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Frigate Cafe and Bistro

Shore Street, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 (0)1854 612969
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Ranked #12 of 14 restaurants in Ullapool
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Frigate Cafe and Bistro situated on the shorefront in Ullapool, Ross-shire.
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

went here for one meal.. food was amazing service lacking a little.. order was a little wrong but otherwise food was great..

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Proper pub food, huge portions, well presented with effective and very well priced local seafood. Hot smoked salmon deeply impressive, bbq ribs a little thin, french stick sandwiches on a heroic scale. Good for a the family. Thoroughly recommended and looked to be the best bet in Ullapool.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ate dinner, of Venison burger, which was well cooked and presented. Unfortunately the wrong meal was brought at first, which caused confusion, sorted after a bit of chat, but poor mistake.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very good service, pleasant atmosphere and layout. We had lovely views of the harbour from the upstairs dining area. We enjoyed the food and the coffee was excellent.

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Ellon, Aberdeenshire
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11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The way in which you have to order food is a joke. Made even worse by staff who are rude and apparently unable to operate the till. The pancakes bacon and maple syrup was ok. Needed more syrup though. No idea why there was rocket served with the dish. Won't be rushing back

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Portsmouth
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was a place like no other we have ever visited. We were told to find a table and look at the menu then go to a pay desk and order. This can happen elsewhere so we weren't too perturbed but when my husband asked if he could leave the tab open in case we wanted deserts he was told... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went for breakfast and had a good selection to choose from. We chose pancakes with maple syrup and bacon and French toast with bacon. They tasted great although I could benefitted from more syrup and wasn't given a small jug of it to add more. Good prices and beautifully decorated with views out to the harbour and the valley... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My feelings on and experience with the Frigate are quite mixed. We visit quite frequently and whilst we had lovely soups and baking there during the last few months the somewhat confused and confusing service and set up are letting it down quite frequently. It seems to change quite often between table service and order & pay in advance at... More

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The barman knew lots about the area, history, geography etc. It was a very relaxing environment to enjoy the views.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Quick stop for a coffee and cake in Ullapool. Sat outside in the April sunshine and enjoyed a strong coffee and a lovely date flapjack. Service was friendly, but not very efficient.

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