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Rockpool Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, British,
10 The Square | Cullen, Buckie AB56 4RR, Scotland
+44 1542 841397
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (100 reviews)
“cullen skink” (109 reviews)
“cakes” (48 reviews)
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
10 The Square | Cullen, Buckie AB56 4RR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a drive up to Cullen on a chilly afternoon to try the Rockpool café, we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Friendly staff, excellent food and very reasonably priced. We'll be back soon to experience it in a warmer season.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for several days in Cullen and looked for a place to have lunch. We found this small restaurant to be warm, flexible, to serve excelkent food, and to have a nice selection of gluten-free dishes! What delight! Went back three times for lnch...More

Thank Debby B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite early in Cullen, arriving around 10 and we were hungry for breakfast. It was Sunday morning and we were glad to find the Rockpool open. A very inviting seaside decor and friendly staff. Good choice on breakfast menu, full monty, filled baps,...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Delightful cafe with fantastic atmosphere and friendly staff. I would recommend making a reservation as it's often very busy. it's understandable given the quality and range of foid on the menu. Great choices for veggies and gluten free. Chef is happy to try to cater...More

Thank Sonz999
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Just went in for sandwiches, Gluten free options available. Good coffee and happy staff. Was busy which is always a good sign! Cute art around the walls too! <3

1  Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely wee cafe situated in the Square in Cullen. Best to book a table as really popular. I had the scampi and chips and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very reasonably priced too.

1  Thank Edith G
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The staff here are fantastic - as is the delicious food. My husband and I tried a takeaway portion each of Cullen skink which was very tasty and hearty. We then booked for lunch - recommended as it’s a small but very popular place. My...More

1  Thank Sheena R
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Fabulous hot chocolate and lovely home bakes, the only thing that put us off was watching the staff use there bare hands to plate our cakes after clearing tables/handling money and going outside to smoke, would have been nicer to see them using tongs like...More

5  Thank LLL212
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A very busy cafe. Good range of home-baking - traybakes, loaves and cakes. As it was just after Easter weekend some traybakes were Easter themed. My sister thoroughly enjoyed her chocolate brownie with half an Easter egg in it!

1  Thank hr52uk
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I had heard a lot of good things about this cafe but equally I heard ‘we’d tried to go but they were full.’ We went in at 2.30 and were last table seated before the kitchen closed. I had a beautiful smoked fish platter and...More

1  Thank Kirsty F
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Questions & Answers
29 December 2014|
Response from Gilliam | Reviewed this property |
I do not think the Café will accept dogs into the premises.
29 December 2014|
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Response from IrishEyesSmile | Reviewed this property |
I do not think it would be possible to take your dog inside. I would recommend calling and reserving a table by the window as you may be able to tether your dog outside while you eat. Restaurants here do not allow dogs, but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 The Square | Cullen, Buckie AB56 4RR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Buckie
  • Phone Number: +44 1542 841397
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