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Gavin's Bistro

British, Scottish
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22 - 30 County Place | New County Hotel, Perth PH2 8EE, Scotland
01738 623355
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We arrived for a meal at 7.30pm on a Saturday night. Our main course of Steak and Chips was enjoyable and reasonably well cooked, however about 8pm, while we were still eating our main course one of the bar staff came over asking if we would want a dessert as the chef was going home!! He didn't even know what... More 

Thank Nigel F
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Service was ok, food was terrible!! Had fish and chips but had to put a lot of salt on for taste!! Restaurant was clean.

Thank ttmoursi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The service was quick, the food was great. Yo have a choice from 2 menus if you fancy something a bit more refined however the bistro menu tastes great.

Thank Ggirl78
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

we had our 1st meal 2 courses with the deal we decided to share a starter and sweet so sampled the 3 courses which were all very good Mushrooms in white sauce excellent good old fish and chips the same and the cheese board would have served 4 persons it was so good we ate there the next night just... More 

Thank garden43
Montrose, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food and service were great and served by happy, friendly staff. I cannot think of anything that I disliked.

Thank Ruth M
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was fantastic the chicken Balmoral was lovely with creamy mash, and the ribeye steak is well worth a try.

Thank Margaret F
Greenock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Bistro is attached to the New County Hotel where we stayed, so it was very convenient. The food and service were both excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Ann W
Livingston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

food was very disappointing and place lacked any ambience or life. we almost booked to stay there and we were glad we doidn't we just had lunch

1 Thank Mandy H
Perth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our lunch club went for lunch recently, and although the future of this Restaurant and Hotel (New County Hotel) is in question, we were never given the impression that it was going through a hard time. We had booked at the end of 2014 for a set luncheon menu, and although this was no longer on offer, our booking was... More 

Thank Jennyr604
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nothing to disappoint at Gavin's Bistro. Food selection wasn't extensive but covered the main cuisine bases. Service was excellent and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Murray C
Operations M, Manager at Gavin's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review, the remarks about the food and service are very highly appreciated. Your comments will be passed to the whole team and I hope it’s not too long before you are able to visit us again. Simon Operations Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $30
British, Scottish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 - 30 County Place | New County Hotel, Perth PH2 8EE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Perth and Kinross  >  Perth
  • Phone Number: 01738 623355
  • This restaurant is at New County Hotel
Gavin’s Bistro & Bar...Superb bistro dining in Perth. Scottish Food Pub of the Year, Gavin’s Bistro Bar perfectly compliments our Opus One Restaurant, presenting fresh and local options at more affordable prices and in an informal setting. From tasty light bites to three-course meals, Gavin’s Bistro offers fresh and bright surroundings within which to eat, drink and socialise. With two courses from just £9.95, eating out at Gavin’s is within anyone’s price range and an extra ‘specials’ board is also on offer, giving a flavour of the type of tantalising cuisine on offer in our award-winning Opus One Restaurant. Coffee with friends? A wide choice of Brodie’s coffees, Cappuccino, latte, etc, delicious home-made scones or muffins are available. Also pre-dinner nibbles, such as bread and olives, or an ever-changing choice of fresh sandwiches ... either way, Gavin’s Bistro and the adjoining Cafe 22 can satisfy the full spectrum of appetites.

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