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The Globe Inn - Burns' Favourite Howff - The Globe Inn, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

The Globe Inn

4.8
4.8
131 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

The Globe is a historic inn with tales a-plenty to tell. Since 1610 curious minds and deep thinkers, merry souls and discerning drinkers have whiled away the hours within its walls.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–14:30 Bar Wed–Sat 17:00–23:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    013873 23010

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Head Chef Jonathan Brett

  • Catering

    Corporate and bespoke dining available. Please email M.Brett@annandaledistillery.com or K.Reid@annandaledistillery.com

  • Private party facilities

    Three Luxury Private Dining Rooms Book via OpenTable or email M.Brett@annandaledistillery.com or K.Reid@annandaledistillery.com

  • Area

    Dumfries

  • Cross Street

    Shakespeare Street

  • Parking Details

    NCP Shakespeare Street

  • Public Transit

    Lorebourne St/Whitesands

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JP

    JessicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute perfection. The food, the staff and the ambience were spot on. We will be back soon.

  2. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great experience from start to finish,from the warm welcome as we walked in, to the haste ye back as we left. The waiting staff were amazing, seeing to our every need with good humour and attention to detail. We went for the three course lunch which was excellent value for money. The combination of flavours and textures was mouthwatering. Only down side was there was only one other set of customers in the venue. People are missing out on a great dining experience! Will definitely be back soon.

  3. W

    Wombat

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Recommended by a friend, the recently changed Globe Inn surpassed all expectations. Excellent food and service. A little culinary gem in Dumfries. Furthermore, if you like whiskey then this the place to go.

  4. AG

    AnneG

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great venue, helpful and friendly staff. We had the 3 course lunch which is good value. Excellent dishes, beautifully presented. Fantastic experience all round, this is our second visit because the first was so good.

    The Globe InnResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your recent review of The Globe Inn. We are so glad you chose to return to dine with us based on your previous experience. We always strive to maintain a friendly, welcoming environment, paired with wonderful food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kindest regards, Kenno

  5. IH

    IanH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff with excellent knowledge of the food and drink served. The food is absolutely amazing and well worth a visit. Lovely atmosphere and very welcoming.

    The Globe InnResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to recommend us. Our staff work tirelessly to deliver an excellent experience in every aspect, from the kitchen to the front of house, and we are so delighted to hear that you were happy with your dining experience. Kind regards, Kenno

  6. P

    Pajofian

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We very much appreciated the presentation and explanations of the wonderful food.

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your recent review of The Globe. Really great to hear that you enjoyed the food that our chefs loving prepare in our kitchen. We hope to see you again at the restaurant soon. Kind regards, Kenno

  7. GP

    GaryP

    Dumfries and Galloway

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had dinner with friends Saturday the 7th May 22, was a very good meal ,previously dined there Feb22 which was also good ,but I would say the restaurant continues to improve , one comment I would make ,the go to potato side is chips which are very good ,but it might be an idea to have an additional potato option that compliments the fine dining aspirations .

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for your kind review of The Globe. We do actually have a side dish on our menu, which is Pomme Aligot. This is a delicious potato and chive oil mash with gruyere cheese and wild garlic. Really does compliment our dishes perfectly. Thank you once again, and we hope to see you back at the restaurant soon! Kind regards, Kenno

  8. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were fantastic. Would definately recommend.

  9. B

    Beatrice

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault the globe ,second time of eating there food and service excellent . So much attention to detail . Can’t wait to go back when we are in Scotland again .

    The Globe InnResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your recent review of The Globe Inn. It's great to hear that we ticked all the boxes in relation to food and service. We always strive to uphold the best in food and ambience, and that our customers are well looked after by the staff in our restaurant. We hope to see you again when you next visit Scotland! Kind regards, Kenno

  10. AB

    AileanB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal out with friends. 7 course taster menu with wine pairings. Food was superb - tried things I would normally have avoided and enjoyed them. I’m not a huge wine drinker but I enjoyed trying the wines which complimented each course, for the first time ever I enjoyed a sweet wine with dessert. Service was spot on - plenty of information on each course, just a suggestion but perhaps the waiter could tell the table what each wine is and how it compliments the food. It was written on a card but we stopped reading that half way through! Decor is perfect and in keeping with the historical background of the Globe.

