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The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant

High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
+44 1557 330402
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“cullen skink” (8 reviews)
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 485 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate here when we stayed overnight. The menu offered a good choice, the staff were warm, pleasant and helpful. The scallop with Cullen skink starter was delicious as was the whole sole main! Good range of drinks at the bar too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Janine H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited twice this week, once in the restaurant and once in the lounge bar. Both times, food was brilliant. The staff are lovely and willing to cater for your needs, obviously well looked after staff, which equals happy staff! Well done to the owners,...More

Thank Smur9511
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited kirkcudbright today and planned to have our lunch at the Selkirk Arms as their web page says dogs welcome in the Sports bar. Unfortunately not today ! It was 12.15 and the bar area very quiet so not sure what the problem was...More

Thank 439christineP
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 439christineP, I'm sorry! It sounds like there has been some sort of mix up. We have 2 Bars and dogs are most definitely welcome in the Sports Bar at any time as our correct web page says. I have spoken to my colleagues who...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant and bistro were fully booked on a busy Saturday night but we were just lucky to find a table in the bar as we were very keen to try the four course taster menu featuring local delicacies. We waited a little while for...More

Thank Jane A
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jane A, Great stuff! Many thanks for this review - it sounds like your timing was just right as we did have a busy one on Saturday and a long waiting list - probably hence the slight delay to your order. Thanks for seeing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a night and dined in the bar area which was informal but quite busy. Very friendly staff and good service. Food was superb - had squid to start and whole sole for main both of which I would happily have again. Will...More

Thank Borderbloke
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Borderbloke, Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you found us friendly and enjoyed the menu on offer. It will be changing mid October once again - a good reason to return to us, please do! Thanks for recommendation. Best Regards Joanna Scott.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose the four course tasting menu and I must say it was amazing!! The food was beautifully presented and every course was perfect. The service was first class and although it was a Wednesday night and the place was very busy we were very...More

Thank Kay S
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kay S, It's Scottish Food Fortnight and our contribution is our "Taste Of Dumfries and Galloway Menu" - 4 food courses beautifully matched with an optional wine flight. It has been hugely popular. We're delighted that you sampled it and that you enjoyed it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and varied menu, friendly staff, warm and welcoming. Prompt service, fabulous lunch, good for a treatMore

Thank Nadine M
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nadine M, Thank you for your review - it's fantastic to read and highlights a lovely experience that you had with us here. I'm delighted that you found us welcoming and with great service and food. Thanks again - we do appreciate it. Best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stopped off for lunch here on the way to Dumfries to catch a train and very happy we did. We booked a table for 3 people and were shown to a great table in the corner. The menu had a great variety of fish dishes...More

Thank Noel D
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Noel D, It is a good pie - one of the finest pies in the area courtesy of Scott Carson Butcher, a Proper Pie - lots of meat and gravy wholly encased in delicious pastry. We sell a lot of them! Thank you so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We occupied an empty table in the bar as you normally do in a pub only to be told that there was a waiting list for tables. As we got up to leave our table was given to a group of people who had followed...More

Thank submarinerLondon
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear submarinerLondon, Hmmm, okay, I can see that you feel slighted which is never our aim! Let me explain our waiting list system. in August we do 100-120 meals per night. We cannot do all of these meals at one time and during the 6...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rump steak cooked in a water bath. Beautiful and tender, and worth every penny. The Selkirk isn't the cheapest place to eat, but for an occasion it's worth it.More

1  Thank Janice L
ThewalkersScotland, General Manager at The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Janice L, Many thanks for your words.The sous vide method for the beef rump rossini just makes magic! The beef is tender and just delicious. We used the same method for the peppered beef rump on the previous menu and the result was equally...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$47
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kirkcudbright
  • Phone Number: +44 1557 330402
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  • This restaurant is at The Selkirk Arms Hotel
Description
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.
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