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Ghillies Bistro

) #4 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” (12 reviews)
“pakora” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite and a large drink after a successful (but only just!!!) mooring at the pontoons. Great food, we had kids meals for the boys and we shared a selection of starters - haggis bonbons are awesome. Great service and good...More

Thank mhairi h
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We booked a table tonight for Ghillies restaurant, we arrived 15 mins early but were seated in a lounge area to peruse the menu while we sipped our drinks, all very nice, relaxed and old fashioned. We were shown to our table, overlooking the Cowell...More

Thank Bruce144
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Popped in Ghillies, right on the waterfront, for a cup of tea and a scone on a recent rainy Saturday afternoon. Clean, low-key bistro with a mix of sofa and table-and-chair seating. Good place to regroup between tourist attractions in Rothesay.

Thank QRooBound
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend Ghillies if you find yourself in Rothesay lovely view looking over the water the lime and chilli fish and chips are to die for as is their scallops. Lovely place to relax in and enjoy your food and they also do cask...More

Thank HolidayHappines
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Have eaten there on a number of occasions (probably 6) and it is always very good with an interesting menu.

Thank saabsolutely
Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have eaten lunch on several occasions. Staff are friendly and efficient ,the premises are spotless and the food excellent. More suitable to adults.scenery is wonderful , no matter what the weather is like!

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Ghillies Bar is just where the ferry comes in at the Rothesay Pier. It is accessible and has a great view of the Winter Gardens. The food is really nice because they have a good chef who presents food fresh, nice and tasty. The staff...More

Thank Gwen P
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Very acommodating and refined cuisine, Great atmosphere and service . Attentive and very efficient staff.

Thank arvindUk
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Ate here a couple of times during a recent family visit. Menu is extensive for a small place with plenty of choice. The fish in pakora batter was my favourite and the lasagna was well received by others. Service was polite and efficient.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been staying at The Victoria this week for work, and going downstairs to Ghillies for dinner. They started strong with haddock in pakora batter, and I let myself down by going for safe options like burgers for a couple of nights before I went...More

Thank Ryan B
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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
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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