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“Fab lunch”

Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Blairgowrie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Cargills is a family run bistro sitting near the riverside in Blairgowrie. Serving coffees, home baking, snacks, meals and blackboard specials. Everything here is cooked to the highest standards using many fresh local products, offering good food and friendly service. Outdoor patio seating. Free car parking. Disabled access. Coffee's and snacks to go should you wish to enjoy the riverside seating. Takeaway and Outside catering also available.
Falkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fab lunch”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Visited yest for lunch, great menu, special board and esp liked the idea that you could choose small or large portions. Quality of food and service was excellent. Good value. Def return soon ;)

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Thank lynne2202
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, Owner at Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Brilliant! Thank you for your comments. I look forward to welcoming you back to Cargill's. lesley McDonald
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

On our recent stay in Blairgowrie we paid our first visit to Cargill's,first impressions were good,despite not having made a reservation we were given a table on our first night,as the evening wore on we began to realise how lucky we were,given the number of 'would be ' diners who were turned away.The restaurant is owned,and run ' hands on ' by the delightful Lesley McDonald who takes time greet her customers individually and her smiling young female staff are testimony to the way she treats them all.We ended up dining on three consecutive evenings and we were never dissapointed with the service,the wonderful menu which seemed to change daily and the great atmosphere.The restaurant is housed in what was at one time part of one of the several river bank jute mills which thrived in Blairgowrie during the first half of the last century,there is ample parking,outside tables for sunny day lunches and the town center is just around the corner. Would we eat at Cargill's again? just try and keep us away!

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank iaindinnes_123
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, Owner at Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
I can't tell you how wonderful it is to read your review - I'm delighted you enjoyed Cargill's so much. Thank you also for recognising our great staff, they work very hard and truly aim to please. I look forward to welcoming you back to Cargill's. Lesley McDonald
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great food again, service a let down again. (2nd review)”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

I can not recommend the food here enough, it really is outstanding, it is defiantly the best food in blairgowrie. i have been here quite a few times and its consitantly good. im especially pleased there is now a take away menu availiable.
On the other hand, i have found the service a let down -again. there were no smiles, its as if they didnt want us there. there was no butter given with the bread, no steak knife with steak. no deserts or coffee offered, no "How is your meal" messy tables all around us. etc. (And it wasnt that busy)
we did leave a tip, though i should have stated it go direct to the kitchen. Maybe i will next time if service does not improve. maybe it was just a bad day -again!?
I will defiantly come back, as the food is excellent (maybe just take-away though!) x

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, Owner at Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this review, August 30, 2011
Thank you again for taking the time to comment. After your last review we immediately spoke with our staff, we carried out more training and I now work as front of house. We are extremely unhappy that you should receive sub standard service, It seems we still have problems with some staff - please would you contact me directly so I can get to the bottom of this? Lesley McDonald
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“a hidden gem in Blairgowrie”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Fortunately there is a sign in the square pointing the way or we would not have found this. Excellent value for money, top quality service, great food and wine make this well worth a visit.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank hamish64
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CargillsBistro, Owner at Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this review, August 14, 2011
I'm so pleased you found Cargill's and enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to comment and to help put us on the map - it's very much appreciated. Lesley McDonald
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great find and a fantastick meal”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

Having read some reviews,we were delighted with our experience. A short break away from the hum drum of the week, the staff were fantastick, very pleasant and proficent, Lesley the owner a great host. We ate from the specials board and the food was great as an ex-hotelier and chef the food was great. Keep up the good work a jewle in Blairgowrie, will definatley use again on passing.
Alastair & Siobhan

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Alastair R
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CargillsBistro, Owner at Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro, responded to this review, August 14, 2011
Alastair and Siobhan, it was a pleasure to serve you! Thank you for your review, I hope you do make it back to Cargill's. Lesley McDonald
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