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The Conservatory

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| West Highland Hotel, Mallaig, Scotland
01687 462210
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Dinner

Read good reviews via TripAdvisor so decided to book dinner here during a recent weekend stay. Were very glad we did, as the food was excellent and the staff accommodated all our quirky requests effortlessly. Our waitress, Tina, was very friendly and professional and a pleasure to talk to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Clare L
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Read good reviews via TripAdvisor so decided to book dinner here during a recent weekend stay. Were very glad we did, as the food was excellent and the staff accommodated all our quirky requests effortlessly. Our waitress, Tina, was very friendly and professional and a pleasure to talk to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Came to the restaurant at the hotel on the recommdation of our host. We had a look at the other two main restaurants in town and of the three the hotel looked the best. Being within yards of the sea, the seafood platter was the natural choice...The small is huge and large enough for two, sensational local seafood. All in... More 

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Thank Iain E
Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My wife and I had lunch here while stopped in Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train excursion from Fort William. The view of the town and the harbor alone would make this a pleasant place to stop for lunch, but a fine boeuf bourguignon and a draft cider made the Conservatory just about perfect. The restaurant is a short walk... More 

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Walsall, West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We eat here one evening, and dropped in for a drink a couple of times. It's not cheap, but not frighteningly expensive for the area. Food, wine and beer all great, service very good, and it was somewhere a bit posher for a special occaision.

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was staying here and ate in the first night. The langoustines were fantastic but I'm not sure if that it's more a tribute the quality of the seafood in these waters - they were grilled to perfection anyway.The sea bass was OK it came with red cabbage - more red cabbage was in the vegetable selection which, on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The west of Scotland had a glorious Easter weekend - sunshine and clear skies. We were staying at the Hotel and decided to try the restaurant. At first, this was mainly for the view over the water - a magnificent sunset. But the food was an unexpected and glorious triumph. Fresh, full of flavour and interesting combinations that worked so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Reasonable hotel, but way overpriced, cheapest main meal £12.98, starters £7, the hotel is nice but ripping tourists off in my view, the town has nicer eating and far cheaper drinks. Staff are very nice, no issues with food other than price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

What a venue, overlooking the Small Isles and Skye Watch the sunset melt over Skye,hues of purple and red onto the glazed white snow of the Cuillins and all for the price of a beer. The hotel is the best in the area and there are regular music nights and ceilidhs. Enjoy.

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Thank breakish
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Firstly, we DID NOT stay here, just went for a drink on two occasions. The first time, we found the service friendly, in a lovely cosy little bar area, and if you wanted the view, there are bay windows where you can sit and gaze over at the islands. Perfect. The second time, we decided to try the food, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | West Highland Hotel, Mallaig, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: 01687 462210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

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