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Fins Restaurant

££ - £££Seafood, British,
Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
+44 1475 568989
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A definite if you are wanting that special night out or browsing as a tourist, Fins has for some years now been a great - and unique - restaurant. A credit to the area and to th ededication of the owner and staff.

Thank Saltcoats_Salt_Co
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good fish restaurant. We were in a bit of a hurray and the staff were very helpful in getting our orders to the table. Not cheap but the place was packed..The meal was excellent,

Thank JohnMcRae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to like Fins. It's been here for a very long time, and it had a menu full of the sort of simple unpretentious food I like. If you do simple, however, it has to be good. There is a wide selection on...More

Thank TomJohnston52
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The food was exceptional! Beautiful presentation, full of flavor, all around great place to eat. The staff was wonderful too. Thanks for making our last night and meal in Fairlie a great one.

Thank Camper323637
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Went for a weekday lunch and surprised we were the only folk there! The staff were lovely and we enjoyed personal service and beautiful food. The smoked haddock was sublime as were the mussels. Worth a visit to the smokehouse next door too to take...More

Thank stellabridger
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the restaurant, I’ve not eaten much seafood before and we went for the seafood platter and a lobster. Beautifully presented and super fresh! The staff were really welcoming and the tables in the conservatory were lovely. The shop was really informative and friendly...More

Thank blondeadventurer1
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the fresh seafood here it was a new experience for us and a messy one at that the store next door were really kind and friendly and we brought some fish to take home after our meal overall lovely place and we enjoyed...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Found this after a recommendation to go yo the Smokehouse next door. What a find. This restaurant is understated, very friendly, quaint, almost rustic interior. Now the food.... what to say? Amazing. I started with mussels in bacon and blue cheese. It's years since I...More

Thank Carron M
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

we celebrated a birthday lunch and were delighted with the freshness and friendliness of this local restaurant. The restaurant didn’t serve alcohol but we could buy a nice bottle of Australian Sauvignon Blanc at the shop next door which complemented the food nicely. We had...More

Thank lordlochinvar
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for an impromptu meal on a Thursday night and were welcomed by great staff! Richard the chef recommended the hot seafood platter which was excellent, everything was cooked impeccably! Caitlin the waitress was great, really attentive and knowledgeable about the...More

1  Thank ChuffyandTufty
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26 January 2018|
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Response from jaraGlasgow | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but you’ll have to contact the restaurant directly to answer that.
2 December 2017|
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Response from Dumpling73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, I would guess not, but worth phoning them to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 568989
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