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“Pleasant enough but poor coffee” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
Crieff High Street, Crieff, Scotland
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Ranked #20 of 36 Restaurants in Crieff
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe and art gallery opened for over year in centre of Crieff
fife, scotland
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Pleasant enough but poor coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Wanted to visit after reading the review and knew we would be passing through on the way home from a short break. Their cakes looked ok and what we had was very good so a really good start. However, the coffee was very poor. They advertise a flat white. They actually off er two sizes which in my humble opinion isn't quite right but never mind. My flat white came and it was basically a white coffee, ie, not steamed milk! The texture of my drink/the milk was simply wrong. They would easily have noticed this when either pouring the milk into the cup but also when carrying it over. So, not a flat white but a milky white coffee. Does it matter? Yes. If you are going to offer these speciality coffees, then serve them correctly. If you're not trained to know how they should be, then don't serve them? I can only assume that this is the case, ie they do not know how this should be served or they just don't care and assume that the customer doesn't know how it should be. Flat whites are also usually more expensive than a white coffee so this is another reason why this is important. Why did I put a review on trip adviser rather than ask for a replacement coffee? They did not ask me if everything was ok. Neither once we had started eating/drinking, nor at the point when I gave them money. My assumption is that they really didn't care. That's a shame.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stirling, Scotland
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“Good food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Visit Crieff fairly frequently, usually mid morning so just pop in to the Red Squirrel for a tea/coffee and their lovely toasted tea cakes. Last Friday (24th August) had driven to Crieff to do some shopping (by the way some great shops here with good old fashioned helpful service) and as usual went to the Cafe for refreshments. It was only then realised that nearly 1pm but still more shopping to do and it would late afternoon before we got home. Normally not a problem but we are currently on a strict low carb diet and reluctant to let this slide. Some items on the menu were close to what we are allowed so ventured to ask if the dishes could be adapted to suit our diet. No problem, so we were able to enjoy two delicious salads. It is so refreshing to receive such obliging and friendly service. In a couple of weeks we'll be able to return without the dietary restrictions and look forward to fully enjoying the menu. Afternoon teas sounded fantastic.

  • Visited August 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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Crieff, United Kingdom
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“Lovely and cosy with lovely home baking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Lovely place to go for coffee and slice of home baking! Lovely customer service and we were made feel very welcome.
Worth a visit!

Visited August 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“GOOD CRIEFF!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Red Squirrel, Crieff is an excellent place for a lite bite. The staff are very friendly, service is prompt and the food is delicious. The hot chocolate is to die for and my husband says the coffee is the best in Crieff. The owners are very welcoming, we will definitely go there again. The best cafe on the high street!! Well done to J and P . The jewellery and knick knacks are a lovely touch, and very affordable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

After reading good things on previous trip advisor reviews we went along while staying in Crieff and we weren't disappointed. This is a lovely place with friendly staff. Had a smashing lunch (can recommend the Cheesy Ratatouille Pot with salad), sandwiches and soups good too. We also popped in a few days later just for a cold drink (Fife fruit juice) and there are a few comfy leather chairs to sit on as well. The cafe also sells some lovely costume jewellry and local artworks.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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