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Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
01465 831212
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Ballantrae
Price range: $0 - $412
Cuisines: European, British
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a family festive afternoon tea. Welcome was great. Service fantastic. Nice add ons including delicious mulled wine, mince pies and a nice christmas cracker. Great environment and experience!

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were well looked after. We arrived at the gates where we were guided through the the grounds and told someone would meet us at the door. We were greeted and asked where we would like to have our tea. We decided on the library. Whilst we were the only people there it didn't lack... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Lovely afternoon tea of freshly made variety of sandwiches, delicious cakes and caramel yogurt dessert and bottomless pits of coffee. Was like being on the set of Downton Abbey!! Only downside was it lacked a bit of atmosphere as we were the only two there, all other guests being out for the day. Staff were very attentive.

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London
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185 reviews 185 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

1 hour from Ayr and along, what can be a very picturesque drive, the coast. This is a fabulous venue for a special lunch. Excellent service, once you have navigated the mysterious entrance instructions, we were greeted by two very welcoming staff who were friendly yet discrete in that up market dining kind of way. It's a grand place, once... More 

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Scotland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The excellent staff make you feel welcome at Glenapp Castle. The food was of a good standard but not exceptional. We took the opportunity to walk round the peaceful gardens which must have been spectacular in their heyday. We also viewed some of the suites which were lavish in their size if not their fitments. If you have the chance... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having received a generous gift voucher for this venue I booked Sunday lunch with much anticipation. Our visit exceeded all expectations. This is fine dining at it's best. Glenapp Castle is an exquisite building, set in the most beautiful gardens. Thank you to all the staff who made us feel welcome and served us with a smile.

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De Bilt, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food, maybe just a little bit too chic. The castle has beautiful grounds and friendly staff, lacks a bit of personal warmth, although driving us back to our B&B was great service

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have never been to Scotland before and never experienced afternoon tea, we are all so so pleased that we experienced both at Glenapp Castle :) From the moment we rang to book and Aileen was so helpful, to the moment we were brought back to our cottage it was outstanding and more than we could have ever hoped for.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed at the Castle (see comments under hotels) and had paid the additional 25 pounds to upgrade to the full tasting menu. The meal was very good overall. The lamb entree was actually a little tough which was surprising but everything else was excellent. Service was suitably attentive and efficient. The dining room has large windows befitting the extremely... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For a special meal this restaurant is difficult to beat. Service as expected was first class but the food was exceptional and full of exciting and interesting flavours.

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Additional Information about Glenapp Castle

Address: Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01465 831212
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ballantrae
Average Prices: USD 0 - 412
Cuisine: European, British

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