Where to Eat in Montrose: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 17, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Discover the best restaurant in Montrose, United Kingdom (UK) including Roos Leap, Links Hotel Restaurant, Indian Cottage, Northern Vaults, Hillside Hotel and Restaurant, The George Hotel Restaurant and Bar, Charleton Fruit Farm Coffee Shop, Madisons Cafe and Bistro, SHARKY'S International Bar & Diner, The Coffee House
Things to do in Montrose

1. Roos Leap

2 Traill Drive, Montrose DD10 8SW, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Mexican, British, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$55 - HK$275 +44 1674 672157
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 606 reviews

Roos Leap

Reviewed By Cerob78

Our Favourite family restaurant , always love a visit here , food was lovely but portion sizes have reduced and prices increased , very noticeable with starters Cajun Chicken starter 6.50 for three small bits of chicken , come on Roos we know you can do better

Mid Links, Montrose DD10 8RL, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +44 1674 671000
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Links Hotel Restaurant

Situated on the historic Mid Links in the town of Montrose, the Edwardian building of The Links Hotel is a handsome setting for the smart restaurant and 'Koffiehuis' within. The main dining room is an elegant and formal space, with a menu that blends Scottish and continental cooking, plus a Sunday carvery and grill. More leisurely meals are served in the easygoing coffee shop, offering a selection of pastries and hot drinks to diners relaxing in the sofas or at the bistro-style tables. Private dining on the first floor.

Reviewed By macindog - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Since we were staying in the hotel for a few days and the reviews looked reasonable, we thought we'd try the restaurant but I have to say we were unimpressed.
The staff were really friendly and welcoming and the service was excellent but the food was a bit of a let down. Add to that the somewhat dated décor, including 70's polystyrene ceiling tiles, and it made for a disappointing visit.
We both had soup to start followed by steaks, one a fillet with Diane sauce and the other a sirloin with pepper sauce, followed by a couple of desserts. Add a couple of drinks to that and the bill came to a smidgeon off of £90 so it's not for the budget concious.
When we ordered we asked if the mains came with vegetables and were told they did so we didn't order any extras. The "veg" turned out to be mushrooms and grilled tomato, neither of which are vegetables. I suppose, at a pinch, you could call chips vegetables but I wouldn't. We also asked for medium steaks and got them a bit on the rare side of that (blood leaking onto plate). We were okay with that but some might not be.
The soup and the dessert were good but not enough to make up for the poor main and high prices. I doubt we'd ever go back there again.

3. Indian Cottage

High Street, Montrose, Scotland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner, Late Night +44 1674 676578
Excellent
50%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
8%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Indian Cottage

This is a wonderful restaurant, with delightful staff and really deserves a mention

Reviewed By HLC28 - Southampton

After Reading the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, my partner and I decided to go to Indian cottage this evening for dinner.
We began by ordering 4 poppadoms - only to receive 3. In other Indian restaurants, they are usually served with a selection of chutneys and salads however we only got given one strange onion dish covered with a sauce. Upon tasting, the poppadoms were quite soft as if they had been sat out for a while.
We ordered pilau rice but received boiled rice. We ordered garlic naan but received plain naan. When beginning to eat the naan, we found 3 dark, thick hairs embedded into the naan itself which was quite off putting. We reported this to the waitresses and added that we had not received the garlic naan that we ordered. They were great in getting back to the kitchen to tell them to make a new one and we even heard them telling the chefs to make sure it was a garlic naan. A new naan was brought to us, alas no garlic yet again! Might I add, we were the only ones in the restaurant so it wasn't as if they were run off their feet with orders!
We ordered a chicken korma and chicken tikka pathia. The portion sizes were fairly small - we usually struggle to finish a whole curry, however we managed to finish these easily! The pathia sauce was disappointing - I order this everywhere I go and the sauce is usually rich with onion, tomato, herbs and spice. The sauce I received was thin and watery, coconutty without a herb or vegetable in sight! Most disappointing!
The redeeming quality was the friendliness of the staff! The two ladies up front were lovely and made the situation better than it could have been! The restaurant itself was very clean, just a shame that the kitchen made SO many mistakes on such a quiet night. Prices were reasonably high for a quiet high street in Scotland (similar to what you'd pay in Brick Lane, London). Not sure that we'll be returning any time soon.

