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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: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, 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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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
Good Lunch

Had a nice lunch there this afternoon. Good menu variety and food was great. Baguette sandwiches are quite large but they'll wrap up to takeaway what you can't finish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had a nice lunch there this afternoon. Good menu variety and food was great. Baguette sandwiches are quite large but they'll wrap up to takeaway what you can't finish.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Popped into The Frigate for a drink to get out of the rain and ended up staying for dinner. Very nice atmosphere and great service. We had a couple of drinks at the bar which had a good selection of normal and craft beer and new gins. The place was so appealing that we lingered long enough to stay for... More 

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Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent cafe/bistro with a good sea front view. Particularly like going for breakfast and their very good coffee. Pizza is great and they do an excellent burger substitute for veggies made with Portobello mushroom, blue cheese and roast peppers.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Frigate is right on the water front in Ullapool and has good views over the harbour. We called in for lunch and were not disappointed. The atmosphere was warm and pleasant and service friendly and efficient. We ordered baguettes and were astonished at the size of them. They were huge and very well filled and good value for money.... More 

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Marazion, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We hadn't planned a stop in Ullapool so I was delighted to find this place as we had a look around the town. I booked a table for the evening and was delighted to find we had been given an upstairs window table overlooking the harbour. The food was delicious, loved the locally smoked salmon, and the special lamb shank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal at the Frigate. The langoustines were excellent and should not be missed! Fair choice of wines at fair prices.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband + I have visited the Frigate a few times now for either lunch or coffee + dessert. It sits in pleasant surroundings over looking the harbour with lovely views. Our food has always been tasty + the cakes are worth trying !!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Busy when we visited , had coffee and cake all round and no one was disappointed . Nice inside , clean and comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This cafe is so conveniently located right next to the ferry terminal and was a very welcome place to relax and get your bearings after the ferry ride. There is free Wi-Fi and the waitresses are all very cute.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Four of us enjoyed coffee and cake, nice staff and warm and inviting on a hideous wet day ! Good atmosphere and really hit the spot.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?