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“Continued high standards.”
Review of Barley Bree

Barley Bree
Ranked #8 of 48 Restaurants in Crieff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$37
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We visited this restaurant again on our annual trip to Scotland and am pleased to report continued high standards of food, very well presented, attentive service and a lovely venue. Only criticism is that wine list seems to be moving up in price for recognisable wines that you can buy at retail for a lot less. It's nice to have nice wine but excessive mark up can be off putting. Perhaps introducing a few more affordable wines would be a good step. Otherwise highly recommended.

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We saved them for the better weather and duly tried a visit for lunch , and on the strength of this we will definitely be back for dinner. While not cheap we certainly got a 5 star lunch with each course well presented and cooked ,first class. Not a big menu choice ,4 each of starters,mains,sweets, but all were just perfect ,quality thro and thro. The ambiance may not be to everyones taste which is rustic with a log burner centre stage but with the standards of this fare and attention to detail well worth the experience. A mention of the staff while young treated us perfectly , a credit goes to them all. We can't wait now for a dinner visit.

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1  Thank mcnicol12
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

well known restaurant locally but on this occasion, a Saturday dinner treat, we found the menu very very limited and disappointing. Passed on a first course, settled for a main course each. Jacob's ladder beef was described as slow cooked rib eye, arrived with a very large bone, a bit like a large dog's bone, with some brown stuff attached which on dissecting was a lot of skin and fat. amount of edible meat really minimal and stringy. One piece about 1 inch of carrot alongside and a small potato thing.
my fish fillet was tiny with a lot of chick peas.
sorry, extremely disappointed. We did complain which was not well received. Subsequent call from the chef was aggressive and he made the request that we did not return. He can be assured on that!

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3  Thank Bluebell30
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Would never have known this place existed, but visited as part of a food tour with Tasting Scotland. The guide raved about the food which raised expectations, and we were not disappointed. A hidden gem well worth seeking out

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Thank Lotty A
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

we have dined here many times and have never been dissapointed this time we could not fault the food but we felt we were being rushed a bit we were taken straight to our table with no time to relax before our meal we were just starting our pre dinner drinks when our wine and starter arrived it has not put us of going back as the food is to good to miss and we hope to dine again soon

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Thank norman a
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Alison B, Owner at Barley Bree, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you so much for your comments. I do apologise that we made you feel rushed - it certainly wasn't intentional. Sunday lunch can be quite fast sometimes but it would seem we didn't communicate with the kitchen to delay the arrival of your food while you were still enjoying your aperitifs. On your next visit please tell us if you feel rushed or ask to have a seat in the lounge before your meal. And I'm glad you enjoy the food!

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