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Cafe Rhu

Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
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Unit 4 | Rhu Marina, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at this modest but delightful wee cafe at Rhu Marina. The surprise is that for somewhere that looks like a simple cafe it turns out delicious and substantial food. I started with the Cullen Skink. Unfortunately, many establishments see Cullen Skink as a cynical ploy to charge £5 for half a pint of milk and a chopped spud.... More 

Thank Gregalfa
Ballachulish, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really nice cafe ideally located right by the marina. Food is great, with a good choice from the menu and also very good value for money. Staff are cheery and friendly.

Thank Simon I
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were recommended to give Cafe Rhu a try by a relative who had a boat berthed in the marina. We called in on the off chance as we were passing. We ordered the full Scottish breakfast, it was cooked freshly and was really good value for money. They also do a selection of home baking and snacks. You need... More 

Thank Roy W
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from living overseas and what did our son want ? A bacon roll from Cafe Rhu!!!! We had bacon with black pudding rolls , delicious! And were back today for the best Cullen Skink in The area. Our local , go and try it , you'll love it ! And their fish and homemade chips are... More 

Thank agnesscot
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

probably the best potato chips in Scotland and ive ate a lot of chips,for £2.20 you get the best 3 cooked chips, nice and chunky and crispy,they have a take away fish supper night on a Friday between 5 and 8,not sampled yet but will do shortly,they also do sit in meals,this is a must if you want the best... More 

Thank gerjuls
Garelochhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Had fish supper take aways and they were all delicious. The chips were chunky and the fish white and cooked perfectly.

Thank Jane6448
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We called into the cafe for lunch. The staff who were extremely friendly made us feel very welcome. We both had chilli dogs and chips from on the specials board. They were delicious, a good portion and the homemade chips were excellent. Definitely give it a try.

Thank JBIB12
Alexandria Scotland U.K.
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

We eat ear quite often after sailing. Take away available too which is handy when we're working on the boat. Home baking is really great. Friendly service. The cafe also does catering for small group functions. All in all highly recommended.

Thank Seonaidh_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Bacon roll every Friday: an unmissable event. When friends come to stay, Friday Night Fish and Chips is a must, as is breakfast on Sunday morning. They also do an outstanding Cullen Skink. David, Pat and the girls have created a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and provide consistently excellent food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Use this little cafe quite a lot prior to and after sailing, best time is Sunday Brunch although all of the food is tasty and fresh. Friendly and efficient staff. Whether a sit down meal or takeaway I can highly recommend.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 4 | Rhu Marina, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park  >  Helensburgh

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