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In South West Scotland we like to have fun. And why not? We want you to feel good about, well, everything. So, whether it is high art or walking, food or jazz or books or kids or country and western or poetry or sailing or singing or Robert Burns or biking or running or rallying or mining or weaving or gardening or cycling or tree-felling or baking or growing or dancing or star-gazing or bird watching … there’s always something fun to do for everyone of any age.

  • The Belted Galloway Newton Stewart


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    The Belted Galloway in Newton Stewart is much more than a cafe.  It is also a restaurant, bar, gift shop and am information centre for tourists. The Belted Galloway is situated centrally in Newton Stewart beside …

     
  • The Swan


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    Popular with locals and visitors, at Kingholm Quay, just outside Dumfries. A warm welcome awaits you at the Swan with Angela Mcintyre, previously venue manager of Easterbrook hall, at the helm. Come along to experience great …

     
  • Kilnford Farm Shop and Restaurant


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    Kilnford has been reborn. The old farmhouse and steading have been transformed from a sad dilapidated old farm, to a vibrant food hub that provides the very best local food that is available in Dumfries …

     
  • Drummuir Farm Ice-Cream


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    Set in beautiful country surrounding, with an outdoor park for all ages, and an indoor area for the under 8s. More than 20 different ice cream flavours on offer. Baby changing and disabled facilities. Easy parking adjacent.

     
  • The Mariner Hotel, Kippford


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    Comfortable, traditional, popular pub, with great pub meals and views of the Solway at Kippford.Great views, good service, and good traditional pub meals. Child and dog friendly. Large conservatory, and large play area in garden …

     
  • Corsewall Lighthouse Restaurant


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    The restaurant caters to a wide variety of tastes including local beef, lamb, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Some of the best food available in Dumfries and Galloway. A perfect setting - relax and watch the seabirds …

     
  • Moffat Mill


     
  • Cream o’ Galloway


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    Welcome to Cream o' Galloway! Set in the beautiful Galloway countryside, Cream o’ Galloway is a family visitor attraction on an organic dairy farm, and the home of the luxury ice cream enjoyed throughout the country. …

     
  • Laurie Arms Hotel


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    This restaurant and bar is owned by two local farmers and they really do use local produce where ever possible. Open from 12 noon every day. Friendly service and very tasty well cooked food which is …

     
  • The Green Tearoom


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    Cafe/Tearoom at Thornhill golf course serving a range of delicious meals, snacks, teas and coffees. The Green Tearoom at Thornhill Golf Club is open to all,  7 days a week, 09.30 - 20.30, with all …

     
  • Opus Salad Bar


    Opus is a vegetarian treat for those craving some greens. Located above the shops at 95 Queensbury Road, Dumfries, this establishment is an innovative, eclectic eatery with a chef that is known for catering to just …

     
  • Tart n Tea


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    Tart n Tea is the cafe within the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet. It has a delightful location with a terrace  above the banks of the River Fleet.The cafe serves a wide …

     
  • Thistle Inn Crossmichael


    Authentic traditional pub grub. Nice views of Loch Ken from the tables outside--almost Taverna like in the right weather!

     
  • Imperial Hotel


    Our menus are based on good home Scottish cooking and plenty of it. We are recognised as a 'Taste of Scotland' establishment using as much local produce as we can, such as Galloway Beef, Lamb …

     
  • Ken Bridge Hotel


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    The Ken Bridge Hotel kitchen prides itself in providing chef created meals using local produce wherever possible. The hills and forest surrounding the hotel provide an abundance of venison and partridge and pheasant are sourced from …

     
  • Cavens Country House Restaurant


    Cavens Coutry House Restaurant

    Fresh, flavoursome dishes are prepared from only the best local produce including award winning local Galloway Belted Cattle beef and Ayrshire lamb. The menu is therefore reviewed daily meaning there is an interesting and varied choice …

     
  • Casa Mia


    Casa Mia

    Extensive wine list. Good value lunches and early evening menu. Modern European cuisine. Casa Mia offers modern and stylish food, served in warm, comfortable  and welcoming surroundings. Situated on the banks of the River Nith, not far …

     
  • The Smithy Tea Room


    The Smithy Tea Room and Gift Shop has a delightful riverside location in New Galloway within a lovely garden. The Gift Shop at The Smithy has a four star award from Visit Scotland and sells …

     
  • Wigtown Summer Street Market


      Wigtown Summer Street Market Wigtown Summer Street Market is in Wigtown Market Square each Saturday during the summer months - 10am to 3.30pm There are around 20 stalls for which differ from week to week, for you …

     
  • Abbey Cottage Coffees & Crafts


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    Serving coffees, teas and light meals throughout the day. Delicious home baking. Situated beside picturesque Sweetheart Abbey. Well stocked craft and gift shop.

