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“Dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plockton Shores Restaurant

Plockton Shores Restaurant
30 Harbour Street,, Plockton IV52 8TN, Scotland
01599 544 263
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Plockton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We had dinner for two on a Wednesday night at 6pm, three courses and 1 pint of beer £68. We booked but there was no need to at 6, although when we left it was more than half full and getting busier. The waitress was friendly and welcoming. The food was good but a few odd combinations. We both had the black pudding, goats cheese, baked apple and marmalade chutney to start, very tasty, although a bit ruined by the unnecessary olives and sundried tomatoes, an odd combination that was best left of the plate. The seafood platter was well worth it and the scallops the most tender we have ever had. Pudding was good but at £6 possibly a bit pricey. Worth a trip though.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Angouleme, France
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112 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious and Imaginative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Although my wife and I live in France, we just spent three wonderful weeks in Scotland. Consequently, my comments are written in both English and French texts, thus avoiding possible errors by the automatic translator software program.

English Text:
Recently, we spent three days in the Plockton area and had the pleasure of dining in three different restaurants, all of which were good, but this one stood out above the others.

The dining room is tastefully furnished, and the cuisine is excellent.. Our meal consisted of steamed mussels in a whisky and cream sauce, followed by duck breasts cooked to perfection, and for desert, a raspberry & schnapps trifle (to die for!).

This was a truly outstanding meal.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Just what we wanted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We wanted a really nice meal to finish off our holiday, with Scottish food, and that's what we got here. It is quite a small and cosy restaurant, which is in keeping with its location in a small fishing village. We enjoyed the food, especially crab fishcakes, and found the service just about right.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Top class food at real prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

We dined here for the second time on 6th Oct. The food is sublime,the service friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxing and un pretentious .The bill although not cheap is reasonable for the quality of food unlike some other restaurants,I would definitely recommend .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Great Food In A Cosy Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

My partner, Mum and I spent a week in Plockton to celebrate a special birthday. Halfway through our stay we decided to try Plockton Shores. We were not disappointed. We wandered down in the morning to book (Plockton is small and restaurants can fill up quickly so booking is a good idea). The restaurant is open most of the day serving coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is situated on the shore front as the name suggests. The atmosphere was really nice, not too brightly lit but well enough that you are not peering to find your food!!! There were also a good number of tables suitable for people dining alone. This may seem unimportant but if you have ever travelled or eaten alone you will know in some places you can feel rather conspicuous. Not the case here. It's just too cosy a place to feel anything other than comfortable. There was a good selection of daily specials including tasty vegetarian options. I do not eat meat but do eat fish and I was pleased to see that some thought and flair had gone into the vegetarian options as in so many places if pasta with tomatoes is not your thing you are stuck!! If you do like fish however please try as much as you can in Plockton as its so wonderfully fresh! To start, I tried the wild mushroom vegetarian bruschetta the mushrooms having been picked locally that day and the others tried the smoked fish layer to start. Both were delicious, the flavours perfectly balanced. For mains two of us went for the langoustines (large prawns served still intact in the shells and plucked from the bay that day!) cooked in paprika and garlic butter. They were soooo good! We were given big bowls of water and plenty of napkins to keep our hands from getting too buttery! My husband went for the steak and said it too was great. All desserts are homemade with wonderful dishes like sticky toffee pudding and apple and plum crumble (my favourite!) and also local cheeses. The staff were helpful and friendly without being too intrusive and even though it was quite busy they were attentive to everyone and made time to chat to those who wished to. For three people with three courses each, a very good bottle of wine and a couple of beers we were under £120 which works out at around £40 each. Some have said this restaurant is a little expensive but for the food quality I really don't think you could do better.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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