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Glenapp Castle

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Ballantrae, Ballantrae KA26 0NZ, Scotland
01465 831212
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Richard L
Girvan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best scallops I have had in years for the appetizer, the entrees were outstanding and beautifully presented. Chef had very good and reasonable wines paired both by the glass or bottle. Watched the kitchen staff select items out of the gardens that later accented and appeared on our plates....very fresh! Very large breakfast enjoyed the next morning as well.

1 Thank travelMC3
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a recent dinner visit to Glenapp Castle restaurant and was greatly impressed with the latest cuisine. I am a great Martin Wishart at Leith fan but have to say that the menu we had was fine dining at its very best and could hold a candle to Wisharts without a problem. Faye and staff are so lovely and attentive... More 

1 Thank DrDavid007
Manchester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had been given a voucher as a present for a gourmet lunch at the hotel. Because I knew it would be a limited choice I told them of my dietary requirements because I am on dialysis. When we were given the menus mine was different to my husband's although they had obviously chosen things that suited my needs. They... More 

Thank joansmith_parrfold
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First impression of Glenapp Castle is a wow factor but it's a pity we didn't think that when we left. The staff were over attentive but somewhat detached. When posed with a problem they just smiled. The food was poor. They need to serve more vegetables for each person. The roast potatoes were meagre with one small slice of carrot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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?