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“Simply superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar

Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar
Portavadie Marina | Near Tighnabruaich, Loch Fyne, Portavadie PA21 2DA, Scotland
01700 811075
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Portavadie
Price range: $8 - $62
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Award winning restaurant and bar overlooking the marina, featuring the very best of Argyll`s larder. The Lodge kitchen and bar offers a communal style dining facility, featuring traditional fayre and great value.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have just had four days staying at The Lodge at Portavadie while working on our boat which we are now going to keep in the marina. What a super marina it is! The best on the west coast of Scotland by far! All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room at The Lodge was spacious, wonderfully clean and comfortably decorated with a lovely sea view The food was delicious and very good value for money. What a gem after a lovely easy drive from Glasgow!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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643ChrisD, Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We constantly aim to offer the best facilties here at Portavadie, and it's always a pleasure to know that our standards and procedures are noticed. It means so much to our entire team to receive your feedback, and we feel proud to continue displaying the highest of service standards throughout . It will be great to welcome you on your next visit.
Best Regards,
Chris Day
Food & Beverage Manager
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Brand new marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Quiet in April but imagine it will be very busy soon and a very 'IN' place to be in the summer amongst all the boats.

Visited April 2013
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IainEJ, General Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for taking the time to place a review of your recent experience with us.

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

Iain
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Helensburgh
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Should do much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our third trip to this Restaurant - though it has been over a year since last time when service was slow which we put down to its being Easter weekend then. This time the restaurant was not too busy; we had to wait a bit for the food to come though; two orders of fish and chips were very disappointing - many bones in the fish (they need to talk to their suppliers) and the chips were greasy and floppy and overdone (though the menu said they were 'real' chips what on earth does that mean?) My soup was overspiced, my egg mayo sandwiches, though presented on good brown bread, felt as though they had been sitting out for a while and gone a bit 'toasty'. Inedible crusts. A replacement serving of chips was brought out when the two men remarked on the state of the first lot. The second lot came too quickly to have been a new batch and were in just the same limp state as the first. Front of house coped very well with our feedback and took three mains off the bill, which was appreciated. But - come on Portavadie, you are being visited by tourists all the time from home and abroad - this is not what we Scots want to see visitors being served. Chef - pull your socks up. We know you can do better. One happy customer out of four is not a good ratio. You cannot just rely on the view.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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643ChrisD, Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Firstly I am sorry that our food service did not meet your expectations, we are a growing young,new and enthusiastic team ,who are striving to provide the best quality within our restaurant areas.
However this is not acceptable and in time ,myself along with our new Executive chef Neil will iron out any problems we may face in the future.
We are currently sourcing new fish suppliers and doing our utmost to get things corrected.
I thank you very much for your comments and can assure you that if you visit us again,please make me aware and I will ensure that you receive the ultimate Portavadie experience.
Best Regards,
Chris Day & Neil Rawlings
F&B Manager & Executive chef
Portavadie Marina
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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“resturant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We visited the resturant today as a family party of eight and a one year old. the food and staff were fantastic to both adults and child. It is two years since our last visitbut we will not leave it as long again. Well done to all staff.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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643ChrisD, Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Portavadie, and that you are a return guest, we strive to set high standards and it is so pleasing when we are informed of peoples positive visit to our facility.
Look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Chris Day
Food & Beverage Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, friendly waiting staff, disappointing meal.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have stayed in the apartments twice before (2 years ago) with groups of friends and was very impressed with both the apartments and the restaurant. This time I I was visited with my husband and 2 friends and we had a totally different experience. The food was very slow to arrive although the restaurant was not full. The dishes were either very overcooked (venison burger), over salted (risotto) or just very poor (ratatouille). The waiting staff were very attentive and friendly and the setting is just lovely as is the decor. It is a shame that the food is not of the same high standard, especially as the price does not reflect the poor standard of food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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643ChrisD, Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Dear Sir , I can only summise that what was found in your food was as you thought some sort of foreign object that has perhaaps been missed during the cooking process.
Please accept my unreserved apologies for this incident.
I would hope that you would visit us again and let us show you the high standards we work to.
Best Regards,
Chris Day
Food & Beverage Manager
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