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2 for 1 mealsMaximum of 2 peopleBooking requiredAvailable December
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2 for 1 at The River View Restaurant @ The Elgin Hotel

Welcome to the Elgin Hotel situated near the ancient city of Dunfermline.

The Elgin Hotel is a beautiful country house hotel situated in the tranquil and picturesque village of Charlestown, only a ten minute drive from Dunfermline and just 25 minutes from Edinburgh.

The quality of the cuisine and the unique waterfront setting overlooking the Firth of Forth make dining at The Elgin anything but ordinary. It is the perfect setting for a traditional Scottish experience.

From a romantic meal, formal celebration or business lunch to a quick, mouth-watering light bite, the food here is prepared using the freshest ingredients by a kitchen team who have worked together for a number of years, they rewrite the menus regularly, just so that they can all enjoy change and the chance to take advantage of seasonal produce.

Prepared with the same zeal the wine list is extensive, aiming to perfectly complement their food.

Important Information

Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on Sunday as the a la carte menu is not served.

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The River View Restaurant @ The Elgin Hotel
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JACQUELINE said "Lovely place
Had a lovely family lunch here with 2 children. Childs menu had great choice with options of 1, 2..."
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J said "Below Standard
Went for early an evening meal. Was shown to table and given menu, but after 10 mins of waiting..."
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" Value for money pub grub. Staff friendly and bar cosy with a large selection of drink. Staying at..."
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Mrs said "Disappointing
I have just had lunch in the hotel. Very disappointed.
The Marie Rose sauce on the..."
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D. said "Relaxing And Peaceful
Been here for quite a few meals and had a couple of functions here. Always had a great time, food..."
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Mr said "Great fresh food and fantastic staff
Joined family and friends here for dinner, lovely food with a massive choice of meals to choose..."
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  • JACQUELINE said: "Lovely place
    Had a lovely family lunch here with 2 children. Childs menu had great choice with options of 1, 2 or 3 courses. There was a fantastic salad bar which was very handy with hungry children. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 11 days ago...
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  • J said: "Below Standard
    Went for early an evening meal. Was shown to table and given menu, but after 10 mins of waiting for order to be taken (only one other couple in) had to go up to bar to order drinks to get things moving, waitress then came over to take order. Had chicken supreme, which was not particularly nice, gloopy sauce, with veg which was washed out and tasteless. Wife had salmon fillet which was nice, with salad bar which she found dissappointing. Desserts were below average. No water on table, service generally slow. Reasonable atmosphere with nice views over river. Dont think we will be tempted to go back again though. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 28 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • " Value for money pub grub. Staff friendly and bar cosy with a large selection of drink. Staying at hotel so will try again another night. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 14 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Mrs said: "Disappointing
    I have just had lunch in the hotel. Very disappointed.
    The Marie Rose sauce on the prawn cocktail tasted like it came from a jar of sauce, no brown bread or roll offered with the starter.
    My husband had roast pork, you would have expected roast potatoes but they were boiled, very bland vegetables and no crackling
    I had a ham salad, was expecting ham on the bone but it was supermarket ham accompanied by basic salad.
    No water offered at table.
    No body asked us how the food was- perhaps they knew !!
    Come on Elgin Hotel you need to up the standards, ' the quality if the cuisine was anything but ordinary! It was below ordinary.
    Had this meal not been 2 for 1 I would have made a complaint there and then.
    Sorry Elgin, we won't be back. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 24 days ago...
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  • D. said: "Relaxing And Peaceful
    Been here for quite a few meals and had a couple of functions here. Always had a great time, food is always cooked fresh and to a high standard, staff very friendly but also efficient. Parking is no problem and best of all is it's location. Nothing better than having a great meal sat at the side of the forth and relaxing. Kids can play in the play park so it really for us and our family ticks all the boxes. Usually we would go to Dunfermline centre but to be honest most do microwave food and parking can be a nightmare it makes more sense driving out of town for five mins and taking it easy. Keep up the good work guys, we'll be back. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "Great fresh food and fantastic staff
    Joined family and friends here for dinner, lovely food with a massive choice of meals to choose from and not forgetting very friendly attentive staff. Will definitely return "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 10 days ago...
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  • JACQUELINE said: "Lovely place
    Had a lovely family lunch here with 2 children. Childs menu had great choice with options of 1, 2 or 3 courses. There was a fantastic salad bar which was very handy with hungry children. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 11 days ago...
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  • J said: "Below Standard
    Went for early an evening meal. Was shown to table and given menu, but after 10 mins of waiting for order to be taken (only one other couple in) had to go up to bar to order drinks to get things moving, waitress then came over to take order. Had chicken supreme, which was not particularly nice, gloopy sauce, with veg which was washed out and tasteless. Wife had salmon fillet which was nice, with salad bar which she found dissappointing. Desserts were below average. No water on table, service generally slow. Reasonable atmosphere with nice views over river. Dont think we will be tempted to go back again though. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 28 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • " Value for money pub grub. Staff friendly and bar cosy with a large selection of drink. Staying at hotel so will try again another night. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 14 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Mrs said: "Disappointing
    I have just had lunch in the hotel. Very disappointed.
    The Marie Rose sauce on the prawn cocktail tasted like it came from a jar of sauce, no brown bread or roll offered with the starter.
    My husband had roast pork, you would have expected roast potatoes but they were boiled, very bland vegetables and no crackling
    I had a ham salad, was expecting ham on the bone but it was supermarket ham accompanied by basic salad.
    No water offered at table.
    No body asked us how the food was- perhaps they knew !!
    Come on Elgin Hotel you need to up the standards, ' the quality if the cuisine was anything but ordinary! It was below ordinary.
    Had this meal not been 2 for 1 I would have made a complaint there and then.
    Sorry Elgin, we won't be back. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • D. said: "Relaxing And Peaceful
    Been here for quite a few meals and had a couple of functions here. Always had a great time, food is always cooked fresh and to a high standard, staff very friendly but also efficient. Parking is no problem and best of all is it's location. Nothing better than having a great meal sat at the side of the forth and relaxing. Kids can play in the play park so it really for us and our family ticks all the boxes. Usually we would go to Dunfermline centre but to be honest most do microwave food and parking can be a nightmare it makes more sense driving out of town for five mins and taking it easy. Keep up the good work guys, we'll be back. "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Mr said: "Great fresh food and fantastic staff
    Joined family and friends here for dinner, lovely food with a massive choice of meals to choose from and not forgetting very friendly attentive staff. Will definitely return "
    Posted 2 years, 4 months, 10 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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