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#8 of 8 Bar in Elgin
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Pub, Street Food, Bar, Mexican, British
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just revisited Badenochs having furst visited here about 6 months ago and it’s still just as good if not better. Badenochs re-opened last year under new management. The decor in places is a little tired but at the end of the day this...is a new venture from a young couple who are more than holding their own in a very competitive market of pubs in the town most of which have large financial backing from well known franchises. As far as the food goes we found an extensive menu of burgers, small plates, steaks cooked to perfection and chicken satay to die for. A great choice of local beers, wines and of course a well stocked whisky bar. We found all the servers although young were polite and friendly and the management professional and hard working. In short you’ll not find better food and value for money in Elgin. It’s also a very accommodating place suitable for all ages including kids and dogs are allowed which for us is a bonus. There is even a beer garden!! The biggest in the town. A great pub run by a young ambitious and enthusiastic team.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Black walls, black plates, black napkins, black uniforms, none of which do anything to improve an already lack of atmosphere. In an establishment where a choice of seating was available, why were shown to a booth where the bench seat was already ripped in half,...not exactly a good start. The menu selection was good, if you liked burgers, or burgers of any kind, a bit of persuasion eventually got a vegetarian menu produced, there was also a Sunday roast available, no choice of meats,beef only, this was acceptable apart from the vegetables, which appeared to have come from a bag of mixed veg and had been cooked by some method beyond recognition. No offer of deserts was made, we had to as for a desert menu, no cheesecake was available. No decaf coffee was available, in fact there was no knowledge of any decaf drinks being available. Prices are by no means cheap. I would have thought that with a name such as Badenochs, some local, Scottish food would have been on the menu. Overall there was a general lack of interest, and hospitality training, which would not encourage us to return lMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Badenoch’s delivers a friendly welcome and food has always been good. And the menu changes. Not overly priced but well worth the asking price. A variety of drinks is available; we once managed brandy but was unsuccessful most recently. Whisky and cocktails their speciality. But...no brandy? Shame! Beware if you’re sat near the entrance. It’s draughty and they watch their heating costs. There’s some distance between kitchen and tables so make sure your food isn’t cold - unless ice cream of course. All starters/mains available this time. The server provided a dessert menu and then returned later to tell us 2 of the 4 options were unavailable. Communication issue? Fortunately, STP still on. That’s sticky toffee pudding - yummy! Staff suffer from amnesia. Once finished the mains, no one came to clear the table to ask if we wanted a dessert. I assailed a server who began to clear a neighbouring vacated table. We seemed forgotten! And the delay in serving the dessert seemed interminable. My party has experienced this delay before so it’s not a one off. Diners can age noticeably as they finish their main course and start their dessert! 🤭🥱⏱️More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

The proprietor is the problem. His behaviour was insulting. Would never return. Unfortunate as some staff were good.Décor was average and lacked warmth.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024

Decided to eat here as we had a great experience both with food & service on 3rd January Bitterly disappointed this time. Myself & 2 other family members were seated & given a menu by the one female staff member, there was also another male...floating around We received our drinks & food which was really good but from then on we were completely ignored. The lady who served us sat at a table on a computer right in front of us but never enquired if we required anything else We were looking at the cocktail menu but sat so long in the bitterly cold venue that we decided to leave We then stood waiting to pay our bill & in the end had to ask her to attend to us We told her we were disapointed with having to wait & being ignored after our great experience last time but she said she was on her own.... maybe, but it wasn't busy & she completely ignored us.... big mistake as we took our business elsewhere & will not advise others to eat hereMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Decided to try here for dinner.Based on word of mouth and positive reviews we walked in on Sunday night. The place wasn’t busy so we were seated by the window by the waitress.Ordered our food and drink,everything so far fine,but my partner had to go...up to the bar to ask for more drinks,a complete bug bare of mine when in a restaurant as you should never have to do that,it’s the staff’s job to check if we need more drinks ! The food was really tasty if a bit slow,but as it was good we let that go. BUT !! We won’t return till spring/ summer as we were frozen,we were dressed for winter,but the draught coming in was awful and there’s nothing worse when going out for dinner and being cold. See you in the summer ☀️More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

