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The Grill Room, Stirling, Stirling

The Grill Room

2.8
2.8
74 Reviews
£25 and under
International
Hotel Colessio is the ultimate setting, whether you are looking to dine, stay overnight or celebrate an event. It is the perfect location for exploring Stirling and central Scotland. We look forward to welcoming you during your visit. We also have an extensive drinks list, featuring wines, champagnes, ports and cognacs to suit any occasion. Our menu has been created to cover the likes of most and our dedicated team of Chefs headed up by our Head Chef Aaron cannot wait to surprise and delight you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:45 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 14:00–17:00 Dinner Wed–Sun 17:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01786 448880
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

2.8
2.8 based on recent ratings
  • 2.9Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.1Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseModerate

74 Reviews
  1. IsabelleH

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely afternoon tea at The Colessio. The food was tasty, freshly made and beautifully presented. Our waitress was a lovely, attentive lady who made the afternoon enjoyable too. The restaurant was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. My only negative comment is not about the hotel but the fact that we were the only diners at afternoon tea. Such a shame as it was very good value and a lovely experience. Cost of living for folks? Or needing better sales PR? I’d certainly return here. Thank you Colessio.

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  2. KirstyD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service. Beautiful lobster bisque. Thank you.

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  3. KathleenB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was very disappointing. Very quiet for a Saturday night. The young waiter who served us was absolutely lovely - couldn't fault him. However there was only 1 steak left ( at 7.30pm?). Of the 4 white wines on the list, only 2 were available. The menus were on badly photocopied piece of paper, and the paper napkins tiny and cheap looking. All seemed a bit cheap for the surroundings. The one steak was tasty. The venison sausages and mash nothing to write home about. We won't be back.

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  4. GilO

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    La partie hôtellerie est de bonne qualité mais les restaurant de l’hôtel fut une très très grande déception : 10 clients dans la salle pour 4 serveurs qui couraient partout mais en faisant…bah rien. J’ai rarement vu une telle désorganisation. De la bonne volonté mais qui brassait du vent. Donc, 30 minutes pour avoir notre bouteilles de vin (réclamé 2 fois) et 1h15 d’attente pour 2 hamburgers. J’ai même proposé à un des serveurs d’aller les faire moi-même s’il y avait un problème. Deux couples sont partis avant la fin de leur repas et un couple est reparti au bout de 15 minutes sans que personne ne soit pas passé les voir. La salle était pourtant déserte. Au bout de ce périple culinaire, un des serveurs nous a offert 2 desserts en dédommagement. Les plats et les desserts étaient bons mais quelle désorganisation.

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  5. mags

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Stayed at Colessio lots of times, usually order champagne, this time the bottle was opened at the bar & not at our table , which is normal with champagne, especially as its overpriced moet at almost £100 a bottle, which I refused to pay for. Breakfast is usually lovely but was cold. Was disappointed this visit. Hopefully when we go back in December, things will have improved again.

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  6. GerryC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall really disappointed, several menu options unavailable even though we were seated at 6pm. Had the black pudding scotch egg, wish I didn't as it was awful. Steak pie for main which had a slight smell to it which was rather off putting and pastry was like a potato scone. Breakfast wasn't much better tbh. Wouldn't recommend it at all

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  7. BSmith

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s such a shame because I was really looking forward to staying in the hotel and eating here. They had run out of most things on the menu, it would have been better if they had explained that at the outset rather than hoping we wouldn’t pick something they didn’t have. The food we did have was ok, the chicken burger was nice enough but the side of slaw on the platter was warm which was slightly off putting. The chips were a soggy bundle in a separate dish, they looked homemade and should have been lovely but I don’t know what happened there. Overall there was just an air of tension. A foreign family came to eat at just after 20:30 and the kitchen had already closed. Probably because they had nothing left to serve but it was an uncomfortable exchange.

