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“Lovely place and very cosy”
Review of The Creel Inn

The Creel Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Catterline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$29
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, British, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Situated in the historic fishing village of Catterline, perched on cliffs overlooking the bay and harbour, The Creel Inn is set among some of North East Scotland's most beautiful coast line
Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

What a find - great food and service but not where you might have expected it. The food was lovely and the kids enjoyed their meals too. Desserts were yummy. Waitresses were very friendly and efficient. Beware: Google maps take you to the wrong side of the inn - a dead end in someone's backyard.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

I loved this place. It has a very rustic feel about it and the food is great. The deserts were superb, a bit expensive but I think they are made from scratch so I didnt mind paying a bit more. Will definitely be back!!

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Went for saturday lunch with friends and were not disappointed. The menu was not too cluttered and the choice was excellent. The sea food was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. From the crab soup starter to the monkfish main (and all the haddock, prawns and scallops in between) the food was exquisite. It was not particularly busy but booking is always advisable. Food was taken from the a la carte menu, but a less populated lunch menu was available. The surroundings were very good.

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1  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We went for Sunday lunch last weekend with friends and were well-pleased.
There is nothing fancy about The Creel, but that is part of its charm. No canned music, no one-armed bandits, no juke-box - only locals enjoying the real ale and diners enjoying good fresh-cooked food.
The menu is not too long with about 5/6 starters and mains, with nothing too fancy. I like this, because it usually means everything is fresh-cooked to order - and in fact it highlights this on the menu. That said, there was plenty of choice, and the venison was as good as I have had this year - beautifully tender and succulent. Others had the fish and chips - really thin crispy batter on a large piece of haddock and fantastic crisp chips.
Service was friendly and efficient. In fact the waitress, while stoking the wood-burner near us, overheard one of our party saying she fancied the haddock, but was not keen on batter. With an apology for overhearing the conversation, she came over and said we could have the haddock grilled or pan-fried if we wished.
Overall, a very good lunch, with good service and at a price we thought fair value. We would certainly return.

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1  Thank Strian
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We arrived without a reservation mid week for lunch. We were welcomed and given a table in the bar area where there were a couple of other tables taken. After the meal we looked around and agreed that we should have been in the dining room where there were several windows though disappointingly none with a real view into the cove at Catterline. It would have been better there that in the bar area which had one window and a very dreary, tired look about it.
Enough of the negatives, the rest is all positive. The fish and chips were to die for! The best fish and chips I can recall and the seabass and the mussels were equally highly praised. Make the effort to find the Creel Inn, it was great seafood!

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