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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
74 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

20:30


Booked 5 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 74 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. AJ

    AJAY

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    Kezzajun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    KarenG

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    LittleDave

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. I

    Iain

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our 2nd visit courtesy of a gift card following my wife's retirement. Decided to try out the steak night which is £45 for a sharing 16oz sirloin steak, two portions of steak cut chips, two sauces (we chose one peppercorn and one blue cheese) and a portion of mac cheese + a bottle of red wine! Excellent value and good quality food.
  14. NF

    NinaF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing kitchen! To get food at this quality at this price and in these portion sizes is extraordinary. We had not heard of the restaurant before, we just googled, and now I feel like I just discovered a rising star! The chef’s name is William Wakefield (I asked), and I’m sure he has a great career ahead of him!
  15. S

    Scottb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey place, great food. Staff are wonderful and helpful
  16. SA

    ShonaA

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening ,staff lovely and food was amazing.
  17. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Had a very enjoyable meal and will certainly repeat the experience in the next few weeks. The menu was quite adventurous and a change from other more standard venues. The noise level was a bit of a problem but not crucial. The bill would have been better if it had grouped the individual courses and initial drinks together. As it was we were nearly undercharged by £20 and I only picked this up when I saw the total was unrealistic for what we had. Keep up the good work. Dumfries needs you!!!
  18. VH

    VivianH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Would recoomend food was good service great but a bit noisy for our taste.
  19. N

    Nico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Service is very friendly, if a little slow. Food is delicious!
  20. DC

    DemiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my mums birthday it was amazing, food was beautiful, staff where amazing and attentive, the place looks beautiful too, they even sang happy birthday to my mum which was really special, thank you and we will be back
  21. PS

    PaulS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful surprise finding the back street last night Wonderful friendly service, restaurant was full with a great mix of clientele Great food cooked and seasoned perfectly
  22. MM

    MaggieM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely meal at The Back Street restaurant, food was well cooked and delicious and the serving staff were friendly. Brought a guest with us and she was so impressed that she's asked us to book again for when she visits in July. Will definitely return.
  23. G

    Great

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I’d been here and it was really good. The service was great and the food was delicious, I would really recommend it. We will be back!
  24. LC

    LeeC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    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.
  25. DK

    DonnaK

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  26. 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.
  27. GT

    GailT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. LW

    LinseyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service spot on. Will definitely return.
  31. 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 😁😁
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. AB

    AlisonB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal.
  39. 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!
  40. 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.

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 74 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 5 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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