     
  • The Jewel in the Crown, Castle Douglas


    The Jewel in the Crown in Castle Douglas is a  popular Indian restaurant, a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. The menu features classic tandoori-style chicken, red curry with seafood, and vegetable dishes. …

     
  • The Bruce Hotel


    Bruce Hotel Restaurant

    The relaxing bar and restaurant provide an excellent venue for all types of social occasion, from informal bar lunches to intimate, candlelit dinners in the restaurant with its romantic atmosphere and outstanding view over the …

     
  • Designs Cafe


    The ideal place to relax, read the papers, enjoy fine coffees and speciality teas. Sample from a wide range of home cooking.

     
  • Mull of Galloway Experience


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    Mull of Galloway Experience The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most Southerly Point. At the end of a narrow peninsula with stunning views in every direction, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, the Lighthouse Exhibition, the RSPB …

     
  • The Schoolhouse


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  • Round House Cafe and Loch Doon Visitor Centre


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    Enjoy coffee and cake while watching osprey chicks (subject to availability) using a telescope within the Round House Cafe on the shores of Loch Doon. A nest is situated across the loch from the cafe for …

     
  • Sun Kai Restaurant and Take Away Stranraer


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    The Sun Kai is a long established, family run restaurant in Stranraer. Food is traditional Chinese. It is popular with visitors and locals alike and ranks highly on TripAdvisor

     
  • Luigi's Restaurant


    Luigi's Restaurant, Dalbeattie, is a well reviewed, family Italian restaurant.In February 2011, Head Chef, Zoran Perovic took Luigi's restaurant over with his family.  Zoran has been trained  by Italian chefs and worked in restaurants around the …

     
  • Steam Packet Inn Restaurant


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    On the harbour side at Isle of Whithorn, fresh seafood is a speciality. The Steam Packet Inn is famed throughout Wigtownshire for good food. The Steam Packet is family run and owned. Seating options outside on the …

     
  • Glenisle Inn


    Glenisle Inn, Palnackie

    The Glenisle Inn at Palnackie  where Sam and Victoria are waiting to welcome you is a friendly family run Inn and Restaurant. Featuring good home cooking, using local produce. Opening hours are seasonal so from April …

     
  • The Pheasant


    The Pheasant

    Situated in the small village of Sorbie The Pheasant offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Galloway. Run by husband and wife team Morag and Andrea Cuomo who spent 13 years in Edinburgh and …

     
  • Campbells Restaurant Portpatrick


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    Campbell's Restaurant is famed throughout South West Scotland for its fish and sea food dishes. Situated on Portpatrick sea front, Campbells Restaurant is family owned and run and is popular with locals and visitors alike. …

     
  • The Waterfront - Portpatrick


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    The Waterfront on the harbour side in Portpatrick offers the option of eating in their attractive restaurant, their intimate bar area or outside on the harbourside The restaurant at the Waterfront is elegant and serves …

     
  • Little Italy Restaurant


    Little Italy, Dumfries

    Newly refurbished throughout, Little Italy 's atmosphere aims to be  very much that of one of those  rural restaurants tucked away in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Fortunately this taste of Italy is here in Dumfries. "The mouth watering …

     
  • Benvenuto Pizzeria Trattoria


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    Seafood, steaks, pizza and pasta. Popular with families. "Happy Hour" operates nightly from 5 - 6.30pm with reduced prices. Informal atmosphere and great food at a reasonable price.  Seems highly rated for its takeaway food.

