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Burnside Bistro

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Shore Road | Tighnabruaich, Tighnabruaich, Scotland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: B & B and Restaurant in Tighnabruaich village

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Little Bistro

We called in here twice during our stay in Tighnabruaich, once for a really nice snack lunch and once just for coffee. Both times the service was efficient and friendly and the food very nice. It is hard to have just coffee, as the home made cakes look completely delicious and we were certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
Kate F
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went toTighnabruaich today and burnside bistro is now closed.mlloks abandoned inside and indeed I have seen on Internet the leasehold for sale. Pity. It was a nice place

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My partner and I visited here for lunch over the summer whilst staying with family. We had a great meal, one of the best we had while we were in Scotland. The seafood chowder was amazing, and the haggis starter was to die for. We will definitely be returning when we're next in Tighnabruaich.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Oh my goodness, what a menu, everything contained haggis.... Heck, I expect that the rest room toilet paper was impregnated with haggis too but we left hurriedly after the mountain man on guard gave us a hard stare - maybe he was expecting Jocky Wilson's long lost brother Alex Salmond instead........ . Bit of a strange place this one, I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent service, friendly environment, happy retirement we wish you all the best for the future, home baking was amazing, staff couldn't do enough for you, no dislikes at all

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London, United Kingdom
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We called in here twice during our stay in Tighnabruaich, once for a really nice snack lunch and once just for coffee. Both times the service was efficient and friendly and the food very nice. It is hard to have just coffee, as the home made cakes look completely delicious and we were certainly tempted, but were eating too much... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. The decor is very strange, tasteless and dated.The male in charge seemed decidedly odd as we sat down. He just stared at us wildly without any welcome at all or acknowledgement.The place was empty and we should have realised why. We were hungry so decided to try it. The meal that we had both starters and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Burnside has been excellent value since it opened almost ten years ago. The menu is well-balanced and the food is excellent. The internal decor is very interesting and the staff are first rate. Another must visit restaurant when in Cowal.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We couldn't possible comment on the food or cleanliness of this establishment, hence the average marks for food and cleanliness, as when we entered, even although there was only 1 table occupied, we were advised by a strange and off-hand waiter that there would be no table available for 2 hours??? i got the impression that we perhaps weren't dressed... More 

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Paisley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited the bistro on a very rainy Monday in July! We were dropped off by the waverly and were very worried about what to do in such a quiet village, on a Sunday in the pouring rain. Stumbled across this bistro and instantly felt welcome! The food was good, if a little on the expensive side given what we ordered.... More 

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Tarporley
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We called in here for lunch, to sit outside with the dogs. The waitress was friendly and bought the dogs a bowl of fresh water. We ordered paninis and lattes. It was quite pricey for a simple panini. A coach trip that arrived made the beautiful quiet location become very packed and noisy! All in all was an ok place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shore Road | Tighnabruaich, Tighnabruaich, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tighnabruaich

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

B & B and Restaurant in Tighnabruaich village

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