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Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

What a lovely polite, friendly and welcoming staff you have. Good food. Nice, unpretentious, good value venue which is unusual in garden centres. Even 20% off for eat out to help out scheme set up by management. Well done guys.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020 via mobile

Really impressed with the service and cleanness.poached eggs on toast and cakes to die for bonus 25%discount this week

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

I appreciate times are tense with COVID but it was not very welcoming. I tried to exchange an unwanted gift even although it was in the original packaging and even had the price still on the box but the shop would not entertain an exchange...More

Date of visit: August 2020
MackenzieCruickshank, General Manager at Mackenzie & Cruickshank, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

I am sorry to hear you were unhappy at how the matter was dealt with regarding the gift you received in December 2019. Our manager who dealt with the situation is extremely professional, very friendly and was simply doing her Job. For readers of this...More

Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

First and foremost during Covid pandemic: it was clear all steps have been taken to ensure customer safety. So important and they have got this absolutely right. We phoned ahead asking to book a table for 6 people for 2m today and they obliged. We...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020

lovely garden centre and very friendly staff good selection of goods so we spent a little time looking around

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

Macaroni cheese £8.50 for small box it was ok but far to pricey for a average Mac cheese 3 portions for £7 in marks Spencer defo over priced I will not be backMore

Date of visit: July 2020
MackenzieCruickshank, General Manager at Mackenzie & Cruickshank, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2020

Thanks for your review, but there are a few things that we would like to address. We are an independent company that like many others is having to make tough decisions to survive. Your review was posted just a day after we introduced food to...More

Reviewed 14 March 2020

The service in the restaurant called ‘The Potting Shed’ was very good and the lentil and bacon soup was very tasty. The restaurant itself is artificially lit and there are no good views to the outside. This is a major drawback to what was good...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020

We have been going to MacKenzie Cruickshank for years and have never had poor service - until today. We ordered baked potato with haggis and cheese. It arrived 25 minutes later with hot potato but cold haggis and cheese. It was removed and returned about...More

Date of visit: January 2020
MackenzieCruickshank, General Manager at Mackenzie & Cruickshank, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Dear Bob B Many thanks for your review, we welcome feedback from our customers. We also thank you for your four-star recommendation. With regard to your complaint, all the M&C food is made fresh on the premises and as such, meals can take a bit...More

Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

The cafe was extremely busy when we arrived but we were served quite quickly. Disappointing that there was only one type of soup left at lunchtime. We chose coffee and scones/cakes. We had to ask for a table to be cleared as there were lots...More

Date of visit: December 2019
MackenzieCruickshank, General Manager at Mackenzie & Cruickshank, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2019

Alison The M&C wholeheartedly apologises that your experience was not up to our usual high standards. Regarding the soups we have been extremely busy throughout the festive period and as everything is home made on the day so sadly when they have been finished, we...More

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Enjoy a coffee and a scone here after a boring food shop - looking to see what funky scone flavours are on for the day but my favourite is always the cheese scone. Large menu for those who prefer a hot lunch and a wide...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Gaye D
3 November 2019|
Response from MandCForres |
Hi Gaye, We have a large pet department and an outside eating area were dogs are very welcome. Unfortunately not in our coffee shop or other retail areas. Thank you for your enquiry.
30 March 2017|
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Response from DavidMacarthur | Reviewed this property |
Give them a buzz on 01309 696 940, I've never booked myself but I'm sure I've seen reserved seating before. I'd assume they'll move some tables together for you in the separate room tot he back of the restaurant. The staff... More
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    Yes, Mackenzie & Cruickshank offers takeaway services.
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    Mackenzie & Cruickshank is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5