     
  • Carsphairn Shop and Tearooms


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    Fresh & Modern shop & tearoom, amazing garden views. Homemade Cooking, local produce & gift items available. Seating 24 indoors & 18 outdoors. Bikers welcome, open 7 days a week (summer) closed on a sunday …

     
  • Hullabaloo


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    Locally produced food, imaginative 'city cafe' menu in a lovely location overlooking the river. Hullabaloo is a well established restaurant situated alongside the Nith River in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland. "We …

     
  • Blackaddie House Restaurant


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    The menu changes daily and all dishes are made in their own kitchens featuring, wherever possible, locally sourced Scottish ingredients. It's not just about fine dining, there is also a TDH menu available every day, a …

     
  • Whithorn House Tea Room and Gallery


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    Whithorn House Tea Room and Gallery was opened in December 2013 and is in a beautifully restored building dating back to 1840. Whithorn House is described as a Victorian Tea Room and offers fine Loose Leaf …

     
  • Pizzeria IL Fiume & Bar Milan


    Pizzeria Il Fiumo & Milano Bar

    Established 32 years. Italian Mediterranean cuisine features authentic log oven. Pizzas, pasta, seafood, steaks and grills. Fine dining, healthy option available. Set menus and Happy Hour. Take away meals available. Open all year Mon- Sun 5pm …

     
  • The Anchor Inn


    The Anchor Hotel

    Popular pub with outside seating overlooking the Solway Firth at the Kippford estuary, and an extensive bar and restaurant area, with excellent food.In summer, most people eat outside watching the sailing activities in the Solway. …

     
  • Logan Botanic Garden


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    5 * Logan Botanic Garden is Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden and hosts plant treasures from the southern hemisphere – rarely seen in the UK. Situated at the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan Botanic Garden is an exotic …

     
  • Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre Cafe


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    Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is on the shores of Clatteringshaws Loch near New Galloway. It is owned by the Forestry Commission and the cafe is run by Galloway Lodge Preserves. The cafe is in a lovely location …

     
  • The Globe Inn


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    Established in 1610, The Globe Inn, Dumfries has long been associated with Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. In 1796, Burns wrote: "... the Globe Tavern here, which these many years has been my Howff ...", …

     
  • The Crown Hotel


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    At The Crown Hotel the chefs are dedicated to utilising the abundance of fresh local produce available to them to create wonderfully tasty wholesome dishes. Their  menu offers guests a range of pastas, steaks, burgers and filling traditional …

     
  • The Ark Gift Shop


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    The Ark Gift Shop at Kippford - coastal and country style gifts with a touch of Scotland! The Ark Gift Shop is located in the scenic coastal village of Kippford on the Solway coast offering a …

     
  • Mariners Coffee Shop Drummore


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    The Mariners is a Coffee shop with character located centrally in Drummore. Breakfast, tea & coffee, snacks and evening meal by prior booking only. Outside tables are a sun trap.

     
  • The Cavens Arms


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    Really good pub food; comfortable seating; real ale and real chips! Cavens is a busy town centre pub with a reputation built on the quality of its ales, its great pub grub and its customer …

     
  • Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries


    This popular Indian restaurant is a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. The menu features classic tandoori-style chicken, red curry with seafood, and vegetable dishes. Jewel in the Crown has a polished marble …

     
  • The Jewel in the Crown, Dumfries


    The Jewel in the Crown in Dumfries is a  popular Indian restaurant, a favourite with locals and tourists in the town. The menu features classic tandoori-style chicken, red curry with seafood, and vegetable dishes. Jewel …

     
  • The Blackhorse Hotel


    The Black Horse. Newton Stewart

    The Blackhorse Hotel is situated just a few minutes' walk from the town centre of Newton Stewart. Local residents and holidaymakers alike can enjoy a relaxing drink in the bar where meals are served all week. …

     
  • Gallie Craig Coffee House


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    Gallie Craig on the Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly coffee house. And it will always be just that since the coffee house has  a stunning and unique location right on the cliff edge …

     
  • A. D. Rattray’s Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop


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    Your perfect introduction to Scotch Whisky... Discover Scotch whisky as you explore our unique Whisky Experience & Shop. Let us guide you on your whisky journey, whether this is your first experience of Scotch or you already …

     
  • The Grapes


    Warm welcome, good pub food, open fires and beer garden. Offering lunch and evening meals from bar snacks to a la carte. Seasonal produce used to create  home cooked food, served with quality hand picked wines,  ales …

     
  • D'nisi Cafe Stranraer


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    D'nisi is a recently opened coffee shop in the main shopping street of Stranraer and looks out to the newly  re-modelled Castle Square and the Castle of St John. The coffee shop has tables outdoors on …

     
  • Pancake Place


    Pancake Place, Dumfries

    80 seater family restaurant. Waitress service. Extensive menu, children's menu. A well established cafe just off the main street, The Pancake Place is open every day, serving our famous sweet pancakes plus a huge selection …

     
  • Alexandra Cafe Stranraer


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    Popular Cafe in Stranraer`s main shopping street. Coffee is highly recommended. Light lunches are also served at this excellent Stranraer Cafe. Why not check out the Alexandra Cafe Stranraer next time you visit.  

