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Ghillies Bistro

55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
+44 1700 500016
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pakora” (7 reviews)
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British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in the Victoria hotel for a night so decided to try the bar downstairs rather than the main restaurant. Not disappointed, nice comfortable and modern feel to the place. For starters my wife had the tomato soup which was really good and I had...More

Thank STUMG69
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was my first visit to Ghillies Bistro where my friend had recommended for lunch. The staff were friendly and welcoming. I was pleased to see an extensive menu with plenty of choice especially for vegetarians. My friend opted for the veggie burger which looked...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

From the external appearance of many places, we where struggling to establish if there was a decent eating place in the area— a local business woman obliged— Ghillies or Victorias she recommended With enthusiasm and without hesitation! We checked it out! Meanwhile Harry Haws was...More

Thank jimboSaundersfoot
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice lunch at Ghillies. Can highly recommend the sizzling Tandoori chicken with sweet potato chips.

Thank douglaswaddell
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Walked in on Saturday night about 8pm. Bute was dead so most of the restaurants and pubs seemed delighted with some business, not so much Ghillies. We had a look at the menu and made our way upstairs. To which some woman looked shocked that...More

2  Thank Allan M
figaro15, Manager at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Yes I know about this one. You did come back to have a drink in the Bistro Bar and I was there when you were relating your opinion on our inability to offer you a table on your first arrival. Knowing our staff and listening...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Good Food and service is always guaranteed.The barman/waiter provides first class service and has excellent knowledge of the food and drink he sells. A good choice of local produce,with varied specials provide excellent value for money. It will not be long till I visit again...More

Thank Billy M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and a light snack. Ideal. Good menu choice and reasonably priced. Pleasant service.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Had an awful experience in the Ghillies restaurant , the food took over an hour to come out when it did it was terrible when my colleagues complained , instead of offering to change the food like any other restaurant would do the owner decided...More

2  Thank ncooper130
figaro15, Manager at Ghillies Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Serious complaint and complete fabrication. The reality is you are any restaurant’s worst nightmare. We had a few customers that night who also had an awful experience having to listen to loud foul language and more. The fact that we were forced to call the...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

A great venue for a drink or a meal. Great service and staff and a lovely meal in a nicely presented bar area

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Food was great - we both had variety of fish which was fresh and beautifully cooked. Wonderful caramel shortcake as well.

Thank 358Jo_Evans
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 500016
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