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you for writing a review of The Globe Inn. Our degustation menu is a wonderful opportunity to try dishes that you would normally avoid, or be unsure of. Many of our customers have re-tried something they normally wouldn't enjoy and have been converted! Our chefs work tirelessly to ensure that all of our ingredients work harmoniously together on the plate. Thank you for noting that we should be offering more information about our wine. We will make sure this happens. Kindest regards, Kenno

  11. SF

    SallyF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Overall very happy with experience. Will certainly come again

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to review The Globe Inn, and we are glad that you were happy with your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant soon. Kind regards, Kenno

  12. MW

    MoragW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere and good value for the standard of food. Nice wine list with reasonable prices at the lower end unlike some fine dining restaurants.

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you for your recent review of The Globe Inn. It's always lovely to hear that we are exceeding expectations with our food and service. We always aim to provide a welcoming and relaxed environment for all of our guests. We hope to see you again at the restaurant in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Kenno

  13. RG

    RusselG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go fairly regularly and it never fails to please and this time was no exception and while all the food was great the sauce with the trout was just outstanding.

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on OpenTable. It's always a pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant when you visit, and I agree - the vin jaune sauce we are currently serving with our mi cuit sea trout starter is exceptional! We look forward to your next visit to The Globe Inn. Kind regards, Kenno

  14. GG

    GillianG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed our dining experience. We will be visiting again in the future

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Many thanks for reviewing us on OpenTable. We are all glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon at The Globe Inn. Kind regards, Kenno

  15. CG

    CarolG

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal I have had in Scotland! Food could not be faulted.

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you for your recent review of The Globe Inn. Fabulous to hear that we were in your list of top places to eat in Scotland! Kindest regards, Kenno

  16. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely food in this beautifully refurbished landmark. Well worth a visit!

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you so much for your recent review. It is great to hear that you would recommend The Globe Inn. We always aim to offer a fine dining experience, but in an ultimately relaxed, welcoming and friendly environment. If you ever wish to return, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kindest regards, Kenno

  17. AG

    AnneG

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really lovely restaurant, great food (we did the 3 course lunch deal) and lovely staff.

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you for your review of our restaurant. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your lunch dining experience with us, and that our staff looked after you well during lunchtime. If you wish to pay us another visit in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Kenno

  18. AY

    AlanY

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Probably not a place to eat evary week but for something special or a bit up-market/different a good option

  19. P

    Patsy

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The evening stared with the Burns tour which was relaxing informative and well presented. The whole ambiance is relaxing and makes for a lovely evening with friends or for that special celebration. That special feeling comes from being so well looked after. The food is exquisite, every mouthful bursting with taste. The gluten free menu was outstanding. The whole evening was so memorable and enjoyed by us all.

    The Globe InnResponded on 4 May 2022

    Thank you so much for your recent review. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit, from the Burn's tour to the food served in our restaurant. We strive to always offer tantalising dishes, matched with great service in a relaxed, unhurried environment, because that is how dining out should be. So glad to hear that we delivered! Once again, thank you for a lovely review. Kenno

  20. G

    Gilly

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely food and reasonably priced wine, would definitely recommend

  21. KC

    KarenC

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Have been several times before and enjoyed my meal. This time they did not have the vegetarian meal which was on the menu, I am not veggie but fancied that for a change! I also had the desert which had the rice in it and was most disappointed! It will not put me off coming back!

  22. JF

    JamesF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just the place for discerning diners in the Dumfries area and worth making the effort for those outwith the area.

  23. B

    Brucie

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A la carte menu had a good choice of dishes. The extras that were served were delicious. Presentation and flavours were top class.

