extra ‘specials’ board is also on offer, giving a flavour of the type of tantalising cuisine on offer in our award-winning Opus One Restaurant. Coffee with friends? A wide choice of Brodie’s coffees, Cappuccino, latte, etc, delicious home-made scones or muffins are available. Also pre-dinner nibbles, such as bread and olives, or an ever-changing choice of fresh sandwiches ... either way, Gavin’s Bistro and the adjoining Cafe 22 can satisfy the full spectrum of appetites.

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