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“Run down”

Lochcarron Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 5 Restaurants in Lochcarron
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Having read all the negative reviews regarding this place, we were reluctant to eat there but as it is now the only establishment in the village with the Bistro shutting for the season, there was no other alternative if we wanted to eat out locally in an evening. The place itself could not only do with a complete refurbishment but also a good clean. The beer, my husband informed me, was delicious so some good points. As regards to the food, we both ordered fish and chips which were served to us within 5 minutes (which even a chip shop could not do), therefore confirming a microwave was in use in the kitchen. The lady who served us was very pleasant but it did get somewhat busy and I presume it was the landlord and landlady who came to assist her, both of which looked like they had just come in from digging the garden. A bit of a clean uniform or dress code for the staff would have been reassuring but they did not seem bothered even though the landlord continually rolled himself a cigarette inbetween serving. The glass of wine I ordered came in a little bottle and was supposed to be Chardonnay but not a good tasting one. The second one was served to me in a glass with bright red lipstick round the rim, which the landlord did apologize and provided me with a new one. There were linen napkins on the tables in the dining area which were coloured green, but they actually did smell of a rather unpleasant washing detergent, which meant you could not use them for the purpose they were for. The fish was not too bad and the chips were pleasant enough, we have had worse, but the mushy peas were nothing but liquid. We did not stay for any deserts and did not go back during our stay in Loch Carron, but as the pub and restaurant were extremely busy (due to the fact that it was the only place in the immediate area) I suspect the management do not see a need to spend any money on it, but if they did, it would make the diner's experience a lot more pleasant and pride themselves on good reviews. All in all not as bad as we had thought but not that good anyway.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We went to the hotel for food & a drink & it was very poor microwaved food. This place could be a goldmine if the food was better and the bar was tidied up a bit. Definitely would not recommend it to anyone

Thank JMD215
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Staying at the wee campsite and popped down the track to the hotel with our big pup for supper. He emptied the doggy toybox as we had a lovely supper. Busy restaurant and friendly bar. The local blinde ale was very good too. Would happily go back. Varied menu

Thank Pat S
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The hotel is on the road running along the lochside and the dining room and bar meals area have stunning views over the loch and the mountains. The service is quite quick and the food generally tasty and well-cooked. However, the whole place has a rather run down air about it and we could have done without several children and 2 dogs running around whilst we were eating. Prices are quite high.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We shared a Brie , ham and apple roll. It was very good and would have been to much for one of us. The salad it came with and chips were greasy. The ham was local and service good and friendly

Thank AnitaC979
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