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Balbirnie Bistro

Balbirnie Park | Balbirnie House, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
+44 1592 610066
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
3 days ago
“Sunday lunch”
1 week ago
“Bistro in a Grand House”
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CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Balbirnie Park | Balbirnie House, Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6NR, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We had our wedding some 7 years ago at Balbirnie and often visit for a family occasion or date night. We are truly never disappointed, the food and service are always immaculate and the staff are so friendly and attentive. We had a date night...More

Thank HeatherV733
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the Bistro the other day for Sunday lunch and was not disappointed!! We only had main meals today and have to say the the fish and chips was really nice, with a big juicy fillet of fish in light crisp batter and home...More

Thank 760donc
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

hello 760donc, Thank you so much for your kindness and denoting such a lovely review. We're absolutely delighted to hear that your visit was such a success, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. All best wishes from...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff at Balbirnie help us organise a 50th golden anniversary meal for our parents. Staff went over every detail with us providing helpful advice on seating arrangement, pre dinner drinks and menu ideas for two extremely fussy teenagers. We were giving the use of...More

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

Hello Mrs Doyle, 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, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. All best wishes...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was excellent! The service from the fantastic, very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We had the sirloin steak rare and it was cooked perfectly. Couldn't have been happier with our meal at balbirnie bistro.More

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

Hello Vicky M, 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, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Balbirnie Bistro on another future occasion. In...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The bistro is located in the lower level of the Balbirnie House. It was cozy but, a bit dark. We went there fore lunch and there was set lunch on offer. We each chose 3 courses lunch set (appetizer, main dish and dessert). I ordered...More

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

Hello Busy_Moddy, Thank you so much for your kindness and denoting a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Balbirnie Bistro on another future occasion. In passing, new season menus are now running, and we've introduced a new Eggs Benedict section, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have told many people about the food at the bistro as it is so good and the lunch deal is excellent. You'll not get this quality in restaurants for this money. Very good service from staff who are very professional. And the House red...More

1  Thank Liz G
Nicholas R, Owner at Balbirnie Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Liz G, 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, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Balbirnie Bistro on another future occasion. In...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your ever in Markinch then you must visit the Balbirnie bistro, the food is exceptional with fresh produce cooked to perfection. The French onion soup is the best I've ever had and I have tried a lot, the steaks are mouthwatering and the homemade...More

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

Hello John Paul H, 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, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Balbirnie Bistro on another future occasion....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just visited the Bistro within the Balbirnie Hotel and I was extremely disappointed with the quality and price of the food. The Pate and oat cakes were fine, but hard to go wrong straight from the packet, it went downhill from there, my wife ordered...More

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

Hello Rabangie, Sorry to hear your views, and confused re 'disappointed with price' - Our Bistro lunch deal is £9.95 for 2 courses, and £12.95 for 3 courses. We are ourselves happy with Gnocchi as well, a mushroom sauce is certainly intended as tasting of...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

It has been a number of years since we last visited Balbirnie and this visit exceeded our expectations.The Bistro is a very trendy and comfortable space ideal for relaxed family dining.The daily menu offered extremely good value for money and the quality of food was...More

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

Hello lizPaisley, 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, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. (Next season new menus...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Enjoyed a very relaxing lunch in the Bistro. Could not fault it in any way. The staff were very attentive. Cosy and warm atmosphere. Now - the best bit - the food was sumptous. My wife had the parsnip and onion soup whilst I had...More

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

Hello hailsfa, 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, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Balbirnie on another future occasion. (Next season new menus...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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