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“staff who go the extra mile”

The Crianlarich Hotel Restaurant
Price range: $22 - $30
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Description: BEST WESTERN The Crianlarich Hotel's flagship restaurant can be found in the Highland Lounge. The restaurant has been awarded one Rosette by the UK's AA food guide and has won a number of accolades at the Scottish Hotel Awards in recent years. Our menu showcases high quality, local ingredients and is prepared with imagination and flare. The restaurant provides an informal yet high quality dining experience and is open year round. Non-residents are particularly welcome - please call ahead to be sure of securing a table.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“staff who go the extra mile”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The food and the service was excellent, and very very good value. We passed up opportunities to eat elsewhere because the hotel was such a good place to eat.

Visited July 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Nice food”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Restaurant shorted staffed very busy!! Staff that were on had a thankless task and did ok considering!! Food was very good and more than enough to eat a little over faced if anything!! made up for the "Fawlty Towers" affect!!

Visited May 2013
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Darvel, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Dinner on the road”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Driving from Mull to Ayrshire in early evening and needed an evening meal, but not at Tyndrum where we were ripped off three days earlier.
48 miles from Oban we stopped at The Best Western at Crianlarich, where we were able to get a table without booking. (mid week)
Restaurant is in a lovely hunting shooting fishing type room with two woodburning stoves. Staff were both friendly and efficient, just as well as the restaurant filled up rapidly.
Steak & ale pie was particularly good. Two courses with excellent coffee was approx £18/ head.
Would I go back ? YES.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was meeting someone for lunch here and as they were already in before us they had a seat, drinks and menus which they had to wait for. To save time I went up and got pad and pen to write the order. There was 3 members of staff so they were not busy. Simple order 3 sandwiches and 3 soups. One tea and one mint tea. Mint tea arrived cloudy so I went to bar and asked for fresh one. They brought me normal tea. So I took that and the cup up to the bar and asked for mint tea. They brought me mint tea but I had to go back to the bar and ask for a cup. One sandwich was meant to be cheese with red onion chutney. They forgot to put on the chutney so I asked for small dish and we would spread it ourselves. Only one side of the bread was buttered and the "garnish" was doritos. Pathetic. For £8.50 for soup and sandwich it was a disgrace. Tea was extra. I don't think I will be back.

  • Visited May 2013
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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“Might as well serve yourself”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stopped here for a spot of lunch as we have been here a couple of time before and found the food and service to very good.
But on the occasion it was very different. On entering the restaurant area, there was not staff to be seen. The was a table eating and an other one having tea,so we picked up and menu and stood by the door reading it for a few minutes, still no one was to be seen. So we decided to sit next to the door at a table and wait.
A girl came out from the kitchen area, walked around a couple of tables then left the room. The a lad come out the kitchen area and cleared the table next to us.
We expected at this point that someone would come back to see if we were being served, but no. So after 5 minutes standing at the door and 10 minutes sitting about we deciding to leave.
As we were leaving we looked into the bar area to see the girl and 2 males member of staff just standing chatting.
It wasn't all bad though, we ending up going to a lovely place on the way out of Crianlarich and had a lovely meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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