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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” (133 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 yesterday 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 2 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 5 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Tarbert a few times every year by yacht and only discovered the Starfish a couple of years ago. Now, every time we return there is never a discussion about where to eat, it's always the Starfish. Fresh seafood guaranteed every time.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice meal here tonight - both fish starters and mains were excellent. The scallops with chopped bacon/rosemary were just outstanding - such a great combination of tastes. Main course of the trio of seafood equally as good. Good news is that it...More

Thank Freddie M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were recommended this restaurant by our hosts in Tarbert as our last evening in our trip to Scotland. We were not disappointed! Local langoustines were amazing and the selection of fresh fish and shellfish and accompanying sauces were also great. Something...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Was recommended this restaurant by my son who had visited with work colleagues a couple of times previously. It’s a busy place so book in advance or you may miss out on a true gem. Staff very hospitable & friendly. Atmosphere was buzzing. Food was...More

Thank Jayne M
Gillian H, Owner at Starfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Many thanks for your review, Jayne. We hope to see you in the restaurant again soon.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

This should have been a great experience but it wasn't the service was poor when I said I couldn't eat the unopened mussels i was asked to point then out - that really annoyed me .The chairs were weirdly low and were uncomfortable - to...More

Thank carolmcneil555
Gillian H, Owner at Starfish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi Carol. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience. I’m extremely disappointed to hear you received poor service, as we pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient service. We can only apologise...More

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Questions & Answers
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!
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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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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