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Ghillies Bistro

55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
+44 1700 500016
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This bistro uses the Victoria Hotel kitchens so brilliant food in a bistro setting. The price is keaner also. Has its own salad dressing which is sweet. Been there twice over the weekend.

Thank Graham I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place, we were a large number plus a baby who came for breakfast. The waiter put some tables together for us all, was really friendly and promptly took our order. Myself and my partner had the Scottish breakfast with toast. It was delicious!...More

Thank Aiyesha V
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Been to Rothesay many times,first time we tried Gillies Bistro,have to say it was more than expected.food was beautiful,and very well priced,will return here next time we holiday in Rothesay.

Thank Ray B
Ian B, Owner at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you for the lovely review; we look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed February 4, 2018

good friendly service in a nice atmosphere, nice view from the large windows, clean toilets. Wire chairs aren't the most comfortable and it can be a bit chilly. Used to be the best battered haddock in town but not so now... different recipe?More

Thank jim2015
Ian B, Owner at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2018

Thanks for your review; wire chairs? not sure what that means? a bit chilly? did someone leave the door open? Ghillies is a very popular place & your comments regarding service & atmosphere are appreciated; some say we are only as good as our last...More

Reviewed November 12, 2017

Staying in the Victoria hotel for a night so decided to try the bar downstairs rather than the main restaurant. Not disappointed, nice comfortable and modern feel to the place. For starters my wife had the tomato soup which was really good and I had...More

Thank STUMG69
Reviewed November 3, 2017

This was my first visit to Ghillies Bistro where my friend had recommended for lunch. The staff were friendly and welcoming. I was pleased to see an extensive menu with plenty of choice especially for vegetarians. My friend opted for the veggie burger which looked...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

From the external appearance of many places, we where struggling to establish if there was a decent eating place in the area— a local business woman obliged— Ghillies or Victorias she recommended With enthusiasm and without hesitation! We checked it out! Meanwhile Harry Haws was...More

2  Thank jimboSaundersfoot
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice lunch at Ghillies. Can highly recommend the sizzling Tandoori chicken with sweet potato chips.

Thank douglaswaddell
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Walked in on Saturday night about 8pm. Bute was dead so most of the restaurants and pubs seemed delighted with some business, not so much Ghillies. We had a look at the menu and made our way upstairs. To which some woman looked shocked that...More

2  Thank Allan M
figaro15, Manager at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Yes I know about this one. You did come back to have a drink in the Bistro Bar and I was there when you were relating your opinion on our inability to offer you a table on your first arrival. Knowing our staff and listening...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Good Food and service is always guaranteed.The barman/waiter provides first class service and has excellent knowledge of the food and drink he sells. A good choice of local produce,with varied specials provide excellent value for money. It will not be long till I visit again...More

Thank Billy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
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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