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Main Street, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
+44 (0)1687 462 306.
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8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best fish and chips I've ever had

We arrived in Mallaig and the ferry was delayed (bad weather) so had to find a spot to wait. Walked in here and ordered the fish and chips and was blown away. This, and the fish and chips we eventually had in Syke, were the two best fish and chips of my life. Much better than anything I've had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Saudi01
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We arrived in Mallaig and the ferry was delayed (bad weather) so had to find a spot to wait. Walked in here and ordered the fish and chips and was blown away. This, and the fish and chips we eventually had in Syke, were the two best fish and chips of my life. Much better than anything I've had in... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We took a holiday in the north of Scotland at the end of September this year ,and part of break was a steam trip from Fort William to Mallaig which included a trip across the longest Viaduct in the UK,which was very impressive. Fort William is right under Ben Nevis and is the end of the line for Sleeper trains... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived at Mallaig after a couple of hours on the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William. Unsure where to eat we stumbled across the Cornerstone Restaurant, opposite the pier. Simply, it serves up great food. There were a few 'specials' and the crab claws were an excellent starter (the langoustines just lost out). We followed this up with the... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

during a recent visit to Mallaig I revfisited the cornerstone restaurant. I arrived just as the rush from the steam train The Jacobite was thinning out. This was my second visit, the first was memorable, this visit was similar. I choose Cullen Skink, then Local Mussels, both were excellent. service is relaxed and friendly, I can recommend this venue whole... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had taken the Jacobite Steam Train and stayed overnight in Mallaig. We decided to go to the Cornerstone restaurant rather than the hotel we were staying in. What a good choice that was. We turned up at 8.30 and the restaurant was completely full, so remember to try and book in advance. Someone had been silly enough to not... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I thought I had tasted the best fish and chips in the UK but i was wrong! We visited Mallaig for a few hours as part of a west coast rail journey with our rather large dog. Sitting in the restaurant wasn't an option for the dog so we had fish and chips sat on the seats the other side... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The layout is cosy, the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. The menu range makes choosing difficult - and then there are the Specialities of the Day!! The service personal and pleasant with care taken to personal preferences. Portions are generous and generally leave us gazing at the desserts, wishing we had larger stomachs. We would never miss this restaurant on a... More 

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BRIGHTON,ENGLAND
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I took the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig on 6th October and had lunch here. The food was excellent, the location convenient and pretty and the service friendly. Although there was just the two of us,we requested a four seat table by the window to get the view and the owner kindly obliged, even... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A very simple review......if you like seafood just go. My wife and i ate there very recently and the food was superb. My wife had scallops and i had the halibut......WOW......EVERY meal we saw delivered to other customers whilst we were eating looked absolutely superb.....and going by comments we heard tasted every bit as good as it looked. Fantastic food,... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ate here after reading recommendations on Trip advisor and we were not disappointed. Had a window seat overlooking the harbour. Good choice from basic fish and chips to more expensive dishes - I had the langoustines; very generous portion and beautifully cooked. Service was excellent, were given a friendly welcome. Would highly recommend if you ever find yourself in Mallaig.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1687 462 306.

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:15 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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