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Review of Culcreuch Castle - CLOSED

Culcreuch Castle
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We eat at the Dungeon restaurant regularly! Service and food is always first class! All of the ingredients are locally sourced from local butchers and farms!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We have eaten in the dungeon on numerous occasions before & always enjoyed the food. This time around the bar & dungeon had been revamped & looked lovely, the usual friendly staff showed us to our table... Sadly all the promise quickly became a let down, the choice on the new menu was limited & when the food did arrive it was warm going on cold... It's an adventurous menu poorly delivered & I sadly miss the old menu offering beef strog, steak & good old lasagne... At the end of the day if you are going to change the menu then make sure you have a decent chef to deliver the food to a good standard or just stick to the old fashioned bar menu... Prices were extortionate for what we ordered! Castle & surroundings were stunning, we tried eating elsewhere & found much better I'm very sad to say... Please review the menu, add more choice & get a decent chef in who takes pride in what they do!

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3  Thank Pklucky43
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Great food in a wonderful castle. Service was slow but everyone did seem to arrive at the same time.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

we were made very welcome great service we didn,t have time to explore the castle

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

We had an abysmal stay at this hotel, and we had hoped for something a bit better for dinner/drinks. We went to the bar beforehand where we ordered some drinks. We were served by a boy hardly older than 18 who needed instruction on how to make a gin and tonic his (girl)friend in Culcreuch uniform stood by, commenting again and again how she knew nothing about food or drinks. We drank ours as quickly as possible on the faded couches which had a napkin containing something food-related sticking out of one corner and crumbs on the floor. There was no one else in the bar and, even after we left, the teenagers working there made no effort to clean up.

Dinner hardly was an improvement. That same girl who stood by declaring her ignorance about all things food-related turned out to be, lo and behold, our waitress in the dining room. The room itself, with a crackling fire and lit tapers, was the only lovely room in the hotel, but this did not make up for the sub-par food. The best part was the potato and leek soup at the beginning of the meal. After that, the appetizers were rubbery, the sorbet between courses so freezer-burned it was barely edible, and the main course of salmon and beef severely lacking. The meats were egregiously overcooked, even though we had asked for rare. There was no red in the beef, and the salmon, if you can believe it, was tough. The risotto, however was undercooked and crunchy, tasting as though it came from a box. Speaking of prepared foods, there was no mistaking the desserts which must have come from a boxed caterers supply. If they didn't, I fear for the very well-being of the incompetent chef. The wine selection is limited, and after not being offered a taste from the bottle by the "waitress," I commented that the wine tasted corked and could we possibly taste a different one. The self-proclaimed incompetent waitress told us "that's how it's supposed to taste" and walked away.

Definitely don't go out of your way to come here - it's lovely countryside, but it doesn't make up for the un-lovely experience

4  Thank Forster84
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