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Glenapp Castle

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
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
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25 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A beautiful day, and a delicious lunch in lovely surroundings. Staff welcoming and informative. The chef has to be complimented on his Risotto,beef,trout, and a dessert to die for! We will return with pleasure. M@M Sutherland 23.06.145

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I can't describe it, you just have to experience Glenapp yourself. One of the most amazing nights. Without a doubt the best meal I have ever had. We had drinks in the library, played board games, ate, unfortunately we were unable to stay, but I will definitely be staying the next time I visit!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at this place, set in a magnificent castle, with great views. Food was smartly presented with bold flavours. The venison faggot with crispy onions was our favourite by far, so simple yet effective. The meal was rounded off by a wonderful clementine soufflé with tonka bean ice cream, A wonderful visit, will return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I had hoped that our lunch at Glenapp Casle would be memorable. It was for all the wrong reasons. The food was unappetising and unappealing,There were only two choices.The courses practically indistinguishable,and the dessert little more than a small ice-cream with two pieces of ? pineapple and a sliver of chocolate. We chose not to wait for coffee. We have... More

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TheMcMillanFamily, Owner at Glenapp Castle, responded to this review

We are always very grateful for all of the wonderful reviews of Glenapp, and we of course accept that we cannot please every customer. In this case, however, we feel we have to come to the defence of our fantastic kitchen team. Just last month, our brilliant new Head Chef Matt Worswick, and his three incredibly hard working colleagues, Tom,... More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The restaurant is a lovely room in the castle, with views out to the sea. There is no choice in courses except for the main, where the choice was grouse or brisket. Grouse is an extremely strong tasting bird, which I think you would either love or hate, and everyone in our party was in the latter category - I'd... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Have had a few dinners and lunches at Glennapp and have never been disappointed absolutely Outstanding food and service may not be the cheapest but worth every penny food flavours and balance are fantastic wine menu excellent hotel itself fantastic as are the grounds the Glennapp is up there amongst the best in the country.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

On this day we had one of the most amazing experiences have ever had and the memories will stay with me forever. We were very kindly given a lunch for two as a gift. Saturday morning we spent some time grooming and putting on some style and grace before we headed off for the drive down the coast from Ayr.... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

My wife and I have eaten here on 3 separate occasions. We had the 6 course taster menu each time. The food is amazing. The balance of flavours and the execution of the dishes is spot on. The fist time I ate here ranks as the best meal of my life. The hotel and its setting are beautiful, with a... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Location and setting gorgeous. We booked a meal for four as a special treat on holiday in the region. The meal was well presented and the staff attentive and informed. My main course of grouse consisted of 4 small fillets of breast, one of which was so high that it smelled off, I thus cut a small taster for each... More

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TheMcMillanFamily, Owner at Glenapp Castle, responded to this review

When this lady mentioned that she thought one piece of her grouse might have been ‘off’, our staff of course apologised without reservation, as you would expect in any good restaurant. We feel, however, that since the matter has been made so public, it is perhaps not unreasonable for us to mention that three of our experienced chefs, as well... More

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