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) #2 of 42 Restaurants in Arbroath ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, British,
3W Mains of AUCHMITHIE, Arbroath DD11 5SQ, Scotland
+44 1241 877223
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“game pie” (13 reviews)
“kedgeree” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (28 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3W Mains of AUCHMITHIE, Arbroath DD11 5SQ, Scotland
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Reviews (341)
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1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great little hidden gem of a restaurant. On the top of the cliffs above the wonderful Auchmithie beach (well worth a visit) sits the But'n'Ben. The food is traditional - no haute cuisine here. Specialities include smoked Arbroath caddie pancake and fish...More

Thank AlDearle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the But n Ben for almost 30 years off and on.......although not often enough! The standards are consistently excellent with superbly cooked food always beautifully presented and always a lot! Staff are friendly and efficient and there is a comfortable...More

Thank lesleydand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booking essential as small but very popular restaurant a largely seafood menu but with alternatives for non fish fans.the portions are very filling so need to be hungry. If you order the fish platter for a main don't have a starter as platter has about...More

Thank Robet Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

advised ButnBen by phone glutenfree required no problem was the reply again told them on arrival.whole different ball game.. CHEF HAS NO TIME TO MAKE GLUTENFREE PANCAKE BATTER 3MINS .Was advised Kedgeree glutenfree I have now been having an ongoing conversation with toilet upchucking. Please...More

Thank nancy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the But n Ben 3 times but don't quite get what all the fuss is about. The mussels were nice but the sauce watery. The steak was ordered medium but came very well done.Dissapointing.

2  Thank blueensign7
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you like good Scottish food this is the place to go. The prices are very reasonable for excellent quality and very good service. It can be very busy at times so you may want to book a table in advance. We have never been...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food,home made with local produce. Excellent service,good value and nice surroundings.Deserts all home made and delious

Thank forkydave
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Called in today and had a pleasant lunch. We had lovely smokie soup with a cheese scone and both were delicious. Our mains again were really nice and well presented. The staff were extremely helpful and attentive during a busy lunch service. My only reservation...More

Thank Robert1991
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited here on a Monday and were glad we had reserved a table. They were turning people away. We both had their signature dish, fresh flaked smokie in a cream sauce served in a pancake (not a crepe!). It came with salad on the...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a restaurant like no other. We were instantly made to feel welcome by Margo who showed us our table. We were given ample time to choose from the menu and the food was amazing. When our taxi said it would take an hour...More

Thank katieann2604
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Bill F
Unable to access your website via trip adviser or directly. Would like to see sample dinner menus as we will be in Arbroath tomorrow evening Thank you Bill Forrest
28 September 2016|
Response from rumpuscat | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just got this. They have a new website but I'm not allowed to post it on here. Just Google it, you'll find it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 14:00
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18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3W Mains of AUCHMITHIE, Arbroath DD11 5SQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Arbroath
  • Phone Number: +44 1241 877223
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