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La Mirage

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7 Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale, Scotland
+44 1431 821 615
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 152
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 8
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  • 5
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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
A must for Fish and Chips.

The food was excellent we had soup and sandwiches, and the Staff were very friendly and helpful.very clean and we loved the decor, especially the Lady Lamp.(different)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
mMIross
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent we had soup and sandwiches, and the Staff were very friendly and helpful.very clean and we loved the decor, especially the Lady Lamp.(different)

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Loved our fish tea after the highland games. Delicious. Large portions, we had the small which is one fish but with chips, salad and bread. It was just perfect to refuel after a busy day. Will definitely return. Keep up the great work. :)

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SCOTLAND
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ate here a few times on our annual Helmsdale visit. Had steak one night and salmon salad the other. As usual big portions and well cooked. No complaints from any of our group.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped off on the way up to John O'Groats - Helmsdale was a very handy stop off, and La Mirage not too difficult to find. Huge portions, fish and chips very good (chips tasted properly home-cooked). We didn't know quite what to make of the decor - we'd read that it was in tribute to Barbara Cartland, but couldn't... More 

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Alness, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

excellent food, beautifully presented in 1970's style, staff helpful & welcoming. A very reasonable meal for three with massive portions. Love the lamp standard, grizzly bear & American cop! Well worth a visit!

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Napier, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were taken to dinner there by friends for dinner. A really good well patronised family restaurant. We had a fish and chip meal which was superbly cooked and presented and the waiting staff were friendly and efficient. An interesting lamp standard is worth a look!

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While on holiday in Scotland we were taken to this brilliant place ,staff really friendly & helpful ,the food was amazing & so much of it ,I highly recommend La Mirage if we are that way again I wouldn't hesitate to go there Thanks for a really nice meal 😃

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Following an Inverness taxi drivers glowing recommendation we drove approx 20 miles to this restaurant . Both the quality of the food and service was excellent . The final bill for the four of us was a very reasonable £44

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Toronto, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We booked lunch here after reading about the restaurant in an article. It is a quirky little place with very friendly and helpful staff. My husband had the small fish tea and was glad he hadn't ordered the large fish tea - it was huge! I had the soup of the day - potato and leek, it was hearty and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Well what more can be said about the top fish &a chip restaurant in the UK! When ever you visit as we did recently, you always get a real welcome and top quality food. Leave it a week, a month or a year, the standard always tops. We forgot what large means here at La Mirage! See photos.

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?