Went to The Duffus Inn for Christmas dinner with family. We were greeted with a glass of 'fizzy' which was a nice welcome before being shown to our table. Was disappointed there was no Christmas tree in the room or Christmas music playing (yes, I know a lot of folk had had enough of hearing all the Christmas songs by then) just no Christmas feel about the place at all. We had already put in our order prior to the day so the food was taken out pretty quickly....however, maybe too quick. We all had a 4 course meal, starter, soup, main, dessert followed by coffee and were in and out within 90 minutes!!!! Felt we could have had more time in between courses, maybe a personal preference. The soup could have been warmer as I thought it was lukewarm which I don't particularly like. There was an abundance of veg to go with the few slices of turkey and as previous reviewer stated one chipolata etc. Yes, it was Christmas Day and realise staff wages would have been paid at a higher rate but at £50 per person the portions were on the small side and no Christmas ambience let The Duffus Inn down. Not quite what we expected for the money. We won't be back on Christmas Day again although I think we might go back for a meal again just to compare to give them the benefit of the doubt. The service was good, maybe too good as we had no time to digest each course.
The toilets require refurbished also. I also had a look in the disabled toilet which would also require more thought as to the lay out taking the needs of disabled people into account - very dated!
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