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All 2 Isle of Gigha Restaurants

The Boathouse Cafe Bar

Ardminish Bay, PA41 7AA, Scotland
01583505123
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Café
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Small waterfront café and restaurant situated a five minute walk from the ferry terminal on the Island of Gigha.Wines, beers, ales and a varied menu with an emphasis on local seafood.Showers and laundry facilities also available on site from adjacent campsite.

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A really nice small restaurant - and they really can cook. A lot better than you would expect on such a small island.

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Dorset
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

What a find! Having gone to Gigha to visit relatives, I could not believe what a wonderful gourmet evening we would have on this beautiful island. Everything was 5 star - the food, the staff, the service and the whole ambience. Needles to say, the fish was incredible but the meat was equally so. The presentation would have put many... More

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Scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Isle Of Gigha is lovely... so the situation for the meal is hard to beat. Low key place ... or wear a dickie .. who cares.. this is a great place to eat. The high of our holiday and easily best on the west coast of Scotland, including Glasgow. What else.... just the food.... yes, delicious. Seafood for me... More

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Moab, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's only a 20 minute ferry ride away - away from Tayinloan, which is halfway down the Kintyre Penninsula, which is itself a long way from Glascow. So it is a journey to get there no matter where you start. We went for lunch after bicycling around a bit on Gigha Island. They had an extensive menu of seafood items,... More

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Largs, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Once again just excellent. We joined our friends from Largs SC and had a great evening and food. That said my wife had to talk them into opening on a Tuesday evening for 8 people, once convinced nearly 20 people turned up from other yachts and the place was a real buzz, also I would think worth opening for the... More

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Glasgow
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

The Island of Gigha is a beautiful small island reached by a small vehicle ferry in 20mns. There are only about 150 residents and we wondered whether we could get anything decent to eat. What a surprise. We enjoyed excellent prawn open sandwiches, a lovely piece of cake and good coffee. It's close to the ferry landing ramp.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was by far the best meal i have ever had in my life. The starter of scallops and pork belly was simply marvellous. The Steak was cooked to perfection and was well accompanied. The desert was simply fantastic. The service was great. The staff were on hand and were exceptionally polite and professional. The biggest surprise was the bill.... More

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Arrived on busy Saturday in a team of 6. It was my first visit to the island and I was impressed by the warm & friendly welcome which we received. Service was excellent. Menus and wine arrived promptly. The food was superb, a great selection of fish with some amazing flavours. The portions were generous, enough to satisfy the healthy... More

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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We visited Gigha for the day and had a really excellent lunch at the Boathouse. The assiette of smoked fish was so fresh and tasty with a nice homemade coleslaw ,salad, New potatoes and an array of chutney and dipping sauce. My husband had a burger as he felt he had had a surfeit of seafood lately. He rated it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The best meal I had this summer. Great selection of local seafood. Everyone's food was excellent and service was very good. Can't recommend highly enough.

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