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“Fine Dining”

Greshornish House Hotel
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“Fine Dining”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The service was very good - attentive without being intrusive. The food was very good : obviously fresh ingredients, imaginative prepared and we'll presented.

The setting of the house is great and while historically important it is well maintained
Nothing to dislike about the place.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Quirky but nice”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Had two very good meals here, the hosts were friendly, welcoming - we had some special dietary requirements which were dealt with very attentively - not always the case in restaurants! The meals were freshly prepared and locally sourced, very good quality. I would say however that the portions weren't overly generous - I felt satisfied at the end of the meal, but a few more veg etc wouldn't have gone amiss. Service was excellent, friendly but not overbearing at all. Good wine selection too. It's certainly an individual type of place, but one which I'd happily re-visit. I can't say anything about accommodation as i didn't stay here, but it's a very peaceful & beautiful location.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Very overpriced for mediocre food”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

For the price and description, we expected good quality gourmet meal. However, the food was not even average but below average. Overcooked meat, plain presentation - I would say it was more pub-style food, for the price of a gourmet restaurant. The service & setting was nice, quite formal and in line with the higher pricing... too bad the actual food completely let them down.

We were hoping for a romantic nice meal, but were so disappointed. We have had some wonderful meals in Scotland in other places, so we know what can be had and what the standard are.

I prefer to share positive experiences, however in this case I feel other travellers should be aware of what to expect to avoid being disappointed like we were.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Lovely dinner”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stumbled onto the Greshornish House (restaurant) thanks to Marie at the Spoons B&B. There were not many restaurants open during our recent trip (late March) and we were grateful that Neil & Rosemary were willing to let us dine with the only other couple staying that night. We explored the grounds a bit before dinner, and as with most of Skye, the views were stunning, but slightly different than other parts of the island. We were welcomed in for a glass of wine & ordered, then proceeded to the formal dining room for dinner. The server that night was very friendly, and we enjoyed a good steak and Minch Ling entrees. We then had a nice post-dinner conversation with Neil over a couple cappuccinos. We had a memorable evening, the food was very good, the wine was exceptional, and we would recommend for a nice dinner whilst on Skye.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Worst night in Scotland during our holiday”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Pretentious and snooty couple. Amateurs who are trying to run their business and failing miserably to show any kind of welcome in the Highlands. Worst experience we have had in Scotland.

My partner and myself were travelling from Wales to Scotland on our holidays. We love Scotland and try to go there every year. That time we were coming back from Harris and Lewis and stopped in Greshornish House on the way back from the ferry crossing.
Our ferry was delayed so we arrived to the place later then we expected only to be told that we had to be seated for dinner within ten minutes. We just dropped our bags in the room , which was nice but a bit shabby and needed updating, and went straight downstairs. There was mayhem in the bar as all the guests were there trying to get a drink. It appeared that the owners asked everyone to come downstairs at the same time for their convenience of serving dinner.
The menu itself was good with a lot of local produce. The portions though were very small. We got through three courses in no time and still were hungry. When the cheese board arrived we asked for " couple of more biscuits " and we got exactly what we asked for- two tiny biscuits on a tea plate between us!!! Tight!!!!
By the time we finished our dinner all the seats in the drawing room were taken so walked into the snooker room next door. It was messy and full of personal items. We felt very uncomfortable .
Breakfast was fine, no problems.
We were really looking forward to staying on the Isle of Skye and it was going to be the highlight of the holiday . However it was the most disappointing night in Scotland.
In summary our most expensive place to stay and the worst of the trip.

  • Visited July 2013
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