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Starfish Restaurant

Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
+44 1880 820733
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (134 reviews)
“ginger pudding” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (55 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
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Reviewed today

You certainly have to book in advance. After visiting I can see why it is so busy. Friendly staff who are very informative obout the food on offer. The specials board offers lots to choose from which is a lovely addition to a very good...More

Thank peterdgl
Reviewed today

Six of us went on the friday night. The staff were absolutely fabulous and the food was outstanding. A lovely place all round.

Thank daveandlynda311
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was good in fact very good, the service less so. It wasn't bad, but think the staff spend too much time reading and believing the TripAdvisor reviews, and so don't think they have to try. I have worked with the Foodservice industry for...More

Thank Norbert2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just back from a lovely meal at Starfish. Very good from start to finish. I’m vegetarian and loved the halloumi salad, soup and cheese board. My husband thought the oysters and scallops some of the best he’s had. Great service - can’t wait to come...More

Thank Lleede
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited last night (September 21st) and loved the place. All female crew, very friendly and entertaining without being intrusive. The food is the star though. Queenie scallops and mackerel pate to start, king scallops and gigha halibut for mains, all freshly landed and delicately cooked....More

Thank cameroncoyle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heard so much about Loch Fyne Oysters and I just had to try it when I got to Tarbert, Scotland. The service was warm and prompt. Service staff is knowledgeable of the menu and made good recommendations. I was very impressed with the food, like...More

Thank CharlesL2887
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So decided to try starfish.based on trip advisor.all excellent write ups.I had beautiful salmon .partner had gorgeous haddock.as good as it gets .I'm actually still a little hungry as not much veg.this seems normal in most restaurants.and I'm over 70 with a smaller appetite.the ice...More

Thank Gordon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our arrival to Tarbert on the Friday the Starfish was recommended by a musician who had tried it on a previous visit. His recommendation was not wrong! From our arrival the service was exceptional. The staff couldn’t do anything to make our experience better....More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful seafood feast at the Starfish with lots of lobster, mussels and Langoustines. Our server was very pleasant, had a great sense of humor and made sure we had everything we needed. The food and the service was A+.

Thank tgallen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a very good fish/seafood restaurant. Nice atmosphere and good friendly service. Wine was also good as was the cheeseboard. Well worth a visit

Thank LCR186338
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Questions & Answers
22 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Seamus60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The restaurant is closed until March - so you will have to wait until then!
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.
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
Fully licensed seafood restaurant in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, specialising in locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish prepared with simplicity and care. Full menu and daily specials with meat and vegetarian options also available, as well as a well appointed wine list. We promote a relaxed and friendly dining experience and look forward to welcoming you to Starfish.
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