Galloway Lodge

Galloway Lodge

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 15:30
Mon
9:00 - 15:30
Tue
9:00 - 15:30
Wed
9:00 - 15:30
Thu
9:00 - 15:30
Fri
9:00 - 15:30
Sat
9:00 - 15:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£2.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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About
Very friendly coffee shop with a very versatile menu to suit all needs. There are delicious homemade soups, daily specials and an extensive range of home baking. Specialty coffee and teas made to order.If you are in a hurry or just passing through, all of our food can be made to go. You can even phone and order it so its ready to pick up when you pop in. We also have our very own range of award Winning condiments and preserves, all made in Gatehouse of Fleet and are available to taste throughout our menu. There is also a beautiful gift shop that has a wide selection of quality products and great ideas. We also have a first class hamper service to accommodate all your gift requirements. Every Friday night is Galloway Burger night, 6pm -10pm
PRICE RANGE
£2.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles473 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Daniel W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Before COVID- Fun, friendly place, great food, coffee and cake. Very receptive and warm to children, all the staff are lovely. The burger night and gin night are great nights out with great food and drink which is all great value for money. Since reopening after Covid all precautions are in place and the staff work tirelessly to make visits to the shop and for food/drink/cake/coffee as pleasant as possible. Me and my family all felt safe and the place was very clean with Perspex dividers and sanitiser all in place. Also great to see the business has improvised with home delivery of products and take away food which continues to make the excellent products and service accessible during Covid. In summary, the shop has an authentic rural feel with some lovely products. Fantastic food from breakfast through to dinner, tea/coffee through to beer/gin!
Written 4 October 2020
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Ashley222
Glasgow3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
We always pop in whenever we're passing through gatehouse. Always a lovely coffee, not to mention the hot chocolate. Staff are always very friendly and attentive. Even since leaving the industry I still know how hard hospitality staff work and all the soft skills that go along with "Just waiting tables". Covid has been hard all round but we're always impressed with the food, most notably the scones with local jam. For things like that you're paying more for the quality and im more than happy to do so. Keep up the good work and remind us to tip the girl who "didn't know what day of the week" it was extra next time were in. I've just realised it was October.
Written 3 October 2020
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fruitmachine2009
Edinburgh131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We had mid-morning coffee and a cake here and it was delicious. A lot of the tables have been removed, and distancing was easy, plus there were screens between any tables that were even vaguely close. The scone and jam was so good that we bought three jars of their own jam in the attached small shop.
Written 1 September 2020
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savourynotsweet
United Kingdom122 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
Went in on 30th September. No greeting, no obvious covid signage instructions or hand gel. Looked around: I wanted to leave but we needed gifts to take home from shop section ...some clueless woman shouting out loud that the coffee machine was broken and every time we moved we seemed to get in their way. very weird layout especially during covid and not safe at all. At the till fortunately a young team member was friendlier. Popped in on Friday a.m.for some ice cream for our freezer. Again no covid system, whilst waiting in 'queue' got a BBQ sauce. Finally get served by someone whom I'm sure wouldn't know what day of the week it was if I asked. £10.40 for 3x mini ice-cream and a bottle of condiment which costs £3.25 online....so over £2 odd for ice-cream when the super pricey spar next door sells it for less!!! Disgrace. as it's now closed I went online to email them. No obvious email address to ask in a polite way about their pricing. No 'contact us' page obvious at all (go figure) No receipt given on either visit, though I think I also paid £4+ for 3x miniature preserves which you can buy for 90p a pop separately. This place is at it. Would not recommend for either service, covid guidelines or clarity on pricing / any value for money. We don't mind paying a bit more to keep independent businesses afloat but worst experience of all our shopping in D&G.
Written 2 October 2020
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TheJambassador
Your response is factually incorrect and clearly vindictive.
Written 9 October 2020
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rramsden
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Visited on a weekday late lunch/early afternoon at the start of school summer holidays so it was a little busy and we had to wait 5-10 mins for a table. This wasn’t a problem and was completely understandable considering covid and capacity restrictions. The main kitchen wasn’t open (again not a problem) so we opted for cheesecake and milkshakes. The cheesecake was reasonable but the portions were excessive and so you are charged similarly. We ended up bringing half our slices back home but honestly would have been happy paying less for a smaller portion as they are quite rich. The milkshakes were more disappointing. Again they were much bigger than necessary, and really lacked any flavour meaning a lot was wasted. It seemed like the ice cream had been mixed with too much (skimmed?) milk to make it go further. We would have been happier with the standard if the prices reflected the quality but paid over £18 for 2 slices of cheesecake and 2 milkshakes (most of which we left). Have given 3 stars rather than 2 as found the service good and the atmosphere nice.
Written 22 July 2020
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TheJambassador
Hi. Sorry things weren’t up to scratch this time. If you weren’t happy with the quality of any item if you had mentioned it to your server they would have more than happily changed it or refunded it for you. Ruaridh.
Written 22 July 2020
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I B
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Have been many times, and rarely had cause for complaint. Staff serving were lovely, however for 3 coffees (not fancy) a tray bake, a biscuit and a tart we were charged just short of £18! Add to this that on my last visit a month ago, I enquired about having an old, but full, loyalty card from pre covid days (now superseded by a new plastic one) and was told it was "no problem, just bring it with you next time and we'll honour it". Very good I thought.....but no, when I presented it this time I was made to feel silly for presenting it and told in no uncertain terms that it was years out of date. Sad at this experience...
