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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bothy Restaurant

Bothy Restaurant
11 Ruthven Lane, Hillhead | West End, Glasgow G12 9BG, Scotland
+44 141 334 4040
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Ranked #82 of 1,838 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $45
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Bothy is a unique Scottish restaurant located just off Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. Experience a return to Scottish home cooking, the traditional way with the likes of haggis, neeps and tatties, grilled Scottish salmon and steak pie amongst others. No matter how stuffed you are you'll not want to miss dessert with dishes such as pistachio creme brulee or mango and raspberry iced parfait to name but a few.The combination of friendly service and a delicious, hearty menu make The Bothy the perfect location for family and friends to enjoy dinner in welcoming, Scottish surroundings. If you are in a group it won't cost a penny more to hire one of the private rooms just for yourselves.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you've got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Troon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We used the private dining room for a 21st birthday party and were very well looked after by Beth. The room was lovely, like an old Scottish farmhouse kitchen. The food is amazing, with great attention to detail and showcasing the best Scottish produce. Starters included haggis neeps and tatties, salmon and sweet potato fish cake. My main of chicken with black pudding bubble and squeak was to die for, and from the happy faces across the table, the rib eye steak and salmon risotto were also going down well. Lovely cheeseboard, blueberry crime brûlée and an enormous sticky toffee pudding to finish with. Wines are good and reasonably priced and Beth really looked after us well. For a special occasion you don't want to leave it to chance and I would definitely recommend the private room. We've eaten in the main restaurant several times and never been disappointed but this was really special. Thanks guys!

Visited November 2013
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear Troonies_11,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I'm sure Beth will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much. We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks,
The Bothy
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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Bothy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We had our first meal on the night of our arrival in Scotland for a month long vacation. We were tired and famished. The kilt wearing young man serving us, did so with care, good humour and an eye to details, making our experience very enjoyable. The food was delicious, the wine great and the atmosphere relaxing. What a great start to our trip. After travelling about for 27 days we found ourselves back at the Bothy for our 2nd last night in Glasgow. Food was good, service a bit lax however we will return again to enjoy this wonderful wee place,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Lois,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your first visit so much that you chose to come again! We pride ourselves on the welcoming atmosphere and its always lovely to see return guests!

We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip!

Kind Regards
Gemma
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Birthday Lunch Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was a family birthday occasion with 16 members (including 8 children)and held in the Private Room. Service by one waitress was an initial concern but waitress did a great job and was pleasant in midst of her busyness. Food for adults was excellent and the children's menu was ideal. The ambience of he room was ideal for the occasion. The price was reasonable.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Andy S, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm glad to hear you and your party enjoyed your time with us, we take great pride in our food, friendliness and efficiency so it is great to hear such positive feedback on all of those fronts. Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Colin
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“Tip Top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I haven't been in this establishment for many years (Poachers??) even though I live only a few miles away, I was mightily impressed with this top notch venue in the west end, hidden just off Byres rd in Ruthven lane.
We were there on the occasion of a workmate retiring and we had a very good fixed menu for our party of 10. 3 choices for each course. I had haggis starter, suffed chicken breast main and cheeseboard. All very good. Staff very attentive and nice to see them in kilts. Interestingly, something I don't usually comment on, but the toilets were spotless.
If I were a visitor to Glasgow I'd have left with a very good impression.
Nice background music from a guy on acoustic guitar and generally a nice feeling about the place. Don't hesitate to pay a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Brian M, thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your recent visit with us. Our set menus are very popular with our larger groups and thank you for commenting on the cleanliness of the restaurant, we take great pride in our standards across all aspects of our business. Great to welcome you back and hopefully next time won't be too far away.

Kind regards

Colin
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The occasion of our visit was to celebrate a family birthday (my brother was 65 on the day). It was organised by my sister-in-law, and what an excellent choice she made. From the very start, introduction to our seats, menu, drinks, etc was professionally done. I decided to go for the main course, the duck, and it was superb with presentation and most important the taste. The six of us agreed that this was a very good eating experience. We will be back!

  • Visited October 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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Bothy G, Manager at Bothy Restaurant, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear David S, thank you for taking the time to review us. It is always rewarding for us when we hear about a great experience and a thank you must be passed to your sister-in-law for choosing us. Both our kitchen team and front of house were delighted to read your comments and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards

Colin
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