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Gather

4.7
4.7
995 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The glass-fronted restaurant offering diners sensational sea views and a brand new dining experience in Dumfries and Galloway is the latest addition to Laggan, the rural destination of excellence near Gatehouse of Fleet. Gather will provide visitors and locals with delicious bistro style meals.

Head Chef Murray McDavid will be leading the team and menu design. With over 10 years of kitchen experience, a travelling stint across the world resulted in four years working in Australia and New Zealand, allowing him to learn and adopt a modern cafe dining culture. These international flavours and dishes will be reflected on Gather’s menu. Gather will be open Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm and Friday - Sunday 9am - 9pm.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–12:00 Bar Daily 09:00–21:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–18:00 Dinner Fri–Sun 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01557 840206

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Murray McDavid

  • Area

    Dumfries

  • Cross Street

    Laggan, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2ES

  • Parking Details

    Parking can be found above Gather, there are clear signs.Disabled parking can be found next to the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 995 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NG

    NatashaG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, lovely food and friendly staff.
  2. LL

    LisL

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delightful setting, wonderful views (if not raining!) Great attention to detail, and the heated outdoor seats - genius! We went for a birthday lunch and really enjoyed it, made it special. We'll go again.
  3. PA

    PAULJ

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always, a great place to eat with fantastic food, views and staff.
  4. LC

    LaurenC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    The first day we had breakfast they forgot the veggie sausages but they did remove the teas to make up for it. The second morning we ordered beans on toast and they forgot the beans the bacon was too crispy for my partner they didn’t ask how he’d like it and we had to wait she’s for sauces.
  5. CM

    CathyM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and excellent customer service. And did I mention the amazing view?!!
  6. LC

    LisaC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, stunning scenery and good service
  7. A

    Akns0102

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new menu. Enjoyed a lovely lunch served by friendly & welcoming staff. Look forward to visiting again soon.
  8. MR

    MaralynR

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having enjoyed Gather previously we decided to bring friends on this occasion. We were not disappointed and they were delighted!
  9. SS

    SallyS

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a fabulous place, stunning view. Food was excellent and all the staff were fun and very efficient . It was one of our party’s birthday and a pudding was brought out with a candle and Happy Birthday was sung! A really great experience, so great that we headed back the next day for a drink outside to enjoy the view. Well worth a visit!
  10. MM

    MarjorieM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening. All the staff were so helpful and friendly The food was hot and tasty The salmon I had was delicious and well cooked A superb place for a meal , or just a drink . I would recommend it to all, even families with small children .
  11. M

    Maybes

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely welcome, lovely service, fabulous food, and that magnificent view, where ever you're seated. So worth the trip where ever you travel from . You'll just want to come back.
  12. AC

    AlisonC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Julie and everyone. Really enjoyed the food and view
  13. CM

    ChristineM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely dining room with the most amazing views. Food was really good with an excellent choice for veggies/vegans which is often rare! Definitely recommend it.
  14. BM

    B1MCC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. First class lunch
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks - service fantastic. 😊
  16. LD

    LizD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely late lunch at Gather. Good food with quite a few vegan options too. The views are stunning and the restaurant itself is lovely. Friendly service. Definitely worth a visit.
  17. C

    Charlie

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food, together with the service and fantastic view made a lovely meal.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a family birthday and it was perfect! Lovely welcome, great food and ambience. Kids played outside (they are older children)and we watched through the window drinking sensational cocktails. Perfect setting -felt like we were abroad!
  19. JM

    JaniceM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff are so helpful and friendly , the setting is beautiful and has a great ambiance
  20. S

    Susan

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and presentation, freindly well trained staff, amazing location. Overall pretty good value for money.
  21. LF

    LiaF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food, attentive staff in wonderful surroundings
  22. MC

    MichaelC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Been here several times before and was an excellent experience very disappointed as this was not. Noise level of large party of other diners was excessive with little consideration for others. Our food seemed rushed and when we complained about salad on prawn chorizo dish smelling stale response was ‘sorry’ which didn’t really cut it. Coffee took ages to serve two of party had finished theirs before other two were served. Compared to our other visits we were very disappointed as this had been a gift from family members and we didn’t really enjoy it. Hope this was a one off.
  23. T

    Tomtag

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was lovely, service great and the views incredible
  24. SD

    SheilaD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing.Lovely cheerful staff and so helpful.Stunning restaurant with fabulous views and absolutely spotless.The food was fantastic thank you.
  25. JC

    JohnC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely location with great views of the Solway. Interesting food. Friendly staff. A bit noisy inside. Comfortable seating outside if the weather is OK.
  26. CC

    CCCC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and each member of staff were exceptional and attentive! Would highly recommend dining at Gather!
  27. JA

    JoanneA

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, really good food and a view to die for
  28. AH

    AudreyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, superb views. There really is nothing to dislike about this place.
  29. PP

    PatsyP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic views along with a wide choice of good food & wines. Service is first class.
  30. AA

    AlisonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with lovely food and views. Very noisy though. Lovely staff.
  31. SD

    SheilaD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service and lovely friendly staff so helpful with a lovely ambiance
  32. CA

    ChloeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely early birthday meal at Gather last night. The service was quick and food was delicious. All staff are very friendly, knowledgable and make you feel so welcome. This was our first time visiting and we look forward to many more visits in the near future.
  33. GK

    GeraldineK

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Stunning location and as it was a beautifully sunny, it was the perfect place to spend the evening. Inside and out. Excellent service as always. Food we had was very tasty and good value. My only negative is I find the menu slightly limited. There are lots of Indian and Asian options but limited on simple but popular dishes like fish and chips (which I was looking forward to as has been on the menu in the past). Otherwise very enjoyable.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    was my boyfriend’s 21st birthday so we bookrd an overnight and dinner at the gather. Food was AMAZING, and so well priced, staff was lovely especially Anna. Went out of her way to ensure we had a great meal. Will 100% be back.
  35. S

    Suzanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for another lovely breakfast. A brilliant buzz and excellent service as always.
  36. LK

    LauraK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous views on a clear day. Friendly service and tasty food.
  37. M

    Mick

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Almost perfect experience. Quality and value are excellent, abs the opportunity to move outside onto the (heated) terrace seats for after-meal drinks in the sun is such a special bonus, with some of the best sea views in Scotland. Service really good, and food great. The restaurant looks and feels special. Thanks.
  38. G

    Gillian

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, friendly staff and amazing views!! Definitely worth a visit :)
  39. EH

    EmmaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent
  40. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place from start to finish!!! From the minute you turn off the A75 you are wowed by its presentation to then get to the top and wow what a place!! Having not come since the last tearoom was there this new venue has most certainly gone above and beyond to match the fantastic views which you can most definitely enjoy even more so now!!! Sitting eating my pancakes in that beautiful venue with that incredible view is now a hard one beat!!! The staff were wonderful very friendly and helpful. We thankyou for making our visit so wonderful!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gather is rated 4.7 stars by 995 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Gather

Laggan Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 2ES

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Laggan, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2ES

  • Area

    Dumfries

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–12:00 Bar Daily 09:00–21:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–18:00 Dinner Fri–Sun 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cafe Dining

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking can be found above Gather, there are clear signs.Disabled parking can be found next to the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Murray McDavid

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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