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This bright, airy restaurant sits on the first floor of The Machrie hotel, overlooking the 18th hole of the golf links. The glass-fronted terrace offer...
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Reviewed 1 October 2022

My wife and I took an older relative and other family here for a special lunch in August of this year. THe hotel itself is very nice is was the restaurant and the staff were very friendly and helpful. For the higher prices the food...was not worth it. The portions were small and the food was equalivalent to average pub grub rather than what would be expected of this kind of establishment and price range. The vegans in our group were offered a limited choice-which was not unexpected- but the portion sizes were ridiculous and the food on offer did not in any way reflect the cost. After 3 courses we had to stop at the Co-Op on the way home so the vegans could get sandwiches and snacks. So, emptying the bank account to pay for below averag food only needing to then fill up on supermarket sandwiches. But nice view.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Had previously read negative comments about waiting staff on various websites. Cannot say this was an issue, every single member was very attentive and treated us like royalty. Food is delicious, perhaps a little overpriced - but on a stunning evening with a great view...it feels just about worth it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

We stayed at the Machrie for my partner’s birthday. The hotel’s location and the view from the spacious rooms are spectacular, however. We ate at the restaurant for a special birthday dinner but were spectacularly disappointed. Five of us ordered the £40 beef. It was...the worst piece of meat we’d ever been served and not worth £4. The soup was bland, the risotto was undercooked, the staff were disorganised and inattentive. We had to complain and received a partial refund.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with dinner. Staff appeared a little inexperienced but the food was good and the outlook from the restaurant is spectacular.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022

We did not stay here but booked the restaurant for our last night. we were hoping for something to remember and we weren't disappointed 2 memorable facets expensive and mediocre food. Suggest the Islay Hotel down the road if you want value for money. Staff...very good.More

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