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The Douglas Hotel Bistro

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Shore Road, Brodick KA27 8 AW, Scotland
+44 1770 302968
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on a Friday night during a recent trip to Arran as it had been recommended. The restaurant area is a bit odd. Sparse tables around a large room with the kitchen out the back, but in hindsight, it made for a more personal dining experience as tables aren't put crammed closely together. Service was friendly and although staff... More 

Thank mistykid3000
Ayr, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never actually stayed here or had any food so can't comment on that side. What I did have was a good few drinks and had a great time. The bar looks great and is bright with nice decor. Drinks moderately priced with a wide range available. Staff nice and pleasant and well presented. Next time I will have food and... More 

Thank Catastrophicend
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and grandeur of the building was modern and warm. The staff were extremely helpful and professional. The only thing that brings it down for me is the cost. It just felt like a super expensive and well decorated weather spoons. I would only go once a trip.

Thank Louise D
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel anyway and popped into the bar area for a drink. We had already booked to go for dinner elsewhere but decided to share a sandwich at around 5pm. The bar area was lovely. It was cosy with lovely cushions and really homely touches. We ordered the turkey,bacon and cheese sandwich. It was really good,... More 

Thank Becky W
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My father and I had dinner in the Bistro while staying a few nights at The Douglas Hotel. We also had breakfast there two mornings. Overall the food was good, but not spectacular, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive. I'm quite keen on having a "full Scottish breakfast", and theirs is quite... More 

Thank Ben G
Pathhead, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I chose a main and a dessert from the specials and both were very good. The sword fish came with broccoli , tomatoes and potatoes all hot and well presented. The passion fruit creme brulee with crispy cranberry biscuits was exceptional. Food going to other tables looked good too and everyone seemed happy. Service was attentive and friendly. Price for... More 

Thank sh4lag
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We called in for a meal, it was quite busy, we were hungry, it was raining, We ordered drinks and our food and it arrived in good time, really surprised at the fine quality of the food.....a modern restaurant servng really nice food. the chefs should be congratatued....well done.no wonder it was busy.

Thank stuart-harley
Ayr, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We're the best we had all trip, the wine however was really bad, £26 for sauvingon which I was quite happy to pay thinking it would taste as good as £6 or £7 bottles we could buy at the coop, not even close, has any of the staff tasted this stuff, we weren't expecting exquisite, just palatable, order Italian pino,... More 

Thank Mark G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a double room at the back of the hotel so there was not a great outlook. However, the room was spacious and comfortable. High standard of cleanliness and very comfortable bed. Breakfast was very good with large selection of food. Staff friendly and efficient.

Thank Hollyjen
England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the Bistro whilst staying at the hotel and were given a lovely table by the window. All food was delicious and beautifully presented. Many of the ingredients were locally sourced. All the restaurant staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Helen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $36
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Road, Brodick KA27 8 AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Brodick
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 302968
  • This restaurant is at The Douglas Hotel
With its rustic-chic style, The Douglas Bistro has a refreshing simplicity but a serious intent.The cuisine is honest and straightforward in style, bold and hearty in flavour. No fussy preparation or pretentious artistry, just thoughtful and skillful use of good quality produce. The menus are seasonally driven and make use of home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients, with a contemporary twist on flavoursome classics.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?