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Gather, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

Gather

4.6
4.6
1805 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
  • 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 1,805 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

1,805 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very attentive staff. As a regular visitor we tend to bring guests to your wonderful location. Can I suggest a loyalty scheme perhaps and why do you not take Amex cards ?? We have a holiday home nearby and Gather is our first choice for eating out. Thank you to the staff.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    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
    Excellent food and service, as usual. Has a range of starters between us in stead of a standard meal

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    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
    The Service, the choice on the Menu, the Views, the friendliest staff we have encountered lately

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good at the beginning service was positive and prompt but as they got busy our table was not cleared for some time too long overall good but not up to the usual standard

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a potato starter with a basic tomato sauce (out of bottle?) which wasn’t much to get excited about. Elaine’s spinach and broccoli soup and bread was very nice. My chicken thighs in white sauce with paratha was tasty. Elaine’s goulash with carrots was delicious but there was way too much of it which is off putting. The location of the restaurant was very scenic. We shared s nice strawberry and raspberry cheesecake.

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  6. Sko4Food

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice and modern venue with great views to the sea. The menu has a wide variety for every taste and everything we ordered was tasty and well prepared. The only downside to our experience was that - despite an early booking and a half empty restaurant - we were sat directly at the door, which was not so pleasant with guests constantly passing by and cold coming in.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Gather, and it won't be our last! We have already booked a return visit for August. We were really happy with our whole experience, with only one tiny improvement that we will make for next time, which is to take a table that is not right beside the entrance door. Having said that, the draughts were significantly mitigated by the "double door" system, and the temperature outside was mild - quite sure that if we had been at all uncomfortable, we could have asked for a different table!

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  8. Johnbarnes

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous views, loved it all round. Signage to the car park could be better.

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  9. Teeny

    Dumfries and Galloway

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty and good. Service left a lot to be desired. Staff offered a desert menu while we were still waiting on the main course which miraculously turned up when we complained. Gather needs to get its act together before they lose customers.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sorry to find that this week wasn’t up to your usual standard. It was obviously busy when we arrived but we waited for 45 minutes for our breakfast to be served. No one advised us when ordering that there was going to be such a big delay. We ordered a second round of tea to drink with our meal when it arrived but this was also delayed despite the waitress asking us if they could refill our empty teapots. I ended up going across to find out how much longer before the tea was coming as I’d almost finished my breakfast. I’m sympathetic to delays but I felt this was just too much stretch on our patience without any updates from staff.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the views alone Gather is an excellent overall experience. Serving staff were delightful and our choice of food was tasty and well cooked. Even cheekily asked the server if she knew the recipe and she got a list of the ingredients for me. Will be back for more!

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  12. AnneA

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely experience at Gather - super food, lovely atmosphere, excellent staff.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely breakfast for my grandson’s birthday

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The place and the view are awesome. However the music is far too loud. Not sure I could tolerate it again. Outside was like being at a disco. Ambient music would be fine but this is like being at a night club. Food is ok but pub grade and more burger bar than restaurant. If you want a twenty something bar with burgers and a disco this is for you. It's a shame as I love the location and the view. I am local and have been here many times over the years.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic location overlooking beautiful coastline, easy parking and short walk to restaurant. Staff are very welcoming and attentive. Good range of menu options including a specific gluten free one. We had lunch there last week and the food was delicious. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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  16. SebastianB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful setting with fantastic sea views. Food and service was very good. A great range of food. Parking free and very close. Great outdoor seating with cushions and blankets if needed.

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  17. MikeF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table service was great from minute entering the restaurant will recommend and be back soon made my wife’s birthday such a lovely view

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  18. Haggis

    Dumfries and Galloway

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and staff at gather are exceptional

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  19. LorraineM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have visited a few times and never found fault. We generally have an overnight at one of the snuggs and again, never a fault, views fantastic and the perfect place to chill.

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  20. AnneS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely fresh food delivered by very friendly staff who couldn’t be more helpful

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  21. LorraineM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have stayed at the snuggs several times and always have food, never found fault with food or service. Ideal place to brings friends. Views are fantastic.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service. Wonderful view Will be back

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  23. AnneA

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place in a wonderful location - amazing food, stunning views, and a lovely team!

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  24. Janetdoglover

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time we had been and it was a little difficult to find but worth the effort. Service was very prompt and attentive and our meals were excellent, arriving quickly and hot. No pressure to hurry. Would certainly make a return visit.

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  25. AndyM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Special Birthday celebration and our request for the table with the views was noted and we were delighted to be seated there. The friendly service and the food was excellent. Thank Everyone

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  26. Yorkielass

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning location, friendly professional staff and the food is a step up, top quality ingredients brilliantly prepared

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  27. JohnP

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing experience where the quality of the food didn't match the expectations created by the menu. No point talking a good game if you can't walk the talk. The Vegetable Samosa starters had very little filling, and even less taste. The Salmon main was fine, but serving it with cold pasta is a lazy cop out. The 'special' Pork Idobo was a glutinous let down - very samey and unappetising with no redeeming features. Service was erratic if well intentioned. Our main courses initially arrived when the starter we ordered hadn't. Rewind.

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  28. IanH

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    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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  29. Jane

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

Gather is rated 4.6 stars by 1805 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 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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