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CUISINES
Seafood, Scottish, British, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Beach, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food! The seafood plate was phenomenal. Substituted mussels since the langoustines were not available but were hands down, the best I’ve ever had. Extremely friendly host, who we chatted with. Small restaurant so highly recommend reservations. We booked 2 days out in Oct,...and so glad we did! Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

We enjoyed a fantastic seafood dinner here in mid-September. Some of us had the seafood plate - fresh and wonderfully prepared. I had fish pie - I was a bit suspicious at first but I enjoyed every bite. The scallops were outstanding as well. House...wine not so much but oh well. Staff was very helpful. Make sure you reserve ahead.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Everything excellent service, food, ambience etc etc etc Back in a heartbeat, Had a lovely week at Air na Creagan in Port Sgioba but will CalMac be in existence much longer?

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

We came here for lunch and had high hopes from the reviews, the mushroom starter was lovely but the scallop main was very badly done. The plate was swimming in oil which made them unpleasant and also made the chips soggy, the presentation was also...off putting it looked as though everything was just thrown onto the plate.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

The most hospitable staff with the most amazing food. We went for dinner and enjoyed one of their seafood platters for two, it was one of the best we have ever had.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

My oh my. They know how to do seafood here. Had the best Cullen Skink we enjoyed in Scotland. #1 of 5 different restaurants. And the seafood stew was fresh well seasoned and of substantial quantity. Recommend reservations as this place is popular with locals...and well as visitors. Great service too and a wonderful water view. A perfect setting for a perfect meal. Much better than the Port Charlotte Hotel where we ate the second night. Try both if you have the time. But if you only have time for one dinner, eat it here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely experience, start to finish. The food was hot and fresh, seasoned to perfection, the service was friendly and prompt…in a word - excellent. Try the Islay Scallops, Seafood Pie, and the Salted Carmel Brownie or Chocolate Mousse with Bruichladdich Popcorn!! Sensational.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

Beautiful menu. Friendly and attentive customer service. Pleasant environment. We had the fish pie which was delicious and shared the lemon posset which finished our meal off nicely. Glad we booked as lots of people seemed unable to get a table. Would definitely recommend a...visit for dinner .More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

Lovely location, good atmosphere, excellent hostess (owner?) but could be so much better. Menu looks and is very good but outcome is poor. Chef? Attitude?

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023 via mobile

We went 2 nights running. The first night I had scallops and seafood stew, the second night the seafood plate. The staff were lovely, the food was all excellent. I particularly enjoyed the scallops and the seafood plate.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

I have not yet visited this establishment. On April 8th. I made an enquiry by email as to Sunday opening. The reply was positive. I then attempted to make a booking for mid-May. There was no reply to my email. A further email reminder went...unanswered. I tried phoning and had to leave a voice message. To date there hasn't been any contact from this establishment. This is not a good way to do business.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2022

This review I will emphasise does not apply to the waiting staff as they were excellent. in trying to mitigate the problems described below.. My wife and I arrived at 6.55 for a 7.00 pm booking .and I did not receive my starter until 45...minutes later. The main courses did not arrive until about 8.15. I had the venison casserole which was quite tasty but dry. The accompanying mash was dry . My wife had fish pie which had the characteristics of being prepared earlier and micro waved. if this is the case then why should it take so long to arrive at the table. As far as pricing was concerned I consider the food over priced and not value for money. I would admit that there was a large party of 19 and it was clear that the resources to service this party were at the expense of other diners. This restaurant could not cope with the number of bookings on the night,More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 September 2022 via mobile

This is a wonderful seafood restaurant with fabulous views over the water. We ordered delicious mussels & seafood stew for mains and a yummy lemon posset to finish. The service was perfect.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

We had the iconic seafood platter in this charming restaurant, which left nothing to be desired. Good service. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Every detail of this experience was perfect for us. From the walk across the beach to the restaurant, opening the door to the most amazing smell and beautifully laid out tables and décor, followed by the lovely warm welcome from the staff. The food was...absolutely stunning. It really was the best seafood meal we have eaten ever. Such care and attention had been paid to the preparation and serving of the food, with carefully selected ingredients to allow the seafood to be fully appreciated. The scallops were so good I chose them from the starter menu for dessert! Booking in advance is a must, they could fill their covers twice over at least.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Lochindaal Seafood Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4