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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
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

After the disappointment of Loch Fyne Oyster Bar last night this was excellent -great food, good service and good value. Great location overlooking the bay and lively atmosphere with a nice mix of 'locals' and tourists

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great spot with helpful young staff and outdoor dining when weather permits are all most welcome we enjoyed the food which was well cooked and prepared and served but I must recommend especially the best seafood soup I can recall.

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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Been eating at the Tayvallich Inn for decades. Seafood is always great, fresh, and interesting. It's not a posh restaurant, and the bar is the best place to enjoy food, good wines and beers, and atmosphere. We're very lucky to have such good food on the doorstep and nice to see visitors enjoy the experience.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Not the most appealing building if you like pubs to be old and charming, but well worth a visit. We ate in the bar as the restaurant was fully booked - I guess this happens a lot in the summer. There are excellent Ness beers ( a new one on me) on draught, and a good menu with daily specials... More

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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