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“Simply the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle
Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
01465 831212
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Ballantrae
Price range: $0 - $412
Cuisines: European, British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I cannot speak highly enough of the service and food at Glennapp. From the moment we arrived and the lady met us at the door we were treated like lords. Attentive doesnt cover it.
The quality of each course of our lunch was exquisite. If you want to have an experience which is like no other...go to GlennApp.

  • 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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Impeccable service and style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We booked to have an afternoon tea at this hotel. We were greeted at the door on arrival and taken into the drawing room. We had pre ordered one set of sandwiches plain as I'm not keen on mayonnaise or mustard. After ordering our tea, they had a superb selection to choose from, we sat back in sumptuous surroundings and relaxed.

Our afternoon tea arrived with the plain sandwiches served separately and had flavoursome fillings encased in soft, springy bread. The shortbread was heavenly, so light they melted in the mouth. A good selection of cake and the cream, scones (warm) and jam superb. The service was efficient and unobtrusive with nothing to much trouble and fresh tea made when required.

The gardens were worth a stroll around and it made for a wonderful afternoon treat.

  • Visited June 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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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every respect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

We travelled a long way to see if the accolades attributed to Adam Stokes and his team were justified. Simply stunning. Each and every course built on the former and left one in no doubt about the talent of this man. Add into the mix, the ambience of Glenapp Castle and the warmth and professionalism of the Staff and you have a combination that truly demonstrates, excellence. Graham & Lynne Johnson.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
1,247 helpful votes 1,247 helpful votes
“Magnificent Restaurant in wonderful castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

It’s impossible to truly write a review that comes close to explaining the full Glenapp dinning experience.
The location, the Castle itself, the reception rooms and dinning rooms, the service, the carefully chosen wines, the welcoming staff and the simply world class food make this one of the most important places that any foodie will visit.
The Chef Adam Stokes and his team are total masters in turning beautiful local fresh produce into the most absolutely amazing dishes. Glenapp Restaurant really is up there with the very best in London and Paris
Michelin will surely be placing a second star there soon.

  • 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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Cheshire UK
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Incredulous and amazed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I comment on the preceding review as a guest over seven years at Glenapp Castle:
If you book a set menu and receive and peruse that menu prior to the booking then what do you expect to be served at your luncheon? We are dealing here with a Michelin-starred restaurant where infinite care and detail is taken with all dishes and therefore replacement dishes are not summoned up as per Aladdin's Lamp and nor should they be.
I would say that the presented menu was well-balanced and indeed excellent value for money, there does not appear to be any reason for summoning up soups or anything else. I take great personal exception to the fact that using a website, such as this, personal vagaries are permitted, people should know what to expect and I am sure that Glenapp would have more than fulfilled the expectations of a reasonable guest. I am a very discerning guest and have never had cause to criticise Glenapp on any score, it is wrong that others may be given entirely the wrong impression from someone's mistaken expectations.
Dr John D Schofield.

  • Visited January 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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