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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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Glasgow
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Dined here on Saturday evening while visiting Gigha on a sailing trip. Can't speak highly enough of the staff and the cooking. While there's rightly a big emphasis on locally caught or reared fish and shellfish, the local lamb loin was also absolutely top drawer. The team have done a great job of converting a dilapidated old stone building into... More

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Manchester England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After walking to and exploring Achamore gardens it was nice to be able to sit down and study the lunch menu posted on an outside blackboard (one of the few good weather days of our holiday). As we were booked for an evening meal at our next hotel we did not want a large lunch but we chose a crab... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Anchored on our boat in Ardminish Bay and decided to give the Boathouse a try. What a gem this place is. Huge menu with plenty of fresh daily specials. It's seafood central. Excellent cooking skills produced excellent mains with fantastic tastes. Good atmosphere in the small but we'll appointed dining room. You can't beat good cutlery, and the Boathouse doesn't... More

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Liverpool, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Staying in the campsite next to the restaurant and it being too windy to cook, I decided to eat in here a couple of times and I wasn't disappointed. The steaks were cooked to my liking and weren't too chewy unlike some places. Chef was happy to make certain adjustments to my food, such as not putting parsley into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Where do I start! We visited on the Mon..and again on the Wed...and AGAIN on the Friday! Staying at Balure House on Kintyre meant we could hop on the ferry easily (£4.80 return). The food at The Boathouse was superbly prepared and presented with wonderfully fresh, local ingredients. The chef is really friendly and happy to chat. The setting right... More

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