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“Forgettable”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of McKays

McKays
Ranked #20 of 54 Restaurants in Pitlochry
Price range: US$6 - US$38
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: McKays Pitlochry is a traditional Scottish pub and live entertainment venue serving the finest local produce, ales and premium spirits as well as showcasing the best local, national and International acts. It is open from noon each day till late every night and is a true alternative destination in the Scottish social scene.For more information on the full music and entertainment programme click herePitlochry's great value pub entertainment and food venue at McKays bar and restaurant we are becoming well known for our steaks and pub classics like fish and chips and steak and ale pie. We serve a variety of dishes to cater for every ones tastes. Each day we have a special promotion. Food is served from early to late.McKays Bar and Restaurant are delighted to announce that there is WiFi on the premises for all customers' use.While in the pub you can watch sports, listen to live musicians or join in our themed nights, which we run through out the year. We also hold a late license that allows you to party on into the early hours to live music, and the sounds played by our resident D.J Hen parties, sports tours and clubs are all welcome.About McKays Scottish Bar and RestaurantMcKays has been providing hospitality for over a hundred years, we pride ourselves on our service and quality. In recent times we have refurbished our bar and restaurant area, making it an ideal place to relax, eat and be entertained for young and old, whilst enjoying true Scottish hospitality.
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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“Forgettable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We stopped at McKays for lunch during a day of shopping in Pitlochry. Basically McKays is a slightly upmarket Wetherspoons with much higher prices. The food was ok, I had ribs which weren't the best but I've had far worse. My wife had the mince and tatties which were decent. We had to wait 30 mins for our food but were warned of this when ordering. Unfortunately there was a language barrier with all of the waiting staff. Being a job that needs good communication I think the management should address this issue. The staff seemed to have trouble keeping up with the volume of clientele, especially on the cleaning side of things. Overall it is a tourist trap designed to rake in the money with minimal investment. I will not be eating here again when in Pitlochry.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere and good specials!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We ate here for dinner. Three of us ordered specials from the board and were very satisfied! Our other friend had a salad from the menu and was not so much happy with it. She said it was small and not enough chicken on it.

I ordered the spaghetti bolognaise - yum! The portion was huge, very satisfying, and tasty.

When you are in Pitlochry, stop by!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Sadly we chose this place for lunch, the food was basic and not great. My pal had mince and tatties and hard to believe they couldn't get that right, she said it was tasteless. I had spaghetti bolognaise, which was lukewarm, dry and very little bolognaise. The staff were inattentive, it took me several times of repeating for the girl to get our order right, shame really as we might have got something else! Which might have been better.

Visited August 2014
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We went here yesterday for lunch. Ordered two soup and sandwich deal. Sat for almost 30 mins still no food. My other half then asked about our food which we were informed had not been rung through the till,however money was taken. When our food finally arrived it was the wrong soup. When questioned on this they told me they had ran out of the soup we wanted so rather than let us know they just planted an alternative. Its a shame because the food we received was really good just really bad service. Doubt we will be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Amazing service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Had such a pleasant service whilst visiting, the staff were friendly and very attentive an couldn't do more for our visit. Being a fussy eater there was plenty of choice for my self. Can't wait to go back again

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