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The Harbour, Lybster, Scotland
+44 1593 721520
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122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have used this place on a number of occasions when showing visitors around the area. The food is mostly home cooked but a little on the expensive side for my liking. There is a small local museum attached to the café; entrance free but a donation is asked for on a notice.

Thank Compo-in-Caithness
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We found this little gem quite by accident, our Greyhound Perry needed to stretch his legs during our nc500 trip we saw the signs for the harbour so drove our campervan down to the most surprising little harbour, it has a lighthouse at its entance, a small pebble filled beach and a wonderful cafe come museum called waterlines. The cafe... More 

1 Thank fastwing1971
Thurso, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great lunch I had at waterlines. There sandwiches and homebaking is great and delicious would go there for food again. Also there's a museum upstairs with working cctv system where u can look at the cliffs and the harbour and look for wildlife. It's a nice little place right near the harbour.

Thank Rachel H
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Popped in here with no reservation, quickly served with tasty fare, and all with a beautiful view of the harbour. Both of us fed to bursting for under a tenner. Well worth the slalom race to the water, my 2.0 MX-5 loved it as it does all highland roads, but some drivers may be a bit wary. We liked it... More 

1 Thank Landroid90
Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Bring your camera as it is a cute little harbor with a lighthouse at the entrance and rocks around the area.

Thank Yrneh1
Wick, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Visited the harbour at Lybster and stopped here so children could play on the beach. Interesting exhibition about the area upstairs with video cameras that let you watch the sea birds. Food and service were good and a lovely, friendly local man was telling stories about the village and harbour.

Thank DB812014
Kinglake, Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were told by a local to come here for lunch otherwise we would never have found it. Which,probably, could be a tactic for keeping people away! Because its fantastic. First off, this is not a high end, fine dining restaurant so DO NOT come with that mindset. This is a casual, mum and dad type run place that happens... More 

Thank AuntyMoo
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

very nice location views of the harbour, nice food, little short of staff, but it was busy when we were there, nice little touch with a history of the village museum upstairs,

Thank Value D
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Had a jacket potato with crab while sitting outside, looking over the harbour. When it inevitably started to chuck it down we went and took a look around the exhibition upstairs, which we really enjoyed. Great setting and nice, straightforward cafe food. Well worth popping in for some lunch.

Thank Craig B
Dukinfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Just love this place and the setting is just wonderful. The staff are very friendly and the food is lovely. Nice for sandwiches, soups and cakes and you are likely to get a history of the harbour from one of the locals.

Thank Ann w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Seafood, Soups
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbour, Lybster, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Lybster
  • Phone Number: +44 1593 721520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?