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Cardross Inn, Dumbarton, Argyll and Bute Council

Cardross Inn

4.1
4.1
48 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The gateway to Argyll & Bute, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and then wherever your sense of adventure takes you from there.
Fresh local produce runs throughout the menu alongside expertly chosen wines. Follow that with a whisky with the locals in the bar or a cocktail by the fire in the snug.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Scottish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01389 841358

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Dumbarton

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SB

    SheenaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service. Although pricey £7 for a dessert!

    Cardross InnResponded 4 days agoGood afternoon! Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and will be happy to welcome you again soon! Kind regards Johanna

  2. JS

    JoyS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very tasty and the restaurant was busy and a good ambiance.

    Cardross InnResponded 4 days agoGood afternoon! Thank you for your kind review. Our team is working very hard to create great food and vibes - so feedback like this is very much appreciated. We hope December treats you well, and that we will see you soon again! Kind regards Johanna

  3. ES

    ElizabethS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, clean and tidy. Our meat was very nice but the vegetables could have been cooked a bit more, and the Yorkshire pudding a little less. However the food was overall very tasty.

    Cardross InnResponded on November 2, 2022Dear Elizabeth. Thank you for your kind review - I am happy to hear that you had a tasty meal and great experience. I will let the kitchen know about the vegetables, just to ensure they will keep an extra eye on it in the future! Hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Johanna

  4. W

    William

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall a good family dining experience - only criticism is that the pub was a bit cold. A fire in the fireplace would have been perfect!

    Cardross InnResponded on November 2, 2022Dear William. Thank you for your kind review! I'm glad to hear you and your family had a nice time and a good experience. Regarding the coldness in the restaurant; we did have issues during a couple of days in October - but it was all sorted quickly and it's now warm and welcoming again! Hopefully we will see you all again soon!

  5. JS

    JoyS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff and I was able to have a gluten free option. Dining room has a comfortable and a relaxed feel. Very pleasant evening.

    Cardross InnResponded on November 2, 2022Dear Joy! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great night. I'll pass on the comments to the team! Kind regards. Johanna

  6. CR

    CarolR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff very friendlly and attentive.
  7. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Unfortunately the mussels I got for a starter where not cooked properly at least half of them were still closed, however main course was far better.
  8. TT

    TimT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in a bit of a hurry, nice food, dog friendly.
  9. IJ

    IshbelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub and restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff. The food is always delicious and on Sunday the chef went out his way to make us a meal we’d seen on social media but which the waitress thought was no longer available. Will definitely be back.
  10. LM

    LouisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing, staff and atmosphere great. Love this place.
  11. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely friendly pub for our one night stay with excellent food and efficient staff. The room was small but clean and recently refurbished to a really good standard. Superb breakfast!
  12. g

    gmac

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to eat, food was great and lots of it.
  13. ZS

    ZoeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal love the new menu recommend the enchiladas.
  14. ED

    ElizabethD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quiet, pleasant atmosphere, service was quick and efficient and the serving staff were polite and helpful. The Sunday roast was very enjoyable, well cooked, with Yorkshire puddings that were huge, dessert was lovely too, with generous helpings, will definitely be back 😊
  15. TC

    TonyC

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very helpful friendly staff. The food choices were good, well presented and full of flavour. Yes well worth the visit. Check out the chefs special, I had the mango chicken curry and that was awesome. Well impressed. 🤓🤓
  16. M

    Maggie

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We requested a table outside as we were with a vulnerable family member. We were directed to the beer garden which was very noisy with sports TV, Friday night drinkers etc. This was despite the fact that there were tables available at the back that were much quieter. The food was fine, especially steak pie and service good.
  17. KD

    KennyD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Staff were very pleasant and provided an excellent service. Food portions were also excellent. There was a bit of a delay between placing the order and the food being brought to the table. This should not be taken as a criticism as I suspect the delay was due to the food being freshly prepared.
  18. TG

    TracyG

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had lamb roast, lamb was tender and roast potatoes lovely. However all veg too hard
  19. S

    Sonoftherock

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Focaccia bread starter was disappointing. Not very fresh. Salmon mains ordered but advised after we had been served our starter that it wasn't available. Ordered vegetable stroganoff but never a stroganoff sauce. Very spicy. Advised waitress and chef relayed back to our table that it wasn't a stroganoff sauce and he would make a proper one if we wanted!!!! The haggis, neeps and tatties was very good.
  20. K

    Karen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very dog friendly! This was our first dinner out with our dog and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Great outside area too.
  21. JS

    JanetS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice comfortable dining room. Service excellent. Very pleasant staff. Food was fine, fresh and attractively presented.
  22. NB

    NmB10

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place- great decor, room was spacious and well equipped, food was delicious and the service was great! It was someone’s first day and she was so lovely and warm and helpful and even if she didn’t know the answer to something she went to find out straight away! Lovely meal and stay- will be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great British food! Loved their Haggis and their pie! They introduced my kids to Irn Bru which was delicious for them! Loved the cozy ambiance of the venue!
  24. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, delicious!!! Fabulous service x
  25. JM

    JohnM

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Difficult to find fault with our lunchtime dining experience. Booking on the website was easy, and on a Tuesday probably unnecessary but we did it anyway. Our meal was simple but well prepared and presented. The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall, a good lunch.
  26. DD

