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Gordon Castle Walled Garden Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, British,
Gordon Castle Walled Garden | Gordon Castle, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
+44 1343 612317
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (41 reviews)
“cullen skink” (19 reviews)
“cake” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Gordon Castle Walled Garden | Gordon Castle, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for lunch.... it’s a lovely setting, the restaurant is warm cosy and a nice ambience. The Cullen skink was very filling and we had mains too. Fish and chips.. huge portion, BLT very filling too and good quality bacon, etc. My husband...More

Thank 57Andrea1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place after finishing a long walk. Disappointed the castle is by appointment only but went to the cafe. First Appearance it looks great, with wood burners and plenty of seating. Had a reasonable cup of tea for two and a couple of cakes....More

1  Thank andrewpC4630RD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place amazing cup cakes and a lovely cup of tea. Highly recommend a beautiful setting. Will definately be attending the Xmas market day on december

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place! Limited menu but fantastic food ⭐️ service was great! Good for children - nice walk around the gardens!

Thank ESR2111
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I was at The Walled Garden this afternoon with my Mum & Dad and 2 children. It was the best afternoon tea we’ve had and we came away with a few boxed up goods for later too! The staff were lovely and the choice of...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This place is well worth a visit for lunch. The welcome, attention, the service quick and efficient, and food were just excellent. The Cullen Skink is to be recommended, but there were plenty other tempting items on the menu.

Thank windyrig
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We happened to visit on a bright, sunny September day and after our walk of the gardens, it was great to be able to site out in the sun, on the flagstone patio area and enjoy a rest and an excellent coffee. Watching the gardeners...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We strolled round the beautiful walled garden where flowers and vegetables are growing in abundance. We had lunch in the cafe and it was really lovely. Very nice staff and delicious food. Much of the produce is from the garden and loads more is locally...More

Thank belindascotland
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

After a great week staying in Cullen it was time to go out for a special lunch. This place was great. A lovely venue, excellent service and a very tasty menu. My son went for the burger, 3 of us went for the vegetarian options...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. My daughter and I went for lunch on Sunday 19th August - took a chance and didn't book but we were lucky as it was early. The staff were excellent - friendly and helpful. As we both had wheat...More

Thank k9sallyannhope
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15 July 2018|
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Response from BridgettheMidget | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you look on Gordon Castle website, you will find it. They also have daily specials.
10 March 2015|
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Response from Mgscm | Reviewed this property |
Waitress service,they are lovely.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gordon Castle Walled Garden | Gordon Castle, Fochabers IV32 7PQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Fochabers
  • Phone Number: +44 1343 612317
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If you’re looking for a magical day out in North-East Scotland, visit our Walled Garden at Gordon Castle which is being lovingly restored to its former glory. Over two hundred years old, it is one of Britain’s largest and oldest working kitchen gardens. Complete with rare and heritage plants, the garden walls are lined with 259 espaliered trees giving the keen gardener plenty to admire. At an impressive eight acres, it has been re-designed by award-winning designer Arne Maynard to allow a modern twist on a traditional design. In addition, the recently restored Victorian Mackenzie & Moncur glasshouse displays an impressive amount of delicious tomatoes in the summer months. Watch our dedicated team of gardeners at work as this magical garden evolves with the seasons and bears fruit for our café visitors ensuring quality home-grown food served all day.
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