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“Quiet and unassuming”

The Stables Restaurant & Grill
Ranked #17 of 69 Restaurants in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award winning restaurant, The Food Awards Scotland, Best Restaurant of the Year 2017 (North), we specialise in Steaks and Smokehouse meats. All our food is made on the premises including the haggis and black pudding, we serve local produce, whenever possible. We offer 9 different beef steaks and other meats and fish on our grill menu plus a variety of other main courses.
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Eaten here twice now in the last month, very handy location just off the high street. Very quiet each time we have been there, disappointing because Fort William has been busy. The service and food is very good, will definitely be heading back there the next time we are down in Fort William.

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2  Thank County354
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Been in for lunch 3 times in the last few weeks and every time the food has been really good staff are very nice and pleasant it is always very clean and tidy,

Thank wendy a
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Visited the re-vamped "Stables" restaurant a couple weeks ago for lunch with a friend. The decor in the restaurant was appealing and it had a nice atmosphere with music playing in both the dining area and in the restroom. The lunch menu, geared more towards carnivores [as most places are] was lovely and just what we were looking for. I even cheekily ordered a tablet sundae for dessert which was gorgeous. I'll be returning to check out the dinner menu. The prices are fair and the service was good. A very friendly and clean environment. It's situated off the main street of Fort William so you don't have so much noise from the surrounding shops and pubs which is nice .

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Thank xLustToDust
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Heard it was under new management and we fancied a steak dinner, so headed to the Stables. New management haven't done away with those curious partitioned tables for 2, so we felt we were hidden away in the corner. Unable to see the dishes going to other tables which I think is part of the fun in a new place! No music. A strange atmosphere really.
But we're there for food and that's what you want to know about.
Didn't have steak!! So tempted by the Cajun salmon salad special that the plan went out the window.
Starters. Black pudding and chorizo with poached egg. Fantastic. Only criticism, please don't put the lettuce under the hot food. Cheffy presentation but I had slimy lettuce before very long. Who cares, the main elements were great! Thai fish cakes, not bulked out with potato, spicy, moist tasty, lovely.
Mains. I see there have been some adverse comments about the Thai curry. Well we were warned it was very spicy. Sauce looked thinner than I'd expect. It was spicy and yet somehow bland. Not enough depth of flavour. Purely chicken and rice, no vegetables. But this is a grill restaurant, so maybe a bit off message for what they do mainly.
The Cajun salmon salad was great! Big slice of salmon fillet and the Cajun seasoning just right. Served on a big salad (and without my pet hates of red onion and peppers, hurrah!) which was very lightly dressed. I had salmon in the Tavern a few weeks ago and this was far superior to what was served there.
We had a side of chips. Big, fat, seasoned/coated chips. I usually prefer skinny fries, but these were really good.
A couple of hiccups with a drinks order, but the young waiter is learning his trade and it was ably and professionally dealt with.
I wish the new management success in their venture. We'll certainly be back - and I'm having that steak!

Thank subzeronell
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

I can honestly say I have never felt so uncomfortable in a restaurant before. I was with a party of five and the waitress was downright hostile towards us for no apparent reason, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt so maybe she was just having a really aweful day but she made everyone feel so awkward and out of place. Unfortunately the food was also really bad, we had ravioli which looked like it had been thawed from the freezer and an inedible thai curry with no flavor except extreme spice and salt, and an occasional hard crunch of course sea salt. Veggies were flavorless and I've had better tomato sauce out of a can. Worst restaurant experience of my life.

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3  Thank eyelashsoup
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