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“A wonderful meal.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Abbotsford Hotel

The Abbotsford Hotel
Stirling Road, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 2PJ, Scotland
44(0) 1389 733304
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Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Dumbarton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
brugges
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A wonderful meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Had a funeral lunch for 30 of us, the food was wonderful with a choice of three dishes per course and the portions were huge.. The staff could not have been nicer and made everyone feel so welcome.The lunch was very good value for money and I would definitely recomend this place not only for a function but for a nice lunch or dinner in the bar..restuarant.A big thankyou to all the staff.

  • Visited March 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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English first
Balloch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good situation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

very handy when travelling. clean and efficient but uninspiring menu.vegetarians could do with a bit more choice

Visited July 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cafeteria Christmas food. Avoid!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

So this was booked for my works night out... Let me put it this way if they book here next year in not going!

Starter was homemade soup can't really mess that up. Mains however... Everyone except those with risotto were given empty plates, food was then brought round on platters and dished out cafeteria style. Add to that the fact it took over 10 mins to supply the 2 people they'd missed with plates and didn't have enough portions of what people had ordered. As servers in a cramped dining room elbowed guests with no hint of remorse in order to dish out food... Not the service you would expect having paid £31.50 a head not including drinks!

Then the main courses themselves... The turkey was overdone potatoes dry and goodness help if you ordered steak as they ranged from overdone to beyond rare with no consistency!

Deserts again generic.

If you are looking for somewhere local to eat there are several de vere group restaurants on the banks of Loch Lomond where you will find 5 star service and food for the same price if not cheaper!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lovely little restaurant on the way to Loch Lomond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Doesn't look much from outside, but is a nice little hotel restaurant offering up some very good Scottish fare. My companion had haggis, nears and fatties with a whiskey sauce for the first time and couldn't say enough good things about it. There was enough whisky sauce on the side to feed a small crowd. My smoked fish plate was outstanding. Nice attentive service, good local beer and very reasonable prices.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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loch lomond
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“great bar meals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

did mean to rate very good..food ,service and staff great, ambience very relaxing..a family run hotel with the personnal touch

Visited November 2012
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