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“Awful, awful, awful”

The Bothy Restaurant and Bar
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful, awful, awful”
Reviewed 9 November 2010

We stopped by here for lunch as it looked nice and cosy from the outside. The service was unfriendly, unwelcoming and the clothes of the staff were dirty. Even when we smiled at the waitress, she wouldn't smile back at us. After eating she asked us if we wanted to eat anything else which we didn't. A minute later she came back with the bill, without us asking for it. They obviously didn't want us to stick around and maybe order another drink, even though the restaurant was almost empty. That was the "positive part" about the restaurant, here comes the negative: The food was a disgrace! We ordered burgers and I can honestly say it was the worst burger I have ever tasted. The meat was of such bad quality - even at Farmfoods you get better quality of burger meat! The same applied to the cheese and the salad. Nothing was fresh and the prices were outrageous for that quality of food! The roll was cold as well, not even toasted and when we sent the food back to get the rolls heated up, we didn't even get an apology.
They clearly build their business on tourists being brought over by one of the many coach companies rather than getting repeat business.
My tip: Save your money and go somewhere else! Awful, awful, awful!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cosy and friendly - The Bothy is aptly named!”
Reviewed 4 November 2010

Really can't fault this welcoming establishment. Easy parking and a lovely location. Even the door frames and windows (on the small side - hence the name) add to it's charm.
Excellent, attentive service - particularly from the young waiter.
Very busy when we were in, the restaurant was full up - just like we were on leaving!
The food was first class.
I had my obligatory tasty haggis while my girlfriend had an unusual chicken with cheese meal which went down well.
In a small town like Fort Augustus the competition is fierce for tourists' custom - there are another 5 or 6 prominant restaurants - but the Bothy did a great job in impressing us!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 29 September 2010

My husband and I ate at the Bothy Restaurant on a very busy Sunday night. We were told politely there would be a 10 minute wait for a table and would we like a drink at the bar, our table was ready in 5. My husband is a very fussy eater and choose the steak, it was cooked too perfection and my steak pie was mouth watering. Our young waiter gave us excellent service. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stay far away”
Reviewed 21 September 2010

We had the unfortunate experience of picking this place for lunch during our stop at Fort Augustus. Out of 4 people not a single person received a decent meal, and 2 of the meals were inedible. Their location is convenient and looks inviting, but don't be fooled. This is British food at its absolute worst!

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great salmon at a Fort Augustus local”
Reviewed 20 September 2010

We popped in for a cider and some salmon and were amazed at the large serves. Yes, this is not a 5 star diner; however, the fish was gorgeous and the veg was fresh and nicely cooked. Not as bad as other reviewers suggest - great for families and those wishing for somewhere to relax.

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