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Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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About
Cargills is a family run bistro sitting near the riverside in Blairgowrie. Serving coffees, home baking, snacks, meals and blackboard specials. Everything here is cooked to the highest standards using many fresh local products, offering good food and friendly service. Outdoor patio seating. Free car parking. Disabled access. Coffee's and snacks to go should you wish to enjoy the riverside seating. Takeaway and Outside catering also available.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Scottish, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews tikka masala salmon starter lambs liver kedgeree fish and chips side salad curries cakes under new ownership walk along the river owner thomas hand sanitizer beautiful lunch friendly helpful staff smaller portions lovely place to go feel so welcome
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time, good food amazing service. The staff are great and very polite would strongly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in for lunch, waited over 40 minutes with no explanation. Food was average and not worth the wait. Service was lacklustre. Won't be back .

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a lovely meal and a very good selection on the gluten free menu too. Very good experience here. Thank you

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a Monday night with friends, the restaurant was not busy. Food was lovely and service was good. No complaints

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this restaurant on Sunday 10 October. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere and staff all very, very nice and attentive, always asking if we were enjoying our food. My starter was The Wee Scottish Fishcake (lovely), followed by The Three Day marinated chicken tikka masala (absolutely...delicious!) and dessert was Gin & Tonic Sorbet (scrumptious). My husband had Chicken Liver Parfait, followed by lightly poached salmon and then Tipsy Laird Trifle all of which he said were delicious. I would class this restaurant as Fine Dining, but not overpriced for the quality of the dishes. Will certainly visit again the next time we're in Blairgowrie, and would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food with good big portions, really accommodating and friendly staff, cosy atmosphere. Dog friendly (even when they are a rascal!)

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the staff were Super and the food was excellent and not overpriced. I would definitely go again if in the area.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wee get together with a friend for a treat during the week. Been a while since we have been to Cargills and we loved the look, very warming, no harsh lighting and the music was very pleasant too. My friend asked for a smaller portion...of fish and chips which, which they were more than happy to do. I had the Spanish Pork, which had so much flavour, absolutely delicious. Both had the dark chocolate cremeux and again the flavours of this with fruit, butterscotch and ice cream, went so well together. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Will certainly make this a regular visit and next time will sure to have some pennies on us to leave a well deserved tipMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Requested a table for 19.30 pm by telephone conversation. Asked if we could make it for 18.30 as restaurant very busy. We agreed. Entered the restaurant at 18.30 and were sat at a table for two next to the toilets, beside the cutlery service, dish...dispensary, at the kitchen and toilet entrance. Ambiance poor. Restaurant felt very cold, tables and menus sticky with too much alcohol gel applied, fingerprints on both table and menu folder was wet and sticky with previous fingerprints on them. When we were seated there was only 3 other tables with customers already sat down, when we left there were a further 2 tables filled, so much for it being super busy when we requested a later time and sat out of the way at a poor seated table. Very very disappointing. Service and food was acceptable. We would not return otherwise.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food thank you definatley recommend. I had the salmon with a delicious sauce and the Scottish triffle both omg delicious

Date of visit: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro

Yes, Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro offers takeout services.

Yes, Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cargill's Restaurant & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5