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The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
SEE OUR HOTEL REVIEWS THE SELKIRK ARMS HOTEL many guests are still posting food review on the Hotel web site as well...Choice of dining areas in this 17 bedroom town house hotel. Choose from the Bar, Bistro or Restaurant where the same a la caret menu is available throughout. Both open to the public and hotel residents daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine at a leisurely pace with cosy settees, casual dining areas, free wi fi and a relaxed atmosphere. Although a hotel the food is the big attraction here and it is very popular with locals. The Chef won Dumfries and Galloway Chef of the Year in 2012. A great selection of beers and real ales are on tap.
PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$47
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews scallops lamb cullen skink fish and chips burger ice cream pudding salad potatoes lounge bar stayed here excellent food local produce pub grub whilst on holiday place to eat return visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the food here is first class, the staff are very helpful, the bar is cosy and warm, with a very friendly atmosphereMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lynnaitken
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear lynnaitken, It's really great to read that you enjoyed your meals and had such a resoundingly good experience ! We do appreciate it each and every time we get feedback like this on all aspects of the visit - nothing is taken for granted....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely start to the New Year with Brunch before exploring the local area. The staff were so friendly and the food was just what we needed for a busy day ahead. If you are in the area you must visit this place but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rex355
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rex355, We had a great response to New Years Brunch with prosecco ! It was a lovely afternoon and a great way to start 2019. Huge thanks to you for your feedback - it's really very nice to know that it added to your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of drinks here, it is a hotel but service was great and staff friendly, although four legged fiends are not very welcomeMore

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank P3MMO
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear P3MMO Thanks for popping by - it's really nice to read that you enjoyed your drinks. To help clarify the dog situation, they are welcome in the Burns Room where we serve coffee and drinks. They are also welcome in the Wee Bar, assuming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a lazy Christmas in Kirkcudbright, no stuffing a turkey for us! So, everything prepared in advance for the big day, we deserved a treat on Christmas eve....well you would, wouldn't you! As we were just visiting Kirkcudbright for a few days,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank K8tie59
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear K8tie59, Our talented Housekeepers spend 3 days putting the Christmas decorations and the trees up - I'm so glad you agree that they look great and that you had a fabulous Christmas-free meal with us. Today, the decorations came down and the last piece...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for dinner for the first time I can’t see why the reviews are good. I ordered a lamb shank it came with the smallest portion of mash and no bacon like what was said on the menu ! The lamb itself was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JP-019804
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear JP-019804, There is definitely a happy pattern to the reviews on this page, and also the Hotel page! Many of our reviews are extremely favourable, and believe it or not, we do not take this for granted. In the spring and summer months we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive lunch. The Service was outstanding with no detail too much trouble ,particularly for our gluten free guest. The steak and haggis pie ,Salmon and figs were particularly outstanding .It was a delicious wine ,pinot grigio and very gorgeous deserts especially the lemon posset...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 220sally
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 220sally, I'm really happy that you stopped by for lunch and had such an exceptional experience. Your review is how we want everything to be - good service, great food, comfortable surroundings and a feeling of well being. Scott Carsons pies are always so...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Service was very good. We chose the Festive Menu. Good choice either 2 or 3 courses. Food was wonderful. Coffee and mince pies were included with this menu. Very busy but not kept waiting at all. Staff were very attentive and asked if everything was...More

Thank Isabel G
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Dear Isabel G, Our festive fayre menu has been running since 3rd December - 2 or 3 courses and mince pies and coffee are included in the price. We've also introduced a turkey and cranberry baguette on the lunch menu for December - always popular!...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had good food here, in the warm and relaxed ambience of the restaurant. Scallops, local of course, and ultra fresh, with taramasalata, second starter was baked figs with a pear and celery salad and blue cheese, again very good indeed. Excellent roast Guinea fowl...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gilmoreCoDurham
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Dear gilmoreCoDurham, Many thanks - delighted that you came by for some food and that you enjoyed it. Scallops are always popular and we make the taramasalata, currently served, with the roe of the scallop. I'm also glad to read that you found the service...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

There were already a number of people sitting waiting to order at 6 pm, when we arrived. But the wonderful staff coped well and were exceptional in the way they did their job in a friendly, efficient manner. The food was good pub grub -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank N3018QVmarkh
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Dear Mark H, We really appreciate your review and also that you rnjoyed your meals and the atmosphere and service. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. best regards Joanna Scott

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Went on a Thursday evening and everyone seems to want to eat in the bar where you cannot reserve a table. So it is first come first served and at 6 pm when they opened there were already lots of people waiting for service to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank IanPLongworth
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Dear IanPLongworth, Thanks for coming in and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your meals. Guests are able to book a table in the restaurant between 7 -9pm, it serves the same menu as the Bar, Bistro. We serve a variety of meals ranging from the...More

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