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7 Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Scotland
+44 1431 821 615
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
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Ate here on two separate nights during a fishing trip to Helmsdale. Friendly welcome followed by huge portions of freshly cooked food. On the second visit two of us shared a shellfish platter which was so fresh, well presented and tasted sublime. Certainly not over priced and a big big... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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cornwall uk
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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cornwall uk
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on two separate nights during a fishing trip to Helmsdale. Friendly welcome followed by huge portions of freshly cooked food. On the second visit two of us shared a shellfish platter which was so fresh, well presented and tasted sublime. Certainly not over priced and a big big recommendation

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LYBSTER
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We have used this restaurant and it has never let us down, the large fish tea is a challenge but good value and quite a feast not for the faint hearted

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Four of us went for dinner tonight (21st Feburary) due to a recommendation. We were greeted by a cheery and friendly waitor, I think his name is Joesph. Our food was of good quality and huge portions. But Joseph made our experience much more enjoyable with his friendly and polite nature. It seemed he hadnt worked there that long as... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had meals here almost every evening I was in Helmsdale. It is friendly and the food is very good. Portions are huge, so proceed with caution! I liked the salmon starter, garlic bread and fried scampi, too, plus strawberry tart. I really like it here although it may not be to everyone's taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Only used the takeaway service but the food was very nice and plentiful. Would definitely go back again.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Gosh, what a place. It's like stepping in to Barbra Cartland's front room. Very quirky decor with lots of stuff to look at - it's a museum in itself. Food is great and cooked to order. Fish was the size of a shark and the veggie burger was enough for two people. Chips are brilliant and not at all greasy.... More 

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Forsinard, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Have had a carry out several times but thought we would treat ourselves to a 'sit in' tea. Very friendly efficient staff as many have said before quite a quirky décor but hey we were there to eat and not do an interior design review. Good choice of menu himself went for a large fish supper and boy was it... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very good lunch, presented well in quirky atmosphere restaurant. Portion size was large, soup was an excellent starter, followed by a very large main course. Value for money was incredible.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a very large but well cooked late lunch with friends at this quirky restaurant. Great staff and some humorous touches, added to the enjoyment. My only complaint was the enormous plate of food even though it was supposedly a small portion!

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Daylesford, Australia
Top Contributor
303 reviews 303 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
680 helpful votes 680 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The La Mirage Restaurant in Helmsdale Scotland was a favourite of both Barbara Cartland and Clarissa Dickson Wright, so there was no argument today in making it our Highlands stop. We passed on the Chicken Kiev and Fish Suppers and went straight for the breaded haddock and the Argentinian Pinot Grigio (the more popular of the 2 whites). The meal... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?