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Starfish Restaurant

Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
+44 1880 820733
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (100 reviews)
“pavlova” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This seafood restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B and we were delighted with our dinner there. Wonderfully fresh fish and seafood, mostly landed outside the door, and presented by an excellent chef with style and panache. It is best to book your table.

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food. Informal and friendly staff. A very good ambience. I recommend this place to lovers of seafood.

Thank 764leslied
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the reviews in TripAdvisor and were not disappointed, particularly if you are a seafood lover this is a must visit. The other options available on the menu looked excellent as well but the seafood was outstanding. Good prices, great staff and brilliant...More

Thank mcadamwj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant with charming service. Food was excellent and probably the best fish restaurant I have ever been too. My wife is now a seafood convert after eating here. Would definitely pop in again if passing by.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, Tarbert is lovely. Beautiful setting. We saw prawns being unloaded and the place still has a good range of local independent shops. Up a side road from the harbour, Starfish is an attractive old building painted white with blue shutters. Inside, we...More

Thank CrofterAndrew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read previous reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to try it out. We were not disappointed! Hellpful staff, fantastic fresh seafood and fish, great flavours and presentation. They were helpful with my cows milk and wheat allergies and there were plenty of items on...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fantastic and friendly staff with a great atmosphere. The scallops were some of the best I have ever had.

Thank Julian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most fantastic fresh fish experience I have ever had (and there's a few). The Tarbert "prawns" where massive langoustines, deliciously cooked. The "medium" plaice was too big for the plate - and grilled without any disturbing batter. The local cheeses were fantastic....More

Thank Lone L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent trip to the picturesque Argyll peninsula , visiting family , we were advised to try this well established seafood restaurant nestling in the harbour town of Tarbert , on Loch Fyne . Located discreetly up a side street , located just a...More

Thank torro247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing start to a weekend of eating Scotland's finest food. This little gem of a place is quite simply, first class. It was recommended that we book in advance and from the very first phone call the staff were so lovely and helpful....More

Thank rh611
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Hi Carolyn Are you open in February? Norman and Angela (the couple who ran fro the ferry!) :-)
22 January 2017|
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Response from Seamus60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The restaurant is closed until March - so you will have to wait until then!
Hi - My group of five would like to eat dinner at your restaurant Saturday September 17 around 7PM, do we need reservations? If you do not take reservations, how long would you guess the wait would be? Thanks.
20 July 2016|
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Response from lasttango | Reviewed this property |
As indicated in earlier answers, it will be necessary to book to avoid disappointment - enjoy.
Can you please tell me what nights you are open this coming week
17 May 2015|
Response from carlymac8 | Property representative |
Hi, the restaurant is open through until Monday inclusive, closed on Tuesday then 7 nights a week thereafter. It's very busy this weekend owing to the annual regatta. Regards Carolyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$33
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820733
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Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Hearty soups, homemade bread, delicious coffee and tasty homebaking.