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First Fruits Tearoom

Certificate of Excellence
British, Scottish
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Pier Road Cottage, Tarbert HS3 3DJ, Scotland
01859 502439
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
the best coffee in the Western Isles

A really helpful welcome in this little tearoom, where very the friendly waiter will make you feel at home, .find you a place and serve you excellent coffee. The home baking is very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Alan-Matthildur
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Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Belgium
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A really helpful welcome in this little tearoom, where very the friendly waiter will make you feel at home, .find you a place and serve you excellent coffee. The home baking is very good.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

what a beutifull café, staff and food are on a par with 5 star hotels. such a relaxing but at the same time, vibrant place to be. prices reflect the quality of the food. on my families next visit to Tarbert, First-Fruits café will be our first stop. we love the artwork which is for sale, and is tastefully hung... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Quirky little cafe with great coffee and equally good cakes for reasonable prices. Staff are very friendly and efficient, taking good care of your preferences. The cafe is very small, with a few outside tables. It is very busy when the ferry is due to leave, so allow some waiting time and be willing to share your table. It is... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely little restaurant in what looks like a traditional house. Staff are welcoming and prompt in giving service, food is excellent, prices reasonable.

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Wurzburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Waited for the ferry to arrive and were lucky to get the last two free seats in this little cozy restraunt. We loved the food an even more the cheery owner and his lovely family. They had great passion for their job and the service was just woderful. Would definitely eat there again!

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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First Fruits go out of their way to welcome you and make you feel at home. Excellent snacks menu, sumptuous soup, good coffee and great bakes! We go their every time we're in Tarbet.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This little tearoom in Tarbert is just fantastic. We had been craving for a proper up of coffee all day and we found this place by chance walking towards the tourist information point. What a lucky find: the best coffee in the islands, served by the friendliest most helpful people. The place also offers really nice cakes and meals, everything... More 

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

this wee place is an absolute must if your lucky enough to find yourselves on the Isle of Harris.we call in to this wee place every year The food - spot on The prices - perfect The atmosphere - brill The owner & the staff are amazing worth popping in just to meet them On our journey home we stop... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant little tearoom run by fabulous people who can't do enough to help. Great service, great food and first class banter.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Loved this place. The staff were cheery and created a really welcome atmosphere. The coffee was excellent as were their burgers. We didn't have any scones or cake although they looked very tempting! The place was small but if you can't get in at first, it's worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier Road Cottage, Tarbert HS3 3DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Harris  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: 01859 502439

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine

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