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Stranraerb, Portpatrick DG9 9AD, Scotland
+44 (0)1776 810471
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  • 4
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Birthday lunch

My friends took me out to lunch for my 70th birthday. The food was excellent and the staff were wonderful. The chef even sent me a mini birthday cake with candle. I won't forget a very special day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Dianne J
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Drummore, United Kingdom
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Drummore, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My friends took me out to lunch for my 70th birthday. The food was excellent and the staff were wonderful. The chef even sent me a mini birthday cake with candle. I won't forget a very special day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Delicious food and lovely hosts and hopefully we will be able to visit again soon. Thankyou Knockinaam for a very memorable stay.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I cannot eat fish /seafood and made this known at time of booking. Everything from that point was taken care of! Taster menu came with my own personal menu varying in those elements I could not eat - with beautiful alternatives served. Each member of staff had clearly noted the requirement and were exceptionally discreet but highly efficient. The food... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is hard to reach, and you really need to stay locally, preferably there - B&B including evening meal is reasonable given the high standard of food an accommodation. Delicious food, changing every day, and attentive service. If you like large portions then probably not the place for you, but I find the 5 course dinner, with numerous amuse-vouches... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Lodge is just south of Portpatrick somewhat off the beaten track. It was apparently used by Churchill to meet with the chiefs of staff due to its isolated location. It is in a wonderful position between two rocky outcroppings with a lawn going down to its own little isolated beach. Unfortunately it poured rain when we were there. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great food. Tasting menu just the right quantity of food. Highlights: slow roasted beef, yummy. Asparagus soup with truffle oil. Grape juice to cleanse palate, freshly squeezed. They used 2 kilos of grapes for the 18 diners. Very attentive staff. See also my hotel review.

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Heraklion
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

every thing to like absolutely hated leaving! don't just take my word for it. early booking is essential ,of course, and be prepared to gain perhaps, just a few pounds!!

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went expecting a michelin star experience. Does this restaurant still have a Michelin star? Surely not. Started well in the lounge with crisps and olives. Nice, if unremarkable, tiny portion of salmon mousse and then through to the restaurant. Began with a little ball of something with goats cheese in it, with a kind of sweet marmaladey relish. It... More 

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Surrey, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Hotel: We stayed in the ‘South’ room at the Knockinaam Lodge which was spacious as was the bathroom and had views out onto the private beach. I chuckled when we later in the evening retired to our room to find that electric blankets had been switched on to warm our bed. Since it had been very windy and chilly all... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Old fashioned, miniscule undercooked portions that we thought (hopefully) had gone out of fashion. No choice of menu. Very expensive drink. The taste of the food was sometimes excellent but things like frothy soup (my wife says it looks like someone had spat in the soup as in the last Black Adder series) were difficult to pallet and frankly serving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stranraerb, Portpatrick DG9 9AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Portpatrick
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1776 810471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 106 - 106
  • Cuisine: European, French

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