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“Lunch time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brechin's on Bridgend Street

Brechin's on Bridgend Street
2 Bridgend St, Rothesay PA20 0PG, Scotland
+44 1700 502922
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Ranked #6 of 32 Restaurants in Rothesay
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, English
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opened in 2004, Brechin's On Bridgend Street serves excellent meals using quality local ingredients. We serve home made desserts and daily home baking, plus a range of coffee, tea and good quality wines by the glass and the bottle. We offer themed music events with meals at lunchtimes and evenings. Check our web site for details. Our musical instrument and accessory business, Gypsy Guitars, also display instruments and useful accessories for the guitarists amongst you. We also have a mail order business if you cannot drop in to see us!
Rothesay, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lunch time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Enjoyed a very good local beef sandwich and salad , very good value , followed by a great coffee.
very friendly host if you're on Bute give it a try.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Friendly Little Bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Enjoyed a very good meal with friends here on Saturday evening. The owners are very friendly, helpful and attentive to detail. After a starter of black pudding and pancetta I ordered the steak au poivre which was cooked exactly as ordered and beautifully tender. Regrettably after two excellent courses there was no room for dessert even though the choices were extremely tempting. Well worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Food and music - what a combination!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Intimate, friendly welcome, lovely food and some great jazz guitar while we ate. Our lamb steaks were delicious, and I had the best creme brulee I've had in years. A simple dish, but so often soggy and disappointing. Nothing disappointed here, and we'll definitely be back.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Unattentive and misleading service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Our visit on a not-too-busy Good Friday was rather disappointing. Food felt rather industrial - the sort of food I could expect to get from a fast food joint, not one of the top rated restaurant on the island. the mushroom Wellington had an indistinguishable filling, garlic mushroom too creamy and heavy and soup resembled very little flavour of the vegetables that it was supposed to contain. Service was even worse; wine price was simply misleading: there was a fixed price meal including a bottle of the house wine, but we were told we can order any wine and the price will be adjusted. The wine we ordered was priced at 1£ more than the house wine, but lo and behold, in the bill we were charged a full price for it, not the gap between its price and the price of the house wine. When we complained the waiter refused to adjust the bill. I can imagine a reply here trying to justify it as a misunderstanding or miscommunication; this is simply a case where a good and attentive service would take responsibility and provide clear information when taking the order, and take responsibility when a customer would point out his dissatisfaction. None of that happened here, the waiter arrogantly dismissed us saying "well thanks for pointing this out", in a condescending tone. The waiter was engaging in *very* long personal conversation with other tables while we were waiting for our ordered bottle of wine, with our food already on the table, or for paying the bill. I was quite disappointed, would never recommend this place and can only wonder why is it ranked so high in this town. The service and food standards on our visit were at best mediocre

Visited April 2014
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lunch for four”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Quirky music themed interior - interesting and good food. Friendly place, good atmosphere - will go back. Central location in the middle of the town.

Visited March 2014
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