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Gather

4.7
4.7
927 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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Booked 21 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

Menu

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What 927 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service,stunning location and very good breakfast!

  2. L

    Lou21

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A view to die for, great service, tasty food, we will be back b

  3. P

    Popsy

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Stunning restaurant in the most beautiful of settings . Lovely staff and good wholesome food . The Indian fish curry was wonderful.

  4. GC

    GlennC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really beautiful location, with amazing views. Staff were really friendly, and the service was great. Food and drinks also tasted amazing.

  5. SC

    StephC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food in the most beautiful setting. Very good, friendly service

  6. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely surroundings, lots of little touches like blankets for sitting outside etc, staff are so attentive nothing is to much trouble and the food is just beautiful! And the view from outside and inside is amazing!! Can’t rate Laggan gather enough have had 2 lunches in the past week for my 40th celebrations

  7. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great variety of menu choice. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Lovely venue with incredible views.

  8. ML

    MandyL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gather was amazing as always. We love it there and come back time and time again. The food, the staff, the view, always impeccable. Thank you

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Some dishes can be spicy but the staff can help you with your food choices. Also willing to change your order.

  10. SC

    SCOTTJ

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Best customer service around , attentive friendly and nothing a problem

  11. FG

    FrankG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Gather is rightly known for the fabulous views. It is also a quality restaurant. Great service from helpful, attentive staff. God value.

  12. G

    Gatehouse

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food is delicious and interesting, catering very well for all special diets. The staff are superb. The location is stunning, even on a day when there are squalls over the sea. But, with the high ceiling and no sound baffles, it is routinely rather noisy and therefore difficult for the hard of hearing in particular. And it can get hot very quickly by the windows at the front . The roof skylights and folding windows need to be opened as a matter of routine in sunny weather, unless guest request otherwise of course. Of course, sitting outside in good weather solves both these problems, but I hope the full menu is still available and booking is available if requested.

  13. G

    Gady

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing location , food was good value for money and staff really friendly .

  14. GB

    GrantB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent stop for an unhurried birthday breakfast. Stunning views beautiful building and surrounds. Great selection for breakfast

  15. DC

    DavidC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A menu with interesting items in a very good location and very helpful, friendly staff

  16. V

    Vicarbob

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Very warm welcome and very attentive service to start. Sadly this didn't continue during and after our meal. No enquiry was made regarding refreshing of drinks. We sat with dirty dishes for an inordinate length of time. We asked for a dessert menu which wasn't forthcoming so we left.

  17. JM

    JohnM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Fine food in a fabulous location. Interesting and tempting menu. Helpful and efficient staff

  18. CH

    CaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, views and service! We arrived early but were seated quickly at a window table as we requested. Lots of food options and our choices were so tasty! Service was great, the guy who served us was very friendly. Our food came out very quickly too! Will be back next time we are in the area, thank you :)

  19. T

    Teenie

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fabulous setting, great, polite and very professional service and good food. Classy but welcoming and great atmosphere. Food is very good but sometimes the presentation is a bit odd. Piling salad, meat, and sauces on top of a large flatbread was a bit strange and difficult to cut through. Tasted very good but deconstruction would have worked better.

  20. SC

    SueC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful view. Excellent food. Attentive staff. Fabulous experience.

  21. KW

    KatieW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A very nice night at laggan. Lovely food and atmosphere.

  22. NC

    NeilC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very well maintained location, views to rival anywhere you care to mention. Most pleasant welcome to the restaurant, drinks orders taken and the food menu’s offered along with the recommended chefs specials, the server knew what was in the meals being promoted which is not always the case in other establishments. Food arrived promptly, hot, well prepared and presented and did not disappoint, overall an excellent evening with our friend. The location of the restaurant overlooking the sea is really spectacular, the outside tables which are substantial and most with a wood burning heater are another unusual feature. All in all a good, well run restaurant.

  23. C

    Claired

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonder food and beautiful surrounding. Staff were both helpful and welcoming service was great . Will definitely be coming back .

  24. AR

    AndrewR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service at a very reasonable price. Outstanding views as well

  25. E

    Elaine

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good good as always but portions are Huge! Maybe could do with being a bit smaller. We couldn’t eat all of ours and that’s not the first time that’s happened. But we’l still go back and maybe ask for less food next time!

  26. C

    Connor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite dessert is sticky toffee pudding and Gather's is the best one I've ever had. Excellent.

  27. C

    Cann

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Great venue location with incredible views. Food could be better but still worth visiting

  28. CI

    ChrisI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good venue with great views and great service

  29. IG

    IanG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic venue for a relaxing meal, staff and food were outstanding

  30. NL

    NormaL

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family get together. Fab time had by all.

  31. J

    Jimmy

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again a great breakfast, really tasty full Scottish for myself and the smoked salmon for my wife and friends. Ever so friendly staff and great surroundings.

  32. M

    Marloveslakegarda2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best breakfast ever served in beautiful surroundings by very friendly staff

  33. AG

    AileenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dining experience! Fabulous views from this elevated position. The food, ambience and attentive staff all made this a very memorable experience which we hope to repeat.

  34. H

    Helan

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would highly recommend a visit for a hearty satisfying breakfast with a great view. The staff are lovely very friendly.

  35. LP

    LindaP

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our visit was to celebrate a birthday and it was super. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and helpful, while also giving us plenty of time to make our choices, no rushing. The atmosphere is lovely and the restaurant is really well designed, modern and welcoming. Great selection on the menu and behind the bar. As for the views, there's nothing to beat them. Highly recommend a visit.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food great as ever and staff so lovely and helpful and what a view . 10/10

  37. AM

    AliM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We have been to Gather many times but on this occasion our experience fell short of the norm. One of our guests ordered the Japanese curry from the vegan menu not realising it was also on the ordinary menu. The waitress took the order and did not point out or ensure the correct curry was being ordered. Subsequently our guest who is vegan ate some tough chicken thinking it was a new way to prepare tofu. As they were our guests and paying neither party wished to create a fuss. Unfortunately no apologies were received or compensations made for the fact that our vegan guest unknowingly ate meat. This appears to be a management staff training issue and needs to be dealt with. Our guest was too polite to say if she felt ill or not. The ratings are for this visit only.

  38. RS

    RobertS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent menu beautifully cooked. Very attentive service in spotless building with terrific views.

  39. D

    Duck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing. We ate here 3 times during our stay. The views are stunning. Service is exceptional. Everyone is very attentive, friendly & kind. They cannot do enough for you. The food was beautifully served, tasty, well presented & first class. We wished we could have stayed longer

  40. SS

    SharonS

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We had venison which was a wee bit disappointing - bit dry and over cooked and similarly potatoes. Ambience staff and view cannot be beaten but food could just do with a wee bit step up.

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 927 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 21 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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