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  8. MarjoryL

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was awful. Fisherman's pie was watery inside and mash was yellow and lumpy. I had scampi which was nice, homemade tartar sauce was very good but the chips were limp and grey inside instead of crispy and fluffy. Food was not hot, just lukewarm. Stick toffee pud was OK but I've had better. Husband had apple crumble which wasn't sweet and crumbly, apples were brown and overcooked and the crumble wasn't sweet or crumble, just like crushed biscuits.

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  9. Foodismygospel

    Glasgow

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Such a lovely location but it was empty on a Saturday night, not sure why it’s not better used. The menu on offer was quite small, not what’s shown on open table, but food was good. Recommend the steak pie - it was really rich- though pastry was poor.

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  10. Zellie23

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak & ale pie was tasty enough but the pastry sitting on the steak stew was just the thickness of a pancake. Skin on chips would have like a choice of normal fries.

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  11. MegP

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A number of starters and mains weren't available which I was told at the time of ordering. The reason given was because the hotel had a function on; I want pre-warnedocthis at the time of booking, so choice was really limited. I has soup for starters which was lovely, mushroom. However, the main I ordered was haddock and hips, this was cold when served. Although unlike me, I didn't send it back because of the company I was with. Although only one alcohol during was purchased, the was over £120 for 4 people, 2 courses. Disappointed.

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  12. MarieC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    enjoyable meal food nice staff friendly and helpful would definitely come back

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  13. MartinG

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue good service excellent food. Seats could be higher and staff should warn you that the metal saucepan like serving utensil is extremely hot. Friendly staff prompt service beautiful view from one table where I sat.

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  14. INDALECIO

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They canceled our reservation when we showed up arguing that there had been an error in the reservation system.Regrettable. We are very angry at the lack of empathy and the lack of search for solutions. In no hotel in any country that we have visited have we been treated with such indelicacy.

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  15. wenrose48

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Quite a few menu choices unavailable. Slow poor service despite being the only diners. £5 car parking fee for 2 hours regardless if dining.

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  16. PaulO

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    had booked for 7:30, arrived and was then told chef had closed restaurant until 8, then given menu with 1/2 of all items not available, i wouldnt waste my time if i was you

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  17. GraemeC

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Sorry to say this has all the signs of a failing operation. There were two occupied tables when we arrived at our booked time of 7.15 and no staff . We waited about 10 minutes until a waiter arrived. We ordered a bottle of wine and another waiter banged a bottle in a bucket on the table saying “cheers” and walked away. The first waiter returned to take a food order from the short menu. I ordered chicken which was “not available” so I ordered salmon which also was not available. We were told that the manager had gone out to buy some missing items. I asked how so many items were unavailable at 7.15 on Friday evening and the waiter replied “don’t shoot the messenger” (indicating it was a legitimate criticism but not his fault) The food eventually proved mixed suggesting that the chef was competent but held back by lack of support. The salad garnish with each dish was dry shredded lettuce with a few halved cherry tomatoes and no dressing. Based on that meal there was an impression of well-intentioned, demoralised staff . The restaurant itself is a large dark cavern with large ornate furniture which has seen better days . The whole enterprise gives the same impression …

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  18. Stuarty

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very friendly and attentive. Enjoyed our meal. Only complaint, paying for parking in hotel car park. Think patrons should have fee refunded from the bill.

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  19. AmandaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Definitely recommend.

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  20. JudyM

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Under staffed so slow. Staff need support. Over all a disappointing experience.

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  21. PhilipB

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very bad experience. Wrong menu provided. Ambience very poor.

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  22. Derekmwo

    Perthshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered starters,came in reasonable time. BUT my wife's order was wrong. As my order was a cold plate, it was ok to wait for correct dish. WAITED 45 min for our mains and had to ask when would it be served. Waited again for service. When it arrived it was Mussels and some other dish. WE HAD BOTH ORDERED CHICKEN WHEN IT DID ARRIVE WAS DRY AND CRISP ON OUTER. I suspect it had been under heat for a considerable time. Not a pleasant evening.

