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Reid's

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32-34 High Street | Perth, Perth PH1 5TQ, Scotland
+44 1738 636310
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Reid's Cafe and Bistro opened in July 2010 and is privately owned by...
Reid's Cafe and Bistro opened in July 2010 and is privately owned by locals Alan and Allison Ovenstone who continue to take an active role in day-to-day operations of the vibrant venue. Located in the City's busy High Street, Reid's is open 7 days a week and serves locally sourced produce, beef from a local award-winning butcher, breads and a selection of home baking produced freshly at Reid's. You'll receive a warm Perth welcome from the friendly staff and can choose from an extensive breakfast menu, fabulous cups of fresh coffee in the mornings and afternoons, and lunch or tea from the All Day Menu. A "Daily Specials Board" offers some tempting options over the lunch period and Reid's is regularly buzzing in the middle of the day. The outside seating terrace has an enviable position on the main commercial High Street, cornering St John Street, full of independent retailers, and opposite George Street which leads to the Perth Museum & Art Gallery. Reid's is an ideal place to come & enjoy home cooking with flair & passion, whether its breakfast, lunch or coffee, our large menu & specials board should tempt you in. The team pride themselves on serving you freshly prepared food in the tastiest way possible.
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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Gluten free

We had a lovely lunch here, in particular, my GF sandwich was possibly the best I've had! The salad dressing was very tasty, and the soup went down well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
JuneGledhill
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newcastle upon tyne
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newcastle upon tyne
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a lovely lunch here, in particular, my GF sandwich was possibly the best I've had! The salad dressing was very tasty, and the soup went down well.

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Perth, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good light lunch. Quick courteous service, and food served on time with correct drinks supplied. The only minus point was the ambient noise level which made conversation strained. If this was sorted the rating would go to 5 green blobs.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stopped in at Reid's during a day of sightseeing in Perth. Highly recommended! I had excellent soup and bread, and my husband enjoyed his salmon. It's a small, lively place with very nice art. Obviously, popular. If I lived nearby, I'd be a regular.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not impressed- the coffee was mild and tasteless. When our food finally came out after 25 minutes of waiting (which was very odd because there were 4 waitresses and only 5 or 6 tables occupied in the cafe), it was already cold; which indicates that it had been sitting there for a while. When I opened my sandwich to take... More 

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connor_ov, Owner at Reid's, responded to this review

To Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear this from you, we really try to put a focus on quality food and service but we have definitely slipped up here and can only apologise. In these instances we hope to try and correct the situation to the best of our ability and we would love you to return and make yourself... More 

Guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very nice coffee shop .... Good food and reasonable and central to most shops ... Had a very nice tart for lunch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food, staff and surroundings are all commendable here. Actually the service was outstanding. The food arrived pretty quickly despite the warning of a slight delay. And I was very impressed with the house take on a club sandwich! If pushed, the only change I'd make is that the fries were a little undercooked but that is probably a personal... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lovely bits decor and nice menu. However, I was on my own, and I was not made to feel at all welcome, even though I was shown to a tiny squashed in table. I got the distinct impression I was taking up too much room as there was an empty chair! I then waited as people in after me were... More 

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Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

we 1st visited here 9 months ago, as we where back in perth for the day we though we would go and eat here again and we were not disappointed the service, the menu,the drinks selection were still as good

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Called in on impulse for a snack and brunch. This place is spotless, our welcome was good, décor and layout looked attractive, but my, oh my, most of the seats are small and hard and very uncomfortable. A full meal in here would be a challenge, especially with such small tables too. We ordered a scone and hot chocolate and... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Light lunch while shopping in Perth. Attentive service, good food and really nice ambience with interesting furniture and paintings/mirrors, etc. Oh....and the food was excellent and fairly priced. We normally go to the Loft at the other end of the High Street, but would certainly go back to Reid's.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32-34 High Street | Perth, Perth PH1 5TQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth
  • Phone Number: +44 1738 636310

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Reid's Cafe and Bistro opened in July 2010 and is privately owned by locals Alan and Allison Ovenstone who continue to take an active role in day-to-day operations of the vibrant venue. Located in the City's busy High Street, Reid's is open 7 days a week and serves locally sourced produce, beef from a local award-winning butcher, breads and a selection of home baking produced freshly at Reid's. You'll receive a warm Perth welcome from the friendly staff and can choose from an extensive breakfast menu, fabulous cups of fresh coffee in the mornings and afternoons, and lunch or tea from the All Day Menu. A "Daily Specials Board" offers some tempting options over the lunch period and Reid's is regularly buzzing in the middle of the day. The outside seating terrace has an enviable position on the main commercial High Street, cornering St John Street, full of independent retailers, and opposite George Street which leads to the Perth Museum & Art Gallery. Reid's is an ideal place to come & enjoy home cooking with flair & passion, whether its breakfast, lunch or coffee, our large menu & specials board should tempt you in. The team pride themselves on serving you freshly prepared food in the tastiest way possible.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?