We were slightly put of by recent reviews but when walking around Banff Earls looked alright from the outside so we went in with maybe low expectations. The waitress was friendly and asked us whether we wanted to sit up in the restaurant or in the bar, we chose the bar but found lots of people constantly walking past us to get to the restaurant.
The local ales were a nice addition to my meal and I was relieved to be able to find a salad in Banff. Pudding was huge, yummy but no way could I beat it.
Shame the chef kept popping into the bar for a chat with the bar staff.