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Cavens Arms

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Scottish
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20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
+44 1387 252896
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful surroundings.... always mobbed though definitely need to book... They do not let children in which to some will be a good thing but obviously not too good for a family meal.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant food,lovely staff nothing to much trouble.All in all a great experience every time.The menu has something for everyone and they even have a specials menu.We all love the food and atmosphere at caverns a great day or night out.

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Thank Jackie R
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never had a bad meal at this restaurant,no children allowed which makes it peaceful but take note NO food served on a Monday

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Thank annie123965
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a late afternoon lunch with my wife and father in law. Caverns is one of, if not the best place to eat in Dumfries. We all had a main and a sweet. Can honestly say I've never had a bad meal in here an would definitely take family from out of town. The staff are all very warm... More 

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Thank Murray D
Bismarck, North Dakota
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was warm and friendly, and we enjoyed the food and beer. The wait staff spent a little extra time in chatting with us, which we enjoyed.

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Thank Janet D
Lochboisdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us went out for an evening meal on the 3rd January, where from the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly, courteous staff who showed us to our seats by the bar until a table became available, which was approximately 10mins. I had the Caven chicken, my friends had steak and burgers! The reason the Caven Arms... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Wednesday night with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Very busy, considering it was midweek, but the service was efficient, polite and friendly. The food was delicious and I was tempted to lick my plate clean! Would highly recommend for good, home cooked food served by lovely staff.

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Thank Julie6570
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I amd not in the habit of writing bad reviews but I felt compelled to write about my experience. I went to the Cavens Arms with family as I had been there before and had had great food and service, unfortunately this time was different. We had a mixture of meals, Lasagne, Haggis Melt, Fish and Chips and all were... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went for lunch today with my husband . Food wonderful as always .service great .could not fault anything

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Twynholm, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just decided to pop in for lunch - very busy and if you were going for dinner, I would recommend you book. Lovely atmosphere, polite staff and great food - no children under the age of 14, which I personally think is a good idea. Worth a visit and would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +44 1387 252896

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