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“A step in the right direction for Campbeltown” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Harbourview Grille

The Harbourview Grille
Main Street, Campbeltown PA28 6AG, Scotland
+44 (0)1586 810033
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Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Campbeltown
Price range: $0 - $99
Cuisines: American, Scottish
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A step in the right direction for Campbeltown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Just what Campbeltown needs. A restaurant on the sea front with a bit of class. They were really trying hard to impress as they have been open for barely a year and are no doubt looking hopefully to the tourist season ahead. The Cullen skink was too creamy and the Cajun salmon tasteless. The ribs were tasty but fell off the bone, either overlooked or re-heated. I wouldn't wish to give anything but constructive criticism as clearly they were trying hard. I would certainly give them our custom again and support their venture wholeheartedly.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Greg S, Manager at The Harbourview Grille, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your comments -- and for your patronage of The Harbourview Restaurant. We appreciate both your support and your recognition of the fact that we do try hard to offer our visitors the best dining experiences possible. Our valued customers come from all over the world, and while we do our best to please each and every one of them, people’s tastes do differ. What one person prefers, another may not. But we never stop trying to achieve perfection in the recipes and ingredients we use and the way our food is prepared. We will certainly discuss your feelings about the Cajun salmon, Cullen Skink and ribs with our culinary team. Hopefully these items will be more to your liking the next time you’re able to visit.

Just so you know, at The Harbourview Grille we source the very finest ingredients we can find, whether that means the freshest seafood and produce sourced locally or prime aged meats that we have flown in from Glasgow and beyond. In some cases, our commitment to quality may increase the prices of some of our menu offerings. But we think our customers deserve the very best -- and from the comments we receive, we know they appreciate the quality of the salads, starters, mains and desserts we serve. The kitchens in each of the Village at Machrihanish Dunes venues (including the one in Harbourview Grille) are state-of-the art, and our staff of highly trained chefs throughout the resort is one we’re very proud of.

In each of our venues, we strive to offer a variety of menus which we hope will include something wonderful for everyone. These include the international menu (featuring steak and fish) offered in The Royal Hotel’s two dining venues, The Harbourview Grille and The Black Sheep Pub; the fine Italian cuisine served at The Kintyre Club restaurant located in our sister hotel, The Ugadale; and the upscale pub fare (and savory Mexican-style dishes) that we offer in our Old Clubhouse Pub. Finally, at the Machrihanish Dunes Golf House, which is located by the first tee of the Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, we offer a variety of quick breakfast and lunch choices that both golfers and non-golfers really enjoy. Each one of these restaurants is managed by our Executive Chef, a highly trained professional with many years of international experience.

This is a long response to your comment, but we hope that it will reassure you and others that we do appreciate your taking time to share your opinion -- and that we take every comment to heart.

As always, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to The Harbourview Grille.
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Out of Bounds as a Golfer's bar”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

I along with 7 fellow golfers arrived here at 9pm to watch the last round of the US Masters, having being recommended to us by landlady, we sat under large TV and settled down to enjoy the golf. There were a group of young people finishing drinks and a meal and 1 or 2 others in bar. The 'barman' told us bar shut at 12 midnight and as golf progressed we ordered more drinks..the TV was down very low (13%) I politely asked if it could be turned up a notch or two, he did to 14%! Residents are sleeping he told us....we were certainly not being made to feel welcome... as food had stopped being served we asked if it would be OK to bring in chips...a resounding no was reply, fair enough but there's ways of saying it...we decided to sit on chairs outside however 'barman' overheard this and chained up these before chips arrived. So we stood and watched golf in window for 10 mins...we returned inside and watched as golf neared climax. At 11.25 pm 'barman' shouted last orders...at 11.33 he told us to drink up and move outside, when we asked to watch last golf hole as pub shut at 12 he threatened us with the police..a nice way to treat people who must have spent over £200 that night. This hotel is twinned with Dunes golf course where welcome next day was excellent an opportunity wasted as golf hotel.

Visited April 2013
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our golf society had a wonderful meal here. The selection was great as was the service. This is a brand new establishment and part of the downtown revival that is ongoing. Before dinner, have a drink outdoors and enjoy the lovely habour.

Visited May 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

poor food , frozen prawns, from a resturant 50 yards from the harbour, A menu that looked good , but failed to live up to expectations on the plate.

Visited February 2013
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Strange ways”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Went in here for breakfast,ordered scrambled eggs,bacon and toast.
Was then asked if I wanted to get my own toast, very strange.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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