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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
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 135
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 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
Best fish & Chips on Earth

Excellent food in massive proportions with top notch, fast, smiling service. We stopped in here for lunch on our way up north with Insight, and were astounded to find such terrific food in such an out of the way place. Now I must explain that I am a Fish & Chips tragic and I understand what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Oztraylya
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Oztraylya
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent food in massive proportions with top notch, fast, smiling service. We stopped in here for lunch on our way up north with Insight, and were astounded to find such terrific food in such an out of the way place. Now I must explain that I am a Fish & Chips tragic and I understand what makes for a good... More 

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Halifax
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Best fish n chips in Caithness and Sutherland.cooked to order, the fish are huge and worth the visit alone. Only visited the takeaway.

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Old Deer, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Excellent as usual.Haddock tea excellent and proper bread and butter as advertised not margarine ! Staff very friendly. Wish we had a La Mirage on our doorstep as I'd never be away from this place !

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As chippies go, this is pretty good but the remarkable thing are the portions - THEY ARE HUGE! The place is pretty unremarkable but service and quality are very good. They've dumped the

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This quirky little place doesn't look much from the outside but inside is a delight. My family loved it. So if they're happy, I'm happy. Service was attentive and with a friendly smile. Every portion was huge....even the starters. The special fish tea is so big it could easily feed two! My wife loved the homemade meringue. Said it was... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about La Mirage

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

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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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?