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Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant

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145 High Street, Biggar ML12 6DL, Scotland
+44 1899 220044
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (16 reviews)
“cullen skink” (5 reviews)
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Scottish, International, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
145 High Street, Biggar ML12 6DL, Scotland
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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...More

Thank Rebecca M
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in here to get out of the cold... Advertising coffee and scone..... We ordered very disappointing scones, tiny wee burnt on the bottom reheated excuse for a scone... No thanks.... Not be back.More

Thank Liz B
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Liz, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Elph. I am very disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. All of our scones are home baked and our afternoon coffee, scone and home made jam is...More

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Traditional food made well and friendly servers. Good overall atmosphere if a little on the cramped side.More

Thank corrigdav
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Elphinstone Hotel. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will pass your comments about both the food and service along to our team! We have...More

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

great pub and great meal. fabby people. very friendly. will defo go back. food is amazing. great choice of beersMore

1  Thank Evelyn S
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Evelyn, Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel, it is nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Elphinstone. It is always good to hear positive feedback about both the food and service and I will pass your comments...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

We dropped in for an early evening quick meal to save cooking at this busy time of year and had a lovely time. We sat by the cosy open fire, we were served promptly by the mature, capable staff and the food was excellent -...More

Thank christina-mnz
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Christina, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the hotel, the open fire certainly does make pleasant company at this time of year. I will pass your comments along to both the...More

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in today for a light lunch with family and will definitely be back. From the moment we walked through the door we were treated with warmth and friendliness. We were offered a table through the back but chose to sit by the real coal...More

Thank EileenH31
Robert A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hi Eileen, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of the Elphinstone Hotel. We pride ourselves on customer service and I am glad that you found our staff to be friendly and attentive, I will certainly be passing these comments along to...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

A warm welcome from the very friendly and knowledgeable staff as well as the open fire. The menu is quite extensive with a mix of traditional pub grub and Scottish delights. Meals we had were delicious. Nice friendly atmosphere only wish the place wasn't 250...More

Thank Gordon M
Robert A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hi Gordon, Thanks for your review of the Elphinstone Hotel, it is always nice to hear when someone has enjoyed their visit to the hotel. I will pass your comments along to our serving staff and chefs, we take great pride in customer service and...More

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a drive over to Biggar in search of a good Sunday lunch we have never eaten here before so we thought we would give it a try my husband had the haggis balls which although nice they were very hard I had the mushroom...More

1  Thank KazaBar
Michael A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Elphinstone Hotel. Firstly, thank you for your feedback regarding the service that you received, customer service is something which we pride ourselves on. I am also glad you enjoyed the coal...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited twice in recent weeks, once for dinner and again recently with my wife for a weekend lunch. Typical hotel bar/pub atmosphere; delightful staff; cracking beer. The menu is extensive - one of those moments when you struggle to choose because it all sounds so...More

2  Thank Judgmental
Robert A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visits to the Elph. We try to source a range of beers, ales and lagers that will suit all tastes and it is good to see that there were some to your...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten in the Elphinstone a few times recently and have been impressed by the superb food and attentive staff, it really is the perfect place for an enjoyable, relaxing meal.More

1  Thank Iain G
Robert A, Manager at Elphinstone Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hi Iain, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel, feedback is always appreciated. I am glad that you found both the food and service to be of a high quality, I will pass your comments onto both the serving staff...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
Cuisine
Bar, British, Scottish, International, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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  • This restaurant is at Elphinstone Hotel
Description
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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