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The Douglas Hotel Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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With its rustic-chic style, The Douglas Bistro has a refreshing simplicity but a serious intent.The cuisine is honest and straightforward in style, bold and hearty in flavour. No fussy preparation or pretentious artistry, just thoughtful and skillful use of good quality produce. The menus are seasonally driven and make use of home-grown or locally-sourced ingredients, with a contemporary twist on flavoursome classics.
US$13 - US$46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Bar, European, British, Scottish
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Average lunch from the food to the service. We sat at the window for the view of the bay, there were some dirty dishes and a waitress around the bar who said hi. The place was pretty empty yet we sat with dirty dishes. There...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Csmith215
KateRussell37, Guest Relations Manager at The Douglas Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review our bar. We are sorry you did not feel you received our usual high standard of service during your recent visit. Your comments have been passed to the team but we do wish you had taken the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad to write this but they did set themselves up for it with reports of local produce and the chef and assistants striving to present great food. The hotel is superb, we loved it. Beautifully decorated and fitted out with staff that are obviously top...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CK61
KateRussell37, Guest Relations Manager at The Douglas Hotel Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and lovely comments about our staff and hotel. I am sorry you feel disappointed with some of the food during your stay (and our spelling of Reblochon!) I have passed on your comments to our Head Chef and Food &...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a cold Friday night -Bar was quite quiet which suited us -we enjoyed lovely cocktails and a really nice meal -we both had starters which were lovely (especially the scallops which were cooked perfectly) -had we known the size of the main course...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner in a very relaxing environment followed by live music. All in all a great experience The quality & choice of food was first class

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AlSmith999
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Great place with sea views great menu and the food was just lovely staff all very friendly and helpful

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anng782015
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We went, the bar, here for a drink and ended up staying for dinner. Good food and quite quick as well. The staff were friendly, but the price was more than we anticipated for the drinks. All in all we enjoyed it and would go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Outstanding food, sensible portions, imaginative menu. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Enjoyed the ambience, staff professional without being stuck up. If we were staying on Arran longer would definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nickynoodledoodle
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Had a nice dinner and lunch in the Douglas last week. My wife had the Caesar salad and I had a chicken curry for the dinner, and we both had club sandwiches a couple of days later. I would recommend. All the food was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StuartB150
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We visited as it looked busy - which it was - and had a good vibe to it. As we had eaten we were just looking for a drink and we had 39 gins to choose from which was music to our ears. Not sure...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian7392
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Douglas twice. We went to the bar in the afternoon and then into the bistro for dinner. My partner is a coeliac so we checked that the hot chocolate was gluten free before ordering. It was so we went ahead only for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jim C
18 April 2016|
Response from KatieMay60 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the Douglas for a bite of lunch. Like most hotels of its type, fairly sure they operate for meals to non residents over standard hours. I cannot recall exact detail, but think you will be able to get a... More
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