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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

Firstly , the food was epic. Each plate a work of art and clearly the product of huge talent in the kitchen. The service was efficient and very good. Very good value too. However the general atmosphere and ambience was too staid and stiff for...me. The food being fantastic is only part of the overall experience. A little unobtrusive background music would have made conversation and the general mood warmer -anything to soften the general atmosphere and make the acoustics and general feeling less inhibiting. Most of the diners seemed to be residents and we were welcomed with “ ahhh..you’re the non-residents “ . Also , on the night we went there , there were an awful lot of couples sitting in silence , dutifully consuming each course. Obviously this is no fault of the restaurant but along my above comments it all adds upMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

The food here was amazing and I would highly recommend it and the choice of gins. The review is only 4 stars as we were made to feel a bit like second class citizens as we weren’t residents. Despite booking for the pre theatre meal...we were told that we could not avail of the bus to the theatre but had to walk.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

Dined here for our anniversary and the meal was excellent. We have stayed and dined here before and it is always very very good. The staff are relaxed and so professional and helped us enjoy the occasion. One of our favourite places to stay and...eat. The chef, Nicola, deserves special mention - superb!More

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

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and dined in the restaurant on the 1st night. On the 2nd night we decided to venture outside the hotel for dinner but wish we hadn't bothered as it was nothing compared to our experience in the...Knockendarroch restaurant the previous night.I cam honestly say that it was the best meal we've had in a very long time. Canopes, 3 courses and tea/coffee with tablet was all included for £25 pp (resident price). It was a real treat especially if you like fine dining and we look forward to visiting again in the future. The staff are also all so lovely and very accomodating.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022 via mobile

Absolutely superb. We’re staying at the atholpalace which charges £45 for a rubbish 3 course meal which is basically rubbish compared to a£49 for 3 courses PLUS canapés for a superb meal. Absolutely no comparison. Knockendarroch was a superb meal. My wife and I both...had the smoked haddock risotto, stuffed quail and frangipan. I would happily have paid twice this price for the meal. Really friendly staff, nice wines, great whisky selection and fabulous views to cap it all. Oh and my wife also commented on how comfortable the chairs wereMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

We really enjoyed our two dinners at the restaurant at Knockendarroch. We particularly liked the sea bass dinner. Also, for hotel guests the two-course breakfasts were wonderful. I enjoyed all of the menu items, particularly the Traditional Scottish Breakfast with the sausage, black pudding and...haggis. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2021

The hotel is beautiful and its very cosy and homely whilst being upmarket. The food was incredible flavours and using Scottish ingredients, it was perfect size portions. The only downfall was that it was felt the hotel were targeting the older generation so we when...we arrived a bit younger, they almost didn't know what to do. They could jazz up the drinks menu and get some more money in with some up to date drinks such as beers on tap or cocktails. Overall it was lovely but could add some modern twists.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights to end a tour of the Highlands earlier this month and were initially worried that the restaurant food on the DB&B booking we had could have ended up being a little 'samey'. We need not have worried,...the food, ingredients and quality of cooking was exceptionally good. The service too was excellent and reminiscent of old style, quality dining in beautiful surroundings. We were never kept waiting and everything was served on time, exactly as ordered. It certainly exceeded our expectations.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 June 2021

Not resident at the hotel but booked for dinner (essential). It is a fixed price menu @ £49pp for 3 courses - good value as food is cooked and presented to a high standard. Canapes are served in the lounge whilst you review the menu...and orders taken prior to going to the dinning room. There is a choice of 4 items for each course. There is a small but good wine list with prices to suit most pockets. Staff and service were excellent. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2020

We booked this restaurant to have the set menu, £49 per head for our anniversary (which was written in chocolate on our pudding plates, a lovely touch) recently. This hotel has been beautifully renovated and the lounge with it’s roaring fire, very welcoming. We arrived...15 minutes early for 2000hrs but weren’t seated to eat until 2030 and hadn’t been advised we might not be seated promptly. We did know that we had to be out of the restaurant and finished our drinks/tea/coffee by 2200hrs however due to the restrictions presented by Covid, we would not be allowed to drink in the lounge, but could sit. It was disappointing to see the manager/owner (?) dressed casually in jeans and jumper and the waiting staff also dressed casually. While the food was lovely, we really considered it to be expensive and the starter of laksa and dessert of ice cream were certainly on the small side. Reading a review from 2016, we have the same complaint as then, that diners should not be charged for tea and coffee on top of what is already an expensive set menu.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

Delicious. Between us we enjoyed fish, meat and veggie options and from canapés to dessert, each course excelled. I was sad to say goodbye to the last bite of every dish. The drinks was fab too... Two thumbs up to the rioja blanco. Flo and...the team were delightful and looked after us very well, and clearly the kitchen team were going all out. Thank you so much Knockendarroch for a wonderful evening. Can't wait to come back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

I can’t rate this highly enough. Started with canapés in the drawing room . Fabulous malt whisky list Amazing and attentive staff and beautiful cosy dining room. The food was so excellently presented with an amazing blend of flavours. Absolutely fantastic- among the top if...not the top of best meals we have ever hadMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

At the end of a week walking the Rob Roy Way, we finished by having an excellent meal at this hotel. Having booked two weeks in advance, they could only offer a slot at 8:15pm but on the day we visited the receptionist rang to...say they could fit us in much earlier - good personal service. A relaxed evening with pre meal drinks in the lounge and then in the dining room diners were separated by large Perspex screens ensuring social distancing. Food and service were both excellent. We shall look forward to another visit next year.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

Can't rate this highly enough. Beautifully well presented and prepared dining in elegant surrounding. Staff extremely friendly and professional

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

As guests of the hotel we ate here one night and only wished we had the other night too! The food was absolutely beautiful - delicious, perfectly balanced in the tastes across the plate and superb quality. The service was also fantastic and staff incredibly...friendly and genuine. Having travelled around much of Scotland in lived in Stirlingshire for 18 months this food is the best we've had so far and the price when combined with the stay was unbelievably good value. We would recommend this to anyone staying in Perthshire!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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50Ecosse
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Response from Knockendarroch | Property representative |
Hello 50Ecosse. I think we have answered this question for your before and I also gave you an explanation of our pricing as a response to your review from March 2018. To clarify once more, our price for dinner is still £46... More
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Response from Knockendarroch | Property representative |
Hi Imelda I am afraid that the hotel will be closed at that time. We do not open for the 2018 season until Friday 9th February. I am sorry that we can not help and I hope that you find somewhere great for your wedding... More
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