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Wallace Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82, Scotland
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
A great bowl of soup

They always have a choice of 3soups all of which are very tasty and it's very cheap. It's always busy both with takeaway and people sitting in which is always a good sign. They have a good varied menu with all day breakfast light lunches and very nice cakes

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Scruples is a cosy, charming little coffee shop and always make me happy about back to Dumbarton. No matter where in the world I go I can't find a place like this anywhere in the world. Every time I am in town I need pop in to eat the best tuna cheese melt. Just love this place and the service... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We sent 2 of the 3 dishes back - an under cooked baked potato and an all day veggie breakfast (veggie sausage was still a little frozen). Also one of the toast slices had a slight bit of jam on it - obviously using the same knife for multiple jobs. The waitress was not impressed to hear us complain and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Scruples has to be one of the nicest looking cafes in Dumbarton, The food is great and the prices are reasonable but this is totally undermined by the unfriendly, rude and obnoxious staff. I was made to feel like I was nuisance just for ordering food. I will not be returning to scruples and I would not recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

good value for money god service would recommend friendly staff i would return also quite easy to get to from main street just ask someone

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Dumbarton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

They always have a choice of 3soups all of which are very tasty and it's very cheap. It's always busy both with takeaway and people sitting in which is always a good sign. They have a good varied menu with all day breakfast light lunches and very nice cakes

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

the homemade soup in this little place is fantastic always busy staff always chatty and cheerful if your in a hurry they have a carry out option as well. Well worth a visit

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Always get good service here and food always excellent. Good variety and pasta nights great value for money.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stopped in here for lunch with family after visiting Dumbarton Castle. It's two minutes drive away on Wallace Street (from Castle Drive go left on Castlegreen and right on Wallace) and was recommended by the attendant at the caste. The service was good and the food was very nice. They have soup and sandwiches and cooked breakfast all day plus... More 

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Dumbarton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Scruples is a small cafe/bistro near Dumbarton Castle. It serves breakfasts, lunches and there is a pasta night. The food is average and basics like soup are overpriced for a cafe. The service can be very slow at times particularly if you are on a lunch break. Some staff have a terrible attitude towards customers which has resulted in some... More 

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  • Address: Wallace Street, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  West Dunbartonshire  >  Dumbarton

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