Written 10 August 2021
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Sweetpea
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 friends
Staff are always friendly and thoughtful. We are living in stressful times and the management and staff have created a safe and sanitised process for thier customers to meet and continue to enjoy good food and service. Staff are always cheerful too even when there is high demand. Its not my first visit but it was my first time out since the pandemic restrictions were lifted. This cafe was the first place I had been to in months. I went there to meet a friend for lunch. I had no need to be nervous because cleanliness and smooth service had been considered and acted upon so carefully. Food was delicious as always. Thank you to the team!
Written 3 October 2020
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Pieter D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
My summary: good, tasty food, consistent quality and friendly staff. That’s based on four years of very frequent visits, alone, with family or a bunch of friends. Never had a bad experience and to top it all, we get loyalty awards which really add up. My advice to the Galloway Lodge: don’t change a thing, work through the difficulties of Covid as well as you are and if some people show disproportionate discontent, shake if off. Many more of us consider it a joy to come into your establishment and enjoy a coffee, cake (lemon cake is to die for), or one of the Friday night burgers. You mean so much more to the community than a place to buy a drink or gift!
Written 3 October 2020
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Catherine H
Bolton5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
We visit Gatehouse of Fleet around 1-2 times a month and usually pay a visit to Galloway Lodge. They have lovely produce and delicious food. They also offer takeaway in eco friendly containers and supply cutlery which is handy if your a walker/camper. For the the last 3 years we have purchased hampers from Galloway Lodge for family Christmas presents and although its a very busy time of year for the team they always are accommodating. All the family LOVE the hampers. In recent times Galloway Lodge have everything in place covid related to make customers feels safe and have implemented all guidelines. I would highly recommend a trip to Galloway Lodge if you are nearby. They can get busy in the cafe at times so best to book if you are looking to eat in. Cat & Jon
Written 3 October 2020
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Ruth G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
We visit Galloway Lodge often and have never been disappointed with the quality of food or welcoming and friendly service. Food is always delicious and locally sourced. Staff are friendly, helpful and polite. Since reopening after lockdown, covid safety measures have been clearly signed and easy to follow. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Written 3 October 2020
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Adrian G
277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
Went for snack and coffee on way to Stranraer. Only wanted a snack as booked in for 3 course meal at hotel. We asked for piece of quiche and a steak pie with 2 coffees. Coffee delivered after 5 mins rest got served about 20 minutes later. Wife got her piece of quiche which she enjoyed best ever had. My steak pie came with chips peas and gravy ??? so as hungry kept it. Pie was so dry couldn't cut pastry just turned to crumbs gravy was yuk pie was tasteless glad had chips to eat at least ones hadn't got gravy on. Thought price was bit OTT just short of £19. Staff ok some warm and friendly some bit offish.
Written 3 July 2021
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holidaymanWashington
Washington4333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Adjacent to the free carpark in this picturesque little town, this is the ideal place for breakfast, lunch or a cake and a cuppa. They were a bit slow to greet and seat and the seating allocation was not very practical. We were put on a table for six, plenty spacious for two people. If they had cleared and cleaned a few empty tables, a more appropriate size would have been available. Having said that, there was plenty to choose from and the remaining service was good. I had a lovely large bowl of piping hot lentil soup, with crusty bread and butter. My wife had a chicken caesar salad, which came in an enormous bowl. Both meals looked and tasted delicious. Washed down with a nice cup of cappuccino. Food prices are average but the prices of some of the gifts in the shop are on the high side. We did get a couple of nice looking cheese and wild garlic scones to take back.
Written 10 May 2022
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Margot M
Kirkcudbright74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Have visited this café/restaurant for many years for lunch, coffee and cake and burger nights. Service is a bit haphazard at times but not disappointed when food arrives. But on most recent visit with hygiene antenna alert due to corona virus spread I noticed the staff handled cake with bare hands when cutting it and lifting it onto plate. I feel this is not acceptable in the present climate or indeed at any time. Disappointed.
Written 12 March 2020
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TheJambassador
Hi Margot - thanks for taking the time to review us but I would like to make it clear that our staff have utensils to handle the cakes and do not touch anything with bare hands now or at any other time. If you had concerns we would have been happy to show you our systems that are in place including our insistence that staff are washing their hands every time they are moving between back and front of house. I find that any suggestion that we are not taking this issue extraordinarily seriously deeply unpleasant especially at a time when not only ourselves but other small business have no idea what the future holds. I would recommend you follow the government advice and spend less time making damaging comments online about not only ourselves but other small local businesses. To all our other customers please be aware that we take hygiene extraordinarily seriously and will do our best to ensure as little disruption to our service as possible. If anyone has any concerns then either myself or my team will be happy to discuss these with you.
Written 13 March 2020
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Lynnniem
Leeds107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Visited with family in Jan 2020 and we had a fabulous lunch. It was the first time I had visited and it has to be said it doesn’t look like much from the outside but what a little gem once you are in the restaurant! The menu is wide ranging and stuffed full of appetising choices, clearly with locally sourced ingredients. I had a chicken panini which was delicious, my companions had fish and chips and an amazing steak and haggis pie, both of which had clearly been homemade. One point was deducted as the chips were French fries rather than thick cut (a harsh judgement!) but otherwise rave reviews. The highlight, however, was the desserts. All were clearly homemade and the selection was extensive. We chose apple and rhubarb crumble and chocolate cake and both were just delicious. Oh, and last but not least, the staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming and went to great lengths to make our visit a success. We have already made plans to return!
Written 8 January 2020
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Cmsays
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
The lunch we had today was worth every penny, salted beef sandwich and bbq chicken melt. Very tasty. Unusual array of sandwiches on offer along with the usual. The waitress was a very pleasant lady and could not fault anything.
Written 8 June 2022
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