We stayed at this hotel on our return to Scotland from our French home. The hotel is clean, very basic, but friendly and helpful.
The restaurant however is something else. We had looked at the menu on a prior visit, but the restaurant is closed on a Sunday and therefore we couldn't eat there. Modern, with rather "in your face" paintings, this is quite a place. Fortunately, we decided to eat early (the restaurant was exceptionally busy). The menu was innovative and exciting, and the food we chose excellent. We have a wonderful lobster/sea food type bisque/soup and then fillet steak. Sadly, when the steak appeared it was not "bleu", but the wife of the owner very politely took away our plates and returned sometime later, with apologies, with another perfectly cooked steak. The desert was wonderful, again most unusual and exceptionally appealing to the eye. We were I repeat, very happy to have dined early. Our food was exceptional (despite the problem with the steak). However, there was a young girl obviously dining with her grandfather - sitting at a table next to us, and we noticed that they waited over one and a half hours for their first course, and almost as long for the main course. They were not well pleased and very agitated. Another table a little further away actually got up and left because they had waited similarly for their food.
This is such a shame, because the food is worth a visit, but I am certain that had we too had to wait this length of time, we would also have walked out. There is no excuse for such poor timing in any restaurant. The restaurant was busy, but that is no excuse. The chef obviously knows his business, and this place deserved the support it has -- for its food. But, certainly not for the service.
We will try again and see whether the situation has changed. It is as I said worth a visit.
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