     
  • Beltie Books & Cafe Wigtown


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    Beltie Books & Cafe opened in Wigtown, Scotland`s Book Town in 2013. Enjoy a tasty range of teas and coffees while you browse their range of second-hand books. Light lunches, home-made soups and cakes are also available. Beltie …

     
  • Central Cafe Stranraer


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    The Central Cafe in Stranraer serves delicious coffee brewed from beans specially imported from Italy. The Central Cafe also cooks amazing fish & chips using freshly frozen fish which is fried in vegetable oil. The …

     
  • The Mount Stewart Hotel


    The Mount Stewart has a lofty position which makes for great sea and village views if the weather is good enough for you to sit on the decking or if you manage to get a …

     
  • The Limetree Restaurant


    The Lime Tree Restaurant, Moffat

    "Good Food Guide" recommended. A seasonal blend of modern and traditional cooking using only fresh ingredients. "The Limetree has got all its priorities right. Food is king here." Joanna Blythman, Sunday Herald Open for Dinner Tuesday - …

     
  • Kirroughtree Visitor Centre Cafe


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    The cafe at Kirroughtee is within a magnificent purpose built Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest park between Newton Stewart and Creetown was opened in 2014. The Cafe at Kirroughtree Visitor …

     
  • Cafe Royal & Take-away


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    Award winning fish and chips restaurant, tea room and takeaway which gets very good reviews.

     
  • Tasty Bites in Port William


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    Tasty Bites provides freshly filled sandwiches, baguettes, pannini etc Located on the main road in the centre of the village of Port William.

     
  • Crown Hotel Restaurant


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    The Crown Hotel Restaurant in Portpatrick is situated right on the harbourside. It has a large conservatory restaurant to the rear for more formal dining. Meals are also served in the large bar and at …

     
  • Galloway Wild Foods


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    Galloway is a foragers paradise. Its mild, damp climate and wide variety of habitats offer the perfect growing conditions for all manner of delicious flora, fauna and fungi. There are few places in Britain that …

     
  • Easterbrook Hall


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    Full of grandeur with a historic soul, the Easterbrook Hall and Crichton Memorial Church is a hidden treasure situated on the 100 acres Crichton Estate in Dumfries, South West Scotland. The red sandstone buildings on the …

     
  • Rose of India


    This upscale exotic restaurant offers authentic Indian food. The decor is plush and it is a favorite for business meetings and special occasions, but also caters for families. Sitar music plays as the diners enjoy …

     
  • The Mill on the Fleet


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    The Mill on the Fleet is a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the River Fleet in Gatehouse of Fleet.  Now an exhibition centre it is spread over three floors and houses core …

     
  • Pumpernickel


    Family run cafe, serving healthy wholesome food in a relaxed and friendly enviroment. As well as quality speciality coffee's, teas and other beverages, they serve light snacks, lunches, home made soups and a large selection …

     
  • Nikos @ Blackwater


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    Authentic Greek Restaurant featuring mezze nights with live entertainment. Chef,  Nikos, comes from the beautiful island of crete. He has over 40 years of experience working on hotels and restaurants in Crete, cruise ships and …

     
  • Auldgirth Inn


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    Good food in a traditional pub. The Auldgirth Inn is set in the wonderfully picturesque Nithsdale valley. Built in the 1500's the Auldgirth Inn began as a sanctuary for Monks as they travelled from Melrose to …

     
  • Marrbury Smokehouse Bistro - Carsluith


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    Marrbury Smokehouse is situated near Glentrool where Vincent and Ruby Marr produce smoked salmon. They supply such prestigious clients as Rogano in Glasgow. The shop and bistro are at Carsluith on the A75 and here …

     
  • ReadingLasses


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    We welcome people living locally and visitors from throughout the world. Reading Lasses bookshop and café is in Scotland's National Book Town. The seating arrangement and open kitchen contribute to our informality and friendliness. Customers are welcome …

     
  • Masonic Arms


    Masonic Arms, Gatehouse of Fleet

    Excellent food of a consistently high standard, the Masonic has been voted "Scotland's Best Loved Pub" by the Daily Telegraph. The Masonic Arms  in Gatehouse of Fleetoffers a choice of dining experience from their contemporary dining room, to …

