The Plumpy Duck at Bowfield

Bowfield Road, Howwood, United Kingdom, PA9 1DZ
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Restaurant open 7 days a week.
Lunch 12pm - 5pm.
Dinner 5pm - 9pm.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Awesome View

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, 12.00 - 16.00. Please book to avoid disappointment.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Amazing staff, gorgeous atmosphere and good food!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

I’ve eaten here before and it was lovely, unfortunately on this occasion i can not say the same On this visit. We waited a while for out main course‘s and when it arrived the chicken and the bun it was served on were both burnt. I didn’t mention this during my visit as I’m not one to make a scene.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

So glad to be back in our favourite restaurant! Food was amazing!

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Fantastic to have you all back and cooking up our favourites again. The duck breast was,as always, delicious and my husband’s steak tender and cooked exactly as asked for. See you next week. Oh and Covid measures spot on. Scottish government decision to keep gyms closed an outrage and disapointing,hope to see all staff back soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Excellent service and lovely setting

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

We thouroughly enjoyed our stay in the hotel! Food excellent! Spa/Massage excellent! The rooms very spacious! Outside infinity hot tub was superb! Will certainly be back! P.s The accommodation gesture you are putting up for our NHS staff at all your hotels is a fantastic gesture! Well done!

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

From booking stage with Kirsty & Claire to restaurant service with Bill my party received excellent service. The Spa facilities are excellent and we will definitely return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

There was a delay in serving our starter then again at dessert

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

menu was very nice although we all felt that the choice of desserts could be better so we declined.......starters and mains were lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Wonderful night out with family to help celebrate a landmark birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Food was great. Cocktails were delicious! We ordered our drinks, then shortly after ordered our dinner but didn’t get a drink for 20 mins. Wasn’t that busy to have to wait that long. Server was very polite and sorted this out quickly for us. Breakfast was very good. Love the buffet style, great value for money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Visited with my daughter and food is as outstanding as ever

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Thank you for you review. The team at the Plumpy Duck look forward to seeing you again.

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Monday, 24 February 2020

Lovely as always 😁

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Thank you Susan We hope to see you again soon

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Starters were delicious. Mains a bit ordinary.

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Thank you for leaving your feedback. I have passed your comment over to the team.

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Lovely meal.

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Thank you Charlene. I have passed on your comments to the team

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Lovely setting, good wine, food was delicious. We had excellent service. Only issue was 2 things that we wanted to eat on the Sunday evening menu were not available. Breakfast on Monday morning - again excellent service, swift response to request for additional items such as decaf and poached eggs. Food created with good quality produce.

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Thank you for your feedback Lynne. I am sorry to hear a couple of our dishes had sold out on your last visit. I have pass on to our team your kind comments on service. We hope to see you again soon

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

we booked to dine with you as recent meals out the service in different restaurants has been poor, but unfortunately the plumpy duck was no better. after we were sat down our server asked what we wanted to drink but as there was no drinks menu to be seen we couldn't do this. once we ordered drinks and food, having to ask about the duck special on the board as this was not mentioned by or server. 15 minutes went by before I had to ask another server if our drinks were on the way and they soon arrived. The food was very good. But as both couples who were sat either side of us were both offered water for the table and asked how everything was with their meal and we were not we felt almost invisible. we were offered dessert and these arrived quite quickly and we're very tasty. Another server was clearing glasses and removed or water glasses as we weren't using them as we weren't ever offered any, she then proceeded to remove my wife's wine glass with wine still in it. We then asked for our bill at the end of our meal and it returned quickly but no one then returned to see how we were paying and eventually after we put on our coats and I asked where we settled our bill I was told over at the desk. The young man at the desk was probably the most pleasant member of staff I met on our visit but no inquiry how or visit had gone and the young lady who brought our bill and never returned never even acknowledged me as we left the restaurant . The meal we had was very good but the whole experience was very disappointing and I'm afraid we won't be returning to the Plumpy duck.

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Hi Kenny Sorry to hear about your displeasure regarding your recent visit. If you would like to discuss this any further please feel free to email me. [email protected]

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Food was nice, my daughters starter-garlic bread came with cheese we ordered without. We had to ask for wet jackets to be taken and hung up, price slightly pricey. Not big issues but could have even better. Would recommend though

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Hi Amanda Thank you leaving your feedback on your recent visit. I have passed your comments onto our team.

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Would have been nicer if the waiting staff poured the wine when it was brought to the table but everything else was great. Live singer was a lovely touch, we thoroughly enjoyed our night.

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Thank you for leaving your feedback William

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 06 February 2020

Baked potatoes burnt on outside and cold on inside

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Thank you for leaving a review Janette. I'm sorry to hear your food wasn't to our usual high standard. I have passed your comments over to the kitchen team

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Monday, 03 February 2020

Both waitresses couldn't have been any more accommodating during our meal. Food was lovely at a fair price. We will be back!

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Thank you Karen. We hope to see you again soon

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

I have to admit this is the first time we have used this restaurant although as a chain we have eaten in several Manorview hotel restaurants. My family and I dined in the Plumpy duck on Sunday 2nd Feb and although the food was fine, unfortunately the service on this occasion let the experience down. Credit where credit is due Daniel I think his name was - he was great. Smiley, happy and very attentive. However the male manager on shift really wasn’t very friendly nor did he seem like he wanted to be there. We felt rushed as if he wanted us out ASAP and there was no real atmosphere in the restaurant at all. We have dined several time at the Lynnhurst and have never had an experience like this. Unfortunately we will not be back.

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Hi Stephanie Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Plumpy Duck. If you would like to discuss you visit any further please email myself [email protected]

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Would have liked a menu for breakfast rather than having only the buffet, however we had an amazing stay and this did not get in the way. Great staff, food and service. Thank you.

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Thank you Hayley I have passed your kind comments onto the team

Responded On Sunday, 01 March 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 30 January 2020

We had a lovely night away. We stayed in the Semple Suite which was wonderful We had evening dinner in the Plumpy Duck Our main was Steak Pie Mash & veg this was delicious(partners meal) I had the veggie Fajitas they were very spicy (i do not like spicy food) I hate to say it but I didn’t enjoy this meal We both had a dessert which were to die for The prices were not overly expensive with the total for the meals being £40 Drinks were not overly priced either Breakfast was really good variety of cereals & pastries Orang, Apple Juice tea & coffee We also had a full Scottish breakfast each We will defiantly be back Thank You to all the staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The staff are lovely and very courteous. I really like their work attire. It shows quality and professionalism. Well done.

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