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The Squat Lobster

The Pier | Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
07748 552761
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Ranked #7 of 23 restaurants in Rothesay
Price range: $2 - $14
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Fish & Chips
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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English first
Perth, Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great fish and chips. one of us had haddock and chips, the other haddock goujons. Really great tasting and cooked to order. Liked the bit of lemon that it came with; really brought out the taste. Chips were fab! Good value too! We will be back!

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Me and my partner came off the ferry and went straight to the squat lobster, and had phenomenal chips.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have a home on the island and we struggled to find a really good Fish & Chip shop until we found the Squat Lobster. Very firendly and everything cooked fresh and most produce sourced locally. Added to good quality food, it was very reasonably priced and also the building itself has some interesting history. A must for a trip... More

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This has got to be the best place for Fish and Chips I've ever experienced in the UK. The Haddock fish meal has thin, crispy batter, no bones at all, and the fish is really moist. All meals are cooked to order (a bit like in New Zealand - another place for outstanding takeaway food). The chips are the same.... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Right on the front by the Ferry Terminal you cant miss it. We had a restaraunt booked originally but the weather was so nice we decided to have something to eat here and sit on the front. So glad we did... The banter and friendly conversation from the owner and son while we waited was excellent, especially as they were... More

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Edinburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Quirky little place (and it is very little!) overlooking the sea in Rothesay, staff were very nice and friendly. Had the fish and chips which was made to order in front of me, took no time at all. Fish was tasty and the batter lovely and crisp, chips quite nice. A great wee place to visit if your coming to... More

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Karon H, Owner at The Squat Lobster, responded to this review

THANK YOU for taking the time to write a review...it is very much appreciated, and we're glad you enjoyed your meal; hope to see you again some time. P.S. the cost of Fish & Chips is actually £6.25 (not £6.95); I realise that the pricing on the blackboard is a little mis-leading but you were only charged £6.25 ...it is... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I came to Rothesay for the weekend and visited the squat lobster on the Friday because was speaking to some local people and asked them where is the best fish and chip shop was and they sent me here i couldn't beleave how nice the staff where and how they cook it fresh right in front of us not like... More

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Karon H, Owner at The Squat Lobster, responded to this review

Thank you for your review...your appreciation is very clear...and many thanks for taking the photo! Hope to see you again. Karon More

Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

we ate here on 3 occasions over the weekend. Whilst small the staff offer a wonderful food, freshly made to order. Well worth the wait.

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uk
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29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were very disappointed with our meal, as we were expecting great things. The chips were overcooked and tasteless, but the fish was worse as it seemed very oily. We only ate about half before giving up and throwing the rest in the bin.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I've been looking for good fish and chips on Bute for a while, and Tripadvisor reviews tempted me to try the Squat Lobster. On the up side, the staff were friendly and welcoming, everything was cooked to order and the chips were superb. On the down side, the fish. We had three pieces, of which two were quite nice and... More

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