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Trafalgar Restaurant

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British, Scottish
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Trafalgar Shore Road, Whiting Bay KA27 8PZ, Scotland
+44 1770 700396
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Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

So sad to find out that Wolfie and his wife have retired. There food and service were fabulous. I wish them all the best, but, I will miss them and their fabulous restaurant.

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Thank Auchmanoch
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Sadly, a well earned retirement is on the immediate horizon for the owners of Trafalgar, and their unique blend of banter and truly excellent food and service in the homely surroundings of their house conversion restaurant comes to an end this week. Had this not been the case, I would be strongly recommending readers to visit and experience Stuttgart's answer... More 

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Thank Pirnmill207
Winchester, UK
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The owners retire at the end of the month - all I can do is wish them all the best, but they will be missed. Trafalgar is an Arran tradition, and it never, ever disappointed in the 28 years we've been going. Wolfi and Gigi, thank you for everything.

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Thank whitingbay
Giorsal K, Owner at Trafalgar Restaurant, responded to this review

Our thanks to you too, Trafalgar has been our life for 30 years, we have loved every minute. Trip Advisor is very important to me as the chef, helps me judge my menu and keep an eye on our standards, the positive comments are the best natural high in the world! We will still be here so please do not... More 

Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Thank you both for making our anniversary meal a special one last night.... as usual your food is to die for. Please please please publish your recipe for Romany Mushrooms or sell me a copy...I will pay good money for it!!! We were so sad to hear you will be retiring, for purely selfish reasons we don't want you to!... More 

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Thank 844nippysweetie844
Largs, Scotland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is the best restaurant on the island of Arran in my opinion. The host is a one off and the food prepared by his wife is second to none. We have always been welcomed as old friends and will miss them when they retire in September.

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scotland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Just had one of the most fantastic meals ever! The food was so good, couldn't fault Any aspect of it. Our host wolfy was the best host, his sense of humour and the way he looked after us from the moment we arrived was great. Got to recommend the chicken livers and the venison. Superb!!! Just a shame they are... More 

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Thank alitel
Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The host was extremely funny and helped provide a relaxed atmosphere; you certainly do not want to take yourself too seriously. The service was slick and very fast. The food was wonderful and the portions were bigger than I thought they would be. The meal was brilliantly cooked and the mixture of tastes were wonderful, the use of home grown... More 

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Thank Jim C
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

My family and I decided to come to Arran for the first time this year. We were staying in Whiting Bay and were spoilt for choice with little eateries around the sea front, however when we read the reviews for the Trafalgar Restaurant we were very excited and managed to book a table for all 7 of us. We are... More 

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1 Thank Molly C
Lochinver, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went for a meal recently and can honestly say that it was the tastiest meal i have had in a long time! Rich and wonderfully moreish. Host was wonderful and friendly . If you like mushrooms you must have . Lovely thank you so mucn xx

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Thank Helen M
Edinburgh
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had the finest ever meal here, but cannot recommend on principle after hearing a member of staff refer to a black musician as "a jungle bunny", which I feel really crosses a line.

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Thank Kirsty M
Giorsal K, Owner at Trafalgar Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh dear, I apologise for my husbands comment, although 68 he still hasn't quite grasped politically correctness and often forgets he is not a young man in the 1950's when such comments were not considered and indeed were never intended to be racist. I have had a word with him and he is suitably ashamed. Giorsal More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Cuisine
British, Scottish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Shore Road, Whiting Bay KA27 8PZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Whiting Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 700396

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