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“A quick lunch”

The Clockhouse Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Tomintoul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$46
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A charming 19th Century Highland Inn, located in the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park and the Malt Whisky Trail. The restaurant prides itself on serving the finest local, seasonal produce presented with elegance. We are a small 50 cover restaurant so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.We look forward to welcoming you for good food, good cheer and a very, very large Dram.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We popped in for lunch on Easter Sunday. A very nice place with a good if not extensive menu. We both had fish & chips. Delicious and food was served quickly. The Sunday roasts delivered to the table next door to us looked and smelled yummy.
There were only two chaps serving and I think they were a bit hashed as we had to hang around to be seated and have our order taken but all in all very good.

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Thank CaroleLed
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Stopped on way to Aviemore for tea and a cake. Had to wait for a while although not very busy.
The food for the other tables looked good but the cakes and shortbread was stale. Person who served was pleasant and good with the children.
So very disappointed.

1  Thank Berry12Ex
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

In general, the food for the adults at our table was reasonably good. However, the kids menu leaves a lot to be desired. Every single option on the kids menu is meat other than a white bread and cheese sandwich, not even any fish fingers. I asked the waiter if the chef could possibly make my daughter eggs of some description (scrambled or cheese omelette) to be told that the chef wouldn't do that but he begrudgingly agreed to ask anyway. He returned to tell me that no, all the chef will make my daughter is the cheese sandwich. I was made to feel that I was being difficult which rather took a shine off the meal for the rest of us.

Also, the kids menu comes with salad as the green veg. Seriously, what toddler eats salad leaves when they don't have molars?! The only veg my daughter could eat was harvested from the rest of our plates.

Get some frozen peas, and get some option for veggie kids that isn't a rubbish sandwich. And if the table which represents more than half of your customers in an otherwise empty restaurant requests something simple like eggs then just make it. You work in the service industry people!!!

In short, grumpy chef, begrudging service and the kids menu is clearly an afterthought.

2  Thank Andygirl31
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great atmosphere lovely local dishes and drinks. Seven of us had a lovely evening out at the Clock House. We ate here last year whilst on holiday in the area & enjoyed it so much we came back again this year

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Thank Tracey E
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We had dinner here on a Saturday evening after hiking in and around Tomintoul. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the place had a nice cozy feel. Unfortunately, the vegetarian options were very limited and all containing mushrooms. If you didn't like or were allergic to mushrooms you would have been done for the night and would have had to go elsewhere. We realise being vegetarians is our own fault and in a location such as Tomintoul we didn't expect to find too much variety which we were fine with. My partner had the cream of mushroom soup for starter and I had the Scottish Rarebit (bread with mushrooms) and then we both had the main which was pasta with spinach and mushrooms. A mushroom fest with no other options available. The most disappointing part was that the pasta with mushrooms was essentially the cream of mushroom soup over pasta. We both didn't finish our plates as the main was really just sloppy, tasteless and just not very nice and headed home. If we are in the area again then we will be sure to just bring all of our own supplies and cook from home or come when it's not mushroom season in Tomintoul.

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3  Thank Jenn G
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