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“Expectations Exceeded”

Fonab Castle Hotel Brasserie
Ranked #15 of 57 Restaurants in Pitlochry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $51
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Gosh what can I say. We had lunch while having a few days away staying in Pitlochry. We had noticed the Fonab sign from the A9 earlier on this year and decided to check it out on the internet and been interested ever since. We are going to stay for a few nights in between Christmas & New Year and thought it would be nice to go for lunch and have a look around.
Our expectations were more than exceeded. My husband and I both had soup and sandwiches, what a great choice, food was of excellent quality and the service and hospitality was second to none.
My only recommendation is you try it out for yourself if you get the chance I am sure you will not be disappointed.
I am now looking forward to staying more than ever.

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Thank cuban_golds
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2013

Good morning!

Hope you are well. Thank you for the kind words and the great review. I'm pleased that we managed to surpass your expectations and that you were well looked after.

We look forward to seeing you between Christmas and Hogmanay,

Best regards,

Gary White
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We found the Fonab Castle Hotel through trip advisor as we were travelling from the Borders to Speyside and searched for restaurants in Pitlochry. The welcome from all the staff was warm and friendly and the location with views over the River Tummel is superb. The food was excellent and the service first class, friendly without being intrusive. We will undoubtedly call again next time we are passing Pitlochry.

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1  Thank Jerry J
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

Good morning!!

Thank you for leaving a great review on our page.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Fonab and that you were well looked after.

I will pass your comments onto the team.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Best regards,

Gary White
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We arrived at back door, having walked through wood from the dam, not looking our best but were greeted warmly by staff. Just managed to take in view before dark, terrace will be a marvellous spot for lunch or a cocktail on summer evenings. Walked back to our B&B via Theatre car park. Fonab is walkable from Town but probably best by taxi/car if late at night.

Service very good but as we were only diners there not a great deal of atmosphere. Menu covers a wide range of tastes & prices for both food & drinks so something for everyone. Quality food well cooked & presented. No expense appears to have been spared on fittings and Fonab really is a swish venue. We rate places on the state on the loos and these were absolutely top notch!

Only two tiny niggles - nowhere to hang our coats & no-one offered to take them (could be because we went in through wrong door) & background music was awful.

Would love to return though and also try Sandemans when it opens.

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1  Thank Aporo
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Good evening.

Thank you for the review.

It's great to hear that you enjoyed the menu and choice available.

I find it strange that they didn't offer to take your jackets and the team have been briefed that they must do this 100% of the time. The music - I totally agree and I have put a blanket ban on Boyce Avenue - never to be played again in Fonab! Thank you for agreeing with me.

Thank you once again for your review and we hope to see you return.

Best regards,

Gary White
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed in the hotel and dined every day here.

The breakfast was served in the Brasserie and ahd a menu with lots of choices, in addition to the bacon sausage, black pudding etc, there was smoked salmon scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, steak and eggs, to name a few.

We had dinner in the Brasserie, which we also enjoyed very much. We felt the prices for food and wine were reasonable for the high standard of ingredients, cooking and service provided.

It is open all day with a changing menu to suit all tastes, budgets and appetites.

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Thank travelinglight66
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Good evening!

Thank you for the great review.

It's really great to hear that you feel we have hit the nail on the head with regards to choice and variety, as well as service.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Best regards,

Gary White
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

As long time visitors to Pitlochry, we were both keen to visit Fonab Castle for a bite to eat (as we sadly couldn't stretch the budget to staying there.
The restaurant was excellent and the service top class.
we will definitely be back!

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1  Thank JohnnyMcL
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FonabCastleHotel, Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Good afternoon.

Thank you for your great reviews and comments.

It's coming into winter, so our rates will becoming down so keep your eyes peeled on on website, or if you use Facebook, i always pop some nice wee surprise rates up on there too.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience in the Brasserie and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

Gary White

Deputy General Manager

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