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The View

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, British, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews toasties cakes soup chicken lifeboat station rescue service raise funds coffee and cake luce bay nice coffee local life worthy cause charity run well worth a visit william onshore gifts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the sea shore next to the harbour, the view across Luce Bay is vast. Take your camera and soak up the scenery. This small village is very picturesque with its fishing cottages, many of which are now holiday cottages. The figure post tells...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great choice of menu with value for money options. Soup was tasty, hot and a great sized portion. Baked potato again great value. Special cakes and traybakes on offer but we were trying to be good. Would eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Not toasty weather but the Cheese and Ham and the Chicken, Bacon and Mozarelli were toasty hot and fresh and my (cheese and ham) one of the best I have ever had. First time at Port William and although things to do in our new...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MANZARA2011
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Reasonable prices for food and drinks. Lovely selection of cakes. Gifts also available. Visited with 3 generations of family while staying in Port William. Profits help fund the local lifeboat. A very worthy cause!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank moirasally
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely autumnal day, bright and breezy, so I needed a refreshing lunch. The View satisfied that need. Chicken and Brie Panini and a big cup of coffee was just right. Tasty and satisfying. Cafe itself is modern, clean and spacious, and the views are great...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Big-Iain
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely, friendly, and clean cafe. Staff are super as are the cakes and coffee. And I've just eaten a dairyfree and gluten-free courgette and avocado cake, it was delicious, you would never know it was gluten-free and dairy free. ☺️ Thank you ladies.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank katz8mogs
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Got to Port William around lunch and this café was a welcome sight as we were looking to stop for a break and the views whilst enjoying our lunch were fantastic, bit wet and cold for sitting outside but an ideal environment inside warm cosy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnwW3948BM
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat or just for coffee. Great variety on menu and very reasonably priced. Staff are all lovely and it is for a good cause...supporting the lifeboat. You can sit inside or out which was good during the hot weather.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely seafront cafe. Immaculately clean and raising money for the local independent Inshore Lifeboat Association. Nice tea and cakes. Not a destination in itself, but the surrounding green and harbour make it well worth a stop.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BillfromKent
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Nice cafe, locally run and great value for money! Popular with tourists and locals - def recommend. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robin W
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Andrew A
31 October 2018|
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Response from June R | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes the cottage has wifi, it's not the strongest but better than none
Julie R
22 April 2018|
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Arthur B
9 April 2017|
Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Opening times Sunday 10am - 4pm. You can check with them via their website page search under PIRSAC - although I notice they still have their Winter opening times up.
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