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“One of the best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Caledonian

The Caledonian
Ranked #7 of 27 Restaurants in Brechin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: British, Pub, Scottish, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Brechin's foremost real ale pub & restaurant. In CAMRA's Good Beer Guide since 2005. Great food freshly prepared by our chef Stephen Field served in the relaxing and welcoming environment of our large wood-and-stone open-plan bar/dining area. A great selection of quality drinks on offer including wines, Belgian beers, Scottish cask ales and malt whiskies ideal to accompany a meal or to enjoy on their own.
Dundee, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Booked a table for six people by phone having been here for an excellent meal on Xmas eve. Once again everything from the service to the food was perfect. Cannot fault at all. A very welcoming , warm and friendly place which oozes comfort. We will be back. Fantastic menu . Many thanks to all for making this place a pleasure to eat and drink with good friends.

  • Visited April 2013
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Manuel B, Manager at The Caledonian, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Many thanks for your very kind words and hope to see you back soon!
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English first
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great beer, great music!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Dropped in on a very cold Friday night for a beer. On opening the door, the buzz of the pub/restaurant and warmth of the people was instantly felt.

There were two great tasting real ales available at the bar and a very large range of bottled beers. In fact, there was something for everyone as the bar also has draft Hoegarden, Leffe and Guinness.

We were lucky to have dropped in on the night when there is a live folk and traditional music session. The local musicians were fantastic and, as a result, there was a real buzz to the atmosphere, particularly as there was not an empty table to be had. However, there was, thankfully, room at the bar.

The staff were very friendly and the manager, Manuel, even played along with the musicians.

Roll on the next 'last Friday of the month'!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ardfernbob
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Manuel B, Manager at The Caledonian, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thanks very much for your review and glad you enjoyed the beer and the craic!
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Food as usual was very tasty. It was Italian night - £9.99 for three courses. It was good value for money. Our party of four had the brisket and belly pork which melted in the mouth.
Would have given another star if the place was warmer so don't go without a warm cardigan.
Also needs a bit of a refurbishment.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jennythetwin
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Manuel B, Manager at The Caledonian, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Many thanks for your feedback, and very glad you enjoyed the food. Apologies for the not so warm temperature, it seems that one of the main radiators wasn't working properly (on a chilly and windy night of all nights!) but it has been fixed now.
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Nice relaxing atmosphere if you want to pop in for a meal without dressing up.
Excellent food and large portions for those with a big appetite.
We had the Steak pie and salmon and couldn't fault it.
Big choice of beer and freindly staff.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JennyR56
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Manuel B, Manager at The Caledonian, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Many thanks for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your evening with us
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“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful meal & service every time! Varied menu with specials too. Lovely atmosphere for a table for two or a group party.

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Thank Benylin
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Manuel B, Manager at The Caledonian, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Many thanks for your comments and hope to see you back soon!
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