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A Taste of Speyside

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) #2 of 12 Restaurants in Dufftown ££ - £££ European, British,
10 Balvenie Street, Dufftown AB55 4AB, Scotland
+44 1340 820860
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (6 reviews)
“cullen skink” (11 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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European, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
10 Balvenie Street, Dufftown AB55 4AB, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and warm, welcoming staff. The owner is an absolute joy. Definitely try the haggis! We were unfortunately rushing to another event otherwise we would have stayed for desserts and additional conversation with the lovely owner.

Thank Tashia G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Just had the most enjoyable experience eating at Taste of Speyside. Warm welcome, great service and wonderfully tasty food. Thank you guys for making us feel so welcome and feeding us well :D

Thank rockchicksmum
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

During our continuing Scotland road trip, left our rented farm house to have dinner in Dufftown. What an excellent choice! Highly recommend the traditional Scottish main. Course- smoked salmon, smoked venison, picked herring, chicken liver pate', salad, pickled veggies, cheeses, bread and oat cakes. Family...More

Thank Dewayne J
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was a delight. The atmosphere is friendly, the prices are more than reasonable - and the food is sheer delight. The cullen skink (smoked herring, potato and cream soup), with which we both started, was the best I've ever tasted. I followed it with...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My wife and I ate here twice during our stay in Dufftown. The food is good, but you should really come for the atmosphere: Sandy, the owner and head chef, makes rounds to meet everyone and he's hilarious! You'll learn about anything from whisky, to...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here one night on our recent stay in Dufftown. It was just excellent, the food was so tasty, and good portion sizes, waitress and the chef both very nice and chatty. And great value for money.

Thank YeahMan2009
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The food is great, we had haggis, the cold platter as well as Ham&Haddie. The restaurant is run by a nice couple. Small but cozy place with a great selection of local whiskies.

Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Just picked this place out of a hat, and it was a great choice! A good selection of Scottish dishes, prepared very well. The food was excellent, and the atmosphere was authentic! If I lived there....I would be a regular!

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Small restaurant in a small town, but the service is excellent and the food was amazing. Chef/Owner Sandy was cooking the food and also came out to talk to us during dinner. It was like you were stepping into their home and he was cooking...More

Thank Cole S
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We've been here many times and it never disappoints. Good food, good prices. It's a good place for tourists too, as well as for the locals, and a credit to this area.

Thank Rosamund R
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Nearby Attractions
Speyside Tours
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.15 miles away
The Whisky Shop Dufftown
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.06 miles away
Glenfiddich Distillery
1,298 reviews
.60 miles away
The Balvenie Distillery
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.90 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hey there! Can anyone tell me if there are prices on their menu please ...
18 January 2017|
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Response from Mrbmist | Reviewed this property |
Yes- Prices are on the Menu. The Chef and Waitstaff are also extremely helpful and prices are very reasonable. Best value for great food.
nina t
I am looking to give our friends who are visiting the area a special meal, they are both foodies, and apreciate good food, and one is a whisky fan, would this place be suitable? they are staying in Dufftown.
11 March 2016|
Response from Katie S | Reviewed this property |
Nina, absolutely! We swung by the restaurant on our way to Glennfiddich (which is within walking distance of town). We happened to meet the owner in passing and made a reservation for that night. When we arrived, he treated... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$61 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Balvenie Street, Dufftown AB55 4AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Dufftown
  • Phone Number: +44 1340 820860
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