     
  • Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room


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    Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room are described as one of the best newly created gardens in recent times.  It is hard to believe just over thirty years ago there existed only bog, rushes and …

     
  • The Port Pantry Coffee and Gift Shop Portpatrick


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    The Port Pantry in Portpatrick is a coffee  and gift shop selling probably the best coffee in Portpatrick.  The Port Pantry is family owned and family run and makes a great choice for good home …

     
  • Loch Arthur


    We are gaining a growing reputation for our range of home-made pies, cakes, chutneys and other delights produced in our Farm Shop kitchen.As one of our earliest work ventures, we started making cheese at Loch …

     
  • BarendBar & Restaurant


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    Warm  and friendly  with a wood burning stove at its heart, and Gary & Lesley looking forward to welcoming you. BarendBar & Restaurant is a family orientated dining pub, providing excellent, good quality, home cooked food …

     
  • The Bladnoch Inn


    The Bladnoch Inn

    The Bladnoch Inn, a traditional country inn set in the heart of the Machars, Dumfries and Galloway.​ The Bladnoch Inn offers good food and a place to relax and enjoy fine ales and our extensive range …

     
  • Carlo's Restaurant


    Carlo's Restaurant, Castle Douglas

    A family run Italian restaurant serving delicious, traditional Italian cuisine. Carlo’s is based in the picturesque countryside of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway. It was established in 1988 by proprietors Carlo and Heather Bignami. The restaurant is …

     
  • Smokehouses


    Dumfries and Galloway is blessed with some excellent smoke houses. Smoked food makes a wonderful and welcome present. You can have the produce delivered to your home. The Galloway Smokehouse Allan Watson Carsluith, Creetown, NEWTON STEWART, DG8 …

     
  • -Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer


    Henrys Bay House Restaurant Stranraer

    Henrys bay house restaurant is nestled in the West Coast town of Stranraer, the menu features locally sourced fish and meat prepared and cooked freshly to order by local chef/restauranteur John Henry. The restaurant also boasts …

     
  • The Potting Shed Bistro


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    The Potting Shed Bistro is set within Logan Botanic Garden near Port Logan and, except for September, October and the second half of April the admission fee for the gardens requires to be paid to …

     
  • Sawney Bean`s Restaurant


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    Sawney Bean was believed to have been the last known cannibal in Britain and is understood to have lived with his family in a cave in South West Scotland. The disappearance of travellers who were ambushed …

     
  • Selkirk Arms Hotel


    Selkirk Arms Hotel

    The Selkirk Arms Hotel, a substantial hotel, which has a comfortable bar and conservatory area where bar meals are served. Hotel, Restaurant, bistro, pub. Lovely well kept garden to enjoy in summer. The Selkirk Arms Hotel …

     
  • Star Hotel


    Enjoy the warm informal hospitality of our restaurant service provided in our lounge bar where we serve a wide range of food from Light Bites to five course meals. Our food is cooked from fresh and includes …

     
  • The Willow Tree


    The Willow Tree, Palnackie

    Cafe / Restaurant / Bistro in Palnackie, near Castle Douglas. Opening Hours:  Tuesday & Wednesday 10am -4pm, Thursday- Sunday 10.00 am - 9pm with last orders at 9pm. Closed Mondays. Breakfasts, morning coffee, light lunches. Fantastic home …

     
  • Del Amitri


    Del Amitri

    Del Amitri has won recognition from leading food critics in Scotland and has just been awarded its first AA Rosette. Conveniently situated in Annan, Dumfriesshire and within easy reach of Carlisle and Dumfries, the Del Amitri …

     
  • Galloway Lodge Preserves


    Galloway Lodge

    Coffee shop, café, restaurant, serving breakfast and lunches in the High Street of Gatehouse of Fleet featuring their own Galloway Lodge Preserves.Highlights include Barrista made coffee; eggs benedict,  all day or American breakfast and a …

     
  • Woodlea Tearoom Sandhead


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    Popular Tea Room in Sandhead. Open Wednesday - Sunday for light lunches, snacks and home baking Handy for Ardwell Gardens or if you are enjoying the beach at Sandhead.

     
  • Brodies


    Brodies Restaurant

    Recently awarded an AA Rosette, Brodies offers light, airy, modern surroundings, and operates a coffee shop enviroment during the day, and a relaxed restaurant and wine bar at night.

     
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