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Ghillies Bistro

) #3 of 17 Restaurants in Rothesay $$ - $$$ British,
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
+44 1700 500016
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“pakora” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was great - we both had variety of fish which was fresh and beautifully cooked. Wonderful caramel shortcake as well.

Thank 358Jo_Evans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been twice recently and enjoyed both occasions. Great food and always a happy service. Food is Fairly priced, I advise you try there " Strawberry And Rhubarb cider " it was very refreshing. Will be coming here for my birthday next month. Can't wait.

Thank jay w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food perfect. Delicious and well cooked. Service friendly and efficient. Couldn't fault the whole experience. Good value for money. Ambience could be better though.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place for Coffee and a bun scone came with a pot of cream and a pot of jam, lovely Fruit slice so full of fruit I couldn't eat for hours free papers and comfortable sofas,

Thank Celia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited a friend's holiday house in Kilchattan Bay several times this year, we usually ate in the Kingarth hotel for convenience. However, on our most recent visit in July we decided to head into Rothesay to see what we could find. We opted for...More

1  Thank mark_donnelly69
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Ghillies serves excellant meals at sensible prices,with a good choice,friendly service friendly staff,dont forget to try the cocktails

Thank Charles S
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Were able to accommodate our group of 12 with no problem. Staff were very helpful and friendly, food tasty and fresh and view from first floor was excellent. Would def be back

Thank lovetorove4
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Excellent little bar and grill. Friendly staff and decent food. Comfortable sofas and a great view over Rothesay Bay. Spot on.

Thank WeeWinkieWillie
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch again to Ghillies for lunch with a friend have to say was a bit disappointed with our food on this occasion we only had TOASTIE'S but Chef still managed to burn it was not the best!! We did inform our waiter that...More

1  Thank DANNRAJ
figaro15, Manager at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

We don’t want disappointment!!! It’s important to us that our customer is happy. You can be sure that our staff are always interested in feedback and the policy is if something is not ok we will very happily change. Also for whatever reason if you...More

Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner in here our first night in Rothesay. We didn't have a reservation but managed to get a table. The food was nice, big portions. Both food and drink were reasonably price. Good service.

1  Thank Melanie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 500016
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