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“Warm atmosphere with locally sourced seasonal food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hightae Inn (Restaurant)

The Hightae Inn (Restaurant)
High Road | Hightae, Lockerbie, Scotland
+44 1387 811711
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Lockerbie
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A great little Restaurant with rooms open for Evening Suppers 6 nights a week (closed Mondays) and 5 nights a week in the winter (closed Mondays & Tuesdays, October-February) serving locally sourced home cooked food to order in our cosy lounge bar. As we only have a limited number of covers and the table is yours for the night, booking really is essential.
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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“Warm atmosphere with locally sourced seasonal food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great service, husband & wife team are fab. Locally sourced seasonal food so not pages of menu to read, just fantastic cooking.
Never taken children, led to believe they will do half portions, as no 'kids menu'.
Lovely warm atmosphere, with wood burner and plenty of whiskies to try!
Staff knowledgeable about area and where raw ingredients come from.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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StereoMCs, Owner at The Hightae Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thanks for discovering us and spreading the word on TripAdvisor - we're so glad you enjoyed the place and the food. We hope to see you again soon.

Cheers
Morag & Mark, The Hightae Inn.
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Newmilns, United Kingdom
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“Delicious home cooked food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A small but well selected menu. All food is cooked to order by Morag. I had warm Blackpudding and Beetroot salad, followed by the slow cooked Pork and just couldn't say no to a pudding so had Lemon Posset. My husband had the smoked Salmon, followed by Sirloin steak and amazingly also had a pudding of Sticky Toffee pudding. The food was amazing and service was great. Five star quality without the pretentious nonsense. Clientele was mainly the residents of the Inn but it is also used by locals which always a good sign. Would highly recommend. Will visit again on our many journeys down the A74(M), only a small detour but far superior to any of the service station food along this stretch of road.

Visited April 2014
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StereoMCs, Owner at The Hightae Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor - it's great that you found us and enjoyed your Evening Supper here in Hightae. Next time you're heading down the A74 give us a call and pop in for some food again.

Kind regards
Morag & Mark, The Hightae Inn.
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“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Me and my wife ate dinner here Fri 4th April. Mark made us both very welcome and was very attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. I had the 5 hour slow cooked pork and my wife had the Salmon in a coconut milk, mint and coriander sauce. You cannot fault the food or indeed the service. You are not rushed as they only book the table once every evening. We will definitely return.

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    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StereoMCs, Owner at The Hightae Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Extremely happy you enjoyed your evening supper with us - the slow cooked Pork really is a wee bit special. We hope to see you again soon.

Morag & Mark Cuthbertson, The Hightae Inn.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Just did not care”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Arrived at restaurant at 6pm with the sign saying this was the time food would be served. The man behind the bar who hardly looked at us said we are fully booked even though there was no one in the place. He then attempted a sarcastic joke along the lines of ,you should have rang ahead so I could tell you to keep on the motorway on your way to Carlisle. If indeed it was fully booked we would hardly go back again with that sort of attitude . I'm so glad other restaurants in the area were more welcoming.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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StereoMCs, Owner at The Hightae Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to place the review - we're sorry you feel put out. I understand you found us on TripAdvisor and our listing does suggest you phone ahead to book a table as we're just a small eatery with a limited number of tables.

We work on the basis that when eating with us, the table is 'yours' for the entire evening and as I explained on the night in question, all our tables were booked ahead for supper that evening.

Once again we're sorry we were fully booked.

Mark Cuthbertson, The Hightae Inn
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food in great ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

food is consistently good, with good service, sometimes portions a bit on small side for some, would go more often if there were special deals or offers as it works out quite expensive for 2/3 courses and drinks

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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StereoMCs, Owner at The Hightae Inn (Restaurant), responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor - we're really pleased you enjoyed your evening supper here at The Hightae Inn.

We source all our meat, fish and veg from local suppliers and never compromise in terms of the quality of food on offer. We're sorry you weren't entirely happy with portion sizes, however our aim is to try and achieve a perfect balance of quality over quantity.

We do have a Loyalty Card scheme in operation to encourage regular visits - ask about this next time you're in.
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