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“Hope it's chips, it's chips, we hope its hand cut chips!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bothy

The Bothy
Ranked #22 of 196 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcoming Scottish restaurant in PerthLocated on Kinnoull Street, The Bothy Perth is a relaxed restaurant serving traditional cuisine made with Scottish produce. The warm and homely atmosphere is the perfect place to relax with friends or family and to enjoy home-cooked comfort food. Child-friendly and wheelchair accessible, The Bothy Perth is ideally situated for visitors to the Perth Playhouse as well as Perth Theatre.Traditional dishes & hearty foodThe restaurant chefs use the best Scottish produce to offer a varied menu with classic items like Marshall’s macaroni glazed with strong cheddar cheese; freshly battered haddock with tartare sauce, crushed peas and a ‘poke’ (‘portion’, to you non-Scots!) of chips; or pub lunch favourite, the 100% Scottish beef burger with hand cut chips, tomato salsa and pickle.Perth town centre accessibility & transport linksThe Bothy is on Kinnoull Street in the centre of Perth and a brisk 10 minute walk from Perth train station. Paid parking is available in the multi-storey car park along from the restaurant and several bus stops can also be found nearby.Free wifi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you’ve got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.
Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hope it's chips, it's chips, we hope its hand cut chips!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Love steak, eaten it around the globe , I exaggerate, round Perthshire mainly, occasionally in such far flung places as Orkney and, Arran (what a jet setter eah?) . Had the gorgeous steak , only to be garnished with your local burger van variety of the frozen monsters. So sad, C'mon The Bothy, you can do better ! Plenty of folk out there looking for work, tattle bashing anit the best job in the world but I am sure that's how Richard Branson started oot. Oh and one thing , train your staff to listen when asking if someone enjoyed a meal, not all of us are Ranters ! BTW check your menu see if you are the wrong side of trades description. Other than that excellent meals, great service and prompt and a reasonable experience, three and a half if I could score you!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank D F
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for your review. I must apologise about the quality of the chips you had with your meal on this occasion. This was not our normal quality of chip and consequently will not be found in The Bothy again. Once again please accept my apologies and we hope to see you again soon.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Boring and food not exciting”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Staff never pleased to give a little. This place has a fairly good reputation and is quite pleasant inside but the food was extremely boring and very small portions. The goats cheese came with zilch whereas I like a little cranberry jelly.

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Thank sophie c
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food. The grilled goat's cheese on our pre theatre menu does come with a cranberry dressing so this would be available to accompany the goat's cheese on the a la carte menu too if requested. The portion size of our dishes does vary but the menu specifies which are 'Mains' and which are just 'Wee Plates and Light Starters'. Once again please accept my apologies and I hope this does not put you off visiting us again.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Quality Restaurant/Food and Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Totally disagree with previous comments. If you wish speedy service you should visit a fast food outlet like McDonald, and why go back numerous times if you are still not satisfied?
I booked a table for 4 mature business ladies at 1pm today which was absolutely superb. Attention was received from staff the minute we entered the restaurant to the time we left. Our coats were taken as we were shown to our seats and our drinks order placed thereafter. The waitress (nice nails) soon returned to take our order, although we did asked for more time to allow us to explore the menu as we were undecided as to what to choose due to the tasty options avail. The daily specials were announced by the waitress without being prompted.

What more can I say... this is the place to go if you wish to eat out in Perth whether its for soup and sandwich or something to suit your own taste buds. Toilets too are very clean and modern

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank 4ladies_12
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear you had such a lovely time and we hope to see you again soon.
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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“Excellent as usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Great atmosphere, comfortable and always welcoming, food very good indeed and the staff are always smiling, which can be rare these days! Hard to beat in Perth.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Archie062
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“Go for lunch if you have plenty time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a lovely place to go for a relaxed lunch. However, having been many times over the past 5 years I have always found the service to be slow - not just waiting for food after ordering but literally just waiting to be attended to (though they are very friendly when you do get their attention!). Last went about two weeks ago and I do find it odd that the service hasn't improved when this could be so easily rectified and they have had this feedback before. The food is always good and I enjoy choosing new dishes from their menu, It really is not an evening restaurant in my opinion - there are much better places in Perth but I go there for lunch with girlfriends as the atmosphere and food is good. Just don't go if your very hungry or in a rush as you'll get frustrated and vow never to go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travellingscot007
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Perth_Bothy, General Manager at The Bothy, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. It is always nice to hear from regular diners and we will take your comments on board.
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