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The Contented Sole

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4, Old Quay | Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HS, Scotland
01890 750268
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Stayed overnight in Eyemouth went in for something to eat, great fish. The staff very helpful. Not overpriced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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surrey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The evening got off to a great start when we saw the seals swimming in the harbour. Next came supper at The Contented Sole. The service was great( delightful waitress). I had the best and freshest scampi I have ever eaten. Great place for families.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Staying in Berwick for the week and popped into eyemouth for a visit and came here for lunch after feeding the seals. Lovely food and not expensive at all! Nice portions too :) definitely recommend

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great restaurant. Went in for a family dinner and was very, very happy with the food and the service. It wasn't the first time we'd visited and thought it was lovely that the waitress recognised us from our visit last October. The food is wonderful. The lighter bites section of the menu is something I would definitely recommend as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

£3 for Guinness. Excellent. Right on the harbour, what more could you want. Menu looked great too. If only I had more time.

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West Sussex
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited Eyemouth in the hope of seeing seals. It is a lovely little harbour. We decided to go in to the contented sole for lunch. Our dog was welcomed. The chap serving was very friendly. We had scampi & chips x 2. It was delicious. My mother in law had a piece of fish-can't remember what but this was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My place of choice for a meal or a beer in Eyemouth but what on earth went wrong? Food horrible, cold and 1 1/2 hrs from sitting down to being served. The service upstairs was non existent and if you wanted a drink it was easier to get up and go to the bar downstairs than try and get served... More 

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Laura B, Owner at The Contented Sole, responded to this review

I was upset to read your review on your recent visit and the rude comment you left in our visitor book. I have spoken to the staff on duty that evening but am getting a different picture from them.. Thankfully I did manage to speak to other members of your party and although they said they did have a wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food. Excellent portions and well priced. Staff very friendly and so helpful. Really enjoyed our evening in the Contented Sole. Not our first visit and they always do us proud.

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Laura B, Owner at The Contented Sole, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope we will see you again. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stayed overnight in Eyemouth went in for something to eat, great fish. The staff very helpful. Not overpriced.

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Laura B, Owner at The Contented Sole, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your fish and chips. More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had read reviews before our trip to Eyemouth and it lived up to the great recommendations. Barman/waiter with his back to front baseball cap was friendly and super efficient. Food was great and atmosphere relaxed. Spot on!

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Laura B, Owner at The Contented Sole, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. The barman/waiter is our nephew. He is a lovely lad ( Despite the back to front baseball cap !!) Hope we will see you back again soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I went in at the weekend for a bite to eat and then some drinks. The atmosphere was great and the staff couldn't have been nicer. I was very impressed with the quickness of my food as I had a well done steak which was cooked to perfection. The staff were upbeat, quick and efficient for the busyness of the... More 

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Laura B, Owner at The Contented Sole, responded to this review

What a super review. Thank you very much. Our steaks come from the local butcher and are quite delicious I must admit. Hope you will visit again. More 

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Address: 4, Old Quay | Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HS, Scotland
Phone Number: 01890 750268
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Eyemouth
Cuisine: European, Pub

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  • Address: 4, Old Quay | Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Eyemouth
  • Phone Number: 01890 750268

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub

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