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“First class food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Steayban

Steayban
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Strathaven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
scotland
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“First class food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed an excellent meal , delicious starters then steaks and sea bream were the choices for our mains all beautifully presented and tasted great. We shared a couple of deserts. Really friendly service with no rush to get us out at the end of the evening. The decor is a little dated , but who cares about the surroundings when the food is soooo tasty. Try it !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank hippy17
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English first
Strathaven, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret in South Lanarkshire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Being a resident of Strathaven we are extemely lucky to have such a high quality, friendly atmosphere and welcoming eatery near by. Having been numerous times I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone. The food is exquisite and all freshly prepared to individual tastes. The owner will prepare bespoke menus for special occasions and will, depending on numbers attending, close off a part of the restaurant for an exclusive feel. All staff are well versed in the menus on offer and are more than willing to assist with nothing being a bother. The staff never hurry courses allowing time to savour all the wonderful cuisine and are not looking to rush you away. There is a varied children's menu, again with quality freshly prepared food, not just the usual "pub food" with generous portions. Children can also eat from the main menu with smaller portions. All in all the value, quality, staff and lovely atmosphere make the Steayban a real gem. Well worth a try!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian F
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A True Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

i recently booked a table here to take my mum out for a birthday lunch. We wanted to spend a day in Strathaven and this appeared on a trip advisor search so decided to give it a go. Its about 2 miles outside strathaven in a tiny village. It doesn't look anything grand from the outside but never judge a book by its cover!
We arrived at 12:30 on a saturday afternoon and the place was very quiet. Which actually suited us fine as i was worried my 20mth old toddler would kick off and upset other customers. We were greated by the waitress Chelsea who was very friendly and quick to notice my slightly grumpy daughter needed cheering up and brought her paper and crayons.
The menu looked great and we struggled to pick from it. In the end we opted for the Meatballs, the Club Sandwich and a childrens cheesy pasta. While we waited on our order we were brought a basket of bread and a garlic dipping sauce. My daughter absolutly loved the sauce and the waiter was quick to offer us a refilled bowl.
Our food arrived and was absolutley beautiful. The meatballs were unlike anything i've had before i didn't want to reach the bottom of the bowl. I had the pleasure of trying the cheesy pasta as well and it was also really delicious. When my daughter was full they were more than happy to box up the rest and give us it home for her so i got to enjoy it again later.
We then ordered a bowl of ice cream and the chesse platter which were both devine. The whole time, the waitress was happy to entertain my little girl when she wanted to explore which allowed us time to relax and enjoy our meal.
In time, the place started to fill up more and a lot of diners looked like regulars which is always good to see.
The meal was maybe a tad expensive for a lunch menu. 2 adult main courses, a childs course, 2 soft drinks, 2 teas & 2 desserts came to £45 but the who experience was so enjoyable it was worth the money. I'll be thinking up anything to celebrate in order to return here again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynsey F
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South Lanarkshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Once you try this place you can't help but go back !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

We dropped into the restaurant for the first time after moving to Glassford and expected to get a run of the mill lunch - when inside we were really amazed to find this gorgeous wee restaurant, really nice decor, so cosy. We were then delighted when they served up some really top quality food ! Each course was better than the last and the presentation was spot on, and they are really consistent, each time we've been back we get the same great service, food to die for and a friendly atmosphere! Always leave happy and our son loves it too, great kids menu. Can't really rate it highly enough ! And the staff are really an asset to the place ! Love it ! Defo our favourite place to eat. It really does put Glassford on the map !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicola R
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Muirkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
“An excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

My first visit to the Steayban was last Saturday and was an excellent experience.Our table was ready for us when we arrived the staff were well presented and courteous and the meal was to die for. We were not rushed out of the door when our meal was finished (unlike some other restaurants). I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area but book first if it is at the weekend as it is very popular.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JReid1584569
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