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“What a great experience!”
Review of Cafe Barge - CLOSED

Cafe Barge
Price range: US$0 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“What a great experience!”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

You could easily miss this as at first glance we thought they sold seafood to take home and cook, but on closer inspection discovered that it was a restaurant! The food is cooked fresh and in view of the tables and each of our choices were excellent. We had a mix of seafood and vegetarian tapas and everything brought to the table was finished and washed down with inexpensive but good wine. The following day we had lovely coffee and cake on the sun drenched deck looking over the harbour. 2 great experiences.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Ginger005
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English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What a very pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Excellent local, fresh food cooked to order. We shared catalan fish stew which was fabulous, tortilla, king prawn tails in chilli & garlic and surf clams. Also great service! We have been to Tarbet before and can't believe we missed this the first time round!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank jayne8914
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely surprise in Tarbet”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We found this place by accident and were delighted to discover really great, innovative food with fresh local produce. We came to Scotland lowering our expectations with regard to eating out and so it was extra special to have such a memorable meal at a good price. Friendly owner and great chef left us feeling ready to face the Easter chill again!

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank harriet2463
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It's lunch on a boat !”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We were on holiday in Portavadie and decided to head over to Tarbert on the ferry for something to do one morning. Hadn't really done any research so were trusting to luck on somewhere for. Walked past here mid-morning as we walked round the harbour and the menu looked good, but it wasn't quite open. Seafood was what we wanted and nowhere else really grabbed the imagination.

Really good lunch experience - ordered way more tapas that we really needed. Lots of of seafood - prawns, mussels, squats all available and really tasty (this lunch became known as the Seafood Massacre). Couple of nice bottles of wine to wash it all down. Turned into a longer stay than we had planned because of all the food and wine !

I would definitely recommend it and we'll certainly go back here if we're ever back in the area

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank DiamondBurkey
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East Midlands
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing little place”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This place is one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten in and we will will be returning here on our next trip to Tarbert.

If you are looking for some fresh good food in a unique setting, this is for you.

Located in the harbour of Tarbert, dining onboard Cafebarge was a great experience for several reasons.
Firstly you are dining on a boat which is a good experience in itself and secondly the food is very tasty and fresh.
This is great quality seafood straight from the sea, served as it should be so you get all the flavours of the sea.

If you fancy trying some local seafood like crab claws, razor clams, scallops, oysters, etc then this is the place to go.

We were made very welcome and liked it so much we went again on our last day for another tasty meal.

Highly reccomended.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Sonic007
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