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All 13 Lochgilphead Restaurants

The Smiddy Bistro

Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Lochgilphead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Isle of Islay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Homely and cosy restaurant serving first class fare,much of which is homemade.Would highly recommend.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We found the Smiddy Bistro by chance on a day trip to Lochgilphead and what a find it was. Tucked away behind the main Street, is a delightful little cafe in what was once the town blacksmith's workshop. The food was all home cooked and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and helpful. We'd definitely seek out this great wee... More

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is what Trip Advisor is all about. You probably wouldn't have found this without it and even then could easily have continued on past. So very pleased we didn't though! The standards are high - very clean & well presented. The food is imaginatively presented, of good quality & quantity. Cannot recommend highly enough. A lesson in what can... More

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We chanced upon the Smiddy when we parked next to their sign directing us down the small street. What a lucky find! The food was delicious and decent portions. They were lovely with our two young sons too. We will definitely return if we are in the vicinity again!

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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went for lunch with friends. What a fabulous omelette and mini salad. Well worth a wait when the smiddy is busy. Food is always yummy and lots of it.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is the place to eat were one in Lochgilphead. It is not large but well worth waiting for a seat, which is often the case since the room is frequently full of locals who know a good place to eat when they find it. All the food is prepared on the premises and is of a uniformly high quality.... More

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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lovely place for coffee and a snack. Didn't know it existed until a friend told us about it and glad they did. A bit cramped if full which it often is, and which is a good recommendation. It is now a regular stopping spot on route to Campbeltown.

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Wales
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Made my second visit to The Smiddy last week. Still a great place to eat. Had the excellent haggis again. I should have tried something else. there are so many nice looking things on the menu.

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Ayr, Scotland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had an excellent family lunch in the Smiddy Bistro, which is hidden away up a side street. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and fresh. Would highly recommend.

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Malton, N Yorkshire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have eaten here many times over the last thirty years, sometimes with family, now only ourselves. The meals have consistently been good, the salads are without doubt the most interesting and tasty I have ever eaten. The fish is excellent, the coffee too. It's only small and cosy but so nice, and the service is good, they even remember... More

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Address: Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
Cuisine: Scottish

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