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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

Worst restaurant in Elgin. Words cannot explain the hatred we felt leaving after a work lunch. From the staff to the food everything was not enjoyable. Should definitely take tips from others on how to run a restaurant. Can only imagine what the hotel itself...is like.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Would like to leave a positive review but we had to cancel our reservation, first restaurant I’ve come across in years that doesn’t offer at least one vegan option. When we asked we were told that it’s not available.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Royal for a number of years. Although service was quick and friendly and our party of four enjoyed our meal, I was a bit disappointed with a couple of things. The menu gave very few dining options with...only five choices available for the main course. Also there seemed to be very limited stocks of soft drinks. Twice when two of us asked for a second drink, there was none available of our original choice.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

Very disappointing baked potato. Soft skin as if re heated and semi warm potato, actually cold in parts. Filling ok, plenty of coleslaw and hubby happy with sandwich. Staff friendly and offered to change meal but didn’t want to hang around and eat separately.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022

Disappointed with whole experience tonight ,wrong starter for me ,my main meal wasn't what I expected, husband meal was ok just not a happy experience ,sorry for my Hubby as it was a belated birthday meal

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

This was my first visit to The Royal Hotel courtesy of a £25 voucher which I won in a Lifestyle (excellent free magazine covering Moray/Aberdeenshire) competition. The busy restaurant was very well organised pandemic wise and had a comfortable, relaxed feel. Staff were friendly, efficient...and polite. Plenty of choices, menu wise. I had the chicken burger and fries which was the best I've had yet, delicious. My friend chose the Cajun chicken pasta with garlic bread which she thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, I will certainly be back!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

Excellent family meal at The Royal. Service and food both outstanding, very polite and accommodating staff. Definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 August 2020

MY Wife and I had dinner here earlier this week. We were welcomed on arrival and shown into a room on the right. Tables were well spaced out, there were several hand sanitising stations and staff were clearly aware of their responsibilities during the Covid...pandemic. That was reassuring. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal and although my steak was lovely - cooked to perfection - I have to say the prawn cocktail starter was a bit of a let down; uninspiring, quite a small portion and in my opinion overpriced. Overall, though we regarded the dinner as enjoyable and reasonable value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

Bit disappointed. Christmas Dinner very bland and nothing special at all. Other meals at our table were also just ok. Didn’t expect frozen chips in a restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea here for my birthday, my sister and I hugely enjoyed it, also had a birthday party here 3 years ago for 30 people was also excellent

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Went here for a 21st treat for my daughter. The food was well prepared and presented and plentiful. A slight mixup with the steaks but otherwise an excellent meal

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

We booked our table for 7.30pm we arrived on time were seated then just left for ages. A girl came and asked for our drinks order to which we replied we were ready for our food order too as we were all hungry. She replied...i only take drinks orders not food. And then disappeared after not taking our drink order. Then someone from our group had to then go to the bar and ask for our drinks and food order to be taken. Eventually our drinks order was taken. Then we waited until someone else then came through cleared some tables and never took us on? We stopped her before she left with the plates. Then eventually someone came to the table to take our order. Our drinks took a while but eventually arrived. Our food arrived after. Which was beyond amazing. We had starters mains and some pwople had some pudding. I had the prawn starter which was amazing. Then the steak which was cooked to perfection. I then ordered a cocktail which wasn't nice at all. Was very disappointed. We then had to ask for our bill. Over all the food was out of this world but the service let it down massively. It wasn't busy at all and tbh it ruined our night a bit. If the staff were better we would probably be back... but unfortunately we probably won'tMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

Lovely evening meal. You cannot fault the quality of food in this restaurant. Large portions too! Nice to see different choices than what you normally get at other restaurants. We both had the Chicken flatbread for our starters which was delicious followed by a steak...and Chicken topped with haggis burger. Both very well presented. Highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

My Fiancé and I had an evening meal in the Royal tonight. To be honest we had planned to go to a neighbouring restaurant but it was full and how glad were we!! Probably the best meal we have had in a long time. It...was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday evening which made us a little doubtful as to what to expect. We needn’t have been. I had mussels to start, salmon for main and baileys cheesecake for dessert. My other half had Caesar salad to start, creamy Cajun chicken pasta for main and the same dessert as me. The whole meal was delicious, couldn’t fault a thing. The staff were attentive yet not in your face. The restaurant itself has clearly undergone refurbishment and had a lovely modern chilled vibe. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

This was our first visit to the Royal Hotel and certainly not our last. We sat in the nicely laid out conservatory which is a sun trap on a lovely day. There is a wide ranging menu with breakfasts till 11.30, a good choice of...lunches, sandwich and soup options, filled wraps and paninis, a children's menu and an afternoon tea which must be pre booked. Service was quick and friendly, prices were reasonable and we enjoyed our lunch. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Response from Allan M | Reviewed this property |
Good morning Yes we have a lunch menu running 7 days. Thanks Allan
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I honestly can't recall, but I am sure they would confirm if they do over the phone.
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Royal Hotel Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5