Gatehouse of Fleet Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Gatehouse of Fleet

July 30, 2017 Hana Mouser

Discover the best restaurant in Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom (UK) including Masonic Arms, The Castle Restaurant, The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant, Polarbites, Marrbury Smokehouse, Mulberries Coffee Shop, Galloway Lodge, The Schoolhouse, Solway Tide Tearooms, Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel
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1. Masonic Arms

10 Ann Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HU, Scotland Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$55 - HK$243 +44 1557 814335
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Masonic Arms

Bar food plus restaurant and conservatory dining. Real Ales. Bar open all day. Child and dog (bar only) friendly. Beer garden. Quiz night Wednesdays and open music night Thursdays.

Reviewed By Ron S - Durham

Excellent food excellent service lovely Seating area in the conservatory, only let down were the chips which were over cooked and more like crisps, My partner who is a veggie had the fish in white wine sauce and loved it I had the steak which was cooked to perfection , I know its only chips but they just let the meal down ... Stafff were very good and friendly polite the whole ambience was perfect ....I think I was just a bit unlucky and probably got the last batch of that particular cooked lot of chips . The beer was from a local brewery and that was also very good. All in all I would go again without doubt

2. The Castle Restaurant

5 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JA, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1557 330569
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

The Castle Restaurant

Small, family run restaurant. Open 10.30 to 2pm for coffee, cakes, lunch and from 5pm for evening meals. Pizza night every Wednesday. Closed all day Sunday.

Reviewed By steiff - Glasgow

Great tasting food , cooked to perfection by friendly chef and served by lovely cheery staff. The tomato soup was absolutely fantastic, as were the lamb and venison dishes both served with ample delicious vegetables . The chips that accompanied the meal were just great. Would have loved to have a sweet but just too full after such generous plates. A lovely little place to enjoy friendly service, terrific food in cosy surroundings.

3. The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant

High Street | Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG, Scotland Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$126 - HK$369 +44 1557 330402
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 513 reviews

The Selkirk Arms Bar, Bistro and Restaurant

SEE OUR HOTEL REVIEWS THE Selkirk ARMS HOTEL many guests are still posting food review on the Hotel web site as well...Choice of dining areas in this 17 bedroom town house hotel. Choose from the Bar, Bistro or Restaurant where the same a la caret menu is available throughout. Both open to the public and hotel residents daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine at a leisurely pace with cosy settees, casual dining areas, free wi fi and a relaxed atmosphere. Although a hotel the food is the big attraction here and it is very popular with locals. The Chef won Dumfries and Galloway Chef of the Year in 2012. A great selection of beers and real ales are on tap.

Reviewed By whiskymac64458 - Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

This is without doubt our favourite place to eat in the Stewartry. Staff are always welcoming and friendly. Service is always superb and the whole place gives off a warm relaxing feeling with quality food to match. Menus change on a regular basis and there always something different to try if you like experimenting a little. They use local produce and local suppliers although a slight criticism would be that they use Dalbeattie for their meat when there is an excellent butcher in the town which has recently changed hands and would deserve a chance. That aside the Selkirk ticks all the boxes for me.

4. Polarbites

Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright DG6 4HY, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Fast Food, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$133 +44 1557 339050
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 496 reviews

Polarbites

Freshly cooked Fish and Chips,Scallops,Halibut,Salmon and lots more.Seating for 40. B.Y.O.B..No corkage charge and glasses provided. Reservations recommended.

Reviewed By SCU70 - Lancashire

Wanted to purchase food here just after lunch but was waiting on another family member in the shop nearby. I spoke to the fryer, explained we were going to get our take away lunch and he reassured me there was no rush, they were open all day. We all returned 7 minutes later to find the place completely shut up. Rather annoying and odd we thought after knowing customers were on their way and telling us they were open all day. Never the less we thought we would give them another try the following evening, as the reviews were very good. Most expensive fish supper from a eat in chippy I have ever paid for. Over £10.50 for a large haddock with chips. (Which was actually just two medium Haddocks.) Mushy peas were £1.30 extra each!!! Buttered bread also extra. The whole meal came to nearly £30 for two adults and a child without peas or bread. The chips were dried out and chewy and the fish pretty average. Certainly not worth the price. And I paid £1.50 for a tiny bottle of cheap lemonade. A full bottle of Coca Cola was cheaper at 85p??!! Sadly won't be visiting again, I had superb fish and chips at a nearby top restaurant for a couple of quid extra!

