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First Fruits Tearoom

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Tea Room, Scottish
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Pier Road Cottage, Tarbert HS3 3DJ, Scotland
01859 502439
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Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 2
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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
Great place for a snack

This is a very convenient place in Tarbert to stop for a snack, being very near the big car park near the information centre. We got an extremely warm welcome here and the food is very good and reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Sheigra
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Aberdeen
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Aberdeen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a very convenient place in Tarbert to stop for a snack, being very near the big car park near the information centre. We got an extremely warm welcome here and the food is very good and reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

You would be mad to miss out on a visit to this place. It is beautiful and well run by excellent and friendly staff. The food is perfectly cooked and delicious. The coffee is as good as it would be in Mayfair and the banter is considerably better. Be prepared to be called Darling and to see the staff literally... More 

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england
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Came across this while looking around Tarbert. It's just round the corner from the ferry terminal with loads of parking just across the road from the information centre. The guy who runs it is a really friendly character. The coffee is superb my Americano served as a shot with separate hot water and hot milk. Lovely! Feeling peckish so had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

run by incredible friendly guy, excellent strong coffee. great home made cakes. visited twice, both times v good. perfect tuna and cheese toastie. milionaire shortbread made by his mother in law. simple food done really well.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Our second visit to the wonderful Isle of Harris and its still the best coffee in my world. His Ristretto is a taste explosion, even with a new machine. The Barista makes the coffee wonderful if he/she has the right ingredients and they know what they are doing. Sadly due to family circumstances they were not open in the evenings... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We'd actually stopped at another well known cafe on Harris but they didn't have any outside seating area and as we are two couples with two black Labs we were recommended First Fruits Tearoom in Tarbert. Wow! Bingo! We arrived just before closing but were warmly welcomed by the staff. It was a beautiful day so sat outside and ordered... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The ferry to Skye was delayed so I wandered around and found this charming place. It made me glad the ferry was delayed! It's a place with character, a restored stone-built house. Interior decoration is great. Tables are made from old treadle sewing-machines with substantial wooden tops - very imaginative. There was a good selection of home baking even though... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Was in Harris for a couple of weeks in September with my family. Dropped in here a couple of times for coffee/lunch/cake. Food is great, coffee was lovely if a little strong for my taste. The homemade cakes are great. Huge selection too. Service is also great, the chap who runs it puts a lot of effort into his business.... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a lovely characterful tea room. I had tea and scone my hubby had a toastie both of which were perfect. The gentleman serving was really really friendly and all in all I cannot fault the place. My opinion is that sometimes when a place has no competition they tend to have a couldn't care less attitude with high... More 

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Callander, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Only had coffee, which was first rate. Extremely pleasant service in a Tea Room full of character. Hope to return one day

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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: Tea Room, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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