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Tavern Cafe Bar

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72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
01397 703600
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: At the Tavern a warm welcome, fantastic food and a great selection of...
At the Tavern a warm welcome, fantastic food and a great selection of wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and coffee is always guaranteed!Located on Fort William High Street, the Tavern offers quality Gastropub style food. We offer lunch and evening meal menus.The Tavern is a popular destination for visitors and locals 12 months of the year. Our Head Chef takes great pride in sourcing local fresh produce which is prepared from fresh when you order.
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  • 32
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
salmon was terrific

One of the few restaurants open during the afternoon. The menu was varied and we enjoyed a delicious salmon on noodles dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Thorndale, Canada
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Thorndale, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the few restaurants open during the afternoon. The menu was varied and we enjoyed a delicious salmon on noodles dish.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very friendly atmosphere with very good food. Reasonably priced. The menu not only has the traditional food items but a number of original dishes. Book a table to avoid disappointment. We went twice to try out new tastes.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

had a lovely meal at the tavern, good service from the staff all very friendly and efficient good value for money. kids welcome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a mix up with my booking for this restaurant but they did manage to sort it out and got us seated quickly. The restaurant was packed but the service was good. The food was really pub food. We had the haggis as a starter which was very good. Then we had Scampi, which was fine but nothing special. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On arrival we were seated quickly, but it then took 10 minutes for a waitress to take our order, despite them looking at us. The order was taken quickly, and the waitress disappeared before we could order drinks. I later managed to ask for drinks when our food arrived, but these drinks were never delivered to us! I ordered a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had the Chicken Supreme dish and it was delicious. First time I tried Haggis and it was fabulous. Creamed potatoes too - yum! Quick and friendly service. A cosy 'pub' atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food was fine. There was one waitress bringing food from the kitchen flat out. There were two waitress's behind the bar and there job seemed to be turning people away even though there were empty tables and having intense conversations between refusing people. Getting the bill was impossible as they were in the middle of something big in there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Spent a night in Fort William and wanted to have a dinner but was not easy to get a table in the city on Friday evening around 7:30-8 pm. Based on the menu staying outside, we chose to give it chance in Tavern. First, a waiter said "no, sorry, no table available" but when we checked other places we returned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had the fish and chips, my niece had tacos. We were both stoked with the food. The place was clean and the staff was pleasant. It was a nice find for some road weary travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just been to the Tavern. We couldn't get a table last night and staff made no effort to accommodate us. We booked for tonight and were pleasantly surprised. After a dodgy start with non attentive staff everything improved when we got our food. The smoked salmon and tempura prawns were great- decent portions and very tasty. The Cajun salmon was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: 01397 703600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

At the Tavern a warm welcome, fantastic food and a great selection of wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and coffee is always guaranteed!Located on Fort William High Street, the Tavern offers quality Gastropub style food. We offer lunch and evening meal menus.The Tavern is a popular destination for visitors and locals 12 months of the year. Our Head Chef takes great pride in sourcing local fresh produce which is prepared from fresh when you order.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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