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The Douglas Hotel Bistro

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Shore Road, Brodick KA27 8 AW, Scotland
01770 302968
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ive been popping in here for the occasional meal and beer since i arrived on Arran, and i very highly recommend it to all

Thank GrahamWatt
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited one night for drinks with the family and then a few days later for a girlie celebratory lunch. On both occasions we sat in the bar and staff could not have been more helpful. They were able to advise on every drink from whiskey to fruit cider. The Isle of Arran sharing platter was lovely and more than enough... More 

Thank Katie H
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What else would you do on Arran on a wet miserable day? Dine in the Douglas. Lovely variety of dinners,courteous bar & waiting staff. Started with Creelers salmon fish cakes - fab and a good portion size, seafood linguini delicious, fish &chips, curry delightful. No wifi due to some problem however, having visited a few times there always appears to... More 

Thank Scotlandmgt
Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice on a 3 day stay in Brodick. There is wide choice of good food at a reasonable price.

Thank WCS
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my parents and my 6 yr old son, lovely setting with great views. Hotel is really nice inside and out, upon arrival we walked into the bistro to find many tables uncleared and some not wiped, this was a little frustrating as we had to move things about and then ask the waiter to give the table... More 

Thank Glen M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, reasonable menu choice, good food and excellent service. I had the chateaubriand - delicious :)

Thank Julesc210
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my 2 young children and they they liked the food. I only had a burger but the food was great. Best thing on this occasion was the staff. We were in a side room which happened to have a tv on the wall. I asked the staff if I could put it on for the kids and... More 

Thank David M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had arrived on the ferry from Ardrossan and had planned to hop on a bus to see some of the island however after waiting for a while and no buses we decided that the Douglas Hotel looked like a reasonable place to get a coffee and take stock! It was, what a big bright airy Bistro, very smart staff,... More 

Thank holland21
Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Arran each year for 17 years and have previously visited this Hotel. It is a beautiful refurbishment where no expense appears to have been spared. The food is excellent and prices are reasonable. However, when I visited today, I noticed a sign adjacent to the bar which instructed patrons to collect their cutlery (situated right next... More 

Thank IainL1979
ElaineCampbell, Manager at The Douglas Hotel Bistro, responded to this review

Dear IainL1979, Thank you for your review, we are extremely sorry that we have not responded until today. We agree that no one should have to put up with rude treatment and would respectfully ask if you have time to contact me directly at the hotel, on our main phone number or email. Thank you. Yours Sincerely, Elaine Campbell More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch as the bar restaurant is dog friendly. Great selection of dishes on the menu with friendly helpful staff. We all really enjoyed the meal. Although it was busy, we were served pretty quickly. Would definitely go there again.

Thank GordonS77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $36
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Road, Brodick KA27 8 AW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Brodick
  • Phone Number: 01770 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?