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Scott's Bistro

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French, Seafood, British, Bistro, Scottish
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Struan House, Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
+44 1880 820190
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ate here on Saturday night after a days sailing. Staff were very welcoming and the restaurant was tastefully decorated. The food was excellent, without doubt the best seafood I've ever tasted. I can recommend the chowder and the seafood pizza. There was also a good selection of craft beers and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ate here on Saturday night after a days sailing. Staff were very welcoming and the restaurant was tastefully decorated. The food was excellent, without doubt the best seafood I've ever tasted. I can recommend the chowder and the seafood pizza. There was also a good selection of craft beers and lagers to be had. I'll definitely be back for more.

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The service was personalised and excellent. The food was cooked freshly, menu mainly seafood. I enjoyed the starter of smoked mussels with home made foccacia bread as an accompaniment. My husband had the seafood chowder which ressembled cullen skink and was delicious. Main course for me was sea bass - 2 generous pieces of fish with a tasty sauce (not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There are not enough words to describe how delicious the food in Scott's is. We had booked an overnight at Struans (the B&B above the Bistro) and had decided to sample the food on offer at Scott's. Booking is definitely advisable in this cosy Bistro on Tarbert Harbour. We ordered the Smoked Mussels as an appetizer, along with a bottle... More 

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Essex, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was in Tarbert overnight and simply walked up and down the quay looking at the various eating options before settling on Scott's Bistro. I struck lucky because (1) most tables were already reserved and (2) this is a stunningly good restaurant. I started with the tomato soup (a special) and followed with a substantial dish of smoked salmon carbonara... More 

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Dunmow, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband discovered this restaurant last year and was very keen to bring me to try it. It was really lovely. Excellent seafood and the key lime pie was to die for! Excellent service too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to Scott's with a small party of friends for my wedding supper. It was fantastic! The service was brilliant and friendly and the food absolutely lovely. The owner went out of her way to make us happy and I would have no problem with recommending this restaurant to anyone visiting the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to the maestro in the kitchen, I have really enjoyed the freshly made take away pizzas over the last couple of years. Ate in recently and was really impressed by the quality of everything - even down to the side salad. Lovely friendly atmosphere - thankyou (and see you again soon)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited the bistro on a trip to tarbet marina. Had sea food chowder and a home made pizza; I was Not disappointed. The service was perfect and the food top noch! Will be visiting again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On entering the restaurant I was very impressed by the design of the interior and the lovely and unique design of the furniture. We received a warm welcome and enjoyed good service. Tarbert is renowned for its fish and sea food and we certainly enjoyed the starter of scallops with bacon which was delicious. We followed this with a main... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Dined here recently as a family. Picked it as the chalkboard outside stated seafood and fresh pizzas so would keep parents and children happy. Décor is lovely and fresh, just what you want to see in a seaside bistro. Service was great despite it being a one woman show and she also checked in guests as this was a bistro... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Struan House, Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, British, Bistro, Scottish

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