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Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Scottish, International, Contemporary, Pub
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145 High Street, Biggar ML12 6DL, Scotland
+44 1899 220044
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is half bar and also half a cost restaurant it is great for meals and it also has a hall to hire for party's which is also great!!

Thank patchconnolly1
Biggar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have often enjoyed meals at the Elph and were confident enough to invite friends to join us for a meal knowing that normally the food is totally reliable. Unfortunately our meal was not up to scratch on this occasion. Perhaps the chef has changed or it was his night off---whatever- you let us down this time and we were... More 

Thank Lochabernomore
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lochabernomore, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Elphinstone Hotel. I would like to apologise that you did not enjoy your most recent visit to the Elph. The Head Chef has been here for nearly a year now and as you can see the vast majority of reviews have been highly positive in... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the hotel so took advantage of eating in-house. Good menu and the range of vegetarian options was one of the best we have seen in a country hotel. Food was good value and well cooked.

Thank Ian W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had not booked for a meal and as it was the weekend most of the other restaurants were full. However we were quickly accommodated in the large upstairs dining room. Service was quick and efficient with a wide choice of starters and main courses.

Thank alistair m
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A large spacious restaurant, Lovely meal plenty to choose from, a good selection of sweets on the menu The Eaton mess was yummy. The staff were friendly and attentive and looked after us well. Good value for money

Thank Mazer56
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended. A quaint and warm pub with an amazingly extensive menu. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the chef even made a vegetarian lasagne which wasn't on the menu! Great, traditional surroundings and log fire. Good choice of drinks too. Already booked for the next visit!

Thank 365HeatherC365
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered Chicken Fajitas - very tasty, good size portion. Steak and ale pie, excellent as usual. Warm welcome and good service. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Wendy M
Lanark, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Was disappointed upon our recent dinner, have been here on a few occasions and have always enjoyed our meal but sadly not on this occasion, i myself had the elphinstone salad when it arrived the first thing was 4 large wedges of cold potato not appealing, then my piece of chicken was not poached as said on menu it was... More 

Thank Eleanor S
Appleby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped here for Sunday lunch and welcome and service was very warm. That said, food did not live up to price and was overall disappointing. Perhaps not surprising given the vast menu on offer and which cannot possibly all be provided to anticipated high standards. Roast Lamb was in the main bits rather than slices, potatoes unimaginative with skins on... More 

Thank Walter C
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped off in Biggar returning from Edinburgh and was famished! Managed to get a table for two... more or less fully booked which is always a good sign. Tried Cullen skink for starters, a fish based soup... OMG delicious. Pasta for main which came with 2 breaded chicken fillets. Surprising but good. Pleasant happy staff and a decent price. Would... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for taking time to review the Elphinstone! It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. I am glad you enjoyed the Cullen Skink, it is one of the most popular starters on the menu and is certainly a hit with the regulars. I will also pass your comments along regarding the service,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, British, Scottish, International, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 High Street, Biggar ML12 6DL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  South Lanarkshire  >  Biggar
  • Phone Number: +44 1899 220044
  • This restaurant is at Elphinstone Hotel
A traditional Coaching Inn with 11 individual bedrooms, restaurant, lounge with an open fire, recently extended bar with log burner, function room and beer garden. Shortlisted in the Tourism Awards 2016 and awarded Taste our Best. Free WiFi throughout

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?