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Glenapp Castle

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Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
01465 831212
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Very nice..good ....good....good atmosphere. ....friendly ....people's. ..and helpfulness. From the staff. Would you like your patio and out side of house dinner good..drink good...very clean and ....helpfully done decorating. Very nice indeed..

Thank Thomad C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Amazing. From the moment greeted at entrance by Jon the manager. A truly warm welcome Stayed in the Countess of Inchcape suite. Had a glass of champagne on arrival. Beautiful gardens, fantastic views of the whole coastline Pre drinks in the sumptuous lounge. Gourmet dinner second to none. Service in dining room superb. The whole experience oozed exuberance.. After dinner... More 

Thank izzynalfie54
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The food was amazing, one of the best meals I've had! Comparable to many top Michelin Star restaurants, but with Glenapp you have the added benefit of being in stunning surroundings full of character and charm. The service was impeccable, the team really want to make your visit memorable and they certainly achieved this with me - I will definitely... More 

Thank Highlife6
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely family meal at Glenapp. We had the set menu and asked them to do a wine flight with it which was of course fantastic. The staff were great, the attention to detail was second to none. The food was cooked fantastically. And we were even given a lift back to the cottage we were staying at.... More 

Thank Melanie A
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Arriving at Gelnapp you feel that there is something really special behind the high steel wrought iron gates. A 3 minute drive up road between the trees and gardens the entrance is like Downton Abbey where the staff await your arrival at the entrance. The staff were few however super impressive and top class. My wife and I travel extensively... More 

1 Thank Richard L
Girvan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

Excellent place beautifully decorated for Christmas ,met at front doo and escorted to lounge for canapés and drinks , fantastic service ,food and surroundings .

Thank Rena S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The meal was very good though not fantastic - ie 4 star rather than 5! Waiting staff were excellent -friendly and attentive without being overly so. Formal decor and log fire - lovely. Only downside was lack of atmosphere in the restaurant. We were the only people for quite a while and no music so not quite as relaxing as... More 

Thank Jackie H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

Glen App Castle is a top class hotel and restaurant, one of the very best in the land. If you don’t want to spend 500 or more pounds on their bed and breakfast you can go there for the (affordable) lunch, which is what we did last Sunday. Warning: you need to book in advance, and the place is hard... More 

Thank John G
Moffat, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

We were given a Virgin voucher for afternoon tea in a castle, there are only five you take tea in....so being in Scotland we had little choice but Glanapp. The house is quite magnificent, the staff very friendly but the afternoon tea was a disappointment. The scones, well I have never seen scones like that before...the chocolate cake measured about... More 

2 Thank lynnissa
Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner on our first night at the Castle. It was outstanding, service was first class, we felt really looked after by the staff. Each course of the 6 course dinner was absolutely delicious. The restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you want to treat someone special with a culinary delight.

1 Thank Dallyg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Ballantrae
  • Phone Number: 01465 831212

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