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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovey restaurant, we liked the decor. We took advantage of the Thursday club offers and had some lovely fish & chips and pizza. Service was good

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful friendly restaurant serving a lovely choice of excellent cuisine. The Cullen skink followed by haddock (beautiful fresh fish) I had was amazing. My wife had 2 beautiful salad based starter size dishes that were skillfully put together. Really good staff too!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic lunch, exquisite, tasty food. Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The langoustine were Devine. A real treat in comfortable surroundings.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

We chose the Bothy for mothers day as it was local and we had eaten here before. We chose the Sunday lunch x 2 and our son had a ribeye steak. All were excellent, great service, great music from a local singer and great food....We will be back again to try the rest of the menu.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Unfortunately very disappointing lunch. Table unclean, glasses unclean as were neighbours table glasses , mirrors in both WCs very dirty. Pizza selected from today's special board has been served cold. When mentioned that place was unclean when paying the waitress replied 'I was not here...last night'. So?? Cancelled upcoming reservation with party of 4 for next weekend as the least you can expect is to eat in a clean restaurant, food was not great either. Have been several times, but will not return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Barry Scott, Owner at The Bothy Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thank you for the 'terrible' review and more importantly for The Bothy to be the first business you have reviewed (despite having been several times before). The real reason for your one star review is the fact that you wanted to sit through the front...More

Reviewed 26 February 2024

One of the best meals I’ve ever had in the Moray area, service was top notch as was the beer, wine & cocktails. Will definitely be back, staff are all really friendly and polite.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Had a lunch with friends and everything was perfect : place is lovely, food is great and the staff is just so nice ! Highly recommended !

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

The best food on our trip to Findhorn. The menu was fab, and the food divine; served by lovely, cheerful, helpful women on the night we were there. Recommended most highly. You'll be astounded and delighted.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Visited the Bothy for the first time today after following for a long time but never had the opportunity to visit. A warm welcome from all the staff to begin the visit was lovely. They were serving a Christmas menu that offered so many delicious...options it was hard to choose! To start we both had the Brussel sprout fondue, a fun concept and very delicious way to enjoy a sprout! Followed by (for me) the Turkey & trimmings (my auntie) the sea bass. I’ve never tasted Turkey like it - melt in the mouth and all the trimmings cooked to perfection, the sea bass was also devoured. We weren’t chased out either which was lovely and would highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Wonderful food and excellent service in an independent cafe/restaurant. It was a busy night with a few bigger groups (xmas nights out) and the staff were so good, attentive without imposing, great communication and calm efficiency on what could have been a challenging night. I...had scallops - perfection, seabass - delicious and pana cotta to finish. I will recommend this gem of a place in a heartbeat.More

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

We took friends and family here for a evening meal and everyone was happy with their food. The staff accommodated some of the fussy eaters by adapting things on the menu. The house wine went down a treat and the Bothy gin got the thumbs...up too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Great staff, food and surroundings. Eight of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Bothy, Would recommend to anybody visiting Moray coat

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Most expensive takeaway coffee ever. Smaller than my debit card @ £3.75. I wondered if they had made a mistake so emailed them, twice, no response.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

Loved everything about this place! The food was amazing: beautifully prepared, well presented and so tasty. The staff were super helpful, friendly and chatty and the ethos was all very much about local produce and trusted suppliers. The Spanish red wine Petit Albert Penedes was...lovely and smooth and I'll be looking to get hold of some of it myself! Can't recommend The Bothy Bistro highly enough.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner at the Bothy. The restaurant was full which says something. The next thing that says something is the front of house, who was very welcoming and relaxed. The team is young and they did a great job looking after us....The decor is understated chic; F&B blues and complimentary fabrics. Very nice. The menu was great. Local produce in terms of fish and meat, very well balanced in terms of fish, veg and meat and great options for vegetarians without trying too hard. As starters we had, an amazing olive tapenade with a bright green olive taste with citrus and anchovies in the background and an amazing roasted heritage carrot hummus. Both dishes were absolutely stunning, with great flavours and building anticipation for the mains. The mains. One pescatarian and one flexatarian who like sharing. The meat option I remember was a locally sourced burger. As a fish dish, I had Cullen Skink, a dish that originates a few villages down the coast. Visually, it looked incredible: enough creamy sauce with a parsley oil, provided a bed for mussels, trout fillets, smoked haddock and some beautifully crispy potatoes. The flavours were very well balanced and the creamy sauce provided a beautiful accompaniment to all of the solids on the plate. I was reluctant to share. My dining companion had the roasted beets on a feta cream. The feta cream was thick and creamy, without being cloying and somehow the saltiness was not overpowering. The beets were beatifully cooked: sweet, light charcoaling from the pan and just firm enough to bite. We also had some grilled greens to accompany which did what they were supposed to. I'd love to describe the puddings but we were sated after 2 course. Next time. There will be a next time. Booking essential, I think.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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West Beach Caravan Park and The Bothy are under the same ownership, so give them a call and I’m sure they will help. Best book a table at The Bothy!
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The Bothy Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5