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“Cosy, nice food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dinks Bistro

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Dinks Bistro
Ranked #51 of 132 Restaurants in Dumfries
Cuisines: European, Spanish, British
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dumfries
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cosy, nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Went here for a couple of drinks and a meal with a couple of friends. Went before 7pm so got the special meal which was starter, main and wine for £9.95 (dessert extra £2). Food was really fresh, tapas were beautiful. Main course I has bolognase, would have been nice to choose your pasta as I am not a fan of spaghetti, friend had the chicken skewer, really looked amazing, cooked just right and good selection of salad and veg. The dining area was cute and cosy, not too many tables. Chairs are quite low and tables on small side, would struggle to have 4 at a table. All in all very nice food, only downside is the staff aren't very professional, I think a scrub up on customer service would do this place wonders! Would go back 100%

  • Visited March 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Oswego, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Always get good food at this little bar/restaurant. Recently was in town and went for their advertised curry night. It was fantastic and was at a price that made you wonder how they could make it for that. Tasty meals always and the owners are very friendly and on site.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, outstanding, atmospheric !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were welcomed by a very friendly down to earth gentleman, they didn't have a table to fit all 8 of us but all staff went out there way to put tables together for us !

What a beautiful Restaraunt it's all candlelight and cosy the room is all stone with an arched ceiling. Very old looking building filled with ornate and contemporary decorations.

Our drink orders were took withing 2 minutes and arrived swiftly by this time we'd all chosen what we wanted. Well apart from one of us my fussy sister who is a very plain eater and couldn't choose anything from this very fancy Italian menu. So the manager went out his way to find out what she wanted. So he got her a simple burger and chips sorted out. I chose the marinara.

Our dishes arrived in about 10 minutes and they looked and tasted exceptional no complaints at all. Apart from a couple of prawns not dissected properly but that's easily done.

Will be returning soon, but for a romantic dinner this time as that what this Restaraunt is ideal for.

Thanks guys !

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1 Thank Dumfriesdude
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

I put a lot of Importance on a strong menu full Of fresh food with a selection of good wines. The atmosphere of the place is also very important to me taking lighting, noise levels and music into account. Dinks ticked all those boxes, it was really delicious, I felt spoilt for choice, the specials were almost too nice and struggled to make my decision! Not a bad problem to have! Children are welcome and my son loved his experience being treated as a little man not being offerd the typically dreadful nuggets and burgers!! Can't fault it, we'll be back soon.

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1 Thank Thedreams
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food,nice atmosphere,no complaints.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Went here with friends on Dumfries Show day , only had drinks and main course but can't fault it,service was good ,food was very nice indeed and staff were very accommodating ,apparently Dinks Bistro & Bar is under new management and it is apparent,will defiantly come back .

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