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The Squat Lobster

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Seafood, Scottish, Fish & Chips
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The Pier | Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
+44 7818 112336
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great food and service

great polite service and food cooked fresh in front of you, everytime I go to bute this is a place I have to eat from. just a warning though, the seagulls will follow you for scraps... they know good food when they taste it !

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
lud l
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

great polite service and food cooked fresh in front of you, everytime I go to bute this is a place I have to eat from. just a warning though, the seagulls will follow you for scraps... they know good food when they taste it !

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Cockfield, null, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

At the end of August we spent a week camping on the beautiful Isle of Bute, we got take out at several places and on our last night we discovered this gem! Such an unassuming exterior for the amazing food that is produced here. We were delighted by the choice on offer, all fresh and local. My partner had smoked... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My two friends and I, who had just spent an enjoyable day cycling around Bute on Wednesday 3rd Sep, popped into the Squat Lobster before we got the late Cal Mac ferry back to Wemyss Bay and had the most delicious haddock and chips. The fact that the fish suppers were served to us by a delightful lady, named Cheryl,... More 

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Jersey Channel Islands
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15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

..... this is the best fish and chips in Rothesay. I wandered along to this quirky chippie during a recent visit to Rothesay when my hubby was not in the mood for food. Had the haddock and chip supper and wandered back along the bay in glorious early evening sunshine being followed by the seagulls waiting for scraps - of... More 

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Rothesay, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Got 3 fish suppers on Wed the 27th Aug, Best fish, cheerful helpful staff,The fish never varies in standard in the two years I've stayed on the island, its common knowledge its the best fish supper on the island, Stevie Smith, The old Courthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely fish and chips during our holiday on Bute! Would recommend if you fancy a fish supper round the harbour! ....................

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We recently stayed on the Isle of Bute in Rothesay for a little holiday. We all decided to eat at The Squat Lobster after it was recommended to us & we saw these amazing reviews! It is just a little "hut" on the pier, but the food is fantastic!! We had smoked haddock, battered haddock, salmon goujons, smoked sausage &... More 

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birmingham
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

fresh air fresh fish and chips say no more good range quick service first stop on a visit to Rothesay

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Four of us had goujons and chips and all agreed they were the best we'd ever had! The fish was perfectly cooked, the batter was golden and crispy, and the chips were fluffy in the middle with a lovely golden crunchy outside...some still had skin on - perfect. The building is great and the service was fun. More than a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thank goodness for a chippie that concentrates on good tasting healthy fare! I have eaten here many times and rate it as the best chippie in the land. The chips are excellent - unlike most other chippies - and the fish selection is unsurpassed - haddock, haddock goujons, scampi, squat lobster, langoustines. A must for anyone with a good sense... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Pier | Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 7818 112336

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Scottish, Fish & Chips

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