  24. ML

    MirandaL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole evening was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We were so impressed by everything and will most certainly return.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, friendly service and the food was wonderful. Lovely surroundings. Very good value. The cheese board was amazing

  26. J

    Jock

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    very nice meal fine dinning something different well made cocktails at reasonable price

  27. n

    nelsonb

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A real rare find for this area, Great food, and improving all the time. I recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Fabulous

  28. KF

    KennethF

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and fantastic service. Might seem pricy, but no one should ever regret buying quality.

  29. GB

    GlasgowBoy

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent, interesting, well presented, with great flavours - a real treat. All the components of the roast pheasant starter were just perfect, and the lamb main was beautifully cooked. Portion control was also excellent. The Chef (who came and chatted with us and other diners) is doing a great job. The new owners have transformed what was the public bar in the Globe, and eating in such an old, historic setting is a bonus. Not sure about keeping the snug as a public bar in such proximity to the restaurant though. We could clearly hear the loud conversations at times from this. The serving staff were lovely, and it's all clearly quite new, so forgetting to offer us wine was totally forgivable, but in a restaurant of this class going forward needs to be automatic. Would definitely recommend,

  30. SJ

    SteveJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Couldn’t fault it. Will go again.

  31. TW

    TimW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb fine dining experience. Love it when the chef comes out for a chat

  32. TW

    TracyW

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the 5 course tasting menu and the food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The front of house team were welcoming and helpful and took time to understand our needs and meet them. The Hungarian white wine was delicious too ... I've never had wine from Hungary before but will definitely have it again.

  33. M

    Martin

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, Michelin Star quality food with friendly service and cozy atmosphere.

  34. JD

    JulieD

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening and a very enjoyable meal. The Skate was delicious and the chips are a must! Take some cash for the tips as they cannot take them with the machine payment!! We will definitely be back next time we are in the area.

  35. L

    Lindas

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The quality, flavour and presentation of the food was not the issue! I am allergic to fish / seafood and made sure on 3 separate occasions that this was known to the restaurant. Chefs canapes - fish served to everyone at the table including myself. When highlighted, it was removed but I got nothing as alternative other than an excuse from the kitchen! Main course lots of flavour but all 6 people at table said plates barely luke warm and food sadly the same. Again, highlighted to waiter and to chef himself. Definite need to improve on supporting elements which deyract from the food!

  36. IM

    IreneM

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the 7 course taster menu. Everything was excellent and beautifully presented. Will definitely be back

  37. DS

    DottSan

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Staff very friendly and attentive, food delicious. Will return.

  38. F

    Foxybrown

    Dumfries and Galloway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food delicious, particularly my desert but portion size could be a bit more generous on starter and main. Have done fine dining all over the world and the portion sizes were never this small. Would love to eat here again but apparently the menu doesn’t change very often so we’ll need to wait until the next season arrives. I thought we were in Spring but apparently not! Great wine list. And very welcoming service.

  39. S

    Sylvia2

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We were expecting a pub lunch and instead were served a meal worthy of a Michelin star. We were only intending on having one course but had the 3 course meal which was delicious and very good value. A great find.

  40. g

    gourmetecossais

    Dumfries and Galloway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Obviously one of the attractions is its historic significance with Rabbie Burns, but this restaurant does not hide behind this. The food is outstanding and very well presented, and the wine list is comprehensive and not overly expensive. An excellent dining experience with attentive staff in comfortable surroundings. The cauliflower veloute is to die for and a meal in itself!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

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The Globe Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Globe Inn

56 High St Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 2JA

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Shakespeare Street

  • Area

    Dumfries

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–14:30 Bar Wed–Sat 17:00–23:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Scottish

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    NCP Shakespeare Street

  • Public Transit

    Lorebourne St/Whitesands

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Head Chef Jonathan Brett

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    013873 23010

  • Catering

    Corporate and bespoke dining available. Please email M.Brett@annandaledistillery.com or K.Reid@annandaledistillery.com

  • Private party facilities

    Three Luxury Private Dining Rooms Book via OpenTable or email M.Brett@annandaledistillery.com or K.Reid@annandaledistillery.com

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