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Frigate Cafe and Bistro

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Shore Street, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 (0)1854 612969
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
Superb location, quality experience

This place is situated right on the seafront in Ullapool. You can sit at a window seat and look straight out at the pier. The cakes and coffee are truly superb. The soup and cake lunch combo is excellent value. Premier spot in the summer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
alanandsara
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ullapool, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is situated right on the seafront in Ullapool. You can sit at a window seat and look straight out at the pier. The cakes and coffee are truly superb. The soup and cake lunch combo is excellent value. Premier spot in the summer.

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Scotland
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Place looked the most welcoming - busy and not that clear that you sat & ordered at the bar/counter. Ordered & paid at that point as it did not seem clear if we'd be given a note to know what to pay on departure. Polite service, fresh cooked roll & nice coffee. It was not clear if debit/credit cards were... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had coffee and cakes here on Sunday morning and couldn't believe it was the same place as we had visited in July of last year. The decoration and seating was a lot better and it is now table service. Our coffees and cakes arrived promptly, scones, chocolate cake and apple pie. All fresh and good value for money. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

just went out.ti lunch with husband and 18 month old son. They have a lovely area that we could sit in.comfort whilst toddler could play with toys, food was excellent. Burger out of this world, And amazing value. My son had a kids meal that was only £3 but mounds of food. Cannot fault this place. Service is great and... More 

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Garve
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

First time in since Refurb . WoW !!! Very contempory clean crisp but warm. Staff friendly and helpful. Dinner absolutely gorgeous . We had pulled pork followed by chocolate mouse oh my 10 out of 10 to chef I have never tasted better. Already planning to go back soon

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Troy, New York
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Was visiting with friends and we made the Frigate Café our meeting place. Great coffee, laid back crowd, good place to meet and chat with strangers. I enjoyed very much. Did not order any meals but the appetizers, soup, desserts and coffee were all good on my various stops here. Polite staff, polite patrons.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Food was very well presented and looked tasty but BLT roll was huge but you couldn't bite into it and chicken goujons had stodgy undercooked batter

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toronto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

stopped for a coffee, noticed the mac and cheese on the menu so decided to try it. Well my husband and i just loved the delicious cheesy, homemade greatness of this dish. They have a winner here for sure. Lots of flavourful cheddar taste, tender cooked macaroni and a creamy sauce tops my list. for one of the best.

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Trewern, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

On stopping in ullapool for two nights before catching ferry. We were in town on Friday morning watching the ferry and the harbour, when we decided we needed a coffee. So we popped into the frigate very nice welcome from girls behind the counter, we just ordered one coffee and one coke, the coffee was in a good sized mug... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Mac and Cheese here was amazing, easy to tell it was homemade and quality ingredients used. The service was good and the Staff are lovely. My Dad told the Chef personally that he enjoyed his meal which I think made the Chef's day. The portions are big and the tea is lovely too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shore Street, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1854 612969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 23
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Frigate Cafe and Bistro situated on the shorefront in Ullapool, Ross-shire.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?