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Balbirnie Bistro

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Balbirnie Park | Balbirnie House, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
+44 1592 610066
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derby
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had steak and a child's dinner, all the food was lovely and Michelle was very attentive. For me the food could have been hotter as I do like it 'piping'

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Thank leleyderby
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello leyleyderby, Thank you so much for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that your visit was such a success. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Phoned up 3 days before booking and managed to be fitted in. Can never be dissatisfied with the service, hospitality and the quality of the menu and food. We always try and visit a few times throughout the year and always leave happy and content with our experience at balbirnie

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Thank Märk P
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Balbirnie Bistro so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

Markinch, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Been at bistro a few times for a meal always excellent friendly staff best to book as usually busy great choice of Menu .

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Thank Ann Y
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Ann Y, Many thanks for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Balbirnie Bistro so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,153 reviews
704 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I really like the small bistro setting and tonight the "chill" focused music. Starter of pork and apple terrine with pickle was pretty good. Always like to have the flat iron steak but tonight (as previous) my medium steak ended up oozing a fair amount of blood which kind of spoils what else is on the plate a bit. So... More 

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Thank sleep007
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Overall Balbirnie House is quite a special place. So much so that my fiancé and i have chosen to get married there next year. On our first which will be many visits we started at the Bistro. The house itself has overflows with character in every room and each being that bit different. When walking down the stairs into the... More 

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Thank RossiAhern46
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello RossiAhern46, Many thanks for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie, and wishing you and yours every happiness during the planning and lead up to the special day itself. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely venue and location, staff were attentive and friendly, good choice on the menu. There was also a very reasonably priced special menu for lunches and a Sunday. The food was high quality and tasty. Would recommend.

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Thank meganmcivor
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello meganmcivor, Many thanks for your kindness. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the Balbirine Bistro for mid week dinner with family. The bistro was quite but food was excellent. Had the full pot of mussels with the white wine sauce which I really enjoyed. All the other food that was ordered looked fab and well presented. The bistro is down in the basement of the house which had a really nice... More 

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Thank Deborah F
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Deborah F, Many thanks for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Balbirnie Bistro so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present PS As a small detail, we don't have 'a... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My Grannie would have called this place "fantoosh"!It is an elegant 1817 Georgian country house so, as you have your delicious lunch deal, you are in elegant surroundings.The first time we were here we only had the coffee and shortbread mid morning.On this occasion we partook of the lunch deal which was tasty,served by pleasant staff and more than reasonably... More 

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Thank John L
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello JohnL, Many thanks for your kindness and denoting a 5 Star review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. Kindest regards, Nicholas / MD Balbirnie 1992 - present PS Balbirnie is dated 1777 More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As a regular of Balbirnie for many years I was incredibly disappointed with my recent meal. The staff were incredibly unprofessional asking for drinks orders before a wine list was even provided. Once the drinks had been ordered my father ordered a bottle of Peroni, he was brought a pint instead and when the waitress was politely told that it... More 

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1 Thank Beth D
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Beth, Re: 'Incredibly unprofessional asking for drinks orders before a wine list was even provided' ... I have to say I disagree. We always ask for drinks orders. That apart, apologies if we served a Pint of Peroni instead of a bottle, obviously a simple misunderstanding. The billing issues obviously stemmed from payment point, as you are as you... More 

Cupar, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with our daughter and granddaughter for our daughter's birthday. The starters and main courses were all very good particularly the onion soup and the ribeye steak. We were all thoroughly enjoying ourselves until 10 oafs filed in to be seated at one table. They had all clearly partaken of significant lubrication. They proceeded to vie with each other to... More 

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1 Thank Colin T
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Colin, You have used your review to reduce our online rating, based upon your opinion of other members of the general public, as opposed to the facilities and services which we provide. We kindly therefore request that the review is removed. Kind regards, Nicholas MD Balbirnie 1992 - present More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balbirnie Park | Balbirnie House, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Glenrothes  >  Markinch
  • Phone Number: +44 1592 610066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?