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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seafood, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved it here , it was friendly , clean and the food was so good , such a great atmosphere, I’d definitely recommend it and we will return

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was delighted to see that Bootleggers had reopened. Nothing has changed from last year, thank goodness. Friendly staff, good service, a superb location, a varied menu plus specials board, and most importantly, a very enjoyable meal. Prices are on the expensive side, but I...don't mind paying when the food was as good as it was. I will be back to Bootleggers again before the summer is out.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely position and decor but the portion of chowder was ridiculous for a main course. More like a starter - kids' meals were bigger. Too expensive.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Venue back open a week after being closed for the season. Number of issues experienced: 1. Cleanliness - Would you not have thought that after a seasonal closure that some deep cleaning would have taken place. Dust in doors and light fittings. Generally unclean throughout....2. Waited 25 mins for water and a soft drink. Other customers complaining and member of staff uttered ‘oh f*k off’. 3. Ordered food others who ordered after us food brought out beforehand. Table was booked and currently waiting 45 mins for a burger. No explanation about the wait etc.. When it arrived I bit into it and liquid poured out.. resulting in the other half of the burger becoming very soggy and unable to pick it up. Chips tasteless and undercooked in middle Overall overpriced food. We haven’t even got into the season proper yet…. God help them in full season! Such a shame as the location is stunning.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Great place for lunch after a walk along the stunning Moray coastal town path. Good range of menu options. Food very well presented - highly recommend the mussels in spicy tomato sauce.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

This is a fabulous place hidden away in a caravan site in Hopeman but it's definitely worth persevering to find it. The coastal position has great sea views and the modern decor provides a fantastic ambience. For a recent, modern construction it has bags of...character and atmosphere with great attention to detail from the lighting and wall hangings to the cosy fire and beautiful glassware. We had a few drinks here late afternoon/ early evening and I would thoroughly recommend it. We didn't eat but the food we saw looked delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023

Just Celebrated my 70th Birthday with a family lunch. 11 adults and 4 grandchildren. EXCELLENT !!!! Good food, friendly professional service and excellent entertainment. All served up in very pleasant surroundings. I would thoroughly recommend Bootleggers to anyone. Keep up the good work

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Great food staff not so much :( Had lunch here today food was amazing but I felt a bit sorry for the chef running around taking food out while the waiting staff just watched. Food was amazing well done chef but get new staff sorry...:(More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

This place is a must to visit, stunning location with amazing views and delicious food. Staff are friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble. Good selection on both menus we dined inside and upstairs so we could really enjoy the views. My husband had...the chicken with a side of bbq sauce which he really enjoyed and I had the sea bass which was also delicious. We can also recommend the crabby fries and parfait. We can’t wait to go back. Keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

This was our second visit to Bootleggers and again, we were not disappointed. A lovely two storey restaurant with outdoor dining should you wish it. Fantastic views over the Moray Firth. The menu was just that little bit different from other local Eateries, plus there...was a Specials Board. Prices were not cheap but acceptable. Friendly staff and quick service despite the restaurant being very busy and, most importantly, our meals were delicious. Our visit was on a Sunday afternoon, and live music added to a fantastic atmosphere. It was a beautiful afternoon, and we grabbed a picnic table and stayed for a drink or three outside the restaurant. The only criticism I have is that for folk with any disablement issue, there is no parking near the restaurant, which is located within the Caravan Park. The nearest parking is at the harbour and on a nice weekend this can be problematic due to the volume of cars and limited parking availabilityMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Awesome place - seriously good food well cooked, great atmosphere and the view is second to none…. Do it

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

visited here on sunny day in Moray, although the restaurant wasn’t busy we sat for 15mins for someone to take our order before we had to go to bar and ask. limited menu and found it very strange that burgers/steaks etc didn’t come with fries...so you pay another £4 for the privilege! burger was sad to say the least, 2 of our party had the chowder and the brisket (which was a decent portion size) they said these were delicious. BBQ pizza was tasty too. no parking outside the venue as it’s at the other end of the caravan park so bear this in mind. won’t be rushing back if i’m the area again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Oh wow. We went for a Friday lunch and we’re not disappointed. Lovely ambiance, great staff and amazing food. Would go back in a heartbeat. We didn’t take any pics as the food was too yummy.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Bootleggers has a great location overlooking the Moray Firth, with a small dining room upstairs (and a terrace that wasn't in use on a wet blustery day). The food was pleasant, but some of the main portions were unbalanced - so a small bowl of...chowder came with two large slices of focaccia bread, and wasn't very good value (it was really a starter sized portion sold as a main dish), although the mussels in tomato sauce with chips and a single focaccia slice made more sense. However the mussels could have done with more sauce, which felt a little bit like "let's throw a tin of chopped tomatoes over the mussels and see what happens". The garden side salad was less than 50p worth of leaves with a little French dressing, sold for £6 - this needs to be thought about, although sides are notoriously difficult to price. Drinks were reasonably priced. Desserts, of which there were only three on the menu, were disappointing. the sticky toffee pudding was fine, but could have done with more toffee sauce. A seasonal fruit crumble was, quite frankly, weird - a little fruit compote in a pastry case with something crumbled over the top - its saving grace was the scoop of salted caramel ice cream.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Family lunch out at this very friendly and relaxing restaurant. Food was absolutely delicious and fresh. The seafood platter was an eye watering selection of all you would expect ! Will be definitely going back .

Date of visit: August 2023
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Seems to depend on who is at the reception office. We had a party of 10 in three cars. First car to arrive was let through, next two were turned away and had to park some distance away at the Harbour. It has put me off... More
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