Places to go out & eat & drink in Dumfries
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Dumfries

Places to eat & drink in Dumfries.

It was here in 1306, among the local sandstone buildings, that Robert the Bruce sparked the Scottish wars of independence by slaying the Red Comyn, his rival for leadership of the Scots, before seeking out an army to fight the forces of the Crown. The poet Robbie Burns, who latterly worked as an excise man, searching the coves for smugglers, and lived here in what is now Burns Street. The house and his farm are still here, as is the mausoleum in which he was buried in St Michael's churchyard. It was also here that JM Barrie was inspired to write Peter Pan.

Once a significant port, Dumfries is dominated by a tower and a midsteeple and has many attractive features. Among them is the Devorgilla Bridge, the oldest surviving multiple-arched bridge in Scotland; and Scotland's oldest working theatre. Here, too, you will find the largest diameter stone circle on the mainland of Scotland, The Twelve Apostles.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Dumfries or surrounding areas.

Dumfries Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc


The Pancake Place (Dumfries)

20 English Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 2BY
Tel: 01387 268523     E-mail:

80 seater family restaurant. Waitress service. Extensive menu, children's menu. Access for wheelchairs. Highchairs and baby changing facility available. Smoking and non-smoking sections.
Type: Cafe

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Bruno's Restaurant

3 Balmoral Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 3BE
Tel: 01387 255757

Well established family run Italian restaurant. Extensive a la carte menu - 3 course set dinner plus 2 course pasta/pizza supper menu. Suitable for intimate dinners or large parties. 
Type: Restaurant

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Abbey Cottage Coffees & Crafts

26 Main Street, New Abbey, Nr Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 8BY
Tel: 01387 850377    Fax: 01848 200536

Winner 2002 Tearoom/ Coffee Shop Award. This is Scotland's top catering accolade - the MaCallan Taste of Scotland Award - the nation's best coffee shop. Accredited member for the Campaign for Real Food. Abbey Cottage serve morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas baked and cooked on the premises. At weekends there are two additional hot dishes. Morag McKie and her staff offer warm Scottish hospitality combined with Scottish cooking. Visitors can enjoy browsing in the gift shop which stock crafts from the region. Home baking/cooking using local produce. Warm hospitality in pleasant, comfortable surroundings.
Type: Cafe

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Guevards Bistro

3 Crowns Court, off Queensberry Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 1HU
Tel: 01387 253961

Bar Bistro. Home cooked food on site. From breakfast, snacks, lunches, dinner (night time dining Friday and Saturday night). Open now Sunday lunches. Outside caterers. Take Away's available plus Theme Food Nights monthly.
Type: Cafe

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The Jewel In The Crown

48-50 St Michael Street, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 2QF
Tel: 01387 264183

Fully licensed Indian Tandoori Restaurant/Take Away. Finest Indian cuisine in elegant surroundings. Tandoori dishes our speciality. Also various curries and biryanis.
Type: Restaurant, Cafe, Pub/Inn

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