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£9 - £15
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Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Everything you hope for when you see a sign saying oyster bar! We sat outside with the winter sun in our faces and the sea beside us and enjoyed delicious oysters, Cullen Skink and coffees Idyllic setting and cosy bar

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch here (mussels, cullen skink and good fish/chips). The ambience is ok, but this place is let down by the staff. Took an age to get a menu (staff busy catching up on their Saturday night antics) and had to overhear the...loudest one of them telling the entire restaurant about their gall bladder problems and recent trip to the dentist (not really what you want to hear as you eat your lunch).More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Fantastic find! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Food was fabulous. Especially the oysters and fish and chips. Staff were so friendly. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

fabulous lunch over looking the sea, food was prepared quickly and tasted wonderful oysters were fantastic

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

Fabulous spot for lunch, the views alone are worth another visit if we can fit it in. We had lunch here so only had sandwiches but they came well prepared and presented. Friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

We celebrated our daughter’s 11th birthday with a meal here. The god was great, the staff were amazing and what a place!!! With a bit of pre planning they provided a cake, candles and singing staff (and customers)! A truly memorable occasion. Menu has something...for everyone. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

After a glorious day at sea with seafare...I had a beautiful lunch here it was very tasty ,the staff were very helpful and courteous.

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

The Isle of Seil is worth the drive. If you make it to the end, you will reach the Oyster. I had soup and brown bread for lunch, but the scenery is reason enough to come. It was a bonus that the Seil scarecrow festival...was going on.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

I regularly order mussels anywhere I go if they are on the menu. The mussels at the Oyster Bar and Restaurant were amongst the best I have tasted anywhere. I highly recommend them. I can’t wait to taste the langoustines when I go back there.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

Sat out the back inthe beer garden overlooking the sea, cold beers were spot on in the sunshine with a good selection of real ales. We also ate, mussels as a starter were excellent as were the bar meals.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023

Stunning. First off, we were extremely lucky with the weather - see photos. My wife and I checked out the sunset the evening before as the bar was closing for the night. We decided we had to come for lunch the next day. Considering that...there's a very windy road into Ellenabeich across the Isle of Seil, it's well worth it Staff were great although it was extremely busy, so they didn't have much time to stand and chat. From a food perspective, there's an emphasis on seafood...surprise surprise. But it appears as if most fresh food is sourced very close to the location, which is always a good thing to see. Highly recommend but booking maybe required, especially on a clear day...More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

It’s the only pub in the village but that’s not a problem! Reserve a table because it’s a small kitchen and it can’t handle too many orders at once. Order the langoustines Definitely order the waffles for dessert. Ask for a whisky recommendation. Makes for...a happy night at a simple, great local pub and restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

This is a pathetic place.. some days back I was at this place and the venue had a live band playing and some customers were bugging the singer constantly but singer obliged and continue his performance but by the end the customers started thrashing and...beating the singer for not entertaining their repeated requests. The management did not intervene and the good for nothing bouncers stood like stupid and watched it all happing. Not sure what happened later but I was scared and would suggest people to not go here cos you really don't know if something like this happens then will the management will ever try to help anyone. PATHETIC BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT. NEVER VISITING AGAIN.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Dawn Singleton, Owner at The Oyster Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2023

This is clearly for a different venue, or a bot, or someone with a gripe. Regardless it’s a load of nonsense and doesn’t relate to our establishment We do not have bouncers at our place, and any music we’ve had has never had any problems...More

Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

Ate here prior to getting the ferry to visit Easdale ( the ferry being less than 100m away.taking 3 mins and costing £2.40 return). We ate chips and burgers,both of which couldn't have been better.excellent service from staff as well. Easdale is well worth a...visit,and I loved all of the wheel barrows left for residents to transport things around the island which has no carsMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

My wife and I booked this restaurant before going on the Corryvrekan Whirlpool Special RIB trip. We are so glad we booked as practically every table was taken and this was at 18:00. We can honestly say it was the best Fish n Chips ever!!!...Fabulous fresh fish, lovely fresh peas and great chips. A great choice of beers too!! We would recommend this lovely little restaurant to anyone - but do book!!!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Hi June, Yes we are dog friendly, mostly in the bar area! We just tend to keep them out of the restaurant area as respect for those that may have fears or allergies. But we ourselves love dogs, we have bowls of water for... More
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The Oyster Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5