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“Prozac”
Review of The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Carrbridge
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Kent
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Prozac”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

If only the owner would remember to take his medication every morning, this could be a very good little cafe. The black pudding sandwich I had was delicious, and the coffee was perfectly acceptable. However, the poor, depressed proprietor couldn't smile and look us in the eye, and the plates of food were placed willy-nilly on the table, rather than in front of us. When I asked for the bill, he threw up his arms and exhaled loudly through his pursed lips. I felt sorry for him.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank DaveInKent
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  • English first
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English first
Elgin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A step back in time (circa 1970's)”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Despite only one table of two occupied ALL other tables were strewn with dirty plates & greasy surfaces.
We placed our order and were left to clear our own table of the majority of prior diners plates. The amount of uneaten food left on these plates should have been a warning sign!
Basic bacon roll and cake with two "americanos" (actually normal coffee) delivered to table but remaining old used crockery left in place. Next customers in commented to waiter about state of tables asking "have you just had a bus party in?"
Two more groups of cyclists entered the premises with the same requirement to clear own tables. No scones available
Nightmare to be avoided at all cost

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank KEITH S
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aboyne
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“DON'T GO!!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Called in for lunch on Friday 15th August. The welcome we received was quote 'I'm not doing any more you will have to go, short staffed and run out of things, there's a place next door or one down the road'. All this said with no eye contact and waving his hand in a gesture indicating we should leave. Some of the customers already in there looked a bit stunned. We went back to our car and left, as we passed he had managed to clear all his customers and shut the shop. I would advise you gave this place a miss no matter how desperate you are.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank 1always-lost
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Oban, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“MOST UNWELCOMING AND UNCLEAN PLACE EVER...”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Old bakery was not a welcoming place. When we came in, we were not greeted but just stared at by the "host" behind the cash register. Once we found a table (without the host's aide) it turned out to be filled with the previous visitors' cups and dishes. The host did not come in action. After a while we asked him to come over and clear the table. We also had to tell him to clean the table (it was quite sticky)
The cakes were displayed on a table with one set of tongs to use for the seven different kinds of cake. When we asked the host for forks he told us we could find those on the cake table. None were there, however.
The Old Bakery dining area was dusty and the toilet was filthy. The coffee tasted watery. The hot chocoalte was made from an envelope of powder and spray can whipped cream for which we had to pay 2 pound 30p.
We thought that someone pulled a p[rank on us and that we were on Candid Camera. Unfortunately, we wen't...

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank DisappointedDutchies
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“what's all the fuss about?”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've read the other reviews and after visiting today, 18/07/14, I couldn't agree with any of the bad ones. The tables were spotless, the young lass cleaning them as we entered, the young lad serving couldn't have been friendlier. I ordered the Highlander breakfast, my only criticism here was that the toast was served underneath the breakfast, please serve the toast on the side A) to stop it going soggy and B) to make more space on the plate for the huge breakfast. The food was very good quality, locally sourced, and it was well cooked. I certainly could not complain about the food. My partner had a panini, which was proclaimed good and a cappuccino which although good could have been hotter (cold milk?) The array of home baking looked superb, next time we go in we'll try it with coffee. Except for the toast and the lukewarm cappuccino, we couldn't fault the old bakery, what's all the fuss about?

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank hughcunningham
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