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The Cornkist Restaurant

New Inn Hotel | 14 Market Street, Ellon AB41 9JD, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Ellon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stopped off in Ellon a small town about half an hour drive North of Aberdeen. Parked in a car park alongside a very picturesque river and just across the road was The New Inn hotel and attached to it is their restaurant The Corn Kist. Three of us ordered very different meals, one scampi and chips, one beef stroganoff... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I agree with some of the reviews that the staff are quite "gruff". But that's standard for the North east in my opinion. ;) But the food was amazing! I can't remember the last time we left a restaurant talking about the food for ages afterward. We did here. However, the 4 star instead of the 5 is due to... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went for lunch with wife and son. The service was quick and efficient even though it was busy good selection on menu opted for the highlander burger with peppercorn sauce and scampi no complaints all freshly cooked and tasty will be going back.

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fife
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

we stayed at new inn hotel and booked cornkist restaurant. what a menu, many options to choose from, we had chip shop starter between the two of us and it was magic, I had curry with chips and rice and poppodum, large helpings, piping hot and tasty what more could you ask for. will defoe be back to sample more... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited this restaurant for my dad birthday. The restaurant was really busy and the waitress once we had asked for menus since nobody had given us any told us they were understaffed which was desirable. The food was quick but some of the meals weren't spectacular. I had the pate which was excellent though the pate to oatcake ratio... More

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York, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at the New Inn Ellon and made our way to it's very attractive restaurant. Although very busy - a great sign - we were quickly given a table and enjoyed great food and service. I had Surf and Turf Burger and my husband had fish and chips - both freshly made, piping hot and extremely tasty. We shared... More

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Mintlaw
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have dined here quite a few times over the last 4 years or so and have always enjoyed our meals. On arrival this particular time round we weren't met with an overly warm greeting, and was just pointed to our table rather than taken to our table. We were not overly bothered by this, I think... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

While staying at the New Inn we dined twice at the Cornkist. Both meals were excellent, service top notch and friendly.

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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We are the worlds worst foodies !! I can't do Gluten, wheat or bread products and my wife is dairy free and lactose Int't. I see waitresses/chefs/owners glower and sigh as we walk through the door of their establishments. But when they get is right (see this restaurant as a prime example) boy do we praise it and visit it... More

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great atmosphere albeit noisy even on a weekday night. Food could be done with something more healthy on the menu for our party. We were a party of 3 and we all had difficulty finding something healthy for a during the week dinner. Our potatoes for all 3 meals were cold and even after asking for replacements they were still... More

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