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Bar, Cafe, British, Scottish, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Not been here for a while but pleased to see staff and food excellent. An interesting menu with some clever dishes. Service very good Food was top drawer and easily the best in the area.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Delightful surroundings, lovely and attentive service and the food is truly amazing. Such a variety and locally sourced. Such a collection of whisky!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

When first opened after renovation the Toots bar area was thriving and provided fantastic quality bar meals. This is the first time I've visited in a while and arriving at 7pm on a Saturday night the Toots bar was empty, not a single soul around....The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The menu has definitely changed, out with the good old favourites and replaced by a menu with items that sounded sourced from Masterchef. The starters, though extremely small, we're really nice (Local Roe Deer, and Shetland Scallops) the main course was much better portioned and was very tasty, Buffalo Shoulder, and a Buffalo Burger. The sweet however was extremely disappointing for those who chose the Clootie Dumpling, an extremely dry what seemed like Ginger Cake (nothing closely resembling a Clootie Dumpling) and covered in a green tasteless foam (described as Espuma) - luckily I had chosen the Biscuits and Cheese. The whole evening we were there a couple came in, as well as a single person. There was no atmosphere and the place has lost its buzz and life. I'm not sure if that because of the new overly fancy menu for a bar area, or the fact the locals no longer feel welcome in a atmosphere. Unfortunately both the menu, and the atmosphere will stop me from returning anytime soon, which is such a shame for a once great local business.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Went for lunch for Father’s Day with family. Really attentive service, menu options were great, between us we had vegetable broth, haggis Benedict and lobster roll and daughter had flatbread pizza off the child’s menu. Lovely food, filling portions and was all freshly cooked, and...very pleasantly surprised with the final bill which was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend and plan to go back. 😁More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

While touring in the Speyside, we found ourselves in Rothes around lunch time. I found Toot's Cafe in The Station Hotel through Tripadvisor and thought we'd give it a try. It was a very pleasant surprise. We were actually the only people in the cafe...but were quickly greeted by the hostess and waitress. I had a lovely piece of salmon ( see photo) and my wife and son enjoyed their meals as well. The cafe and dining room of the hotel are busy for the dinner meal, according the hostess. Lunch is not their busy time, but they accommodated us graciously. Also got a tour of the Scotch collection. All in all, it was a lovely experience and a good meal as well.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022 via mobile

2nd time here - gave it the benefit of the doubt, arrived at 5:45pm, no one to greet us or the other family that arrived at the same time to check in. Shown to table and drinks ordered - quick service and friendly waitresses. Ordered...the starters and mains, to then be told there was no fillet left (at least 3 tables after us asked for the fillet too), maybe when showing people to their table things that have ran out could be mentioned then? The fillet must be a favourite as it had ran out last time we were there too. 40 minutes later our starters arrived, I had ordered the Wagyu brisket - BIG MISTAKE! 95% Fat and 5% beef/meat…(see the pic) was lovely presented! The waitress was lovely and took it back, for the chef to try and pan it off as “it’s a fatty cut” brisket does have fat but also includes more than a tiny sliver of meat. They offered to cook another which also suggested that they knew it wasn’t it, but I could be wrong. After the 40min wait and poor start we were just looking to get our mains and leave. The mains came…wagyu burger, again big mistake. The chips were lovely. The burger, well I could hardly cut it with the knife as it was rock solid far too over cooked, quite like the bun which had been cremated and was the stodgy-iest “brioche” bun I’ve ever had. We got the bill and realised that we had been charged £2 for the cheese (which had been burnt too🙃) although it’s advertised as cheese & bacon £2 so you’d think it would be £1 each. By this point we just wanted to leave, the food was awful. Would not recommend to anyone and most certainly will not be returning. Which is a shame as it could be such a great place and seeing the photos on trip advisor make it look lovely!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

My wife and I called in by chance early on a Friday evening. We were offered a table in the Pagoda Restaurant which was comfortably furnished and tasteful. My wife chose the soup option which was perfectly tasty with suspiciously microwaved rolls as the edges...were hard. I chose the shoulder of beef for the main course which had a nice combination of flavours but was presented luke warm if not tepid. The plate was verging on cold. We chose not to have a dessert and mentioned the fact that the food was luke warm though no response was forthcoming from the kitchen. I would describe the culinary experience as disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022

Just found by accident when doing a whisky tour. Amazing; recently refurbished and has an incredible whisky bar! Food was great and the staff made you feel very welcomed.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021

Firstly our waitress was lovely and very attentive and the surroundings (Pergolas Restaurant) very tasteful. It's a pity the food doesn't measure up. Visited last month and have taken a while to decide to write this review but went to another venue last week and...quality was night and day. We took friends who were visiting here last month and wish we had chosen better. Most of us had shin of beef croquette to start this was lovely but tiny, our friends had risotto which was "dry" and pigeon which seemed totally impossible to eat (and not much of it) monkfish which was very tasty but for £26 again tiny (3"square), mine was fine. Clootie dumpling was our puddings. Now what was served was nice but disappointed as not clootie dumpling it was a baked sponge in a pudding basin . Clootie dumpling is just that, the mix is steamed in a cloth making a moist not dry sponge. If your going to put something on the menu then do it. I have seen a picture of clootie dumpling on a review somewhere so it is done this way sometimes! Now I suppose you could say we should have brought these things up at the time, well if we had been on our own believe me we would but no one wants to perhaps embarrass their friends. As I said we went somewhere else since then and have rebooked as enjoyed their culinary experience so much. Perhaps the team here should think on tho' as you wouldn't want to many customers to come once and not return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Haven’t been since before lockdown but it was even better than last time (and it was fab then). So much was home made with emphasis on local produce. Loved it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Food excellent went two nights it was so good. We were visiting the area. All three diners raved about the food. Great surroundings and staff so helpful. Followed Covid guidelines so felt very safe.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

We went here because the online menu said vegan option and we were intrigued as we drive by often. The menu inside didnt have a beetroot burger but the chef decided to make it for me anyway;-) chips ate cooked in with fish so i...was offered polenta chips which were very nice and great customer service in my book. Maybe cooking vegetarian options in separate ovens or fryers will be offered in the future because a vegan person cannot eat a meat or vegetarian meal but a vegetarian person can eat a vegan meal and cooking vegetarian in witj fish or meat is not suitable. So i was pleasantly surprised.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Had the half price (corona) Paella special Wish I’d sent it back. Tasteless. Second time I’ve been there with my wife. Not impressed unfortunately. Not going to go back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

Visited on Wednesday 5th with family ( 3 adults and three children) for birthday supper. Despite all the current changes due to Covid the evening was great with the food the highlight. Staff were welcoming and friendly which is always a sign of a well...run establishment. The surroundings are impressive and were matched by the quality of the food and it’s presentation. Highly recommend and will be back!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Great food and a nice atmosphere, a very nice place,lovely friendly staff , clean and well fitted out

Date of visit: February 2020
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Toot's Café Bar and Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5