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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
51 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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Booked 10 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

Menu

Starters

  • Galloway Haggis Scotch Egg / Garlic Aioli / Pickled Red Cabbage£7.50

    • Breaded Brie / Blueberry Compote / Pickled Shallot£6.50

      • Torched Mackerel / Fennel / Watermelon / Orange / Paprika Aioli£7.50

        • Turkey Croquettes / Cranberry Ketchup / Celeriac Remoulade£7.00

          • Harissa Roasted Carrots / Hazelnut "Cream" / Dukkah / Pumpkin Seed / Apple£7.00

            • Tartare of Sirloin / Jerusalem Artichoke / Beef Fat Aioli / Kohlrabi£8.00

              • Scallops / Curry Sauce / Parsnip Fondant / Crisps£9.00

                Mains

                • Chicken Kiev / Macaroni Cheese / Buttered Greens£16.00

                  • Jerk Lamb Rump / Coconut Fried Rice / Corn on the Cob / Lime Yoghurt£17.00

                    • Falafel / Hummus / Sumac / Charred Broccoli / Tahini / Pomegranate£12.50

                      • Steak of the Day / Chunky Chips / Truffled Tomato Salad£24.00

                        • Salmon / Red Pepper Sauce / Gnocchi / Chorizo Jam / Green Beans£17.00

                          • Ramen / Pork Belly / Pork Shoulder / Noodles / Soy Egg / Spring Onions / Carrot / Pak Choi£15.50

                            • Chicken Supreme / Peppercorn Sauce / Shallot / Hasselback Potato / Mushroom Tapenade£16.00

                              • Shetland Mussels / Fennel / Nduja / Cider / Fries£15.00

                                • Parsley Risotto / King Oyster Mushroom / Halloumi£13.50

                                  • 6oz Beef Burger / Smoked Bacon / Cheddar / Crispy Onions / Tomato Relish / Mayo / Fries£13.00

                                    • Seafood Linguine / Clams / Mussels / Prawns / Garlic / Chilli / White Wine Cream Sauce£15.50

                                      Sides

                                      • Steak Cut Chips / Skinny Fries£2.50

                                        • Beer Battered Onion Rings£2.50

                                          • Buttered Green Vegetables£3.00

                                            • Peppercorn Sauce / Blue Cheese Sauce / Diane Sauce£2.50

                                              Desserts

                                              • Chocolate Brownie / Chocolate Sauce / Vanilla Ice Cream£6.50

                                                • Sticky Toffee Pudding / Butterscotch Sauce / Salted Caramel Ice Cream£6.50

                                                  • Cornflake Milk Panna Cotta / Chocolate Chip Cookie£6.50

                                                    • Winter Berry Pavlova / Blackcurrant Sorbet / Chantilly Cream£6.00

                                                      • Rhubarb Crumble / Vanilla Ice Cream / Cointreau Custard£6.50

                                                        • Sorbet Selection£5.50

                                                          Last updated: 28 January 2022

                                                          What 51 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
                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                                          • 4.6Value

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                                                          1. LC

                                                            LeeC

                                                            Edinburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Great food with pretty good portion sizes. Also good veggie options which was nice. Service was excellent from all the waitresses. Nice relaxed dinner.

                                                          2. DK

                                                            DonnaK

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wedding Anniversary

                                                          3. Z

                                                            Zoew

                                                            Glasgow

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Had a great evening last night,excellent food and the service was amazing.Also very good cocktails.Would highly recommend.

                                                          4. GT

                                                            GailT

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Lovely meal, relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

                                                          5. SH

                                                            SHAMMO

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTRAUNT TO FOOD LOVERS FOOD IS BEAUTIFUL STAFF ARE NICE AND FRIENDLY NICE CLEAN FRIENDLY RESTRAUNT

                                                          6. DK

                                                            DerekK

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                            Great starters, a real treat. Main courses were equally good and just enough to leave you wanting more. Wide selection of wine albeit the house red complimented the meal well. Dessert was the weak point! Front of house had enthusiasm and courtesy.

                                                          7. LW

                                                            LinseyW

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing. Service spot on. Will definitely return.

                                                          8. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was lovely and staff really friendly 😁😁

                                                          9. JB

                                                            JessicaB

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Delicious food, lovely service and yummy cocktails. Really enjoyed our night.

                                                          10. WB

                                                            WendyB

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Friendly , great staff fantastic food , highly recommend this gem of a place

                                                          11. KE

                                                            KEVINS

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Very friendly staff giving a great service. The food was absolutely delicious, well executed and presented well, in particular the Scotch egg with Haggis , red cabbage and garlic puree as a starter was amazing!

                                                          12. GF

                                                            GarryF

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            First time at this place but definitely not the last. Very nice informal vibe with excellent food. Very good value for the quality of the food as well and excellent but not over bearing service. Spot on.

