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“great family restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Esplanade Hotel

Esplanade Hotel
4 High Street, Rothesay PA20 9AR, Scotland
01700 502001
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Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Rothesay
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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“great family restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I can certainly recommend the steak pie and the sticky toffee puddiing for dessert. Great place for families or couples,good bar service and the staff were delightful. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for a pleasant meal (I would also suggest the potatoes if available) All told a good experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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glasgow
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“Good food at reasonable price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visited twice this week. First was early Sunday when we enjoyed coffee, scone, cream, jam and butter! Very good. Then Easter Friday evening - luckily we had booked because it was mobbed! We were given a table withh good views over to the pier and we were able to watch day trippers running for the last ferry! I had Smoked Haddie pie wich was delicious. The Fish in batter was enormous and well cooked. The chicken Cordon Bleu was a bit dry and would have benifitted from some sauce,. Sweets were very acceptable. Overall a good place to eat in Rothesay but best to book!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food in central area of Rothesay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Esplanade Hotel is situated two minutes walk from Rothesay Pier and has a good selection of food at very reasonable prices, used by locals and visitors alike

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Ok if your in a rush”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Came here before departing for a quick bite to eat. Service was slow and food was mediocre at best. Seems like there is a lack of direction from management. Found our waitress quite abrupt and rude but can't remember her name. I would give it another chance maybe I caught them in a bad day.

Visited February 2014
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figaro15, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Always open to suggestions and try our very best to ensure all our customers are happy - indeed we encourage you to tell us when you are in dining. Now, need to scratch our heads because with the exception of a couple of new staff which may be lacking in experience, our staff and food are the very same which receive excellent reviews and praise. The next time you are in, ask for Ian as he always wants to know about anything that will improve customer satisfaction both in service and food and he will definately want to know about rude staff which is a complete no no. Look forward to seeing you and genuinely want to hear about your experience as we can't help having a little doubt about the authenticity of this review.
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“Enjoyable overall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Run out a few dishes and we arrived around 6.30, food we did have was enjoyable even tho we had quite a wait between courses, staff seemed bit stressed, not what I want to pick up when trying to relax & enjoy dinner, i'd still return as food was good.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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figaro15, Manager at Esplanade Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thanks for your review and great to hear that you found the food good and will return. It sounds as if your visit was on a hectic day! In reality we usually are very busy and the kitchen are normally on top of producing courses and maintaining the correct level to service our extensive menu. Were we training a new member of staff perhaps? Generally we hear positive comments about the staff and the atmosphere which is generated with good feeling as The Esplanade is where the locals eat and know each other. It will be good to see you return and once again thanks for your comments. It keeps us on our toes.
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