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Cafe Rhu

Certificate of Excellence
Scottish
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The Harbour, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
(0)1687 450707
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice soup

We ate lunch here after a walk to the beautiful beach in Rhu. Hearty soup was very welcome and tasted great. The staff were friendly and efficient. A nice view looking over the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Helen M
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Scottish Borders
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English first
Arisaig, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Just came by today for a cuppa with a friend. I have been there many times and eaten almost everything on the menu. But what made me write the review was the thought that Cafe Rhu is a restaurant with great versatility. It is open high season and winter, the staff are always inviting and friendly and it is a... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We eat here whenever we're in the area and have never been anything but very impressed - very tasty, well cooked, fresh food at extremely good prices. Ask to book an upstairs table by the front window and you'll have a meal to remember. I think the review of 22nd March should be deleted by Trip Advisor - this cafe... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Service was slow and food was average. Outside seating was a bit too warm in the sun. Inside didn't appeal to us. It's a very inexpensive lunch. I'd eat at the Marina instead.

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Euan B, Owner at Cafe Rhu, responded to this review

I am very sorry you were not satisfied with your meal, we try to be the best we can and have no intention of providing a mediocre experience. Had you notified myself or a member of staff we would have attempted to correct it immediatley. Not fancying the inside is, i'm sure you appreciate, a question of personal preference rather... More 

Scottish Borders
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate lunch here after a walk to the beautiful beach in Rhu. Hearty soup was very welcome and tasted great. The staff were friendly and efficient. A nice view looking over the water.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten here several times when staying in Arisaig & never been disappointed. Fantastic food & lovely friendly staff

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Arisaig
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We're lucky to have good places to eat in the village and Cafe Rhu can't be outdone. tasty food, a good choice with lots of daily specials, freshly cooked for you (in front of your eyes if you sit downstairs!), good service.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and i camped in Arisaig for a week recently and ate breakfast here almost every day, a fe lunches and came out for an evening meal on our last day. The full breakfast is a huge plate of food, all high quality stuff and very good value for money, far superior to most offerings in a cafe. All... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fresh local mussels and crusty bread, white wine sauce. £6 an absolute bargain. Delicious and highly recommended. Lovely setting overlooking arisaig bay, can't ask for more!

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Glasgow
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Have been to this restuarant about 4/5 times in the past several months. The wait for food is pretty bad even going in first thing in the morning we have waited up to 30 minutes for breakfasts. Food used to be really good here but the standard has slipped pretty badly. Food doesn't look appetising the taste is not too... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Out for a run around the west coast we came across this wee place. Needs a little updating but it was ok for a pit stop of a coffee and cake. There was a small selection of cakes about 3 which was a disappointment but we could live with that. Nice view out across the water from upstairs and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Harbour, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Arisaig
  • Phone Number: (0)1687 450707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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