Rothesay Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rothesay

December 24, 2017 Darwin Bolte

Discover the best restaurant in Rothesay, United Kingdom (UK) including Sea Dragon, Brechin's on Bridgend Street, Jade Garden, Victoria's Restaurant, Ghillies Bistro, The Post Office Store & Tearoom, Mount Stuart Restaurant, Ettrick Bay Tea Room, Esplanade Hotel, Kingarth Hotel Restaurant
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1. Sea Dragon

4 East Princes Street, Rothesay PA20 9DL, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating Chinese, Asian Dinner, Late Night HK$385 - HK$385 +44 1700 502094
Excellent
36%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Sea Dragon

Reviewed By Theresa M - Rothesay, United Kingdom

Had a delicious meal last night in this wonderful restaurant. Jimmy the chef is a fantastic cook and staff are very friendly and serve with a smile.

2. Brechin's on Bridgend Street

2 Bridgend Street, Rothesay PA20 0HU, Scotland Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards British, Italian, Scottish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1700 502922
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Brechin's on Bridgend Street

Opened in 2004, Brechin's On Bridgend Street serves excellent meals using quality local ingredients. We serve home made desserts and daily home baking, plus a range of coffee, tea and good quality wines by the glass and the bottle. We offer themed music events with meals at lunchtimes and evenings. Check our web site for details. Our musical instrument and accessory business, Gypsy Guitars, also display instruments and useful accessories for the guitarists amongst you. We also have a mail order business if you cannot drop in to see us!

Reviewed By Bikerdave117 - Manchester, United Kingdom

We found it by accident and were fascinated by this music themed cafe - sheet music and instruments on the walls. Excellent home made food. Friendly and welcoming owners involved in the local music scene. Felt at home and could have stayed for ages. A...MoreMany thanks for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Brechin's. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Rothesay.

3. Jade Garden

25 Gallowgate, Rothesay PA20 0HR, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Chinese Dinner, Late Night +44 1700 502347
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Jade Garden

Reviewed By WeeWinkieWillie - Dunoon, United Kingdom

The food was tepid and the rice seemed second hand. The crispy duck came with a bamboo steamer and the pancakes were inexplicably still in their plastic packaging?? What was that about? We were the only table in the restaurant, so I don't know why the scoff was so cold. The house white was fine and the service was attentive. But jings the food was expensive and pretty grim.

4. Victoria's Restaurant

55 Victoria Street, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +44 1700 500016
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Victoria's Restaurant

Victoria's Restaurant at The Victoria Hotel

Reviewed By jimboSaundersfoot - Saundersfoot

Thought we’d go for Victorias upstairs ...table with a view ...tonight.. ....food was Wonderful ...well presented... and staff were excellent all round Thank you our 2 nights stay nearby and we chose Ghillies and Victorias... from the exterior look you may not even venture to check the menu........never judge a book by its cover ... you will not be disappointed

5. Ghillies Bistro

55 Victoria Street | The Victoria Hotel, Rothesay PA20 0AP, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1700 500016
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Ghillies Bistro

Bistro Restaurant

Reviewed By Helen D

A great venue for a drink or a meal. Great service and staff and a lovely meal in a nicely presented bar area

6. The Post Office Store & Tearoom

48 Marine Road, Port Bannatyne, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, British, Scottish Breakfast
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

The Post Office Store & Tearoom

Reviewed By JDS339 - Tillicoultry, United Kingdom

Lovely location in Port Bannatyne. Simple fare but nicely served and all in all very welcoming. Large groups of walkers and cyclists use this place so for smaller parties it could feel quite intimidating if you h T it at the wrong time. But cyclists and walkers have a reputation for choosing places which serve good food, so their patronage speaks for itself. Definitely will be back.

7. Mount Stuart Restaurant

Mount Stuart House, Rothesay, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +44 1700 503877
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Mount Stuart Restaurant

Reviewed By LamplighterYork - York

Arrived with a coach tour but the cafe didn't get swamped - perhaps because it was a lovely warm sunny day and plenty of people spilled out into the open courtyard which had plenty of Seating. Reasonable amount of soup in a large bowl and quite tasty. Good range of scones and cakes on display. The gents toilet has recently been modernised to a very reasonable, tasteful standard and was spotlessly clean.

8. Ettrick Bay Tea Room

Heide Vreugd | Ettrick Bay, Rothesay PA20 0QX, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Diner, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1700 500223
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 393 reviews

Ettrick Bay Tea Room

Fantastic situation beside a beautiful white sandy beach looking over to Arran , Cowal & the Mull of Kintyre Friendly helpful staff, great mix of dishes and really good value. Great spot in a great location- could stay all day but only open 10-5pm

Reviewed By Smoothy77 - stirling

Took a walk to ettrick bay today & yet again had a fantastic lunch at the tea room.
Always get a brilliant portion & every visit to the island, we look forward to a trip to the ettrick bay tea room.
Value is outstanding, home fries to die for & cakes!!!! Try the meringue pies.

9. Esplanade Hotel

4 High Street, Rothesay PA20 9AR, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +44 1700 502001
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 331 reviews

Esplanade Hotel

Reviewed By traveller201777 - Stirling, United Kingdom

Don't judge this place by outside. Went here for dinner around 6ish and had the cheeseburger for 8.95, with the option of adding haggis for an extra pound. The burger was delicious as was the haggis and chips were homemade. The staff were very friendly...MoreThank you we're pleased you enjoyed your meal & I will pass your comments onto the staff, we look forward to seeing you again.

10. Kingarth Hotel Restaurant

Kilchattan Bay, Kilchattan Bay PA20 9LU, Scotland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1700 831662
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

Kingarth Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By Heather M

We went here for dinner while visiting the island,after Reading lots of positive reviews on trip advisor however we left feeling very unimpressed.
We didn't book as our mobile phones had no signal at the cottage we were staying at. We arrived just after six and were not acknowledged by any of the staff. I grabbed a menu and the attention of the staff and they pointed at the only table they had available.
I then had to go and fetch another menu as none were brought to the table. The waitress was fairly quick to take a drinks order however that was about the only time the service seemed efficient.
We ordered the lamb which was a generous portion size,which was a good thing considering how long it too for our food order and food to finally arrive, we were pretty hungry bu this point.
What was disappointing was that after we finished our food we were left for approximately 25mins with our plates on front of us,with no staff either taking them away,asking if we needed more drinks or offer a dessert menu when we had clearly finished.
I eventually had to go to the bar to ask for the bill. I feel like the customer service needed a lot of work. Being tourists to the area I would have hoped for a better service than this but the staff didn't seem to really care nor were they particularly friendly so although the food was good I wouldn't recommend this place to friends.
If you want to keep outsiders coming in I would consider being aware of all your customers.
So the postives were the food size and being able to get a table on a Saturday night without booking,but the negetives just made me want to get out of there,even though I originally was going to order dessert!

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