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The Pier Cafe

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Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 180
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lovely scenery, nice visit!

I brought my parents here twice during our Scotland visit, the view was beautiful and the waitress was more than happy to find a seat for us by the window. Presentation of food was nice

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lucas F
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my parents here twice during our Scotland visit, the view was beautiful and the waitress was more than happy to find a seat for us by the window. Presentation of food was nice

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Thank Lucas F
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Lucas F, Thank you very much for your super review of The Pier. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the area Best regards, Catriona More 

Invershin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have visited twice. Once for a family lunch (October) and the second occasion for a staff christmas night out. On both occasions the staff were helpful and friendly and the food was superb. The staff were attentive, yet remained unobtrusive, keeping our glasses (both water and wine!) topped up and being on hand to help with anything else we... More 

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1 Thank Kylie P
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Kylie P, Many thanks for such a wonderful review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit on both occasions and we hope to welcome you back on a Summer day so you can enjoy more views of Loch Shin Best regards, Catriona More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Five star food - compliments to the chef! I had a delicious vegetarian option and my husband had venison. Service was very accommodating - would recommend and will hopefully be back. Thanks so much pier cafe!

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1 Thank Orlamcdonagh
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Orlamcdonagh Many thanks for such a wonderful review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your vegetarian option and the venison dish - I will pass the compliments on to our chef. Many thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Catriona More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Called into this loch-side cafe on a SHEARINGS trip. Warm welcome by the staff.Drinks and a bite too eat with great views over the loch. The little craft shop attached to the cafe sold a range of locally sourced pottery items.

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1 Thank Antony H
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Antony H, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Pier with the Shearings group. Many thanks for your super review. Best regards, Catriona More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went to the Pier for the first time at the weekend for an evening meal with my family and was really impressed. The atmosphere is really nice when you walk in with the candles and the setting on the loch. Service was really quick and the servers were very attentive with filling up water on the table and asking... More 

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1 Thank Tasha R
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Tasha R, Many thanks for such a wonderful review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that your party all enjoyed their meals and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thanks again Catriona More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Stopped for a mid-afternoon coffee break on a drive round the North. Being a Sunday afternoon it was still quite busy with people having late lunch. Impressive selection of cakes, although we found them rather sweet. Interesting lunch options we'll definitely try next time. And lovely to sit outside on a (rare) balmy and sunny autumn day.

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1 Thank MGS44
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there MGS44, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your alfresco Sunday afternoon tea. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future for some lunch or an evening meal. Best regards, Catriona More 

Scotland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This is a lovely place to visit, with great views of Loch Shinn. It has a relaxed atmosphere, with music playing gently in the background. We stopped for lunch, which was home made soup and a toastie, both piping hot, and delicious. Prices are very reasonable. They also have a small craft shop on site, selling local handicrafts. If you... More 

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1 Thank ElaineClifton
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there ElaineClifton, Many thanks for your wonderful review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your soup and toasties and we hope to welcome you back in the near future, perhaps for some lunch or an evening meal. Best regards, Catriona More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We stopped off for coffee and cake during an autumn afternoon drive following a walk at the nearby Falls of Shin and found the coffee, cake and prices excellent. The staff were really attentive and very friendly. While there we were impressed by the dinner menu and, when we found ourselves close by at dinner time, decided to head back.... More 

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1 Thank flyingdown
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there flyingdown, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and then your evening meal. We very much hope to be welcoming you back in the near future on your next visit to the area. Best... More 

Amsterdam
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

What a lovely restaurant, food was very good and service was quick, home made ice cream was delightful. Very reasonable prices, and what a size of fish. The only problem was, the sun was out, shining of the loch, and made the restaurant very uncomfortable to sit in, also the sun was strong on the eyes. Definately going back.

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1 Thank Graham B
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Graham B, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your fish and homemade ice cream. We have very thin curtains in order to make the most of the natural light coming through but on the rare occasions that it is very sunny, it can get... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Well worth a visit! Raining outside but the restaurant was very busy, glad we booked. We came at lunchtime. I had the burger which was perfectly cooked. The others had the seafood salad which was vast and delicious and a small toastie. Portion were not large, so luckily we had room for the amazing home made cakes too! The service... More 

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1 Thank Dena666
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Dena666, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your lunch and cakes with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area. Best regards, Catriona 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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