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Scott's

Struan House, Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
01880 820190
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Ranked #2 of 16 restaurants in Tarbert
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Ayr, Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the B and B associated with Scott's Bistro (also recommended) and ate here on our second night. The food was lovely, featuring seafood, and the service was friendly and efficient. Prices are very reasonable. Too many places in Scotland overcharge and underwhelm when it comes to shellfish. Scott's cooking is imaginative yet simple. Also a lovely... More

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Visited 5 times now on different occasions with friends and family. The one thing you always get is great service. Great choice of menu and great value for the kids.

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Barnsley South Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Been numerous times and never left disappointed Everything cook to order and to a very high standard Perfect food, Perfect Venue, Perfect location, Perfect Service Need I say more?

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Offered an upgrade to premium room(at cost) after another guest cancelled. New room was nice, spacious and comfortable and at the front of the building overlooking the harbour. Unfortunately, the harbour started working at 0300hrs and continued through the morning until breakfast; lots of noise. Breakfast was fine and although we didn't try the cooked options through choice the porridge... More

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StruanHouse, Owner at Scott's, responded to this review

This review is for the bed and breakfast and not the bistro. The review is quite right, we are situated beside the quay which is part of the charm. This is a shellfish port and operates during the day. It is normally quiet at night. The spanish collection comes in on Sun night and departs on Mon daytime. Alas the... More

Stuttgart
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Right across the street from the commercial fishing wharf this small and intimate resturant offers a limited seafood menu though the items we tried were quite good. Reservations highly recommended.

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Dresden, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had a first class dinner at this restaurant. Very enjoyable. Good wine selection. The service was of a very high standard. We would highly recommend!!!!

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York, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Booked Scott's bistro prior to our weeks holiday in Tarbert after reading the reviews on TA. I am so pleased that I did. Husband and wife team have a lovely bistro here and clearly work hard to ensure that their customers benefit. The special starter of scallop and bacon skewer served with rocket was beautifully cooked. I am reliably informed... More

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StruanHouse, Owner at Scott's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was nice to meet you and I hope you had a good trip home. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I LOVE this place! It's not local enough for me sadly, being from Glasgow, but definitely somewhere that's worth a detour to visit if you're up this neck of the woods. We were staying for a cycling birthday break in Lochgilphead when I realised that THE Tarbert was only 15 miles away. Yippee! We'd eaten here just once before, but... More

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StruanHouse, Owner at Scott's, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are a small family run business and appreciate your kind words. More

Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a first class dinner at this restaurant. Very enjoyable. Good wine selection. The special was a pasta dish with scallops and chorizo. It was exquisite.

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StruanHouse, Owner at Scott's, responded to this review

Thank you, very kind of you. More

Paisley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Ate recently again at Scotts. Always pleasant atmosphere. Food quality remains high. Menu has a wide choice for everyone, and specials focus on local seafoods. I will continue to visit.

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