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CUISINES
Brew Pub, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations
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Reviewed 22 March 2022 via mobile

One starter was forgotten . Food ok bit on the pricey side . Ordered puddings but we gave up waiting paid the bill and left not the Sunday lunch we were expecting staff seemed to be under pressure for some reason I t was busy...but they seemed to have enough staffMore

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Reviewed 20 March 2022

The waiter who greeted us was nothing but rude and snappy. Absolute disgrace to the establishment. We waited 45 mins for our food so we asked where it was and they said it would be another 35 mins. Shocker all round.

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Reviewed 24 January 2022

I would drive the 180mile round trip just to get another steak sandwich, it was glorious! Wonderful warm place, clean toilets, efficient service and friendly staff. Food was beautifully presented. Chips were hot and crispy and portion sizes were just right. I can justify the...price of the food, as it was super tasty! I also always have a soft spot for places which are truly dog friendly. This restaurant had a basket of blankets for your pooch, and I enjoyed my meal surrounded by beautiful pups and like minded folks.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2021 via mobile

Had the most expensive pint in the uk £6 for a guiness,no real ale available! Nice view of the river Tae Complaned about the price and the barman said welcome to Dunkfield however i paid £3.80 in a lovely pub around the corner for a...great pint of real ale Not very friendly!More

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Reviewed 18 November 2021 via mobile

As an avid Atholl fan (we spend a min of 3 weeks in the village in Nov and an min of the same in June time not including our weekend stays plus we know the owner!!) we used to love it and used them constantly...in June when our baby was literally a baby he’s now 6 months and today visited for lunch and drinks to be told they “don’t heat other peoples or baby food in their kitchen” I could understand this had I cooked it myself but considering it was a pre made sealed pouch is unreal!! Don’t waste your money if you have kids go visit the perth arms or the royal Dunkeld the staff are wonderfully helpful (heated baby food no problem) and couldn’t make you feel more comfortable if they tried oh and the food is really good in them too!!More

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Reviewed 1 November 2021

We opted for the riverside tables but waited more than 49 minutes for our food. I finally walked up to the hotel to ask about the delay but didn’t receive a satisfactory answer. The food was pretty good and they did refund us some of...our money but never explained what actually happened.More

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Reviewed 1 June 2021

Popped in for lunch on bank holiday Monday. Surprisingly not that busy; the inside of the establishment was completely empty and the garden had a fair few people but it wasnt unmanageable. It was a lovely spot for lunch with great views of the river....However, the food was pretty shocking. I ordered the avacado and feta sandwich. There was no pesto or tomatos as described and the feta was raw and unseasonal tofu - flavourless and gross texture. My partner got the seafood basket and the calamari was missing and the other items had been frozen. I didn't get the opportunity to feedback until someone came to collect the plates because no one asked how our food was at any point. When I explained to a server the issue with the sandwich I was given a pretty half hearted apology and nothing else... I wouldn't have cared so much if it wasn't totally over priced. The whole experience was similar to that of a spoons expect no flavour and very pricey.More

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Reviewed 8 November 2020

It has been a wet day, we met in Dunkeld and looked for a place to have lunch. We were delighted to find the bar here was quiet. As locals we have eaten in the bistro in the past. All we wanted was a nice...bowl of soup. It was £5.50 but we thought it might be worth it. It really was not. Lentil and tomato soup with few lentils and served tepid in a very small bowl. We mentioned this but we were told, helpfully, that it was hot when it came out of the pot. Went to Palmerston’s for our coffee,, should have gone there for our soup. Will not go back to the Atholl. Will not recommend. Go to Palmerston’s, or the Birman Institute. Trust a local.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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zsoltb698, Owner at The Meeting Place, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020

Dear Ladies , you both sometimes three of you coming to the bistro all the time and yesterday you both complained about something everyone else loved , we refused your requested for your free coffee so you told us about Tripadvisor - so here we...More

Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Ordered a vegan curry, was served a chicken curry. Sent it back and was told they had given me the wrong one as I had been given the curry meant as a takeaway. 5 minutes later given what I thought was a new vegan curry,...only to find half way through having eaten it that they had just fished out the larger bits of chicken!!!! When we spoke with the manager she denied the dish was the same one and on asking to speak to the chef was told he had gone home... At 7.15pm!!! Absolutely ridiculous experience which resulted in them threatening to call the police as I refused to pay and we warned other diners what the situation was!!! Be very careful if you have food allergies/prefetencesMore

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Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

We dined in the Bistro at the rear of premises. During our 3 night stay. Varied menu something for everyone. Staff adhering to all the covid regulations. Tables set out for social distancing, and because its a large area, it still feels comfortable and relaxing....Friendly staff. Enjoyed our meal. A luvly eveningMore

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

We ate in the back Bistro with friends as part of the hotel midweek deal. All the tables appropriately distanced to tie in with the new covid rules. The staff also following the guidance when serving food. The menu is extremly varied and suits all...tastes. Kids would love the pizzas. We enjoyed eating here in the friendly atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Dropped in for a late lunch on Sunday and had some fantastic food. We had cullen skink, haggis bonbons, steak pie and the seafood basket and everything was very good. The soup was thick and creamy with smoked fish, the beef in the steak pie...was melt in the mouth tender, the vegetables were all perfectly cooked - we couldn't pick fault with anything and wouldn't hesitate to go back next time we're in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch. We ordered pizza which was very fresh and tasty, nachos which were enough for 2 to share so overall very nice. The staff were very friendly and service very efficient. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Staff are excellent. Venue is warm and welcoming. Menu is extensive and caters for all. We were in the Dunkeld area for a short family break and decided to give The Meeting Place a try, largely based on the variety of choice on the menu....We did call ahead and book, which turned out to be a good idea; we sat down around 6:30 and the restaurant was full by 7:30. Main courses were ok - bit of a hit and miss - the steak burger and Mac ‘n cheese definitely a hit. The home-made pizza and Super Green Noodle not quite hitting the mark; nothing wrong with the food, just not quite what we were hoping for... The Desserts. We should have started with the Desserts, and then possibly worked back through the menu (or just had more desserts). Both the Apple Crumble and Custard and the Vegan Sticky Pudding and Ice Cream were delicious. Would recommend if you’re in the area!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 September 2019

The package works well. People good ✔️ food good ✔️ ambience good ✔️ Sensible menu and pricing ✔️ What’s not to like !

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Meeting Place is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5