    DaviesDaughter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The 1st waitress who served us was fantastic. Very polite, professional and friendly. She was very apologetic that the chef wouldn't be able to bake the next batch of baked potatoes in time. This was understandable. She handled it well. The 2 waitresses who brought our food were lovely, bubbly and chatty and read the room. When we had finished I had to ask for hot drinks. But the girl who brought our hot drinks brought the cup for the tea minus the tea I had to get up and ask for it. However they were busy with a funeral. Having worked in a hotel in hospitality its easy to make wee mistakes but it's how they are handled. We have no complaints. What made us most happy was the fact that the vegetables were fresh veg! Not the frozen rubbish a lot of places use. And there was plenty veg. My favourite part of the meal. Lots of buttered carrots that tasted like old fashioned carrots! Loads of fine Kenyan beans and plenty brocoli. All buttered but not swimming in grease. And not one bit was mushy. Neither was it so Al dente that it was raw. Delicious. Next time - no chips for me. Just double veg! Thanks Cardross Inn!
  27. LB

    LifiB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fresh, home made food at reasonable prices. Service was attentive and friendly.
  28. SM

    SteveMac

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry but while it was very pleasant, since the visit, I have discovered that one of the staff has allegedly been tampering with advertising of mine in order to help his friend who is one of my competitors. Although he was asked to leave the place concerned because of what he was alleged to have done, I cannot support an establishment that has staff that treat other businesses with such disregard.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Went out with family for some food and was a nice atmosphere and good food. However it did take some time for the food to arrive so you need to be patient. Worth it though
  30. RP

    RachelP14514

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a family dinner, easily accommodated our large group, service was great as was the food.
  31. EP

    EleanorP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time in Cardross Inn and was not disappointed. Very friendly staff and attentive. Food was beautiful I had the poached salmon and mash and it was a hearty piece of salmon. My other half had the steak pie which was also lovely although he would have liked more potatoes. Definitely be back
  32. SM

    SteveMac

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food, excellent value for money. This quite simply a little gem for a well priced meal at lunch. Never been in the evening but will definitely be some point soon. Whoever runs this place, keep doing what you’re doing, it works.
  33. F

    Famof5eatsout

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Nice staff, welcoming and did their best to attend to us. Menu wasn't what was advertised on line which I always find a bit challenging as have dietary needs and means last minute changes or complexities. Fairly good selection in general without too many options. 2 of our group ordered the baked cheese and bread sharing starter...large round of cheese but 4 tiny bits of bread - not the right balance also large baked cloves of garlic (not particularly nice to eat - was advertised as a garlic oil dip) and definitely not good value. Mistake with our order meant my son got a burger that was not what he ordered but to be fair they sorted it out pretty quickly. We had 2 courses each, with a soft drink and 1 person had an alcoholic drink which averaged about £23 each. Not bad value, appreciate everywhere is having to increase prices at moment so worth remembering that previously 'value' was measured in a difference economic climate. Nice atmosphere and was busy so clearly popular and would recommend.
  34. RS

    RichardS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Wasn't menu as advertised online food was at the lowest standard as possibly could be the poorest meal experience I've experienced
  35. EF

    EliseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely 2 course meal, huge portions and very reasonably priced! We had my 2 year old cocker spaniel and all the girls really fussed him, he got loads of cuddles, treats and a wee water bowl! Everyone was so welcoming - thanks for a great evening!
  36. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional. We received a warm welcome from staff who were friendly and helpful during our stay.
  37. CS

    CameronS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was supposed to be a Mothers Day treat however we ended up having to walk out. We arrived at 5:50 for our reservation at 6pm. Myself and my mum ordered the Camembert sharer to start and 3 roasts dinners for myself, my mum and my gran. After sitting for around half an hour, our roast dinners were delivered to our table. We explained that we hadn’t even been given our starter yet, to which the waitress asked us if we wanted her to leave the roast dinners with us or take them away. My gran (who had ordered a half portion of roast dinner) took her plate with the thinking that she could eat hers while myself and my mum were eating our starter. The waitress just took the other 2 plates away and no one then came to explain what had happened with the starter or offered and apology. After sitting for a further 20 minutes, not one staff member came over and checked how my grans meal was, or to see if we had received the starter. In fact no one even looked in our direction when they were serving other tables. After sitting for nearly and hour and not even had a starter I had decided enough was enough and asked the bar staff to charge me for the 3 drinks and half portion of roast dinner so we could leave. I was then told that they were a chef down and that the original waitress had forgot to put through our starter. I understand these things happen but they need to be communicated to your customers. If we had been informed of this we would have understood but no one seemed to want to take responsibility. There appeared to be a lot of inexperienced staff on and judging from the loud conversations we overheard from behind the bar, there appeared to be a new till system installed that no one knew how to work. To top it off my grans half portion of roast dinner came with the tiniest dribble of gravy and a burnt and cold Yorkshire pudding. Overall this was a terrible experience and really ruined what had been a lovely Mother’s Day up until that point. Sadly I won’t be back.
  38. GD

    GordonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Genuinely delighted with our dining experience, super food and excellent service from the people looking after us at the table. They were brilliant.
  39. A

    Alison

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really poor service. Waited 35minutes to order. We were completely ignored by staff. Kids meal was burnt. We were given the wrong bill. Not shown to our table and all we could hear was a man screaming and swearing in the bar area. This place has really gone downhill.
  40. S

    Sharonm

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was amazing until I tried to pay!!! I tapped my card was told everything was ok only to be chased by a staff member saying their card machine hadn't taken the payment.. very embarrassing haven't to return and try the payment.. with all the other guests watching on . For me it ruined the evening

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Cardross Inn is rated 4.1 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Cardross Inn

1 Main Rd, Dumbarton, Argyll and Bute Council G82 5LE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dumbarton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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