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Cafe Barge

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Seafood, Vegetarian, Tapas, Scottish
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Harbour Street | Loch Fyne, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
07949723128
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 46
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Nice Setting

We have been here a few times, the food is good and the unusual setting is a bonus. Good place for a nice lunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2014
3steps2heaven
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Tarbert, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tarbert, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have been here a few times, the food is good and the unusual setting is a bonus. Good place for a nice lunch!

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Fresh local seafood served in the Spanish tapas style, so you get to pick and mix which we enjoyed enormously. The owner was very friendly and very helpful with his menu and the local attractions. it is not cheap, but good food seldom is.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After a great experience last year visited again yesterday during our summer stay at Crinnan -glad to report not disappointed. Friendly welcome by the owner as ever and great seafood fresh from local supplier. Only pity only open Fr,Sat,Sun and Mondays so be warned -have a private party booking this Friday evening so will only be serving lunch until 3pm... More 

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london
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Far too expensive for what I had. It was cold and lacked personality. The chap serving me was friendly. The young lady at the bar was also smiley, but the whole experience was sterile I would never go back there.

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UK
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visited at the same time as the review below, tarbert seafood festival. I was on the barge at the time, also having the paella, which was oozing flavour and packed full of seafood. What the lady doesn't state is that she was advised of the restaurant status of the boat and therefore they were afraid they couldn't accept dogs. Categorically,... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Cafe Barge serves seafood and vegetarian dishes tapas style from an open kitchen. The food is delicious and great for sharing. Each dish is freshly made to order and packed full of flavour. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have just returned from the Tarbert Sea Food Festival which was a lovely day, the food on offer throughout was great, I fancied a go at some Paella and seen it was available on The Cafe Barge, so my husband myself and our small dog went on to the the Barge, my husband went to buy the Paella while... More 

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edinburgh
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We loved this cafe tapas restaurant. Initially we were looking for a good coffee and cake, so we ventured in and weren't disappointed. The barge has a lovely atmosphere with very friendly staff. The welcome was warm and the coffee was great. You need to walk along the top of the barge to access the entrance, don't let that put... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visited for a birthday lunch and loved it so much returned for dinner too ! Had a total of eleven dishes and every one was fabulous. The service was a delight, a real classy place in an unusual setting, I cannot recommend highly enough. Will dwfinately be returning.

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Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you go anywhere to eat in Tarbert or surrounding area - visit the Café Barge! As the name suggests it is a restaurant set on a dutch barge moored up in Tarbert harbour and offers a quirky but comfortable place to eat. The owner of the café was very friendly and explained everything to us on arrival, we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Harbour Street | Loch Fyne, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: 07949723128

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, Tapas, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?