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The Russian Tavern at The Port Royal Hotel - CLOSED

37 Marine Road | Port Bannatyne, Rothesay PA20 0LW, Scotland
+44 1700 505073
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
29 Sep 2015
“Surreal , Entertaining,”
18 Sep 2015
“Great Owner and Wonderful Cuisine,Good Value,Bread tdf!!! wonderful chef”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
37 Marine Road | Port Bannatyne, Rothesay PA20 0LW, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

The restaurant is in fact a Pub, however it's quirky and well worth a visit. The food is a mixture of French, Russian and Worldwide. Not gourmet, but edible and enhanced by the eccentric owner who seem to have had an amazing life.

Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Fantastic Food Fantastic Owner and Front Of House,we had Beef Stroganoff with Georgian Red Wine,WOW!!the most delicios bread in the world and if its good enough for Elton John its good enough for us!!!I really really recommend this hidden gem!! Please keep this place your...More

Thank splitcanebob
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Just the thing on a cold windy evening after an equally cold windy sail. Not at all what I was expecting in Port Balantyne. The borsch soup was excellent, Beef strogonoff was good, house homemade sausages were outstanding - the chef/wife is Siberian. Great atmosphere....More

Thank hilarymunro
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

No atmosphere. Dingey and dark inside. Bar staff/manager was arrogant and weird. House rose wine was like vinegar. However the Russian draft beer was very nice. Strange place for a Russian themed bar. Would not visit again

5  Thank laurenk779
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Four of us including one Vegetarian had an excellent supper here. Fayre included a Borsch soup, Mixed Vegetables, Coquilles St Jacque and Strogonoff all cooked fresh with local produce by the owner's wife. The owner himself was attentive in front of house role, served excellent...More

Thank PGFD
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Stopped by for a refreshment my husband and I as we had been for a nice long drive round the countryside. Staff very friendly and pleasant to have a chat with. Their knowledge of the island was profound. Keep up the good work.

1  Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

What a dinner! All organic or game, even choice of organic beer. Super tasty, no salt no sugar. on top superb entertaining post-bbc-journalist owner. You could expect it from £50 london place, but from £10-15 end of the world island???

2  Thank Tomasz123456
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stopped at Port Bannatyne for one night, and were looking for a place to dine that night. There didn't seem much choice here, but the sound of the Russian Tavern was inviting. We booked a table for that evening as it was Saturday, there...More

1  Thank 257worldwide
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We visited this restaurant and had a nice evening.However I do agree with previous visitor that the food lacked flavour ?We had no salt or pepper available on the table.The owner,who served us was very entertaining .The restaurant was a little cold ,and did not...More

Thank Mandolin1955
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Good food and good service. Well sited opposite the pier in this seaside village. The view is magnificent and the atmosphere is friendly.

1  Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$11 - US$50
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Marine Road | Port Bannatyne, Rothesay PA20 0LW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 505073
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