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Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
01465 831212
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Dinner

We had dinner on our first night at the Castle. It was outstanding, service was first class, we felt really looked after by the staff. Each course of the 6 course dinner was absolutely delicious. The restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you want to treat someone special with a culinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had dinner on our first night at the Castle. It was outstanding, service was first class, we felt really looked after by the staff. Each course of the 6 course dinner was absolutely delicious. The restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you want to treat someone special with a culinary delight.

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Thibodaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best scallops I have had in years for the appetizer, the entrees were outstanding and beautifully presented. Chef had very good and reasonable wines paired both by the glass or bottle. Watched the kitchen staff select items out of the gardens that later accented and appeared on our plates....very fresh! Very large breakfast enjoyed the next morning as well.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a recent dinner visit to Glenapp Castle restaurant and was greatly impressed with the latest cuisine. I am a great Martin Wishart at Leith fan but have to say that the menu we had was fine dining at its very best and could hold a candle to Wisharts without a problem. Faye and staff are so lovely and attentive... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had been given a voucher as a present for a gourmet lunch at the hotel. Because I knew it would be a limited choice I told them of my dietary requirements because I am on dialysis. When we were given the menus mine was different to my husband's although they had obviously chosen things that suited my needs. They... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First impression of Glenapp Castle is a wow factor but it's a pity we didn't think that when we left. The staff were over attentive but somewhat detached. When posed with a problem they just smiled. The food was poor. They need to serve more vegetables for each person. The roast potatoes were meagre with one small slice of carrot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lovely place to visit with fine dining to go with it Followed by excellent views over to Ailsa Craig and beyond And well turned out gardens to relax in A hidden gem best describes it

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were greeted at our car and from then on everything felt very special indeed. The young woman who looked after us was friendly, attentive and added to the experience. We were escorted to the beautiful lounge overlooking the gardens, with Ailsa Craig in the distance and treated to some champagne and beautiful sandwiches, cakes and scones. The tea and... More 

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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ballantrae
  • Phone Number: 01465 831212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 412
  • Cuisine: European, British

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