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The Tayvallich Inn

Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 (0)1546 870282
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Ranked #2 of 14 restaurants in Lochgilphead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Scotland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The fish here is the freshest you would get anywhere - almost jumps out of the loch on to your plate. We had a squat lobster starter and, being a bit unsure of how to tackle these, I asked the young waitress for her advice. The waitress was happy to demonstrate the best way to remove the delicious meat within... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We recently visited the inn for a meal as we were staying at the owners cottage for a holiday and thought we'd see what it was like. A very pleasant location. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful. My father in law has certain dietary restrictions and the chef obliged by cooking a meal for him that was not... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My partner and I visit the west coast of Scotland annually. We make a point of stopping off at "The Tayvallich Inn" The quality of the food and standard of service are outstanding. It's always a highlight of our holiday. Please keep up the standard of food and service. Many thanks.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A great place to eat and watch the world go by (slowly) with fantastic views over the sea-loch and harbour. The selection of dishes was excellent during our visits and the chef was also willing to order food in to meet our particular requirements.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had been here once before so took some friends along this time. Food excellent, service good and friendly. Great respite from the rain which is not uncommon in these parts.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Tayvallich Inn is in a quite remote area of Scotland that I've not visited before, and it was a welcome change from some of the other establishments in the area. It's in a great location with a dining room and patio area overlooking a sheltered sea-loch, and has a great atmosphere generated by both locals and visitors. It has... More

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Manchester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was following the Inn on Facebook where you posted a picture of a beautiful seafood platter but when I arrived on Sunday evening I was told that the platter was not on the menu. I used to travel regularly to this restaurant for a seafood platter so you can imagine how disappointed I was to be told it wasn't... More

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56eredine, Owner at The Tayvallich Inn, responded to this review

We're sorry that you were disappointed with your recent visit to the Tayvallich Inn and in particular with the absence of the seafood platter. You mentioned that the platter was posted on our Facebook page but the platter featured clearly stated that it was for that particular weekend. Given the nature of our location we have to be very careful... More

Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We have visited several times before and always found the food and the service to be great but they excelled themselves last week. It was my father's 70th birthday and he wanted a nice family lunch but with no fuss. The food, as always, was stunning; something for all generations and even the vegetarian had ample choice but it was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Inn is set in beautiful surroundings and very well worth a visit. Great food (good fish for parents and excellent burgers for the children) and good service. We will definitely return when we can.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Nice bar area and separate restaurant. Really good food with minimal fuss & well presented. Very relaxed service and good value for money. Good mix of scottish seafood dishes and other offerings on a menu thats not too big. Portion size of the king scallop dish was very good & refreshing compared to some restaurants who seem to think 3... More

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