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The Pier Cafe

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Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Warm welcome, great food, lovely setting...

What more could you ask for on a February birthday? The warm welcome was matched by the warm log stove, good coffee and delicious coffee and amaretto cake. Lovely setting, tasteful decor.... a gem not to be missed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
JackWinch
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

What more could you ask for on a February birthday? The warm welcome was matched by the warm log stove, good coffee and delicious coffee and amaretto cake. Lovely setting, tasteful decor.... a gem not to be missed!

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Ballachulish
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were up in the area staying with our daughter and she recommended The Pier to my husband for a valentines treat. And a treat it was. Superb food, lovely staff & great service in lovely, cosy, unpretentious surroundings. Best meal we have had in a long time and the best value too. Will need to make a point of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Happened upon The Pier whilst out for a drive in the late afternoon & just 30 mins before they were due to close. We had soup and sandwiches both of which were absolutely delicious. The service was fast, friendly & efficient and we were not made to feel rushed in any way. The cafe itself is a lovely environment to... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Pols 75, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a super review of The Pier. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and just got in before we closed (although we are very good at letting people in after our closing time). We hope to see you again on your next visit to... More 

Dornoch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just returned from my third visit over the past 5 months and I have to say that this is a lovely place to visit for lunch or afternoon tea. I have yet to have an evening meal that but will correct that grave omission (on my part) before too long. Food is freshly prepared and whether you go for something... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mark Dornoch, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. It is great to have such wonderful local support and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Lairg Thanks again, Catriona More 

North Tawton, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My parents and I visited The Pier Cafe on my last night with them. I had already been here for lunch but this was my first visit for dinner. 5 Minutes after we arrived the whole village lost electricity. The hosts came out to explain the situation and asked us how we would like to continue, we were more than... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Pippinsuds, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of The Pier, even though we lost power! We were more than happy to cook in the dark to ensure our dinner guests wouldn't go home hungry and we must thank you for your patience in the matter! Luckily we had lots of candles and a gas cooker so... More 

Rogart, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Been there many times great food and they like toget your feedback .It is nice to see family's use the pier and often see the same faces again,They treat everyone the same I highly recommend THE PIER

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Dave B, Thank you so much for your super review of The Pier. We really appreciate the local support and yes, it is great to see families using The Pier regularly. Thanks again and hope to see you soon Catriona More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
416 reviews 416 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I visited with my partner and his parents, who live a short drive away. They recommended the cafe as they often go and talk about how good it is, so they took us there for a treat. We visited a day before Christmas Eve and had a nice lunch. I had the carrot+parsnip soup and cheese+onion toastie. The soup and... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Pier - we really appreciate our customer reviews! We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch visit to us and we hope to see you the next time you are visiting your family Thanks again, Catriona More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Once again a most enjoyable meal at the Pier Cafe from the welcome when you arrive till you leave service is first class. I hade the home made burger finishing with Christmas pudding my daughter Gill had the veg curry and cheese cake all were lovely. Looking forward to my next visit when back in Lairg. Merry Christmas to all... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there! We are delighted that you have taken the time to review The Pier for a second time and even more pleased that you found it to be as good as the last time you visited. Thank you so much - we really do appreciate our customer reviews. We look forward to having you back on your next visit... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Came here to see what the place was like after a few recommendations First thing I would say, is a sign to let you know where the entrance is would be helpful as the entrance looks like a side door and the main door is the kitchen On entering the café, you are hit with the smells from the kitchen... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there and thank you so much for taking the time to review The Pier. We are so disappointed that you didn't enjoy your visit as much as you should have. We take our customer reviews very seriously and have looked into detail the points that you have brought up. We do, in fact, have an entrance sign which points... More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited the area in October and visited the pier cafe twice the second time only because the first time was so good.Had fish and chips that where far better than any others we have had even those from Ullapool's two famed chip shops.The others in our party where just as pleased with their meals as well.Everything about the food and... More 

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Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your two meals with us and we hope to see you on your next trip to Lairg More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Lairg
  • Phone Number: +44 1549 402971

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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