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The Pier Cafe

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Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
Great coffee

We popped in here for a takeaway coffee and it was fantastic. Really lovely service and the cafeteria itself was beautiful, clean and had an amazing view over the water. All the cakes where covered and looked delicious. The menu was well priced and we are looking forward to going back for a meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
MrsCK1
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We popped in here for a takeaway coffee and it was fantastic. Really lovely service and the cafeteria itself was beautiful, clean and had an amazing view over the water. All the cakes where covered and looked delicious. The menu was well priced and we are looking forward to going back for a meal. This is a gem in the... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

friendly staff and food is good. on the way into lairg at the bottom of loch shin. looked out to the water.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I called in for a late lunch whilst cycling past, and what a find, prompt service with a smile, and lovely caramel sponge cake! I was surprised to find such a good cafe in such an out of the way location.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a great café! I love this place and each time we've been the food has been great. We are lucky enough to live fairly locally to The Pier and we will definitely try eating there in an evening. The menu is interesting and varied and the cakes are to die for. Being a veggie, I find that there is... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We do try and keep our vegetarian options exciting and change them as much as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to us. Catriona More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a setting. Right beside the water in the highland crossroads town of Lairg. Nice straightforward menu. Had the ploughman's lunch which was ok but the ham looked kinda grey so I left it. Had coffee and scones next day..excellent. I really love this place. Great atmosphere.

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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 leave such a great review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We must apologise for your ham looking the wrong colour. We roast our own ham and it should never be anything but a lovely pink colour. I have mentioned this to kitchen staff so thank you... More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You would pass this small restaurant in the centre of Lairg.This would be a mistake. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and efficient. It is open every day but is only open on 2 evenings,Friday and Saturday so make a reservation if you do not want to be disappointed.

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

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fab review of The Pier - we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit Catriona More 

Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I know of no other cafe or restaurant in the area that you'd make a detour for, or even that you'd leave feeling satisfied. The young people running this cafe have made this a place we love. The fish and chips beat anything I've eaten in Scotland (which include several boasting national championship awards) and the burger, made with home-made... More 

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

Hi Stephen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of The Pier - it's really appreciated. We are delighted with your comments about your fish and chips and burger and we are very glad that you make a detour for us! See you on your next visit to Lairg. Thanks again, Catriona More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited the Pier again with my daughter Gill her boyfriend and Uncle as usual a lovely welcome started off with the crusty bread to get our taste buds working me and Gill had the 3 courses,greedy but what the hell I was on holiday all our meals were first class also a nice bottle or two of white wine. Service... More 

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

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for reviewing The Pier again - we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Running a business in such a small place, we rely on return custom so we thank you for your continued support. We are delighted that you enjoyed your 3 course meal with us and we will see you... More 

Bonar Bridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stunning views over the loch, the big wood burner stove crackling happily beside you creating a warm glow in the restaurant, the staff welcoming you with a warm smile, the taste of seriously good food, cooked with passion and presented with style. Very well done.

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

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Pier. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time Catriona More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went here on Saturday night for an evening meal for the first time after visiting many times before for a quick coffee. Food and service were superb! We had a table of 5, all ordered different things and every one of us has rated it amongst the best we have ever tasted. We were also there with a young baby... More 

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

Hello there! Thank you so much for your super review of The Pier - we really appreciate that you've taken the time to do so. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your meal with us and we are always more than happy to accommodate babies and children. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thanks... 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
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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