5. Marrbury Smokehouse

Carsluith Castle | A75 Carsluith, Newton Stewart DG8 7DY, Scotland Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa British, Scottish, Delicatessen, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$243 +44 1671 820476
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Marrbury Smokehouse

Smokehouse Deli and Cafe - NEWLY APPOINTED FIVE STAR STB with access to historic castle on site. Food presented daily fresh from our highly acclaimed smokehouse, in a variety of style and budgets to suit all. Families welcome - larger groups by prior arrangement. Open most of the year around including Sundays - for current opening hours please do call first. Food 2 GO available ie Fish/Chicken and Chips take aways - order before 4.30Pm by telephone. Disabled parking space, no stairs, ramp to shop and access for one wheelchair in cafe. Winter weddings in the Castle by arrangement.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Third visit over the years, food good service a little slow but food is fresh ad good so rather wait than have fast food rubbish.

6. Mulberries Coffee Shop

11 St. Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DJ, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1557 330961
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Mulberries Coffee Shop

Coffee shop serving freshly cooked meals and home baking. Afternoon teas and high teas available.

Reviewed By WOLFACHMAN - Dumfries

Have visited here a few times and yesterday tried their soup. Choice of three soups and chose parsnip and pear. Sounds odd but was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have also had their tomato and red pepper and again was first class. My wife had a cheese scone which was huge and tasty too. Coffee first class and piping hot which is lacking in many places. Will be back

7. Galloway Lodge

Galloway Lodge High Street | High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP, Scotland Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$24 - HK$165 +44 1557 814001
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Galloway Lodge

Very friendly coffee shop with a very versatile menu to suit all needs. There are delicious homemade soups, daily specials and an extensive range of home baking. Specialty coffee and teas made to order.If you are in a hurry or just passing through, all of our food can be made to go. You can even phone and order it so its ready to pick up when you pop in. We also have our very own range of award Winning condiments and preserves, all made in Gatehouse of Fleet and are available to taste throughout our menu. There is also a beautiful gift shop that has a wide selection of quality products and great ideas. We also have a first class hamper service to accommodate all your gift requirements. Every Friday night is Galloway Burger night, 6pm -10pm

Reviewed By Lindsay G - Daventry, United Kingdom

We were looking forward to enjoying the burger night, having visited previously and had a great experience. Unfortunately, this has turned into a family friendly restaurant where the child is king. Three families with a myriad of unruly children, bouncing on the floor, racing around everyone's tables and screaming at the top of their voices. We couldn't enjoy our meals as the waitresses were not equipped to deal with them, but did admit to finding it difficult to serve with them running around...!! With one of the owners sat witnessing all of this, there was clearly no hope of him taking control so we cut our visit short and left. It's disappointing to have to leave a negative review, but....

8. The Schoolhouse

A75 | Ringford, Castle Douglas DG7 2AL, Scotland (Formerly Tjhe Schoolhouse) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$47 - HK$157 01557-82-02-50
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

The Schoolhouse

Situated beside the main A75, just outside the village of Ringford and some 3 miles inland from the artists town of Kirkcudbright. The restaurant is in what was the local primary and junior school for the village and surrounding area and closed in 1977. Originally opened around 1983 as a tea-room, we are now only the third owners having taken it over in 2006. Our background is in retail delicatessens as much as in restaurant food and when you visit you will see that in the refrigerated display in the restaurant. We are proud of our food and almost everything that can be made on the premises is - the list is long but includes our own bread, all the cakes, desserts and traybakes, home cooked ham, our own jam, cranberry sauce, hummus and much more. We are open from 10 am serving food all day through to last orders at 6 pm ( 4 pm some days in the winter months) but closed on a Wednesday. Whilst we are open all year we do close for a break in November and go into hibernation for January.

Reviewed By Ruaridh18

I went to the Schoolhouse today for the first time for lunch . I had the Christmas lunch special - roast Turkey followed by homemade cheesecake. The food was piping hot (I mean hot ?) and really good. It was also excellent value for money....MoreOh yes! Our hot plates are just that, good food should be hot and that is of paramount importance to us - thus the mats placed to protect the tables. The team look forward to welcoming you back.

9. Solway Tide Tearooms

16 St. Cuthbert Street | Opposite car park, Kirkcudbright DG6 4HZ, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Contemporary, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1557 330735
Excellent
55%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Solway Tide Tearooms

Reviewed By DaisyWorksop - Worksop

We were enjoying the Arts and Crafts Trail round Kirkcudbright when the rain started bucketing down we dashed into this tea room and were made very welcome.
I enjoyed delicious vegetable soup and my daughter had sandwiches stuffed with filling. My husband enjoyed his lunch and we finished with scones - lovely.
Will visit next time we're on holiday.

10. Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel

23 St. Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DJ, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +44 1557 339544
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Kirkcudbright Bay Hotel

Reviewed By Papadapa - Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom

Had a lovely Christmas lunch here this week. Served absolutely piping hot and stayed hot till the last bite. The Christmas pudding and brandy sauce, whilst not overwhelming in size was an adequate portion.
Service was prompt and the waitresses were attentive and polite
Parking was convenient at the front door, failing that there is plenty of parking nearby in the Harbour Square.
Always worth a return visit. I will be back. Thank you.

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