Perfectly positioned with a lovely welcome you'll be well looked after at the Knowes Hotel who were extremely accommodating last minute. Room was well decorated and a nice size. A bit too warm but able to open windows to adjust which was no problem at all. Slightly basic hairdryer and tea accompaniments for the price however breakfast was included and adequate (only suggestion here would be upping the sausage quality). Lovely stay will definitely recommend and return
Just back after having a meal here, omgg I couldn't praise the food highly enough, the pork with cauliflower cheese and truffle, potato and black pudding Dauphinoise were to die for. My husband had beef 3 ways and raved about whole dish. We had crème brulee and textures of raspberry once again, delicious. The staff were excellent as well. We will definitely be back next time we are in Banff
Visited tonight for evening meal and was disappointed with the menu and service. Our waitress not very polite and not much information from her like the soup of the day and ect and was abrupt! Portion sizes not very big and hardly anything on the desert menu that they had so the waitress informed us after when we wanted to place our order when she should of informed us when she give us the menu. Shame really as I loved coming here and it was for a special birthday meal.
My husband is a barber and we got recommended to go here by one of his clients who is actually a chef there and omg I’m so glad we went. The food and service was amazing! The view was breathtaking we’re we sat and they had sea through blinds to stop the sun shining in our faces. Would highly recommend!
Having been many times before we knew what to expect from this restaurant and they didn’t disappoint. Whilst it was a lot quieter than usual (Monday) the standard didn’t slip and we enjoyed a lovely family meal. The waitresses even acknowledged my daughters birthday with an en scripted pudding dish, which tasted as good as it appeared!
We took my dad to the knowes for a birthday lunch, we all had a great meal. I had the fish and the batter was just perfect as always & the home made chips were perfect. I can’t recommend this place enough. Everytime we go the staff are so welcoming, the place is immaculate, the decor is beautiful and the food is always exceptional!! We stay more than 35 miles away but we think nothing of driving to the knowes as it’s always a great place to eat.
After having eaten here and being impressed with both the food and customer service I returned today to purchase a voucher for afternoon tea for two. After having seen the price online I turned up expecting to pay what had been advertised, unfortunately this isn’t how it works. I was told that the prices had been increased last week but the website hadn’t yet been updated. I asked if this was false advertising and advised that I expected to pay the advertised price, I was informed that I would have to pay the increased price. I would have left without making a purchase but after having travelled for 45mins and wanting my parents to be able to enjoy a treat I went ahead and paid for a voucher. Unlike the food this experience has left a bad taste in my mouth.
This is an excellent hotel both for accommodation and meals Our bedroom and en-suite were small but compensated by the lovely views over Banff and the North Sea. The decoration was of a high standard and both rooms spotless — well done cleaning staff. Breakfast was self service for juice, fruit etc but had a menu which provided a range of cooked foods, more than ample. The dinner menu provided a wide range of dishes for all courses. Emphasis for the main course was on seafood which was so fresh and locally sourced. All food was very well cooked and presented. All staff are a credit to the hotel and were attentive , caring and helpful. We hope to return in the autumn.
The Knowes is always our first choice for accommodation & food whilst visiting family in Macduff. Food was delicious as always & the room was clean & comfortable with great views out to the sea. Staff were very friendly, attentive & professional. Well done to the whole team & look forward to our next visit.
Enjoyed a lovely dining experience today. We just turned up without a booking and greeted by warm friendly professional staff. Dining area is beautifully furnished and spotless. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was delicious menu is amazing. Our grandchildren enjoyed the whole experience and were well catered for. Ice cream was exceptionally good. Highly recommended.