4. Northern Vaults

9 North Esk Road, Montrose DD10 8TJ, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1674 671700
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Northern Vaults

Reviewed By Senninhasenninha - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Staying in Montrose overnight the hotel had mixed up and we couldn't eat - so looking around we decided to pop along here.
Arriving outside it looks, and indeed is, like a local pub. If driving through the town I doubt I would have thought to stop here for eating. However very glad we did. When calling to check availability, through arriving, ordering etc, the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Food was really nice - steak pie was excellent, and came with good veg. Often found that food in Scotland comes with no veg, or a cheap/simple salad designed to be cheap to discard. Not so here, as baked parsnips and such complement the steak pie well, and very tasty and well cooked. Had one of the specials for dessert, and very happy.
Naturally being also a pub, very extensive selection of drinks available.
If looking for a very good meal, great service in casual style, you can't go wrong here.

5. Hillside Hotel and Restaurant

Kinnaber Road | Hillside, Montrose DD10 9HE, Scotland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Scottish, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +44 1674 830230
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Hillside Hotel and Restaurant

Family run small hotel only 2 minutes from Petrofac training school, we serve bar lunches, bar suppers, a fabulous high tea on a Sunday and hold our famous afternoon teas with a twist and mad hatters tea partys twice a month, booking is recommended. We have 9 en-suite bedrooms available and a well stocked bar with a good selection of malts and gins!

Reviewed By Ian A - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Despite its austere appearance from the outside, this couldn't be a friendlier family run hotel. All the staff were first class and we had an amazing meal all cooked to perfection, not an easy task for a large group like ours on Christmas Day with...MoreThank you so much for taking the time to post a lovely review, it’s always a great pleasure hearing how much our guests enjoyed their time here as much as we enjoyed having them. Hope to see you again.

6. The George Hotel Restaurant and Bar

22 George Street, Montrose DD10 8EW, Scotland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast +44 1674 675050
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 192 reviews

The George Hotel Restaurant and Bar

We are a family run hotel with 25 bedrooms, situated on 3 floors. We do not have lift access to bedrooms. Breakfast included in all room rates. Food is served daily Mon - Thurs 12 - 2.00pm, 5 - 9.30pm, Fri, Sat & Sunday all day from 12 noon through to 9.30pm. Dining and function room available for private functions. We can cater for large or small functions including Hen Parties, Weddings, Christenings, Cocktail Parties, Birthday's.

Reviewed By TartanPimpernel2014 - Scotland, United Kingdom

Ate here on Friday night. We had not booked but i would recommend doing so
Busy restaurant with many wonderful meals all freshly prepared.
Portion size was huge on main menu but we ate from the smaller menu and had ample sufficiency
Reasonable price meals.
Staff friendly and attentive to our needs.
Toilets clean and tidy
Tried to book for the Saturday but full at the time we wished.

7. Charleton Fruit Farm Coffee Shop

Charleton Farm, Montrose DD10 9EW, Scotland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1674 830226
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 145 reviews

Charleton Fruit Farm Coffee Shop

Reviewed By katecornish - Dundee, United Kingdom

Very impressed with this café. There is a great menu which caters for wide variety of diets including vegan and gluten free. Good service. Good quality food and the vegan almond ice cream is superb. Would highly recommend the café.

8. Madisons Cafe and Bistro

79 High Street, Montrose DD10 8QY, Scotland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Cafe, British Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1674 678432
Excellent
25%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 108 reviews

Madisons Cafe and Bistro

Reviewed By churchbarn - Lincolnshire

4 of us popped in late afternoon for a bite to eat. Staff were polite and helpful and tables were neat and tidy. Food ordered and appeared promptly. Presentation and taste was very good although some Nachos were a bit burnt on my partner's plate. Cost was very reasonable too.

9. SHARKY'S International Bar & Diner

21 George Street, Montrose DD10 8EW, Scotland Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, International, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$173 +44 1674 677375
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

SHARKY'S International Bar & Diner

Award winning Bar and Diner specialising in Home made Gourmet Burgers, traditional food and home made sweets. Vegan and Vegetarian menu available. Weekends we become a night time Destination Bar with upstairs Bar and dance floor. 150 capacity function area available for hire and we have regular band, comedy and charity nights. We also offer an extensive buffet menu, cocktail tea and themed parties for both sexes as well as corporate and out side catering and bar hire

Reviewed By LawC16 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Popped in here to get dinner and wasn't sure from the outside but omg what a great dinner wee had x Myself my sister my grandson and two teenagers had a great dinner and what made our experience was the welcome from the bar man....MoreThank you for your great review. I will pass on your thanks to the Bar manager and Chef. It always pleasing to receive thanks for the hard working staff for the efforts in helping our diner's to have an enjoyable experience Thanks

10. The Coffee House

119 High Street, Montrose DD10 8QR, Scotland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Soups Lunch +44 1674 674179
Excellent
35%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

The Coffee House

Reviewed By Dorothy G - Montrose, United Kingdom

I have been here many times I keep returning ..because such a lovely atmosphere staff are very friendly service is second to none, plus there is a big variety of food on the Menu,something for everyone, come and see for yourself...

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