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“A little gem in Helensburgh!”
Review of The Upper Crust

The Upper Crust
Ranked #23 of 64 Restaurants in Helensburgh
Price range: US$12 - US$47
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Good Food in a relaxed atmosphere. Great ambience for family gatherings or romantic evenings.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were recommended to eat here by our b&b hostess and how pleased we were that she did! Lovely owner looked after us throughout, great food and excellent choice of music! It may be in need of a little renovation in parts but please do not let that put you off and it is certainly with the visit. We shall be returning tomorrow night

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

The food is lovely and really beautifully cooked so can't fault the restaurant for that (and that is the main thing after all). However, the outside of the entrance is so very tired and the building suffers from damp which is a real pity. I hope the rent is cheap. We last ate here over 20 years ago and although the current owners have only been in situ for 8 years I remember the food being great but the décor being a bit odd. Nothing has changed in the past 20 years!

I even remember the parrot being there 20 years ago (stuffed, not real). We decided to chance it as the reviews on here were quite good and I am so glad we did. The house wine was very decent, the Lomond Gold beer was a nice drop. My scallops starter was superb. The scallops were moist and plump and the blackpudding divine. My mushroom risotto was lovely and my husbands rump of lamb sublime. The cheeseboard had 3 lovely cheeses on it.

The best bit was the £62 bill for 3 courses + drinks for two. A bargain. I recommend that you ignore the tired entrance, the damp and the odd décor and focus on the great food.

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1  Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This a great little place with amazing food. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly with attentive service. A perfect local restaurant where we will be going to again.

1  Thank Michael_McV08
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We visited The Upper Crust with a friend from Holland who has only been in Scotland since late last year. (a recommendation of a workmate of mine). It could so easily be overlooked as it's not obvious to find from Main Road, but i'm glad we did find it. Certainly the decor is unusual and has lots of little pieces of nostalgia and talking points.We loved the place .. the food was fantastic, we shared our starters as both looked equally good, the scallops with black pudding and the prawns in garlic. A nice touch also to have several choices of breads in little basket to choose from. We both opted for the lamb as main course with mashed potato and vegetables. The flavours were beautiful, cooked to perfection and washed down with a lovely house Chile red wine.
The owners were friendly and helpful, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and will certainly return again. Can't recommend it highly enough if it's good food wine and friendly atmosphere you're looking for.... you really should try it out

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

If you like to eat very nice French food with a Scottisch twist, I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The owners are very friendly and the food they serve is of a good quality and not that expensive. When we visited Helensburgh we asked a women working at the tourist information if she could recommend us a restaurant with no pubfood and no Indian or Chinese food. She only mentioned La Barca (a tapas restaurant). Such a shame, because if we knew of the existence of this restaurant earlier, we would have had dinner twice at the Upper Crust.

1  Thank Eva456
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