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Deseo

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Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Grill, Tapas
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Gleneagles Hotel | The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF, Scotland
0800 704 705
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This vibrant dining experience brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean...
This vibrant dining experience brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean menu to Perthshire.Designed like a bustling food emporium, Deseo is full of fresh ingredients and tempting aromas. Choose from light tapas dishes, pizzas from the wood-burning oven, fresh seafood and antipasto. Indulgent Italian deserts are a speciality of the house.There are many different seating areas, from quiet corner booths to big tables for big groups and comfortable bar stools where you get up close to the chefs as they prepare your dishes before your very eyes.Served from 12.00pm until 10.30pm
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very bistro in grand hotel...pity about spelling mistake....

Lovely menu. Great food. My seafood stew was full of fish and seafood, delicious and flavoursome. Service was great overall but in the first 10 mins we had 6 different "visits" from 4 different waiters and waitresses to our table asking for drinks orders & food orders....peace please to settle in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
TrekkingWhiteTiger
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Scotland
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

No pressure to dress up and no pressure to leave when the meal was finished. Good quality Mediterranean food at reasonable price. Rock oysters were just so fresh nod the crab linguine fantastic but.....beware pasta portions are generous! Service first class - professional but discreet.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

I liked all the food - nothing was too much - very happy with everything - would recommend a good steak and the desserts dishes with as much as you can get on a plate very nice too...

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Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We where shown around the restraint before choosing what we ate. Where able to chat to the butcher on our selection of beef cuts. but then he suggested we have a platter to sample all the beef. What a great idea we loved it. and the icing on the cake was the Chef wrote Happy Anniversary in chocolate on our... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Well, reading other reviews we are not surprised by the comments, they fully echo our thoughts and experiences.....We have also vowed not to return here again! Gleneagles needs to sort this out - the staff are friendly but have no savvy when it comes to serving customers....my wife's wine took over 15 minutes to arrive and had a drink of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten in Deseo quite a few times whilst holidaying at Gleneagles. We try not to as we have never received 5 star service or food. It's so disappointing that a hotel of Gleneagles stature has such a poor restaurant. The Dormy is a much better option. We thought we'd go again as the kids like to make their own... More 

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TheGleneaglesHotel, Manager at Deseo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank your feedback in regards to your recent experience in Deseo Restaurant. Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your family for the failings in both service and food quality. What you describe is certainly not what we are striving for at any level. Your review will be used to highlight and emphasise the importance of... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I like this restaurant, with it's easy informality and interesting mix of menu and the market stall. On this occasion I had the gambas, followed by the fish and seafood stew. The first very tasty and perfectly cooked. The stew was a little like a thick bisque with plenty of content - mussels, prawn and white fish with an au... More 

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Balmedie, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

On a not very busy Thursday afternoon it took a very long time for them to serve a gluten free cake with a cup of coffee. Eventually it was explained it had to come from the spa cafe but by the time it arrived we had finished our coffee. They didn't charge for the cake which at least made up... More 

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TheGleneaglesHotel, Manager at Deseo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for you for your sharing your comments. While I assure you that every effort is made to serve all orders in a timely manner, please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay you experienced. I am a however glad to hear that the team tried to make up for the inconvenience by no charging for the... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The restaurant was not very busy on the night we visited which made for a lack of atmosphere. this was mad up with a lovely meal. We only had one course which was reasonably priced. I have to say my pasta dish was probably one of the best I have ever eaten and I have travelled all over Italy. Wine... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were a party of six and had a great meal - we had a selection of tapas as starters, which were big enough to all get a taste and accompanied by fresh baked bread, then choices from the main menu - in hindsight we should have just stuck with the tapas and then we might have had room to... More 

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Scotland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lovely menu. Great food. My seafood stew was full of fish and seafood, delicious and flavoursome. Service was great overall but in the first 10 mins we had 6 different "visits" from 4 different waiters and waitresses to our table asking for drinks orders & food orders....peace please to settle in and ruminate on the lovely menu! However, I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gleneagles Hotel | The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Auchterarder
  • Phone Number: 0800 704 705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Grill, Tapas

Description

This vibrant dining experience brings a real flavour of the Mediterranean menu to Perthshire.Designed like a bustling food emporium, Deseo is full of fresh ingredients and tempting aromas. Choose from light tapas dishes, pizzas from the wood-burning oven, fresh seafood and antipasto. Indulgent Italian deserts are a speciality of the house.There are many different seating areas, from quiet corner booths to big tables for big groups and comfortable bar stools where you get up close to the chefs as they prepare your dishes before your very eyes.Served from 12.00pm until 10.30pm

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