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“Not ready for hungry customers”
Review of The Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$20
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 26 May 2014

They were clearly having a bad day - or trying too much with too few staff. It was crowded - a gift for business surely. Bank holidays are bound to be busy, so why it was all too much for the team is baffling. And being denied crisps on the side of salad because they 'didn't now how to price for it' (we suggested a pound!?) almost made us leave. But the food was nice, after we'd coped with the hassle of feeling we were in their way. And kind of got an apology. Presumably it's best to go when no one else wants to eat and you can have undivided attention.

2  Thank Moikul
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This was my second visit in a month. I decided to give it another go after being slightly undecided after my first visit. My decision is now clear. . . Pretty good home cooked food but. . . Atmosphere depressing. One member of staff managed to force a smile the rest were miserable but I'm not surprised. It must be awful working for/with such a sour faced woman owner. This woman seems to have had a total charisma bypass. If you the diner can ignore her then I think you WILL be happy with the food.

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4  Thank The-Gallovidian
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Three of us went to the Schoolhouse for lunch at the weekend. It is a very welcoming, warm and bright place with an open fire. There was quite a wide range of food on the menu, some quite unique. They use locally sourced food, including free range eggs (important to us as we like hens). I have allergies to several foods. I told the waitress what they were. The chef ( I think it was Caroline, the owner) very kindly came out and took time to discuss this (busy Sunday lunchtime). She was exceptionally kind and made sure she could provide something delicious despite my problems. The meal was one of the best that any of us has ever eaten - we fought over the lentil soup and the sweet potato, chilli and coconut soup. She made gluten-free gravy for my meat so it wasn't the usual boring, dry Sunday lunch which I have (to avoid wheat) if I eat out. The others enjoyed their Greek salad and roast beef. I was not ill afterwards (as is often the case after eating out) so the chef really did avoid the things to which I am sensitive. We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough and we will be back (although they may need more staff if a lot more customers with my kind of food allergies appear!).

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Thank Juliet C
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Located a few miles outside Castle Douglas on the A75 towards Stranraer you will find the Old Schoolhouse. The unique development of the old school into a restaurant is first class. The range of meals is exceptional and the staff could not do enough to ensure that your stay and your meal was simply top notch. Spotless facilities and plenty of off road parking this venue is well worth a look see if you are in the area.

Thank Bill P
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We used to enjoy the Schoolhouse but the menu got soooooo samey and monotonous, same old same old every week plus the prices went up. OK it is alright but no better than that, sorry but other better places around.

5  Thank AnnaScotland
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