We came here loads when it owned by someone else and it was great. We were slightly hesitant to try it out with the new guys, but we were glad we did. The food on offer is different than before but is still fantastic. The...staff were super helpful with us and even offered to get me a padded seat due to my current disability, I declined, but it was nice of him to offer. Make sure to book in advance at the weekends as empty tables are few and far between (which goes to show how good this place is). Fantastic and thoroughly recommended. 5 stars ★★★★★More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Went to try the new sunday roast beef dinner and it absolutely lived up to expectations.Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned plus the portion sizes were spot on.Went as a party of 4(2 kids and 2 adults) and it was clean plates all around.Service was...fast too.Top marks!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

My wife and I popped into Badenoch's for lunch. Neither of us had been there before, so we were giving the unknown a try! Immediate impressions of the bar/restaurant were positive, through the door into a spacious area, with a friendly welcome from one of...the staff members. We were seated and given the menu to choose from. Not a massive menu, but nicely varied and everything sounded lovely. We opted for 3 of the 'small plates' as they were described on the menu (Pork belly bites, halloumi fries, and bao buns with teriyaki beef to be specific) as they were described on the menu, and didn't have to wait long before they were on the table! First impressions of the food were promising! All 3 dishes were presented beautifully, and a bit bigger than what I would say is your usual starter-sized portion. The halloumi fries were crispy, tasty, and the guacamole was particularly outstanding. The bao buns were a super size, the beef was very nicely done and the dressing on the plate added a very nice tang to the dish. The pork belly bites blew us both away. Succulent, with a beautiful sauce, strong but well balanced flavour, and plenty dressing to soak up the last of the sauce. Out of three excellent dishes, this was our favourite. Safe to say that we were both very satisfied with the service, and passed on compliments to the chef via our friendly waitress. For a quick but satisfying and excellent quality lunch, I can hardly reccommend this place enough! Well done Badenoch's!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Quick to seat and get your drink orders but beyond that us a joke waited over 30mins just to get food ordered. Wouldn’t mind if it was busy but the place was empty! Currently still waiting on the food it’s only 2 portion of chips...coleslaw with a classic burger (a lot huh) and it’s 40mins after! Food arrived as I was away to submit a reviewMore

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

Just visited as a family of 4. Fish and chips for one adult and 3 small plates between adult and 2 kids as both the kids wanted nachos. Steak and Peppercorn fries to share. Everything was lovely - especially the steak/peppercorn fries - best I’ve...had! But what impressed me was when I went to pay, the guy asked what the kids had so he could take it off the bill as kids eat free mid-week! We had no idea and he didn’t have to tell us. Excellent food and excellent serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Initial impression on entering was “very nice” looked promising. Initial server was very good and helpful. We ordered some small plates as a starter and our mains. We didn’t have to wait long before some food came out. However it was one of the small...plates and one of the main meals. We asked for the main meals to be served all together after we had finished the small plates (starter). The homemade nachos were very good, could have had a bit more guacamole and sour cream but very tasty. Other small plate was meant to have king prawns in it but they were definitely not king prawns but tasty all the same. When the mains came out these came out in drubs and drabs with quite a delay in between each dish appearing. The first 2 plates out where the venison burgers but minus the fries. Actually had to ask for these before the burgers went cold. The blue cheese sauce that was requested with the venison burgers came in the burger but this was requested on the side. My fish and chips that originally came out with the small plate was tasty but the chips were tepid. Staff were very nice but I think some need a bit more training. If they are unable to carry more than 2 plates at a time then maybe trays should be used to ensure whole table get their food at the same time. We asked if they had a dessert menu…. Staff response was “ I don’t really know”. My husband went to pay our bill at the bar. Three staff were not really doing anything right in front of him and took a few minutes to realise he was actually needing served. Tip….. double check your bill for all charges as we had a random charge on ours. It was removed but worth checking. Nice place, nice food and so much potential.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

Ordered food, came relatively quick. The presentation was top notch, even Gordon Ramsay has been real quiet since Baddies re-opened by the main man Nate and his partner Ashlyn. The staff members are all legends, very polite and knowledgeable about their job and what they...are serving. The food was 11.5/10. Would comeback in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Not so great. Poor disabled access due to staff parking. Not big on hygiene and not somewhere you would take your old Mum

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

This place is great for high quality yet affordable food and cocktails. All the staff were extremely kind and helpful with everything. The food is extremely well prepared and cooked to perfection. The cocktails are fantastic, affordable and handmade on front of you to order....Definitely the number 1 place to wine and dine in Elgin right now!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3