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“Great food”

The Boat Hotel Bistro
Price range: US$10 - US$28
Cuisines: Bar, British, Scottish, European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Boat Bistro & Bar. There are few places in the Cairngorm National park where food, wine and location come together as beautifully as The Boat Bistro, we showcase rustic and seasonal fare and re-imagined classics, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs grown locally combined with produce sourced from the British Isles. Poached, squeezed, pressed, steamed, grilled, wilted, roasted, battered and seared. Our utterly delicious food, from first thing in the morning to last thing at night, will melt on your tongue and always leave you wanting more. Our menus comprise contemporary interpretations of classic British dishes. Our Lunch and Dinner menus also feature daily Best of British specials. It almost goes without saying that we use fresh, local, seasonal produce as the norm.Breakfast offers you a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder. As well as a fully cooked Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish Haddock to meltingly beautiful Eggs Florentine. If there’s anything else you’d like to eat, just ask. We’re not too posh or proud to make boiled egg and soldier. The Osprey Bar is warm and welcoming, the perfect place to meet, the bar is full of quiet corners. Tuck yourself away with a paper. Enjoy a quiet romantic moment. The Boat Bistro & Bar, you'll find:Best of British specials every day.Breakfast, lunch and dinner, contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes using fresh local produce. Extensive malt whisky selection. Early Bird Dining. We welcome everyone to experience the Bistro & Bar, including guests not staying at the hotel.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

I was here last night great food great staff will be here again. I had the mussels to start best mussels i have ever had and
The rib eye steak i had for the first time very nice will have it again keep up the good work

Thank chris d
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English first
Aberdeen, Scotland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nothing to get excited about ”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

The Bistro looks good. The menu sounded tasty. Our starters of scallops and veggie tempura were good. Was looking forward to main course.

Main course was nowhere near the quality of the starters. Our chips were soggy and had an almost sweet taste to them as though the oil needed changed. The fish was oily, to be honest I've seen better fish and chips out of a chip shop for half the price.

Burger a big let down. For £13 I would expect a home made burger. This was mushy and obviously a cheaper processed one. The bun,cheese and salad were good though.

Service patchy. The waiting staff never checked if we were happy with our food, and we were not offered any condiments. We halos had to stand at the bar like spare parts to pay the bill.

I would go back, as some of the menu items looked really tempting, but after a day at work I wanted something basic though unfortunately it wasn't executed very well.

Thank skottydog
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Sutton in Craven
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191 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Great food, well presented and beautifully cooked. However the dining experience is let down by staff who speak poor English and lack the knowledge of a grasp of British decorum. An example of this is my partners plate was taken away whilst I was still eating.

The Bill was wrong and was difficult to put right.

Food though was very good indeed.

Visited July 2014
Thank Keith J
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Good service, fresh, tasty food. Plenty to choose from, plain to fancier, with daily specials available as well as the normal menu. Make sure you book as it seems to be popular with the locals too.

Visited July 2014
Thank madsquad
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Great Fish and Chips”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Restaurant was very accommodating....we were a family of including 4 kids....Menu has a good selection....All the food was good but the Fish and Chips gets a special mention.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank roxyr849
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