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“An absolutely excellent meal stop.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Thistle Stop

The Thistle Stop
A 82 Main Loch Ness Road. 3 Miles south of Fort Augustus, Aberchalder PH35 4HN, Scotland
01809-50-14-78
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Kirkwall
1 review
“An absolutely excellent meal stop.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were travelling from Fort William to Inverness and were feeling quite hungry. There were virtually no places to eat and we were feeling disappointed when we came upon The Thistle Stop.
This restaurant is extremely well run and presented and the food and service was excellent. We highly recommend this establishment to all.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Friendly and accommodating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent a week in Ft Augustus and we passed the Thistle Stop several times on our day trip journeys to explore the Highlands. The owner was extremely welcoming and was happy to suggest modifications to menu items to suit my wife's dietary requirements (no dairy). The food was tasty and the view from the deck on the sunny afternoon was scenic. All-in-all, a good choice for a quick, reasonably-priced meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rotherham,
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth 400 mile journey just for the Bacon & Lentil Soup”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We have travelled up to this area for the past 17 years. Julie and Patrick are very welcoming, with Julie front-of-house and Patrick cooking up a storm in the kitchen. It's worth the 400 mile journey just for the bacon & lentil soup, but the cakes, puddings and 'specials' are all wonderful too. The prices are good and more reasonable than many places in nearby Fort Augustus and in the surrounding area. Really, you must call in!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

There are signs before this cafe on each side of it on the highway, because you could miss it , but don't , the food is fabulous and it is set back off the road so plenty of parking in front. You may eat inside or out on the verandah to watch the passing parade. Has a small but nice souvenir section as well. Staff are friendly and accommodating.

Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Top Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stopped in for lunch on recent motorcycle tour of the Highlands.
Best Ploughman's Lunch I've had in years! Plus great coffee. Excellent service. What more could you ask for?

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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