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  23. LindsayM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stayed here while working away, lovely staff, good food and really reasonable prices compared to alot of places nowadays

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  24. LorraineW

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Really disappointing. Started was returned as it wasn’t warm. My friends main course of beef was also returned as it wasn’t hot. After waiting 30min and then asking the waitress if she could check on the meal we were then informed there was no beef left! My main course of sea bass was very dry and not really hot either. We were informed the chef was an agency chef and his first night on service. We also noticed a few other diners had returned also their food.

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  25. Jules

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was clear the sandwiches had been made some while ago, the bread was drying a bit. There was enough food however there were odd numbers of things. The service was civil, however seemed inexperienced, for example the pot of hot tea was served in front of the young child rather than the adults. We have eaten here for dinner prior and our experience was very different.

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  26. IsabelM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our experience in the restaurant was poor. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Ordered a bottle of merlot, none in stock Cullen skink was luke warm Macaroni also luke warm, both returned Pepper sauce for rib eye was like a gravy Breakfast, had to wait for orange juice and plates for toast, then a long wait for cooked breakfast Only scrabled egg on offer, sausage over cooked, potato scone soggy as bacon was on top of it. Staff were lovely! Definitly a problem with staffing in kitchen

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  27. RonW

    Perthshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, service was poor Room was warm and comfortable Bathroom plumbing was faulty

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Did not have my reservation from open table in their system.

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  29. AlisonB

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dining experience The food was beautifully cooked and fantastic. All the staff were very helpful and helped ensure that our meals were suitable for our food allergies.

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  30. MargaretG

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had fish and chips best we've ever tasted fish succulent and chips were amazing, would definitely recommend x

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  31. philR

    Surrey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having booked in the morning I was notified 30 before my reservation that the restaurant was closed due to COVID.

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  32. Punter

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food we had was OK and service was good but the menu was very limited and -apart from the burger - didn’t include anything from the grill… quite ironic for a restaurant called The Grill Room.

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  33. Punter

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed. Don’t book here unless you don’t mind turning up to be disappointed.

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  34. JamieM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, attentive staff and a lovely venue with great atmosphere.

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  35. SimonL

    Perthshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Obviously suffering from a lack of kitchen staff as the menu was very limited, one expected a greater variety than fish and chips, burger or macaroni cheese - there was no steak and the chicken was stuffed with haggis. Breakfast was appalling. Tea was served in flasks that had previously held filtered coffee which tainted the tea, the mushrooms and scrambled eggs had been sitting around as there was a lot of water on the plates and the bacon had been cooked several hours earlier. As part of our 10 day tour of Scotland we stayed in less expensive hotels and had far better food.

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  36. DianeT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a table booked for 330pm as we were going to a show afterwards. We had a gift voucher for a 3 course dinner with wine but unfortunately could only order from the lunch menu which had a very limited choice. Standard of the food was quite poor!

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  37. KayM

    Perthshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The choice of menu was the poorest I have ever seen for a lunch menu - sandwiches or beefburger - and the sandwiches were off the menu. Why even offer 'lunch 'when the offering is so poor. I booked but after seeing the menu we left to eat elsewhere.

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  38. Pina

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff friendly helpful and welcoming . Food excellent as we're cocktails

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  39. dinnerdate

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband had the venison which was overly cooked and chewy (he was not asked how he would like it cooked). The serving of potatoes was very small - a little square about 1.5 inch square. I had fish which was pretty good. For two people we were £105, which I felt was really quite expensive for a meal that wasn't great quality. The restaurant was very cold and I had to sit with my jacket on the whole time.

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  40. Finlayhb

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time we've eaten dinner here. The food was delicious. Service from Hector was a highlight. Chef and the team should be proud of the quality of food and presentation. Prices are what you expect to pay for quality ingredients and cookery.

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The Grill Room is rated 2.8 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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Hotel Colessio, 33 Spittal Street, Stirling, Stirling FK8 1DU

Additional information

  • Area
    Stirling
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–09:45 Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30 Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 14:00–17:00 Dinner Wed–Sun 17:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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