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Frigate Cafe and Bistro

$$$
Seafood, Vegetarian, Scottish, British
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Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 1854 612969
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Frigate Cafe and Bistro situated on the shorefront in Ullapool...
The Frigate Cafe and Bistro situated on the shorefront in Ullapool, Ross-shire. Open throughout the year offering mouthwatering food from Breakfast until Evening Dinner. Using the best of locally sourced produce wherever possible including locally caught Langoustines, Hand Dived Scallops and Ullapool Smoked Cheddar Cheese we seek to make memorable dishes with a very local flavour. Our extensive selections of home baking and puddings change daily and regularly include our home-grown fruit crumbles, creamy cakes, legendary strawberry tarts and our fruit scones, made at The Frigate on a daily basis using free range eggs from our own Happy Lochside Hens!
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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Saturday night dinner

Excellent meal,lovely surroundings, can't wait to go back to sample more of the carefully thought out dishes. Cheese board was a revelation, hadn't known Dundee cake was so well matched with blue, brie and local smoked cheese. Finished of with a little cup of smarties!! Brilliant.PS efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Anne D
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  • Families with children
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Excellent meal,lovely surroundings, can't wait to go back to sample more of the carefully thought out dishes. Cheese board was a revelation, hadn't known Dundee cake was so well matched with blue, brie and local smoked cheese. Finished of with a little cup of smarties!! Brilliant.PS efficient staff!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent food and value. I visited this place twice in a week, the first time for a coffee and a cake and the second for a soup and a baguette. After eating the soup the baguette arrived and it was extreemly good value with a big chicken steak in it. Overall I was very impressed with the food value and... More 

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Scotland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stopped here for lunch. It was very busy but food plentiful and very good, so lucky to get a seat. Got a bit confused as to whether it table service or order at counter to begin with. It was table service

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Ellon
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We arrived late in the evening with one of our party who had not eaten on arrival for the local Feis Rios. All the chefs had stopped work and one of our party was hungry. The manager stepped in and came to our rescue. He arranged for a round of tuna sandwiches, drinks and crisps to come to the aid... More 

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Joanna M, Owner at Frigate Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments Don, it was a pleasure to help! Hope to see you all back at The Frigate soon. More 

Livingston Manor, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had lunch here and were satisfied. Food is good, service is prompt and there's a quieter area upstairs if you don't want the hustle and bustle of the main dining room/bar

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice restaurant with fresh food for a reasonable price. Good local products and nice waitresses. Ate here a few times and every time the food was really nice. Also the deserts are worth a visit.

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Achiltibuie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Unlike most of reviewers on this page, I find Frigate's coffee totally undrinkable. I have tried it on several occasions but find it so strong, it's unpleasant. Scones dry and crumbly and butter unspreadable (though that seems to be normal everywhere). The decor is lovely but I'm afraid nothing could make up for coffee. Won't be back.

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Joanna M, Owner at Frigate Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear of your experience at The Frigate Catherine. People's taste in coffee can be a very subjective matter and we try very hard to accommodate any requests from our customers about their own preferences of strength and type of hot, or cold, drinks. We use only the best quality, full-roast, Fairtrade, coffee beans provided by a... More 

Shropshire Uk
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This little cafe/bistro has been revamped since the last time we used it and is much improved ☺We had the best breakfast ever here a really hearty well cooked and tasty plate, well worth a visit superb food snd excellent service with a smile. We did not eat here in the evening but will definitely give it a try next... More 

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Frigate, wow, what an improvement - the decor, the staff, the food. The management have firmly taken control and are delivering professional service teamed with stylish yummy food. The staff are really lovely, smiles galore and couldn't do more to please. The Lunch was filling and very nicely presented. My sons breakfast, which we enjoyed outside in the glorious... More 

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Joanna M, Owner at Frigate Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Very many thanks dawn t for your review, it's great for our team's work to be recognised! More 

Carrbridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely, sitting outside on a warm spring day. Enjoyed really good coffee and snacks looking over the terminal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 1854 612969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Scottish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Frigate Cafe and Bistro situated on the shorefront in Ullapool, Ross-shire. Open throughout the year offering mouthwatering food from Breakfast until Evening Dinner. Using the best of locally sourced produce wherever possible including locally caught Langoustines, Hand Dived Scallops and Ullapool Smoked Cheddar Cheese we seek to make memorable dishes with a very local flavour. Our extensive selections of home baking and puddings change daily and regularly include our home-grown fruit crumbles, creamy cakes, legendary strawberry tarts and our fruit scones, made at The Frigate on a daily basis using free range eggs from our own Happy Lochside Hens!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?