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The Douglas Hotel Bistro

Shore Road, Brodick KA27 8 AW, Scotland
01770 302968
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Ranked #9 of 21 Restaurants in Brodick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $36
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: With its rustic-chic style, The Douglas Bistro has a refreshing simplicity but a serious intent.The cuisine is honest and straightforward in style, bold and hearty in flavour. No fussy preparation or pretentious artistry, just thoughtful and skillful use of good quality produce. The menus are seasonally driven and make use of home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients, with a contemporary twist on flavoursome classics.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: With its rustic-chic style, The Douglas Bistro has a refreshing simplicity but a serious intent.The cuisine is honest and straightforward in style, bold and hearty in flavour. No fussy preparation or pretentious artistry, just thoughtful and skillful use of good quality produce. The menus are seasonally driven and make use of home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients, with a contemporary twist on flavoursome classics.
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked for the last night of our holidays as a treat. On arrival we were seated in a quiet corner with a lovely view of a flower courtyard. A young waitress took our drinks orders and then brought us a tasteful bottle of water and poured our glasses out for us. We were then given a crusty wholemeal bun... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Staff were too stiff - lighten up guys and girls! However, food was very good. Soups were great - very hot and lovely homemade bread. Venison delicious, as was haddock. Sweets - yummy!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

only down point the prices 1 pint of lager and 1 morgans and a coke £7.55 A wee bit expensive but lovely hotel

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took my grandparents out for dinner to The Douglas Hotel for dinner while they were staying with us in Arran. Knowing it had been recently redone, we wanted to try it out. We ate off the restricted choice menu which offered 3 choices for each course. I began with the mackerel pate, others had either the same or the... More

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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It looks stylish, but the food was very below standard. The main dish had no flavour, the waitress couldn't let me know what it was like so said she come back and ask for my opinion on it - but didn't, I think they knew. The pudding I left.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Took my family here last Monday (28/7) for a meal before my son boarded the late ferry after a days golfing .The only thing that appeared to be on the menu was burgers of one form or another as our preferred fish dishes were off.Nothing wrong with the food I would hasten to say but very little choice .The waiting... More

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The hotel and all areas we saw look stylish and elegant. The staff kindly opened up the Bistro seating at lunch when we found the bar full but that was where everything went downhill. We waited some 20 m+ after ordering when some of the food appeared. It seemed there was a mixup and another table who arrived and ordered... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My family had dinner here to celebrate a big birthday, and the staff were extremely helpful in arranging a secret dessert. The food was fabulous, and the wine list, while limited, contained excellent wine. Had a very enjoyable evening.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fantastic meal in the Bistro on a busy Saturday night. It's not cheap but I don't mind paying a bit more for quality and everything about the Douglas Hotel is quality. I doubt you will eat better anywhere else on the island. If you are lucky enough to be on Arran I would thoroughly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice place, great location, clean , food was nice but not enough of it ! Portions are tiny fine dining or not , got venison for main which was delicious but 3 slices ? Both finished before the waiter had prob reached the kitchen , service wasn't great either had to go to the bar to ask for our drinks... More

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