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“Simply Delicious”

Starfish Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Tarbert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$33
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Hearty soups, homemade bread, delicious coffee and tasty homebaking.
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“Simply Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

A stunning restaurant with absolutely mouth watering food. We visited Tarbert with family for my birthday & were not dissapointed with our experience in Starfish. A lovely menu of fresh dishes on offer & daily specials. We all enjoyed 3 courses & left having thoroughly enjoyed each & every dish. Staff very attentive & even made my very fussy daughter a dish which was not on the menu so everyone was happy. I would recommend Starfish to anyone & we will definetly be returning next time were in Tarbert.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Simply excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Refugees from the Stonefield Castle Hotel along the road, since they'd decided to close for several days for a private wedding, we retired to the Starfish. It proved excellent in every respect: food, drinks, service, friendliness. We would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone, and particularly those with a penchant for quality seafood. Try the fish stew!!

  • Visited August 2014
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Probably the nicest crab and asparagus risotto I've ever had! The staff was attentive and charming without being intrusive. The menu featured really appealing starters, it would be nice to include a sampling option in the menu for the greedy yet undecided customers.

  • Visited August 2014
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Nice Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

My gf and I went here because of the positive reviews on TripAdvisor . The decor was nice, the staff pleasant and the food was absolutely fantastic. All four dishes we ordered were out of this world.

The only problem I had was lack of staff or poor planning. A number of different tables arrived at around the same time - which meant we waited 10 mins or so for Dessert menus before we gave up and just asked for the bill. To be fair we were both full up with the fantastic food and generous portions of bread - so it didn't detract from the night.

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Edinburgh
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“First Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

A week later we are still talking and savouring the meal at the Starfish. It was faultless. Truly incredible to have such food accessible to us. Better still that the chef and make it even more delicious. Having arrived by sailing boat I can honestly say it would be worth battling through a storm to have a meal at this restaurant. A special mention should also go to the staff who are very welcoming and have a great sense of humour.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Lyndsay B
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