Our Lounge bar is open from 12 till midnight daily for lunch, dinner and drinks
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Boclair House
Boclair House is a beautiful Tudor mansion situated at the foot of Boclair Hill. Annabelle's our lounge bar will endeavour to deliver excellence in traditional Scottish Cuisine, seasoned with modern cooking methods and techniques, resulting in delicious dishes
Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Friday, 14.30 - 17.00
A pleasurable experience have returned on numerous occasions
We were seated in a separate room to the main Annabelles restaurant so there was not much atmosphere. The menu was quite limited. Salmon starter was bland. Turkey main was dry and quite fatty. We skipped dessert as the options were uninspiring and the starter and main had been disappointing. Had a fabulous Christmas dinner in Dobbies a couple of weeks back at £15 per person so the £21 plus drinks here was not good value considering the poor quality. We keep giving Boclair another chance but from five visits now we have enjoyed two (one of which was compliments of the hotel after a terrible mother’s day experience), and had three poor experiences. Don’t see us returning any time soon, which is a shame as the staff are generally ok and the surroundings are nice.
We were a party of 10 celebrating a special occasion but were left disappointed after our visit - happy to make specific comments if someone would like to email me directly?
Fantastic service and food as always from the Boclair team. We are getting married here next year and the staff could not be more kind or helpful! The food was delicious and was great to enjoy in such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Cannot wait to visit again soon!
No carnberry sauce due to party night on Saturday but the star waiter Bryan found not one but two dishes and it just finished off the turkey. My husband asked for very very hot latte and once again was not disappointed. Good time had by all. Service excellent as usual . Thanks to everyone.
Lovely afternoon tea, decent price and lovely location
For our friends birthday, we booked a table for 4 people. The visit to Boclair was a first for all of us and we were very impressed at the warm and welcoming interior. We were greeted by the lovely staff and a glass of prosecco was offered; we decided on a bottle instead and throughout our visit, we had to ask for refills which was quite annoying. Surely if a bottle is open, it would make more sense for waiting staff to keep an eye on depleting glasses? When we booked, we had said that one vegan was attending, and was that a problem? We were told, "not at all". The sandwich/cake stands arrived promptly and although the vegan option was tasty (beetroot and onion mini ciabattas) there was only one type. Now, I appreciate that to have a whole kitchen full of vegan options is not practical, we felt that one choice was not comparative to the 3 'non-vegans' multiple selection, cakes included. Can I also point out that 'vegan food' can actually be eaten by the vast majority of people, not just vegans... We also had to ask for the tea which arrived after the sandwiches were eaten, I'm not sure if this was standard but we felt it rather odd! Overall, it was a lovely experience but still requires considerable 'polishing'.
Delicious afternoon tea served by super friendly, professional and happy looking staff who really made an effort to ensure we enjoyed ourselves and had everything we needed - other establishments should take a leaf out of Boclair's book, will definitely return. Thank you!
Lovely setting for a special treat.
Amazing afternoon tea. Staff were lovely
Top notch meal! The best steak I have eaten in a long time . Very good value for money, I will be back.
We didn't stay for lunch as the staff were complacent the service was so bad we waited 25 mins to be given a menu then told there was no vegan option available after being told when we booked that there would be the manager then spoke to me and quite frankly didn't seem to care we were unhappy and it ruined what should have been a lovely afternoon celebrating my in laws Ruby wedding anniversary these occasions only happen once in your life and your otrl and staff managed to ruin it completely so at least they are good at something I'll never be back and will be telling everyone I know not to go either
Staff all extremely friendly and courteous and the service excellent. Will return.
I have dined at Boclair house now a few times and have always had a very nice meal and the staff are friendly and helpful.
we were very well looked after, as were the young kids who enjoyed the use of the coloured pencils to colour in their menus. the food was lovely and the staff were very attentive.
Friendly, professional staff from first entering the building to leaving.
received a gift card for my 60th birthday, my sister and i booked in for afternoon tea, lovely, friendly staff, great atmosphere and had a lovely time with amazing cocktails, thank you and we will be back
Great meal - service was excellent. Will definitely be back.
Atmosphere was lovely room very comfortable. Staff were excellent very friendly and first class. Afternoon tea was a little old fashioned and sandwiches were too large. Would definitely return and perhaps have a lunch next time.
Very poor afternoon tea - sandwiches looked more like a packed lunch, a blob of mousse on the plate that should have been served in a glass or dish but was so sweet it was inedible anyway, no Le Beau Clair tart as advertised, and a very uninspiring selection of cakes. I had a gift voucher which I gave to the waitress on arrival but, when the bill arrived, it hadn't been deducted - was resolved but not great service. I spent Christmas Day at Boclair House last year and posted a fantastic review on TripAdvisor - I'm not going to post a review of the Afternoon Tea but thought you'd like the feedback so that you can do something about it before someone does post a review. Shockingly bad value for money and possibly the worst afternoon tea I've ever had. Very disappointed and won't be hurrying back - and certainly won't be booking for Christmas Day this year.
Had a fantastic time, staff very polite and dinner was superb
We spent two nights Dinner bed and breakfast here at Boclair House on 17th and 18th October 2018. Every single element of our stay was absolutely perfect. The staff are so helpful, well mannered and their attention to detail was magnificent. We would like to make a special mention to Lucy in the Restaurant. She is truly magnificent, well mannered and very attentive. She is a very valuable member of your team. We will be returning again on 15th December for our Son's Wedding and look forward to another truly fabulous experience. Thank you to everyone in the team for making our stay so wonderful. Kind regards. Robin and Louise Steele
We had a lovely night however we weren’t brought our change back after paying and felt a bit embarrassed to ask for it back. I’m not sure what the policy is on tips. It put a little bit of a dampener on the rest of the evening.
The building itself is truly beautiful, the rooms are stunning. The staff were highly trained and capable, food first class. Highly recommend and have already booked return visit.
Excellent food and great service