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Glenisle Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We start with a well-chosen menu featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Our chefs take pride in each dish and alter the menu with the passing seasons to take full advantage of the best of the local produce. Just click on the links above to see our current menus. And atmosphere is important, too. We've chosen soothing colours, exposed the sandstone walls and polished the wooden floorboards to make a great place to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the company.
US$7 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
European, British, Scottish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews scallops pudding burger sea bream mash oatcakes salad chicken ice cream haggis potatoes sandwiches fish and chips lovely garden lunch menu staff were very friendly evening meal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, .....apart from wow..?! The meal was amazing. My boyfriend spent many years growing up on Arran and had suggested that we visit here on valentines night. The meal was outstanding. It started with an amusé buche, and sharing platter to follow,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mrs_E191266
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Visited in February weekend (considered off season). The bistro is warm, cosy and welcoming. The staff were pleasant throughout. The food was average regarding the taste, I felt my cheese and onion sandwich appeared elegant on the menu but was in fact pretty basic. Similarly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Csmith215
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

So we’ve been to the Glenisle before and loved it even though it’s a bit more expensive than other nearby hotels. I think it has new owners and just isn’t the same we felt. We didn’t find it as welcoming and the menu was far...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank stacyw00dl0ck
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visited Arran in November and unfortunately most eating places were shut. We ventured into here and found the food really good. Not particularly inexpensive but what we had was really good. Staff were lovely too. Would recommend d

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PJardine
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the hotel bistro ordered a pot of tea, a glass of lemonade, and two desserts, once was significantly more exoensive. The waitress mistook my order of lemonade for orange juice, the tea was acceptable. The cheaper dessert was lovely but you didn't get a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Lili-Mai A
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely 2 night stay on an accommodation special offer. Charming characterful boutique hotel. Luxurious bed linen. Bedroom small but very nice. Loved the open fires in the bar and residents lounge ,local art on the walls. Staff lovely. However we had a few minor...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank H714FHcarolb
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We went here without a reservation and they were very accommodating. As my partner is a coeliac, they kindly went through the menu with us before we sat down. There were lots of good gluten free options as well as just a generally nice menu....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 175ceciliam
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We arrived without a booking to discover two young waitresses trying to look after tables in 4 rooms & reception at the hotel as well. They were courteous & after about 15 minutes we were shown to a table. It was worth the wait as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Konie
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Nothing of the outside suggested how good the food was going to be - and it was very, very good. We had fish and game dishes and loved the wine list. It was a very busy night but the staff, although worked off their feet,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

While the front of house staff haven’t changed- still welcoming, friendly and efficient - the menu for lunch has shrunk! Very restricted choice and much less imaginative. This hotel used to win awards but it’s difficult to see any accolades coming around the lunch menu!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 627alistairr
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Iain M
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Menu changes seasonally - better to contact them direct.
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