                                                          13. TG

                                                            TraceyG

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                            Enjoyed it, really good! Friendly staff would highly recommend it

                                                          14. WP

                                                            WalterP

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Great to be in a restaurant that has a bit of buzz about it. No shortage of servers on the tables and good attention to when drinks needed topped up etc My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our starter (Haggis scotch egg and heritage tomato salad). The mains were most appetising too (lamb shoulder and a vegetarian linguine). All at a reasonable price

                                                          15. AB

                                                            AlisonB

                                                            Edinburgh

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Lovely meal.

                                                          16. SB

                                                            ShannonB

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I’ve been 3 times now, the food has been outstanding every time. Great value for money and fabulous service. 10/10 recommended!

                                                          17. ER

                                                            ERINH

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Amazing food and service. Steak nice is good value for money.

                                                          18. KT

                                                            KateT

                                                            Glasgow

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Wonderful food served by professional, friendly and helpful staff. Great evening and we will definitely visit again.

                                                          19. JF

                                                            JoyceF

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Beautiful food. I had the seafood linguine, fantastic! My partner had the pork belly and said his was fantastic too. We will definitely be back.

                                                          20. BB

                                                            BrendaB

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            That is the second time my friend and I have been there on a Wednesday night for their Steak Night. Delicious and very reasonably priced - £45 for a 16oz sharing steak, 2 portions of chips, 2 peppercorn sauce and one macaroni cheese. Also a bottle of house wine . It was busy when we were in but we didn't have to wait long to be served or to receive our order.

                                                          21. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            A lovely meal and good value on ‘Steak night’, even included a bottle of wine. Recommend

                                                          22. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was fantastic, value for money and a great service.

                                                          23. s

                                                            scott

                                                            Ayrshire

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Much more than what we expected outstanding food and excellent service from friendly staff

                                                          24. C

                                                            Caroline

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            3 reviews

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                            The food was outstanding. Good portion size. All the food was cooked extremely well. Decor was not very good and the restaurant was extremely hot with no fans or doors amd windows open.

                                                          25. GW

                                                            GregW

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            Good menu options, large portions, waiting staff efficient , friendly and not over the top

                                                          26. P

                                                            Pogmahog

                                                            Kent

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            4.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                            Nice place, good food (ribs superb!), pity about the foursome beside us whos means of communication, was shouting at top of their voices! No help from the staff

                                                          27. l

                                                            landsendsolo

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                            Food is very good, service was good and personal. I had steak of the day which was sirloin and the Mrs had the duck.

                                                          28. DA

                                                            DavidA

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            We booked a table for four and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It was our second visit and this time it was exceptional. The service was excellent and the food was exceptional. We will definitely return.

                                                          29. D

                                                            Diner

                                                            Edinburgh

                                                            1 review

                                                            3.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                            Excellent food, but busy and quite noisy which affected the service a little and the ambience. However that is to be expected on a Saturday night!

                                                          30. JT

                                                            JamieT

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was amazing, cocktails were outstanding and the staff were very nice and helpful. We will definitely be back

                                                          31. LO

                                                            LindaO

                                                            Angus

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            4 reviews

                                                            Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            Picked this restaurant after reading the reviews online and we were not disappointed. The entrance takes you up a flight of stairs and into a bright, quite spacious area where tables are well spaced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, we had the duck and the fish followed by the sticky toffee pudding and lemon posset and everything was beautifully cooked and presented. We would certainly return when we are back in the Dumfries area.

                                                          32. AH

                                                            AnnaH

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Excellent food, really friendly and welcoming service. Great atmosphere full of positivity and buzz. Great selection of starters, main courses and desserts. The only problem was that there was so many dishes we wanted to try. Very nice selection of cocktails, and wines. Good to see some 0% beers on the menu, as one of us was the designated driver. We will definitely be going back.

                                                          33. LS

                                                            LesleyS

                                                            London

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 17 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            First time back at The Back Street since the beginning of lockdown. Food was outstanding! Great service and we had a lovely evening

                                                          34. j

                                                            jillt

                                                            Glasgow

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            First visit last night and was not disappointed. Cannot fault it. Keep up the good work. Will definitely be back

                                                          35. MM

                                                            MhairiM

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Food was outstanding as usual. Good value for money and the staff were helpful and attentive. However as it was a busy Friday night with several large parties the noise levels were uncomfortable!

                                                          36. KG

                                                            KarenG

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 10 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food and service Highly recommend The Back Street

                                                          37. AA

                                                            AmyA

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Lovely food and cocktails, very friendly and upbeat service.

                                                          38. DK

                                                            DonnaK

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            5.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 2 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Fantastic atmosphere, service and food, thank you for an excellent evening x

                                                          39. GT

                                                            GemmaT

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 2 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            A must if you are visiting dumfries. Beautiful food

                                                          40. D

                                                            Doonhamer

                                                            Dumfries and Galloway

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 2 March 2022

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                            Food was excellent, not a major issue, but would have preferred comfy seats. The service was very good and the food was served promptly, so overall experience was very good and will be back.

                                                          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

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                                                          The Back Street Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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                                                          Booked 10 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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