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Starfish Restaurant

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$$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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Castle st | Tarbert, Tarbert PPA29 6UH, Scotland
441880820733
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing place

Love this restaurant. Amazing food, great atmosphere and good staff. Highly recommend! Tom Yum is the best I've tasted 😉

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
Marion S
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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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Kemnay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Amazing food, great atmosphere and good staff. Highly recommend! Tom Yum is the best I've tasted 😉

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Thank Marion S
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Decided one wet and windy afternoon to take a drive to Tarbert with visiting relatives, heard some good things about this place so decided to book for lunch. We were slightly later than anticipated due to "Sunday Drivers" and a very slow bus however on arrival were warmly welcomed by the staff. Restaurant was very quiet, although it was the... More 

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Thank MJMACLLH
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We came here as a birthday treat while staying locally and weren't disappointed. The food was excellent with huge portion sizes giving great value for money. The restaurant itself has a nice relaxed atmosphere, not pretentious as many restaurants of this quality can be. We will be back in the future and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a... More 

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Thank Bobby M
Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

There are many very fine restaurants serving quality local sea food throughout the beautiful West Coast of Scotland. The Starfish in Tarbert is my favourite by a long way. This restaurant combines excellent friendly service, fantastic food and outstanding value for money in a wonderful harbour side setting. You can even bring you're dog.

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Thank Quiggers91
Nuremberg, Germany
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Our 1st visit to the restaurant. Very friendly staff and great food. Prices are affordable and you get very fresh seafood.

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Thank Stehar6
Dundee, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

On entry we were greeted by bright and cheery décor and bright and cheery staff. The menu is extensive with a huge 'specials' board and as you would expect the emphasis is on fish. Two of our party had starfish stew and one had king scallops which created a discussion on which was the best meal - a draw I... More 

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Thank Ken P
Bingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It felt like a very personable place. Great menu choice, good evening out. Plenty of other diners - and good welcome and service.

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Thank hotmice
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Well we did some sailing along the way, but the destination of our voyage was clearly identified before we departed. We had both eaten here before and were very much looking froward to repeating the experience. The variety of seafood on offer is impressive, ranging from Scallops, Seafood Stroganoff through to a Thai Saefood Tom Yum (chosen by my colleague... More 

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Thank Phil L
Ogden
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Had the scallop dinner and it was super with a bit of soup as an appetizer. Music was a delightful mix of instrumental and folksy from across the world. It was great - Thanks Julian...

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Thank Srlammie
Amsterdam
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Nice restaurant with fine service and a good variety on fish meals. Service is attentive, although the large restaurant has only one waitress

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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: 441880820733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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