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“Not as good as expected”

The Bothy Restaurant and Bar
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We ate here after a recommendation from another family but were disappointed. The menu looked lovely but the service was slow, the restaurant was very hot and poorly ventilated and the food was not enjoyed by all.

Thank Fishersonhol
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very disappointed with our recent visit to The Bothy. Been several times before & enjoyed what we got but that was in the winter when the place wasn't heaving with tourists & the prices weren't grossly inflated for second rate food! Really bad chips, cheap rolls & poor quality burgers! Such a pity for such a nice place next to the canal. There are lots of places to go in Fort Augustus so will be trying one of those next time we go down there. Definitely not The Bothy again, sorry!

1  Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We liked the food here, and the setting. We had dinner which was nice, although we were surprised by the speed since it says in the menu that we should prepare for some slowness and that it would be all the more enjoyable. This latter was true though, the food was good! We even went back the next day for a sandwich.

Thank Joke S
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The food is good quality bar food but what lets this place down is the rather bizarre approach to opening hours. We went but had to struggle to make sure our meal time fit within the limited opening hours. No food served after 2.30 and evening meals stop at 8.30. We went for lunch and saw 4 different lots of people turned away while we were finishing our meal. I am sure that in peak season it would be reasonable to expect to at least get a sandwich in the afternoon after 2.30 and lots of foreign visitors must feel let down at not being able to buy food. The service was also average with the more senior waitress really looking like she would rather you weren't there!

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Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Bar area was used by locals so had a bit of atmosphere, but perhaps (as such) staff not as welcoming. Food was OK but 'pub food' and priced as such.

Thank Bob M
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