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Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
01465 831212
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon Tea and a very warm welcome

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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glasgow
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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60 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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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 0 - 412
  • Cuisine: European, British

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