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Starfish Restaurant

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Castle st | Tarbert, Tarbert PPA29 6UH, Scotland
01880820733
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced...
Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Hearty soups, homemade bread, delicious coffee and tasty homebaking.
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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
Very special fish restaurant

I have been there with my fiancee, the restaurant outside look great (all white and blue like the typical greek places) but inside is even better. Very nice atmosphere, delicious food and nice staff. We will come back...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been there with my fiancee, the restaurant outside look great (all white and blue like the typical greek places) but inside is even better. Very nice atmosphere, delicious food and nice staff. We will come back...

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here recently whilst in Tarbert for business. I had booked as I wanted to make sure I had a table and it's just as well as they were full and turning people away. It's a lovely little restaurant on a side street just back from the harbour and easy to find. The dining area is nicely decorated... More 

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Tarbert
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

had friends from Italy staying and they treated me to dinner in starfish. they loved it so much that they ate there on the three nights of their holiday I felt like royalty when I arrived. what a welcome from Gillian her excellent staff and Richard..the food the staff the atmosphere 100 percent.... . Richard Gillian and girls are a... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely meal here this evening, my friend had been so excited about the mussels and loved every one of them, followed by a huge pavlova. I had grilled haddock, with seasonal vegetables and new potatoes which was equally as delicious, followed by a A Little Pot of Chocolate which was beautiful. The restaurant is beautifully designed, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Walking in through the doors although the waitresses were busy attending to customers we were attended to swiftly. She allowed us to choose our table and mentioned that there were different menus. After perusing the menus, she took our order, could offer suggestions for butters that would go with our meal and the food arrived promptly. The food served was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic fresh local seafood, (we saw the chef that morning ordering straight from the fishermen) the other half had mussels as a starter and didn't raise his head til the bowl was empty! One piece of advice ..BOOK A TABLE we were in at 6 o'clock and by quarter past people were being turned away as they were full

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We came across this small restaurant by accident when looking for somewhere to have dinner. It's on a side street & the exterior doesn't do justice to the interior or the food quality. We dined here on a Tuesday & the place was almost full. My partner had the Tarbert prawns & they were huge! There were a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

lovely place, in the centre of this small fishing village. Extensive range of seafood dishes, both regular and specials; spoilt for choice. The decor is bright and cheerful and the same description applies to the staff. It was very busy and I get the impression it may always be busy; we were there on a Wednesday night and had to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a very lovely time at the Strafish Restaurant! We had some great seafood and fish! Everything tasted fresh and plates we colorful. the service was good. There was a little lack in timing for the beverages. Beer 1st - so far so good. We hadn't finished our beer that already the bubbly wine (which we had ordered with... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tucked away in a side street, it's easy to miss Starfish, but once you have been, you won't forget it! Outside it is white painted, inside the same with changing pictures on the walls, all for sale. However, food, especially seafood is the thing and they certainly know how to cook it. Nothing is " mucked about" just served simply... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle st | Tarbert, Tarbert PPA29 6UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: 01880820733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Hearty soups, homemade bread, delicious coffee and tasty homebaking.

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