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The Smiddy Bistro

Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 15 restaurants in Lochgilphead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
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Stirling
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place for a stop over. Lunch time we had great salads with coffee and fresh scones. Friendly staff in a historic old building. Seek it out if you are in the area.

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Alcaucin, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very nice ambience and great place to have a morning coffee or lunch. Home made food. Can be very busy so go for early or late lunch

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Along with a few friends I recently thoroughly enjoyed lunch in The Smiddy. As a local person who had never been before after my visit I know I will return again and again. The waitresses couldn't have been more welcoming and when we were handed the menu I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of fantastic food on offer. The... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great lunch here. Service excellent. What a treat it was to find this little restaurant which was recommended by our hosts at the Empire Lodge hotel ( another great spot by the way).

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

my wife and I have been here before. During our stay in the area we had a meal of soup and salad which were well up to the usual standard. It is only open for food from 12 noon until 4pm so you have to plan to be there then, especially if, like us, you live in an area where... More

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Glasgow
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I and our (sleeping) baby walked from nearby Cairnbaan on a chilly January afternoon, looking forward to some lunch at The Smiddy. On arrival I put my head in the door, noticed there was plenty availability and asked if we could come in. In front of the other customers we were told no because we had a... More

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Excellent food excellent service. Went for lunch before heading back to Fife after spending New Year at Cairnbaan. Can only recommemd this as an excellent place for lunch with good food and great service.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We're regular visitors to the restaurant. Food is always delicious with seasonal, high quality ingredients. Staff very friendly and professional. Salads in particular very highly recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The is a 'must do' for lunch or coffee and cakes if you're in the Lochgilphead /Tarbert area. Excellent homemade food, welcoming staff, good selection of drinks and comfortable accommodation. Always a favourite of ours.

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Found this lovely cosy place just off the main road through Lochgilphead and thoroughly enjoyed much needed coffee and a warm scone. Really friendly,cheerful staff and nice welcoming atmosphere even though it was busy.

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