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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 - 5:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 16
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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
Nachos were the berries

Right on the harbour front.A great wee resturaunt serving varied and hearty fare.Breakfast are also available and would recommend you try when in Ullapool

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Robert B
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Icesun
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  • Families with children
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Friday afternoon ( 31 July) and waited over 1/2 an hour for beer to be even served. Telling your customer that " I will do it when I'm ready" is not good customer service.Cancelled order (6 people) and left. We would have happily sat there most of the afternoon eating and having a beer. The place was not even full.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Such a shame that the service was so disorganised that we canceled our order and left before we even received our drinks or food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The rating is for the espresso/macchiato/cappuccino only, as we did not sample anything else. Living in Edinburgh, we got used to the sad fact that it is almost impossible to get a real Italian espresso due, on the one hand, to the Hipsterbrewer's dogmatic positions regarding roasting (coffee *must* taste like a bouquet of flowers) and water temperature (warm, no... More 

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Icesun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Right on the harbour front.A great wee resturaunt serving varied and hearty fare.Breakfast are also available and would recommend you try when in Ullapool

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had breakfast one day, afternoon coffee the next, both sets of staff appeared to be unhappy in their work, decent coffee but in small cups with no offer of a refill, very draughty in the seats near the door and they had run out of scones and cakes by the middle of the afternoon (though it was a miserable... More 

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Great Yeldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friendly staff, reasonable prices for a tourist spot. Busy, busy place and deservedly so. We had the fish n chips and the tacos (a small portion). Both were tasty and hot and we didn't manage to eat it all. Everything we saw looked lovely and I really wanted a cake but just couldn't manage one! Recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent, proper food at a very reasonable price, set on the charming shore of Ullapool - what's not to like?!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Arrived 1 p.m. for a quick lunch. The staff were friendly, so much so 3 servers asked if we had ordered, but walked off without taking our order! 4th time lucky! Our food was served to us after other customers who had arrived and ordered after us......but the food we did have was nicely presented and tasty. Other customers appeared... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a delicious meal here while staying near Ullapool. The staff were friendly and efficient and the atmosphere very relaxing despite it being quite busy. There is a good choice on the menu, with several specials, too. The mussels were up there with the best I have tasted anywhere, with nice crisp, chunky chips served in an enamel mug.... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We just had hot drinks and light refreshments here, which were very good. The service was fine, too. Recommended.

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Additional Information about Frigate Cafe and Bistro

Address: Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1854 612969
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Scottish, British

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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 16 - 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
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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