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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Opal Restaurant

Opal Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 26 Restaurants in Larkhall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Scottish, International
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Larkhall, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

This was the first time my wife and I had eaten at the restaurant since its refurbishment.
And it most certainly wont be the last.
We used to eat regularly, before the new owners took charge, and were never disappointed, however, the new owners/chef/staff have taken this establishment to a new level.
The whole new look of the restaurant/bar area is most welcoming; as are the staff.
The selection available from the menu is extensive and varied, with something for all tastes.
The service is efficient and the presentation and quality of food, as well as the portion size, is exceptional. And the prices are good.
I cannot praise the Opal and its staff highly enough and would happily recommend that if you're looking for a great meal in pleasant surroundings this should be top of your list

  • Visited August 2014
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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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“Great Food & even better cocktails ������”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I have visited here loads of times over the years, so my husband & I decided to try the newly refurbished restaurant, it was a beautiful meal but it was expensive. The staff was very friendly and the waitress Kerry Ann who served us recommended things on the menu to try and we did. She was very helpful & professional as were all the staff. Our whole experience was fabulous (except the price of course)!!
My friend & I also visited to try there cocktail menu the waiter Chris & waitress Hayley were lovely & polite and helped us decide on which cocktails to try. The shawlands park hotel is a must esp their cocktails!!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“the opal bar and restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

visited the opal restaurant on saturday with my husband . we had the lunch 2 coarse menu we both had lentil soup which was really nice , then my husband had the chicken and i had salmon and sea bass . it was delicious and we go back again . the new decor is lovely .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Superb food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We visit the shawlands quite often and usually have the fillet steak which is amazing. Decided to try something else from the menu and had the calzone and the burger which were both lovely. The menu has a great selection and the restaurant's new decor is really nice

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Lanarkshire
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4 reviews
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“Lunch at Shawlands Park Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Requested a booth for lunch for 6, got what we asked for, good start.
3 menu's to choose from Daily specials, a la carte and good kids menu.
White wine lovely and chilled. To start we had Prawn cocktail with smoked salmon, chicken tempura, grilled asparagus with Parma ham and poached egg and goats cheese tart, all fresh all beautiful. Next we had Pizza, chicken, fish and chips, chicken and haggis burger, fettuccine with scallops (beautiful fresh plump scallops) and sea bass and salmon from the daily specials. Again all empty plates. The fish is fresh and cooked to perfection. To finish we had two chocolate fudge cakes, the portions were big allowing the six of us to share and enjoy which we did. The new Opal restaurant is lovely, good atmosphere plenty of space also very comfortable. Looked after very well by all the staff, special thanks to Kerry Ann who made sure the two younger one didn't get fed up. Will certainly be back again soon.

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