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“Wonderful food, atmosphere, surroundings and service second to none - Again!”
Review of Yann's

Yann's
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Crieff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $39
Cuisines: French, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
scotland
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, atmosphere, surroundings and service second to none - Again!”
Reviewed March 26, 2011

I’m not sure if i can write an accurate review without sounding a bit 'gushing' in places but Yann's definitely ticks all the boxes for me. Fantastic food and attentive service. Shari is the perfect host, seems to glide through the restaurant and lounge as cool and calm as ever, despite being busy (even midweek) greeting and serving guests. She remembered me from our stay some 9 months before and even remembered the name of the bottle of wine that i liked very much and had when we stayed for our wedding anniversary. You feel part of the extended family rather than a stranger.

When you arrive you are taken into the beautifully and artistically decorated lounge with roaring log fire, leather sofa's, tailored armchairs, abundance of coordinating cushion and decoration for a pre-dinner drink or just relax a little while you look over the menu and order. The amuse bouche or nibbles, are a lovely little extra. The Olives are wonderful; I could have snacked all night if it weren’t for the tasty food about to follow.

The lovely fruity and rich mix of oil and balsamic vinegar is very tasty indeed and I would have continued to eat my way through the fresh basket of bread if it wasn’t for the arrival of the starters.

The food is a little touch of France with a little touch of Scotland. The French onion soup was piping hot and very tasty, the Pâté de foie gras beautifully presented, creamy and smooth and tasted yummy without being overly heavy and too rich.

Once again two of us plumped for the Rib eye with peppercorn sauce, and two had the confit of Duck. Both main dishes were again excellently cooked and presented. (confit of duck is salt cured for those that complain that it’s a bit salty! It’s supposed to be) The frites, I’m not sure why, but they taste great, crisp and hot, wonder if it’s the oil?

The Panacotta with passion fruit coulis was creamy velvety yumminess and the chocolate tart didn’t last long on the other plate! The crème brulee was a substantial offering, I didn’t get to try it, it disappeared before I could reach over the table for a sneaky helping.

We had a great bottle of rose at reasonable restaurant price and with a good selection of wine you won’t be stuck for a tipple.

Overall a great evening out. Don’t listen to the other negative reviews, take it from someone who is a fussy bugger, who likes good food and wine and a relaxed evening with attentive yet unobtrusive service – Go! Everytime we have been it has been busy, midweek and weekend!! We now always stop in when we have a stay at the Hydro and the children are at the children’s club.

  • Visited March 2011
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Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambience despite the rain!”
Reviewed February 17, 2011

The minute we walked in the door we were made most welcome despite being soaked due to a very rainy evening. We had a table in the conservatory, overlooking a pond which was very nice. Great attention from waiting staff, great choice of dishes for each course, the food was delicious from start to finish and I could thoroughly recommend this delightful place.

  • Visited February 2011
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Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Every bit as good as last visit”
Reviewed January 27, 2011

This wasn't the first time we've eaten at Yann's and as with previous visits, the food, wine and service was faultless. It's hard to pin down what it is that transforms a dinner out into a great evening, but whatever it is, Yann's have it. The ambiance and atmosphere is warm and welcoming , great decor (very French), friendly, knowledgable staff and surprisingly good value. The lounge (for pre-dinner drinks) has big, comfortabe sofas, a lovey open fire and the little touches, such as olives with the drinks, do actually make the difference. We'll definately go back, and have no hesitation recommending to others.

Other plus points include easy parking, nice loos, intimate (even though it was busy) and very fresh food (we had Sea Bass and Steak/Frites for main courses). Oh and the Sauvignon Blanc which was gorgeous.

  • Visited January 2011
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2 Thank PorscheLP
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Anstruther
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Food was not what was expected”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

We never stayed in the hotel which appeared to be most actable. The food on the other hand and the attitude of the two waitresses that served us was not the best.
Pub food with condescending attitudes.

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4 Thank maddogAnstruther
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 18, 2010

Ate dinner here 2 weeks before Christmas, 3 couples. Lovely lounge with roaring real fire in which to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. Attentive staff, excellent attention to detail. Really delicious food, the best turkey dinner I have ever tasted.

We as a group visit Crieff every year. We'll definitely return to Yann's.

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Thank PaulaTScotland
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