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Balbirnie Bistro
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Markinch
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The Balbirnie Bistro, a charming and intimate great value restaurant, set within the original kitchens of Grade A Listed Balbirnie House. Our specialities are mussels, great burgers, salads, traditional and classic bistro favourites, steak frites, and sundaes.
Reviewed July 19, 2014

When you go to a restaurant are you there to enjoy the food as the chef offers it or is the chef there to prepare food to your preferences ?
Had a family meal at Balbirnie House Hotel and the food was excellent except ...

one of our party want a well done steak, the chef recommends the steaks are not cooked more than medium, and served a medium steak although the waitress asks how you would like your steak, the kitchen just ignored the order and prepares them as they see fit.

When we sent the steak back it took 15 minutes before it re-appeared well done. Put a right damper on our meal, and was unacceptable in my opinion.

What do people think ? Are we buying food as the chef wants to prepare it or as we want to eat it ?

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Nicholas R, Manager at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

BISTRO AND ORANGERY

Many thanks for your online comments. We would like to point out this isn’t our main Balbirnie TripAdvisor page, and for ease of administration and ongoing responses, we would ask that future reviews are posted on the main page, listed – Balbirnie House.

We are also contactable via private messaging on our Facebook feed. For ongoing special offers please do join us online.

Our main Twitter feed is @BalbirnieHouse

Please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to arrangements for all future special occasions. Our current literature is of course all listed on our main web site.

Many thanks, and kindest regards from all at Balbirnie.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited Balbirnie for Sunday lunch in the orangery, it was absolutely delicious, it was my Dads birthday and my Mum and Dads anniversary. It is excellent value for money for the quantity and quality of food you are served. The staff are very attentive and make you feel special. We have been on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Keep up the good work Balbirnie Team.

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Thank Iris K
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Nicholas R, Manager at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

BISTRO AND ORANGERY

Many thanks for your online comments. We would like to point out this isn’t our main Balbirnie TripAdvisor page, and for ease of administration and ongoing responses, we would ask that future reviews are posted on the main page, listed – Balbirnie House.

We are also contactable via private messaging on our Facebook feed. For ongoing special offers please do join us online.

Our main Twitter feed is @BalbirnieHouse

Please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to arrangements for all future special occasions. Our current literature is of course all listed on our main web site.

Many thanks, and kindest regards from all at Balbirnie.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good food and value for money. Heard some bad things about balbirnie but it didnt show. Keep up the good work

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Thank jambotrenton
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Nicholas R, Manager at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

BISTRO AND ORANGERY

Many thanks for your online comments. We would like to point out this isn’t our main Balbirnie TripAdvisor page, and for ease of administration and ongoing responses, we would ask that future reviews are posted on the main page, listed – Balbirnie House.

We are also contactable via private messaging on our Facebook feed. For ongoing special offers please do join us online.

Our main Twitter feed is @BalbirnieHouse

Please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to arrangements for all future special occasions. Our current literature is of course all listed on our main web site.

Many thanks, and kindest regards from all at Balbirnie.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just returned from a fantastic evening at the Balbirnie house. We booked to eat at the orangerie restaurant to celebrate our engagement. From the moment we went in to the time we left we were made so welcome and the service from all the staff was first class.
The food is amazing, most probably the best meal I've had in a restaurant , we will defiantly be back and we're even considering having our wedding here.
If you live locally then go there to eat you won't be disappointed.

Thank Andrew A
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Nicholas R, Manager at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

BISTRO AND ORANGERY

Many thanks for your online comments. We would like to point out this isn’t our main Balbirnie TripAdvisor page, and for ease of administration and ongoing responses, we would ask that future reviews are posted on the main page, listed – Balbirnie House.

We are also contactable via private messaging on our Facebook feed. For ongoing special offers please do join us online.

Our main Twitter feed is @BalbirnieHouse

Please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to arrangements for all future special occasions. Our current literature is of course all listed on our main web site.

Many thanks, and kindest regards from all at Balbirnie.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you have a special occasion Sunday lunch at Balbirnie is the best in the area by far, a bit pricey but if its a special occasion you won't be disappointed as food is always fantastic. TRy the Sunday Roast its always a winner but there is a great choice on the lunch menu, evening menu is similar but you can get 4/5 courses.

Thank W333JUL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nicholas R, Manager at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

BISTRO AND ORANGERY

Many thanks for your online comments. We would like to point out this isn’t our main Balbirnie TripAdvisor page, and for ease of administration and ongoing responses, we would ask that future reviews are posted on the main page, listed – Balbirnie House.

We are also contactable via private messaging on our Facebook feed. For ongoing special offers please do join us online.

Our main Twitter feed is @BalbirnieHouse

Please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to arrangements for all future special occasions. Our current literature is of course all listed on our main web site.

Many thanks, and kindest regards from all at Balbirnie.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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