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Castle Restaurant

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5 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JA, Scotland
+44 1557 330569
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Found this little gem of a bistro nearby a family Christmas get together. Fabulous food cooked by the owner/chef, locally sourced and beautifully presented. Personal attention and information. Going back for more tomorrow night.

Thank janbUk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Three of us ate here this evening and we're overwhelmed by the food quality, the friendliness and the service... wonderful evening filled with fantastic food, great wine and laughter - couldn't have asked for more. A true gem.

Thank dabloke_air
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Kirkcudbright what a lovely little town. Everyone we met were so friendly. Discovered this little gem of a restaurant. Amazing food amazing staff Fiona and Paul chef owners made us feel very welcome we will definitely be returning on our next visit.

1 Thank Sarah W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had a birthday dinner here with family food was excellent service good but a little under friendly! Small restaurant with plenty choice

Thank Diane L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Ten of us used the restaurant on Sat night and all had a great evenings food and hospitality from the staff. Cannot recommend this place enough. Great value, great food. Cliff

2 Thank Cliff R
north east England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great evening in a cosy, informal bistro. Food delicious. Staff lovely. Thanks for a great evening. I love a small menu, not mass produced and this ticked all the boxes. Local produce, beautifully cooked and served. Well worth booking in advance.

Thank louandtone
Hawick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a meal here with friends. Varied menu well explained by very pleasant chef. Food was excellent and well presented. Staff very friendly. Will visit again.

Thank LanzaroteLover2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Booked for a girls night out, owner and chef were lovely and offered lots of choices for our fussy choices. Let us wait for our taxi while they cleared up.

Thank anniegirlie
Haddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We ate here here last year so knew it would be good and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and so were the staff. Only down side was I mentioned I was intolerant to new potatoes so the waitress took them away and brought them back cut in half. My husband ate them to avoid embarrassment. Will definitely book... More 

1 Thank Janet S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Castle Street Bistro is an excellent small restaurant, friendly and welcoming, and serving food of a very high quality. My wife and I ate here twice recently.;On day 1 I enjoyed the pate (very well made and tasty) followed by lamb chops, perfectly cooked in a red wine and mint reduction, with tender carrots, young peas, and new potatoes;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kirkcudbright
  • Phone Number: +44 1557 330569
Small, family run restaurant. Open 10.30 to 2pm for coffee, cakes, lunch and from 5pm for evening meals. Pizza night every Wednesday. Closed all day Sunday.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?