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Ardencaple Hotel

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Gareloch Road | Rhu, Rhu, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8LA, Scotland
+44 1436 820200
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this hotel to have a very varied and reasonable menu, there is something to suit everyone, with offers on selected meals.

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Thank William N
Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped here for dinner due to staying in hotel nearby and although the hotel is a bit dated and tired the staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food was fantastic we could not fault it and the price for the food and the drink was very reasonable. So we would definitely recommend.

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Thank Ann-Marie M
Irvine, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

we booked in here on a whim.the eating place downstairs is roomy,we had a drink in the bar which was rustic,the rooms were ok and the dinner in the restaurant was lovely.

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Thank alisonbuck01
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a strange review I know but I had to. Bridget and her staff were great today for my Dad's wake. Fresh hot food and fresh tea and coffee kept coming. Nothing was too much trouble. Bridget is always a pleasure to deal with especially around a time when family and others are grieving. She is respectful and speaks... More 

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Thank mynameisdinky
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a snack and decided between us to have the platter. It was the best we have every had. Presentation was great and all hot and crispy. Staff very friendly. Next time would like to have a meal as well as it all looked good.

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Thank superchicGlasgow
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great choice of food and great prices at the Ardencaple. Steak meal I had was cooked to perfection. Staff were friendly and professional making for a comfortable dining experience. Definitely worth a visit and we'll definitely come back.

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Thank LizM2
Katy, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Basic hotel with nice service and friendly staff, but tatty room/bathroom. No overhead light in room. Bed was very uncomfortable with thin mattress. Needs some investment in basic room amenities.

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Thank David M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very poor quality food, tasted like it was out a packet and heated in a microwave. The restaurant lacks atmosphere and the staff were unfriendly. Not recommended.

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Thank Torkin49
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Budget menu doesn't mean poor food. Yet to be disappointed here. Friendly staff, good service. A rather dated interior and a bit of a 'rabbit warren' but don't let that put you off. On a warm day, eat outside and drink in the free ozone from the Gareloch and, if you are lucky, watch some naval 'traffic'

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Thank Stuart G
Helensburgh
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I am a occasional customer to this hotel mainly for lunches and sometimes dinner. It has a quaint dinning room which is normally busy. The staff are very friendly and efficient. It has a great menu at very reasonable prices and also serves a real ale. A real gem of a hotel in the Helensburgh area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gareloch Road | Rhu, Rhu, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 8LA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh  >  Rhu
  • Phone Number: +44 1436 820200

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