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Frigate Cafe and Bistro

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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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
One of our holiday highlights

We went to the Frigate on Friday 31 July and had a fab meal with great food and service, so I'm somewhat surprised to read reviews from diners who have been there since we visited. Obviously people can only report their own experiences and it seems that we may have been lucky. We had no problems... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
LesleyLark
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Lancashire
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  • Families with children
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The perfect cafe/bistro to compliment this wonderful seaside town. Excellent coffee and first class cake. Thank you!

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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited the Frigate Cafe last week and i must say soon as we arrived to the moment we left the service was excellant.The place was busy but still the staff had time to ask us how long we were staying etc .Decided to come back for lunch and we werent disappointed.It was still busy but our meals came quickly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I recently visited the Highlands with my partner and stayed in Ullapool for just over a week. We were walking along the shore and noticed some people eating some amazing looking cake on beautiful little tables sitting outside the frigate so we went in for a coffee. We were immediately greeted with a warm welcome and a beautiful smell of... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I consider myself a coffee freak and am really fussy about the quality of coffee generally. This was one of the best cups of coffee I have had anywhere in Scotland AND had to have a second cup. The home baking was wonderful. We were only there for morning coffee and as the sun was shining (a rare thing this... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate breakfast here both mornings we stayed in Ullapool. They had great pancakes, scones, tea, smoothies, eggs and bacon, etc.

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've eaten in here a handful of times now and the food is very good - as is the coffee and cake. Prices are good and it's a comfortable, relaxing place to be. If there are no van parked outside then a window seat also gives a great view up Loch Broom. However, service seems to be completely random. Arrive... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went to the Frigate on Friday 31 July and had a fab meal with great food and service, so I'm somewhat surprised to read reviews from diners who have been there since we visited. Obviously people can only report their own experiences and it seems that we may have been lucky. We had no problems at all with the... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A first class meal from a wonderful menu. The local beers are also great. If you get the right table there is a view of the harbour.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We hadn't booked a table and at first were turned away, however we decided to try again later and have a drink at the bar and were given a table after a while. The food was absolutely delicious with lots of traditional Scottish choices - scallops, langoustines, venison etc definitely worth the wait.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My partner and I popped into the Frigate on Saturday mid-morning for some breakfast and a hot drink before heading north. We were not greeted on arrival, and when my partner went up to order the woman was very frosty. I had requested sausage instead of bacon with my French toast and the server was not happy at the request,... More 

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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 - 38
  • 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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 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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