Restaurant open 7 days 12 - 9
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
About The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield
The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield Hotel is a new contemporary bar and restaurant.
Our chefs have created a modern menu, capturing the best of what Scotland’s larder has to offer. With 100% Scottish reared beef from the lush hills of Scotland, seafood from Loch Fyne Fisheries and game sourced from Highland estates.
Featured alongside great classic dishes and some firm family favourites.
Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Friday, 14.30 - 17.00
Lovely afternoon tea .
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Bowfield Team
Didn't know it was only a set menu or sandwiches on Mothers Day when booked online but food was good.
Thank you for the feedback. We shall ensure that when we offer a special menu that we make this more obvious to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your booking.
Afternoon tea was great and the staff put our left over cakes in a box to enjoy later.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Kind regards, Bowfield Team
Loved every minute, food, wine, staff all lovely and excellent value for money.
Thank you for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Plumpy Duck. Kind regards, Bowfield team
We like subdued lighting but it was so subdued we found it difficult to read the menu. Service was very good and relaxed. the food was obviously cooked as ordered so was nice and hot. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We shall certainly call again. Thank you.
Thank you very much for your comments following your recent visit, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and the whole team appreciate your kind comments Regards Bowfield Team
Great atmosphere in both stable bar & plumpy Duck restaurant! Staff great, very friendly & welcoming! Food as always was outstanding!!! Only slight criticism would be that waiting on drinks order arriving was pretty slow in both restaurant & bar! Will definitely be back for more amazing food!! Ps I miss the beef medallion , chorizo, king prawn & mash potato main please bring it back lol 🤞
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valued feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we have a plan to increase speed of service for drinks. The menu is to be changed by the end of March and your comments will be passed to our Chef for consideration. Kind regards
Dining with family who were first time visitors. They were very impressed with food, service, decor and atmosphere at Bowfield. Will definitely return for dinner here again
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed their visit, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Bowfield Team
Fantastic again. Can't fault anything.
Thank you for your very kind comments, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit once again and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Bowfield Team
Totally relaxed atmosphere. Food was amazing and brogan our waitress was so friendly and helpful cant wait to come back .
Thank you kindly for the five star review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Plumpy Duck.
Five people dined, two had the Haddock which had batter that was not cooked, one had the Macaroni which was like a child's portion, this was served with a piece of bread. The sweets, one person ordered the Bowfield Sundae this was very disappointing, two small pieces of brownie one scoop of ice cream and some frothy cream ,another person ordered the marmalade tart which was all pastry with very little Marmalade. We let the staff know about the undercooked fish and they did not charge us for one portion. Overall this has to be one of the worst meals we have ever had in a restaurant. I informed the Bowfield of our experience and they do not seem to be interested.
I am sorry to hear that you had a bad dining experience with us and that you felt that we were not interested in hearing your feedback. This is certainly not the case and I shall carry out an investigation into why we fell short of our service standards. I shall respond to you by direct mail once I done so. Fraser Makeham Hotel Director
excellent hotel all round. Fabulous stay and used BF vouchers which is an exceptional deal.
Thank you very much for the five star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon.
Please see below the email I sent last week to Manorview and have still had no response from, further heightening my disappointment with the Bowfield service. Disappointing Lunch at Bowfield Sat 27/01/2018 21:47 To: [email protected]; Dear Manorview, I am writing to you to highlight my disappointment at the service my table received at Bowfield Hotel's The Plumpy Duck this afternoon. I booked the table for seven three weeks in advance to celebrate the imminent arrival of my friend's baby. We were greatly looking forward to the afternoon and on arrival were impressed at the beautiful renovation work that has taken place at Bowfield. Unfortunately, our afternoon was tainted by painfully slow service. After waiting a significant time for our arrival drinks, the wrong drinks were served and had to be corrected. Our starters were also very slow to be served and after three spoonfuls of my lentil soup, I discovered a dead fly floating in my bowl. I waited for staff to call back to our table but was unsuccessful and had to seek out a member of staff myself to highlight this issue. I'm pleased to say that our mains were quick to arrive and were enjoyed. Our disappointment returned as we waited for our teas/coffees. As part of the order finally arrived, we were told that there was no more Peppermint Tea. I believe it would have been far better for this to have been communicated to our table sooner, in order that alternative orders could have been placed. We then had to actively seek out a member of staff in order that we could pay our bill. We arrived at The Plumpy Duck at 1.30pm and left at 4pm. This was for two courses, two rounds of soft drinks and one round of teas/coffees in what appeared to be a well staffed and quiet restaurant. I hope you find this feedback useful in the further development of The Plumpy Duck and I look forward to hearing your response. Yours sincerely, Sheena Courtney
We're sorry that our service levels have not met the high standards that we expect. Our Hotel Director shall investigate your poor experience and respond to you directly. Kind regards, Fraser
Fantastic the best meal I have had in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thank you for you 5 star review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great food & service
We are delighted that you enjoyed your Plumpy Duck experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.
