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Darroch Restaurant

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Seafood, British, Scottish
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Morriston Road | Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin IV30 6UL, Scotland
01343 543077
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Description: Savour fresh, organic produce in our Darroch Restaurant where the best of...
Savour fresh, organic produce in our Darroch Restaurant where the best of land and sea can be enjoyed daily. All dishes are prepared with only the finest local produce, by our attentive staff, in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Choose between table d’hôte and a la carte menus in the restaurant. We select the best of Scottish produce and feature local ingredients wherever possible.
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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Errors well corrected

Our first visit for a Sunday carvery was marked by an all too extensive list of errors in service. We sent a short email to the manager to help them improve things. Without prompting they swiftly came back with a thank you and a request that we revisit them to show that things had been changed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
WhistlerMad
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Scotland
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is my second visit to this restaurant (and to the Eight Acres) and nothing has really improved. Before I get started however, let me praise Natalie and Mark for their every effort to try and make this a pleasant dining experience. They were pleasant and professional during a really hard service, one they seem far too accustomed to. They... More 

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Scotland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our first visit for a Sunday carvery was marked by an all too extensive list of errors in service. We sent a short email to the manager to help them improve things. Without prompting they swiftly came back with a thank you and a request that we revisit them to show that things had been changed for the better, and... More 

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Thank WhistlerMad
Aberdeen, Scotland
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The selection was exceptional. So much to choose from continental to full cooked breakfasts, cinnamon toast with bacon and maple syrup, all sorts of fish. Plenty tea/coffee toast etc. Staff really helpful.

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Thank Holiday127
Lanark, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dinner was part of our deal in the form of a 6 course taster menu. This was excellent and very filling! Also, you could have a main meal off the lounge bar menu if you didn't want the 6 course menu - these meals were also lovely. Service was efficient and friendly but unintrusive. Great dining experience.

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Thank anne s
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Myself and wife got a high tea voucher to go to the eight acres hotel. When the high tea came we were shocked at the scones which where hard to eat and two cheese cakes cut in half , couldn't pick them up n coffee was cold did complain but they dint seem to bothered , I wouldn't recommend this... More 

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Thank Kenneth J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My family and I had Christmas lunch at the hotel. The food was exceptional as was the service from the very friendly chef at the carvery section. I would highly recommend this hotel for Christmas lunch and will absolutely return next year. :-D

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Thank arlene1690
Elgin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Sunday Carvery was excellent and good value. The staff were friendly, welcoming and very efficient.

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2 Thank Sue P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I had a good no great time the food was perfect I have tryed a few places in moray had a rubbish time at the one in lossie that says there number one in moray thats wrong because your number one great job see u next time

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1 Thank Johnrichatds
highlands
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Food was excellent - good quality and plenty of choice, service was excellent too. We were highly impressed.

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Thank bridges5
Sevenoaks, Kent
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

After reading this year's good reviews, we decided to give this restaurant a try. The outside of the building is a bit off-putting, but the restaurant was clean and there was a good variety of dishes on the menu. The service seemed a bit slow and guests at another table had their mains delivered before their starters! However, we had... More 

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Thank mw30

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Morriston Road | Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin IV30 6UL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: 01343 543077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 66
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Scottish

Description

Savour fresh, organic produce in our Darroch Restaurant where the best of land and sea can be enjoyed daily. All dishes are prepared with only the finest local produce, by our attentive staff, in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Choose between table d’hôte and a la carte menus in the restaurant. We select the best of Scottish produce and feature local ingredients wherever possible.

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