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£5 - £95
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Seafood, Healthy
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

Busy, even on a wet weekday evening in late September. Friendly, helpful, attentive service. All dishes excellent.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

This was our second visit, both down to us taking a diversion from our necessary route in order to get there. Definitely worth the extra miles! The restaurant/cafe is simply laid-out, nothing too fancy or overly pretentious. So a lot like the food itself. The...ingredients are always the main attraction. Extraordinarily fresh seafood, superbly prepared with simple dressings, butters and garnishes. Although you CAN spend a fortune here - you really don't need to. If you just want some fantastic food and can live without the lobster or the oysters, you can eat well for £30-£35 per head. Excellent! The staff are also an asset. Always friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

26 of us turned up for a light lunch....we had booked.....they really looked after us....food was superb as was the service.....can't wait for next year

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Made it out here on a rainy Sunday night in Glencoe, and the place was packed. That should tell you something. Casual dining atmosphere, but I’ll wager you couldn’t find fresher and better-prepared seafood at a Michelin-starred eatery. As far as I could tell, only...three people were working the floor, yet the wonderfully personable servers were keeping up. The food? Couldn’t be fresher - it’s mostly all caught in the loch - and flat-out delicious. She had Coley, I had the Haddock. Nice selection of wines. Fabulous.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

Finally got to go. Travelled to lochleven on a beautiful sunny day. What a stunning part of the world and nestled on Lochside isa piece of seafood heaven. Had the plater. Was amazing. Staff are lovely. If you haven't been get yourself along. Well worth...the visit. And got to say hello to John who I sold razors to many years agoMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

I've wanted to visit here for a few years and last Friday I got my chance to go. My friend drove from Glasgow so I could take in the stunning views on the way up. Well worth the drive. We got there at midday and...it was already filling up. So I would advise booking a table. We had a table by the window which had amazing views over the loch and mountains the other side. We chose a kilo of mussels cooked in cider as a starter and a hot plater for one to share as a main. The food was amazing the mussels were big fat and so fresh 😋😋😋. I could have had this again as main. But the Hot plater for one was just as amazing. And to finish the time of perfectly we managed to get to chat with the owner Alison who was warm and friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch when heading north a few weeks ago and were so glad we did. We didn't have a booking but that wasn't an issue and we were made feel welcome from the minute a staff member spoke to us and advised...that we could have a table. We shared some lovely fresh oysters to start and they were excellent. We also shared some lovely fish pate and bread. The mains were just fantastic. My companion had the scallops and there were eight perfectly cooked and presented on the plate. She loved them. I got a cold seafood platter and I was delighted when it was served, it looked awesome and I couldn't fault it. Everything was just so fresh and tasty. The half a lobster, half a crab, a couple of oysters, three or four large langoustines, a load of surf clams and mussels and a couple of razor clams and some dips. Brilliant. The only disappointment was when I had scoffed the lot and couldn't find any more delicious shellfish on the large and great value for money platter. We cannot wait to return as the food and service were excellent and cannot be faulted and the dining space is nice yet casual. Thanks again for a fabulous meal.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Absolutely sensational scran. I had carrot & coriander soup to start, wild halibut with extra roast potatoes & honey-glazed carrots as a main course, rounded off by the chocolate & orange tart. Every course absolutely perfect: best seafood I’ve eaten in the UK, 100%. Vegetables...delicious into the bargain. My girlfriend had tomato & feta salad to start proceedings, coupled with a small portion (which looked enormous but was just right) of both mussels and langoustine as the main event, with sticky toffee pudding to finish. Her reviews were as raveworthy as mine; every course consisting of simply beautifully fresh, brilliantly cooked and prepared food, served by friendly, knowledgeable people (we had to have langoustine-dismantling lessons, which were delivered in that wonderful way that doesn’t make one feel like a complete idiot) and all in one hell of a picturesque setting! Try if you’re in the area. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Another fabulous meal here. The fish and seafood are delicious and beautifully cooked, nice sized portions and so fresh. Will always visit when we are in the area

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

Second visit just as good as the last one pre Covid. Great seafood, and friendly service in a relaxed setting. We had scallops, mussels and wild halibut. All delicious and generous portions

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Fantastic bustling cafe - we went on a Sunday afternoon without a booking, and we’re warmly welcomed by staff. In future I would definitely book to be safe though, as it did get busy and some people without booking who came after us were turned...away. A fantastic choice of menu - mainly shell fish, but with a handful of grill and fish options too with a salad for anyone who might fancy. Portions are a fantastic size for the price ! COFFE, cakes and puddings were also an option, as well as take away food. There is in addition a shop where you can purchase gifts and confectionery, as well as fresh sea food readily prepared to cook.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

We visited this place during our stay at Glencoe. A restaurant, cafe and shop at one place. Seafood is fresh and reasonably priced and delicious . If you love fresh seafood this is the place for you. the only drawback: when we have arrived, it...was too busy, and staff was not attentive https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1096491-d1492419-r916807593-Lochleven_Seafood_Cafe-Onich_Lochaber_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html#More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

I've been waiting to come here for some years. Got the opportunity recently on a short break in the area. The Cafe was moderately busy, though we had booked. The welcome was genuine, the staff pleasant, with smiles and good humour. The service was quick...and efficient. The food fabulous. Loved every minute of our stay. Sat inside for food, outside for aperitifs and for coffee after. A brilliant experience. looking forward to going back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous seafood and pleasant service. The freshest oysters, scallops, langostines and clams cooked to perfection. It was a very satisfactory lunch. All of us loved it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Seafood was VERY fresh and yet the next door seafood factory didn’t smell!! Excellent seafood, superb service, great beer/wine list!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Contact the restaurant. They’re very accommodating and flexible in what they offer and lots of families take children. So they probably will offer children’s meals.
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If you send a message via Facebook they can book you and confirm you that way.
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Not in the restaurant but we do have outside seating and picnic tables. :) Hope this helps. We open for the season on the 15th of March.
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