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La Mirage

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7 Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Scotland
+44 1431 821 615
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh fish and chips

Visited the la mirage chip shop on our way back down south from Caithness because I have heard rave reviews about this place. To be honest, they weren't far wrong! The chip shop here is one of a kind! They cook all their chips and food freshly. Although there is a slightly longer wait time than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
defconshaun
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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208 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the la mirage chip shop on our way back down south from Caithness because I have heard rave reviews about this place. To be honest, they weren't far wrong! The chip shop here is one of a kind! They cook all their chips and food freshly. Although there is a slightly longer wait time than your average chippy, the... More 

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New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We ate twice here and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a varied menu and portions are generous. The exotic lamp gave us a good laugh. Wifi is available which was very welcome and the staff are very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Myself and three others visited here as our last dinner stop prior to cycling to John 'o Groats the next day. Having cycled 130 miles before arriving in Helmsdale, it was getting late and we were very hungry! We booked a table at 2030 in La Mirage and despite being 10 minutes late and last orders usually taken at 2030,... More 

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scotland
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I love La Mirage. Charming decor (please don't change it !), lovely staff and some of the best fish and chips you'll ever eat. The rest of the menu looks pretty good too. Always a nice dining experience; La Mirage is a gem.

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really tasty fish and chips, if a lot to eat!! Had haddock in breadcrumbs which was large to say the least. The staff provided doggy bags for the significant left overs, which my collies were delighted about. Also tried the carry-out later in the week, and the food was equally delicious. Staff were friendly and very professional in the way... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great fish and chips! Recommend this place to anyone passing through Helmsdale! You will do well to finish the fish tea!

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Lairg, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you like fish and chips then this place should be top of you're list for places to visit. I returned to Sutherland recently and stopped in with my wife as I remembered it being good years ago. Since the initial return visit I have been back several times taking friends visiting the area. The fish is very good and... More 

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Surrey Uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were a party of five staying in the nearby Landmark Trust and arrived hungry having missed out on lunch. We all had fish teas, beautiful fish and excellent chips, together with bread and butter and tea. the portions were enormous especially the large ones which defeated us, we had to resort to doggy bags. If not the best fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a fun evening out taking us back to the 70s with its decor and menu. We had an enormous prawn cocktail and deep fried prawns although they were not in filo pastry as indicated but very heavily battered. Fish and chips were OK but heavy going as extremely large portions. Any disappointment with the food was made up... More 

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scottish borders
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

What can say other than portions could easily feed two people ie two fish per person , desserts are delicious . Staff very friendly and welcoming

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Helmsdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1431 821 615

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?