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“great food, great atmosphere......terrible service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Bothy

The Bothy
33 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5EN, Scotland
01738449792
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Ranked #34 of 159 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
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Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcoming Scottish restaurant in PerthLocated on Kinnoull Street, The Bothy Perth is a relaxed restaurant serving traditional cuisine made with Scottish produce. The warm and homely atmosphere is the perfect place to relax with friends or family and to enjoy home-cooked comfort food. Child-friendly and wheelchair accessible, The Bothy Perth is ideally situated for visitors to the Perth Playhouse as well as Perth Theatre.Traditional dishes & hearty foodThe restaurant chefs use the best Scottish produce to offer a varied menu with classic items like Marshall’s macaroni glazed with strong cheddar cheese; freshly battered haddock with tartare sauce, crushed peas and a ‘poke’ (‘portion’, to you non-Scots!) of chips; or pub lunch favourite, the 100% Scottish beef burger with hand cut chips, tomato salsa and pickle.Perth town centre accessibility & transport linksThe Bothy is on Kinnoull Street in the centre of Perth and a brisk 10 minute walk from Perth train station. Paid parking is available in the multi-storey car park along from the restaurant and several bus stops can also be found nearby.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.
Angus, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“great food, great atmosphere......terrible service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Decided to try the Bothy even though it had varying reviews. Started off in the bar with a couple of whisky cocktails, was very impressed with the barman and quality of the drinks. Moved through to the restaurant where we were not as satisfied with the quality of the service, took too long to have a drinks order taken while looking at the menu, once it had been taken it took even longer for the drinks to make it to the table. The menu in comparison was fantastic, the wide array of dishes was just what i look for in a restaurant. Once making our selection i ordered wine, which i asked to be brought to the table with the starter, less than 2 minutes later we have a bottle of white wine without cooler on our table in a very warm restaurant, before i could say anything the waitress was gone. The quality of the food was superb, it could not be faulted in anyway at all, we had 3 courses plus cheese and coffees and all went without a hitch, until i asked for a whisky to end the evening, a simple request turned into a farcical back and forth with the waitress. If you want fantastic food that you will not forget and will not leave you hungry afterwords the Bothy is brilliant, terrible shame that the quality of the service is so poor in comparison. can only rate the bothy 3 out of 5 because of this.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
I am sorry to hear about the experience received when dining with us. I would be very grateful if you could contact me and we can discuss this in more detail. My number is 01738 449792. Kind Regards, David.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Package”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Bothy in Perth have teamed up with the Perth Playhouse and for 19.95 you get a 2 course meal glass of wine and your movie ticket. The food is great and the atmosphere cozy...cant go wrong

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Our cinema meal deal is very popular at the moment. The perfect way to stay out of the cold during January!
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Respite from the snow and shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had lunch here with hubby and a couple of friends. Soup and sandwich deal was excellent value for money. Very generous portion of smoked salmon , and tasty lentil soup. At £6.95 it was a good deal. The surroundings are pleasant, as was the young man who served us. He was wearing a kilt too, which cheered us up no end.

  • Visited January 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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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
What a great way to avoid the snow for an hour or two! Our soup and sandwich deals are very popular at lunchtime and we always have a variety of sandwich fillings which change daily.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lovelyfood but can be a bit noisy if very busy. Good range of starter and main course options ... haven.t made it to dessert yet!

Visited November 2012
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
We are very happy to hear that you enjoy our food. You must try our toffee pudding next time, it's delicious!
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Houston, Texas
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“Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed in Perth for three days in September....our B & B owners recommended this restaurant and we didn't go until our last day. Glad we didn't miss it! Very nice, quiet atmosphere....but not too formal. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. We didn't eat a meal here, but I did have their toffee pudding....Yummy. Outstanding....came home dreaming of it. I would definitely recommend eating here!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again if you're back in Scotland!
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