Lovely food. This was the 4th time we have dined here which says something in itself. Would have scored service higher but we had to chase up on a side order. Other than that, great night
Thank you kindly for the positive review. We're delighted you enjoyed your 4th visit to the Plumpy Duck and be assured that on your 5th visit we shall have the side order out at the same time as the mains.
A bit more expensive, than I would normally pay for afternoon tea, and was a bit shocked at the price for one extra glass of fizz. Staff very friendly and helpful, surroundings nice and plush , we will be back 😁
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
The bar area was lovely and cosy , service was nice and friendly , value really good for New Year’s Day lunch ,, Play area a bonus , Would definitely visit again
Thank you for the very positive review. We're delighted you enjoyed the Plumpy Duck and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
It was our first time and will definitely be back, a lovely laid back and welcoming atmosphere and the food was fantastic!!
An amazing five star review - thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
We didn't have a great experience on Hogmanay. The new manager was great but obviously dealing with an overbooked understaffed experience. Sold as a family experience as part of a dinner/ disco experience and being in the restaurant which didn't reflect this didn't work. We were seated at 730 and it took until after 9pm for the children to be fed by which time they were noisy in the otherwise quiet restaurant. No vegetarian option listed on the menu which was tricky as there were 3 vegetarian/ pescatarian in the group. Other than the manager no one knew any details about the disco, we headed into the main reception area and there were no kids but lots of adults dancing, no room on the dance floor but plenty of adults complaining about the children being there. Some of our party went home at this point. We then discovered a room away from the main part which was for us, no music and a happy birthday sign on the wall .... people kept coming in to take the chairs and one woman who was particularly upset when we told her we were using them for the children (who were unable to go to the disco as it was so busy). We ended up leaving at 11pm. Really disappointed as we thought it was a family event and the reality was quite different. I really enjoyed the food but the majority of the party thought it took too long to come, lots of which was cold, poor service. Essentially the meal (as we were so far away from the function room and not part of the sdisco )which cost over £500 was poor value for money and we didn't even see in the bells there.
We're very sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us and the Hotel Director will be in touch directly. Bowfield Team
Excellent meal and service.
Thank you for the five star review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
lovelyatmosphere very chrismassy food and drink lovely and reasonable will definaiely be back soon
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back.
I came across the Plumpy Duck when browsing through trip advisor. The majority of reviews l read were negative but I wanted to give it a try as the pictures of the completed renovation looked fantastic. We arrived early on the Saturday evening and walked into the bar where we had to wait a few minutes till we were taken through to the restaurant. Once seated we were told a waitress would be with us shortly to take our drinks. The decor is very nice, cosy and the seats we were in very comfy. There were three other tables in, two of which looked to be finishing up. We waited a while for our drinks to be taken. During this time the waitress walked passed our table at least four times and at no point acknowledged us in any way. We also spent our time listening to the kitchen staff chatting and swearing as our table was right next to the kitchen door. If we'd managed to talk to the waitress we would have asked to move. After ten minutes we decided we'd give the the waitress another couple of minutes to come to our table. She didn't and went instead to give the bill to the table across from us. At this point we decided to leave. mentioned to the manager who was on the bar that we were leaving and that I was disappointed to find the negative reviews the place had been receiving were justified. She apologised and did ask us to stay so she could sort things. I said no thanks as the damage was done and that we were going to the Boarding House. do understand that there was a party on in another part of the building and so they may have been a bit stretched, but I still expect hospitality when I am willing to pay money for a nice meal. So I left disappointed that what I hoped would be a new place for us to regularly visit turned out to be an unpleasant experience. The meal, service and atmosphere at the Boarding House was brilliant as usual.
Good afternoon Mr Wilson, Please accept our sincere apologies for this poor service you received on this visit. Our Hotel Director has been in contact and we would certainly like to see you back again to allow us to restore some faith in our facilities and services. Yours sincerely
Younger waiting staff could do with training and better supervision. Parts of starter dishes were forgotten and it took a little while for extra pieces to arrive. No update from staff after we highlighted issue and she just stood around at other end of restaurant rather than apologising and letting us know it was in hand. A little thing really but highlights value of well trained waiting staff. Tasty meal though and we’ll be back.
Good afternoon and thank you for your feedback, your comments are extremely important as part of our ongoing development of the team. We do look forward to welcoming you back and allowing us the opportunity to address your comments. Yours sincerely
Enjoyed the food and service and have no doubts about recommending to friends and family. The wine was Argentinian not Chilean as specified by the waitress. The restaurant area is very dark and on the majority of tables only the person with a light above their place can see what they are eating. The pates in the duck platter were very tasty but missing any oatcakes or bread to eat with them.
The live singer was also amazing. A lovely addition to a lovely evening!