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Haggis Scotch Egg / Garlic Aioli - The Back Street Restaurant, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

The Back Street Restaurant

4.7
4.7
102 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Back Street is a first floor restaurant in the heart of Dumfries town centre. With an ever-changing menu full of locally sourced ingredients, chef & owner William Wakefield along with his wife Suzanne and their team are sure to have something for you. Try the signature Haggis Scotch Egg, a mouth watering steak, or perhaps some locally sourced Venison. Elderflower & Vodka Parfait for dessert? Yes Please! Enjoy your food with some of the fantastic cocktails, wine, gin, whisky and rum on offer. Suzanne's famous Pornstar Martini is to die for!


Sit back, relax, and enjoy the casual welcoming atmosphere in one of Dumfries' most fun and stylish restaurants and let William & Suzanne's team do the rest.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    01387 248008

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. R

    Robyn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable as always, good food, friendly staff, will always come back!
  2. P

    Pops

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Meal was really good haggis scotch egg was amazing! Can’t fault anything the wine and cocktails were amazing too. The only thing is could do with a wee back ground music. But will be back again. Well done
  3. k

    katiep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very impressive, lovely cocktails and great service!
  4. DI

    DouglasI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. Fab staff . Lovely place. Very good choice of wines and other beverages too
  5. DA

    DouglasA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food in a bright relaxed setting. Good value for such enjoyable food. Service was friendly and efficient. An enjoyable evening in a lively place
  6. LA

    LAShaw

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Upmarket restaurant, good food very well presented. Service very good, helpful and friendly.
  7. Y

    dotY

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service was excellent. Hoping to return soon.
  8. SG

    StuartG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the whole experience. Staff & food good
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food, highly recommend
  10. g

    ginkers

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Friendly welcome and a nice ambience - some very interesting dishes, all of them very well presented and tasty.
  11. WK

    WilliamK

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Best steak me and my wife have had in years !
  12. MP

    MarkP

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked last minute - finding the restaurant almost by accident. Warmly welcomed, table ready and great friendly service throughout. Food was excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to others
  13. D

    Daisydoo

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The lamb was very dry and the shepherds pie was an unusual side. The duck needed to be sliced found it difficult to cut. The gnocchi was very nice. The haggis scotch egg was tasty not enough alioli.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and delicious food 😀😀
  15. F

    Foodfan

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Menu was a bit limited and a few rather strange combinations (e.g. chicken Kyiv served with mac cheese) but food was good quality and tasty. Very noisy, could do with some drapes to refuse the noise level. Service ok, but took half an hour and a reminder to get dessert menu. Reasonable value for money.
  16. P

    Puglover

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Exemplary service, and delicious food. Waiting staff were superb. Will definitely be back soon!
  17. AB

    AdelineB

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely welcome and team. Nibbles were great, esp olives. Steak was OK, that's the only thing that let it down a bit for me. Otherwise the fries were fab,not sure what they were cooked in but they were delicious, as were the tomatoes (im not a fan normally but they too were delish). The lamb was v tasty, and our two girls enjoyed their chicken goujons.
  18. JG

    JamesG

    Dunbartonshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Went to the Steak Night on the 27 th July with my wife. Service was slow as it took about threequarters of an hour to be served after initial drinks. There was also a mistake with our drinks as we were given lemonade instead of tonic with our gins. However the staff were exceptionally pleasant to deal with and an asset to any restaurant. The meal was excellent and well worth waiting for. The price was exceptional value and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Back Street . I will certainly book again and will go back when time and finances permit. All in all a very pleasant evening
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got to be thee best restaurant in Dumfries Food was 5 ⭐️
  20. R

    Rhys

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great menu for all tastes. Beautifully cooked steaks. Fresh tasty veg and salads. Puddings to die for! Service could have been a bit quicker but it was a busy Saturday night so fine by us.
  21. K

    Karen

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice of menu and food was good. Service was good and nice atmosphere.
  22. PM

    PeterM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent enjoyable meal with wonderful food and friendly personal service. If you want to eat in Dumfries try this place first
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food at the restaurant was excellent and the waitresses were nice. The issue we had was the service, we arrived at 19:30, had ordered our food (main course)and drink at 19:40, at about 20:00 our waitress came over to ask what side we ordered which we confirmed and she went away. We became concerned at 20:25 as no food had arrived, I asked another waitress where I food was and she went away and said they were just plating up. It arrived 10 minutes later. The waitress apologised fir the delay, after Our food had been served the waitress who took our order came over to apologise as she had forgot to pres to submit our order after putting it on the system and realised large and put it through. My concern was that at no point during the 40 minutes we sat there with no food did anyone check with us, the only time was when the waitress asked about our sides, which I believe was when she realised she hasn’t put our order through, though never said anything to us. We were given our deserts free as an apology.
  24. PS

    PeterS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not the first time we've been here. And certainly won't be the last. Excellent as always. Food is fabulous. Service is exceptional. One of the very best restaurants in town. Highly recommended.
  25. I

    Isabelle

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super night out. Food cooked by someone who really cares and is interested in food. The restaurant can be what you want it to be - a casual place or for dress up. Service = Second to none. Thanks we had a great night : )
  26. MA

    MaryA

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our 1st visit to the back street and won’t be the last. Everything was lovely and did not disappoint.
  27. LF

    LauraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our food was utterly delicious, but the sea bass was outstanding. Staff were all lovely, this restaurant is a real treat.
  28. JI

    JILLYC

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely surprise tucked away in the back streets of Dumfries! Buzzing place, great vibe, good food, nice wines and cheery staff. It was clear that everything was freshly cooked to order, portion sizes were spot on and the food super tasty. We opted for the steak night option. Very happy with that 🤩
  29. AJ

    AJAY

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. Attentive staff. However, a little slow
  30. K

    Kezzajun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Dumfries. Great service and amazing food
  31. KG

    KarenG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place good food Would highly recommend Staff are great
  32. LD

    LittleDave

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food. The haggis scotch egg was the best scotch egg I've ever had. Can't fault the place. Our meal was the last of our holiday and was the best. Heartily recommended this restaurant.
  33. I

    Iain

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Really high quality food. Not the cheapest place, but not expensive given the high quality of food provided. Have been a return customer on several occasions and it has always maintained its high standard.
  34. SR

    StephenR

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were both excellent. My scotch egg as a starter was probably the best I have had. I asked for my steak to be cooked bleu and it was. Certainly be back.
  35. N

    Nels

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and well presented food. Good selection of wines and cocktails. Great lighting which created ambience. Friendly and attentive staff. Overall great value.
  36. DS

    DavidS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall excellent, just let down a little by the Chicken Kiev,little filling and quite dry.
  37. CR

    CraigR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, very quirky and a hidden gem. Staff very friendly and great service. I would highly recommend.
  38. IB

    IanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food, great staff but the Amberience is spoilt by noisy customers.
  39. JS

    JanetS

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Took 1 hour for food to come to table with no explanation or apology. Mint puree spoiled whole dish.
  40. AI

    AlanI

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting quality food for us all and all at good prices. Bookings numbers / timings seemed to be well judged to ensure kitchen wasn't rushed and it showed in the way the food came out. All 3 of us thought our food was excellent and the Primitivo wine we had was great as well. I'm sure we'll all be back soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Back Street Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Back Street Restaurant

103 Queensberry St, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1BH

Additional information

  • Area

    Dumfries

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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