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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
1778 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 12 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 1,778 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,778 Reviews
  1. IanH

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening meal, served promptly and well by staff.

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  2. Jane

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We've eaten at Gather a couple of times before and have enjoyed it previously. However, on this occasion we were disappointed. The food was not as good as previously. The location is stunning on a clear day so would recommend visiting for coffee and cake. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

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    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant at a lovely setting. Great food. Great price. Friendly staff

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  4. DebJ

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gather is one of our favourite places to eat when we are in the area. The setting is beautiful but most importantly the food and service is excellent. There is a good range of food to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. The staff are exceptional and are friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and we look forward to the next time we are there.

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  5. StephenS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service from the whole team and food was very nice.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Perfect thank you very much But I do not want to keep writing We had a very nice breakfast in a beautiful place

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal with friends for Easter tonight, we’re regulars at Gather as we can never fault the service or food 10/10

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  8. NicolaT

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Varied menu good quality produce. Attentive staff Pricing is comparable to other local restaurants. Would visit again when in the area.

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  9. Angel

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue of restaurant is gem with a beautiful scenery. Food - delicious and great value. Highly recommended!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view from Gather, along with the atmosphere and the service is great. It was reasonably priced.

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  11. KimC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service 5 stars. Staff couldn’t be more helpful and friendly and really made our stay :)

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  12. SeanW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a great view. We had a great night

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  13. LoriG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing customer service- the staff can see you coming in and were waiting to show us to our table. Both sets of doors are automatic so that makes it a lot easier if you have a disability. The food was great and the timings were spot on, which I know can be difficult. Such a beautiful place and with great scenery.

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  14. Lina

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good and wonderful view too. Our third visit. Hope to return soon.

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  15. pppppp

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue with good food and friendly helpful staff

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  16. Amye

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute top class from the Team last night! Huge shoutout to Nicola , Julie & Massimo! Brilliant squad offering second to none service , back to high class standard where they belong. After a few ropey visits during the summer the team last night reassured us that Gather was back to its best for service, food quality, friendliness and overall excellent experience.

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  17. ianw

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A warm welcome with friendly helpful staff..Good menu and food well presented..

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  18. StephenR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding location ,fantastic food and staff and great value for money 5 Starr without doubt

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  19. Steph

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, food was amazing with very generous portions. Cocktails were also very good. Service was faultless, will be back.

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  20. DavidF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    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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  21. FreyaP

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  22. LauraH

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  23. MaggieS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  24. Victoria

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  25. MarieD

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. JennyC

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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Gather is rated 4.6 stars by 1778 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 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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