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Gather, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Gather, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Gather, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Gather, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Gather, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Gather

4.6
4.6
1758 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 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Cafe Dining
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 09:00–12:00 Bar Daily 09:00–21:00 Lunch Mon, Tue 12:00–17:00 Wed–Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–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 1,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,758 Reviews
  1. DavidF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Now visited several times - our No1 goto for a meal when in this area. Highly recommended.

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  2. FreyaP

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super lovely place to eat, great atmosphere and the staff were so so helpful!

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  3. LauraH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful restaurant in the most scenic location. We ate here two nights whilst staying at the snugs at Laggan. The beef goulash was incredible and the salmon, too. Prices were affordable and wine was, too. The staff were friendly and understated; our favourite type of service. Thanks all of you.

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  4. MaggieS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food in a great setting with excellent staff.

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  5. Victoria

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious drinks, starter & main both arrived promptly. Unfortunately we were left for quite some time with our finished plates and had to ask a server to take them away and for the desert menu. We also witnessed a birthday cake being brought out to another table whilst the womans partner was in the restroom. Food and location was fabulous but service was a let down compared to previous visits.

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  6. MarieD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly,well informed staff, beautiful views and lovely food.

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  7. Stewartry

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The view is outstanding (weather permitting!) but near the window might be too warm especially in the height of summer. Next to the door is draughty because it is always windy outside.

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  8. MichelleM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an extremely enjoyable lunch yesterday. Wonderful atmospere; fabulous views; excellent service from Hannah and Shona and a delicious lunch! We highly recommend and will return.

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  9. Gturtke61

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly welcome, order taken and made in good time. Waitress friendly on taking order and bringing food. Restaurant wasn’t that busy so not sure why waitress didn’t return to check on us? She took plates away , we waited half an hour for her to return to take dessert and coffee order , we gave up and went elsewhere! Disappointed as I’ve been several times and brought my friend on her first visit. Not sure what went wrong?!

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  10. Emma

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue, delicious food, outstanding views and lovely attentive staff

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  11. ElizabethL

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was very limited. No prawns, salad or fish. Disappointing to be honest. Food was cafe standard not restaurant standard.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are fabulous great atmosphere and amazing stunning views food was enjoyable but would of been nice to have more traditional options available like macaroni lasagna or steak pie other than that can’t complain was great experience me and my partner will definitely be back very welcoming

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  13. DavidC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. Service was excellent and food was superb! Will definitely need to come back as the views must be awesome in daylight hours.

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  14. HMMC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for relaxed eating while looking out at stunning views.

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  15. Katie

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location, staff and professional and friendly lovely chilled atmosphere in the restaurant. Food presentation was stop on.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High standard has been consistent over numerous visits with staff taking additional time to make the experience memorable Menu has a blend of local and international flavours

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  17. LeonaW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, an excellent meal in beautiful surroundings. Nice touches with the service, well trained staff who care about your experience. Interesting menu which made it hard to choose. Well done on maintaining high standards….

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  18. AlisonA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Greek prawn dish was delicious and not too heavy. My husband had the goulash & thoroughly enjoyed it

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  19. JennyC

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome on a sleeting cold day! Great locally sourced food beautifully cooked and presented … sadly no view on this occasion but always a lovely time… looking forward to The next visit 🎉

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  20. DeanM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not receive our chips we ordered as a side ... we are coming back 23rd ish of march . They put alot of effort into my other half's birthday the staff were really thoughtful

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  21. AnthonyB

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't like the paranoia about whether we would turn up or not! Having to leave card details and accept penalty fees if we cancelled before hand. Then getting emails to ask "are you still coming?" Not the welcome you would hope for. Appreciate times are tough but leaves the paying customer feeling pressurised and a little "manoeuvred through the sheep pen!" That said, once there, the ambience was amazing. Setting spectacular. Glad we went despite the desperation from the host.

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  22. AlanD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and amazing views. First class service.

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  23. BevA

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting. Good menu. Service was amazing. Only issue I had was the braised red cabbage tasted like pickled cabbage from a jar. Maybe the kitchen had ran out.

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  24. AnnH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff are usually a bit more attentive than they were on this occasion. We were slightly early but weren’t offered a drink at the bar, everything felt a lot slower than usual. Food and ambience as always were faultless.

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  25. SarahD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a grey wet afternoon, the sea views were fantastic. The food was beautiful and the service impeccable. We thought it might be lacking in atmosphere considering the weather but there were a few parties arrived and the ambiance along with subtle music made for a lovely afternoon. It didn’t disappoint.

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  26. AilisO

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, lovely meal, very polite & attentive staff. Highly recommend & looking forward to coming back! :)

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  27. None

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch as usual. Looking forward to going again.

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  28. CallumN

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal here. Food was good and staff were excellent and very friendly. Beautiful restaurant.

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  29. KerryV

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ethos of Gather was beautiful. Staff were wonderful and attentive. Food was outstanding.

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  30. KarenB

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good variety of choice on menu. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back

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  31. IanN

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is in a stunning location with excellent attentive staff supported by top quality food. Overall excellent

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  32. SharonG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful views over the bay. Staff very helpful. We didn't feel rushed but not were we kept waiting for our food. Good access for anyone with mobility difficulties. Also dog friendly to a degree. Gathe vanishingly recommend and we weren't disappointed

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  33. LozH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and amazing views! Gets a bit warm with the sun in your eyes and windows would probably benefit from a shade.
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Gather. It is a beautiful bright space, unfortunately sometimes the sun can be a bit blinding, we do offer sunhats and sunglasses for days its a bit too bright, please feel free to request some on your next visit, we are always happy to help. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

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  34. JamesB

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food , service and setting !!! Love this place .
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    Thank you for leaving us 5 stars! We are so grateful for your custom and hope to serve you again soon

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  35. JohnC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent but they put a charity contribution onto the bill. We support several charities with a monthly standing order but don’t like others putting you in a funny situation. If they matched a donation fine but I suspect it’s more look what we have donated from Laggons.
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us at Laggan and thank you for your 5 star review. Our monthly charity donations are optional and can be removed from the bill no questions asked and we do donate a contribution alongside our customers donations. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, nice staff, huge portions. Definitely try the pork belly it was delicious!
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    Thank you for your fantastic review and we are always delighted to hear our valued customers are enjoying the wide range on our menu. We hope you visit us again and try some more of what we have to offer

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  37. ElaineM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal for 6 of us with great food, service and drinks selection.
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    We are delighted you enjoyed all that Gather has to offer and we would like to thank you for leaving us a review

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  38. AnneMarieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous visit to Gather. Beautiful location with a stunning view. Staff are friendly and professional. Food is amazing.
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review, we are lucky to host such amazing views of the rolling hills & sea and are thrilled we get to share it with all our valued customers.

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  39. Gallowayresident

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice meal for four of us. Attentive staff and tasty food

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  40. EmJay

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place for brunch, we will never get bored of the view. The buttermilk pancakes are amazing. Highly recommended.
    GatherResponded on 18 January 2024
    We agree, you cant ever get enough of the beautiful views! Thank you so much for leaving us a review, we always appreciate hearing feedback. Thrilled you enjoyed your brunch and hopefully you will join us again in the future

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gather is rated 4.6 stars by 1758 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 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 Mon, Tue 12:00–17:00 Wed–Sun 12:00–15:30 Dinner Wed–Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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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