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The Tayvallich Inn

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Seafood, Scottish
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Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
+44 (0)1546 870282
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the effort to get here

We visited Tayvallich with friends at the end of a superb warm, sunny April day, enjoying the scenery along the way. Having only decided to come along earlier in the day we phoned ahead and booked a table to be sure of being fed. We were lucky to get one on a Saturday night as the restaurant was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
77akw
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Glasgow
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Tayvallich with friends at the end of a superb warm, sunny April day, enjoying the scenery along the way. Having only decided to come along earlier in the day we phoned ahead and booked a table to be sure of being fed. We were lucky to get one on a Saturday night as the restaurant was busy. Service... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit the Tayvallich Inn for some lunch and were definitely not disapointed. In addition to their normal menu they have a large specials menu and there were also non-fishy options such as venison sausages and thai green curry, if fish isn't your thing. We ordered the tempura squid which was off the specials menu. Lovely and fresh... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Enjoyed several meals here whilst on holiday nearby. Beautiful setting and we were lucky enough with the weather to enjoy the amazing loch views from outside. Highlight of the week was the lobster, prawn and langoustine special....and the sticky toffee pudding!

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glasgow
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ate here with some friends on a glorious end of August day. Sat outside and enjoyed fantastic seafood and brilliant service, especially as she was the only waitress! Tayvallch is a pretty village and this is a great little restaurant.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A group of us ate here recently. The Inn is in an amazing location looking right down the loch. The staff were superb and the lunch was delicious. Its a long journey to get there but so well worth it when you do

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Leics
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We visited here on a cold March day, having been recommended the place by our hosts. It is a long track to get there but the setting is pretty. We were the only people in the bar at lunchtime and clearly told that our dogs could not come in - despite there being no-one else there. The place was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Excellent food, good beer, cosy bar and nice outside seating. Cheerful welcome and good service. Only downside are the cars parked opposite which mar the view a little. Otherwise, worth visiting and exploring the local area.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visiting our Daughter in Lochgilphead, booked for a Sunday Lunch for 4. lovely welcome and opened the restaurant for us. Delicious seafood in a super location. worth visiting again when we are up from Yorkshire

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We've been visiting Tayvallich Inn for over 30 years but gave it a miss for several years after a very indifferent meal about 5 years ago. Decided to give it another try in June and have visited 5 times since then. Maybe that one poor meal was an aberration because this year we have had nothing but great food and... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Decided to try Tayvallich Inn after a week of eating seafood in various places in mid-Argyll. Quite simply the best, with excellent menu, welcoming service and sensible prices. Unable to get back the following day for a repeat meal but will undoubtedly return next year.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tayvallich, Lochgilphead PA31 8PL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1546 870282

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?