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“This place is good, but book ahead” 5 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
Price range: $17 - $51
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“This place is good, but book ahead”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Plockton is delightful, and this smallish but very comfortable restaurant is well located in the middle of the row of pretty houses on the waterfront. It shows how far cooking has come in recent years in Scotland that such good food is available at a very reasonable price. Other would-be diners were regularly turned away during our visit, and our party of ten was so impressed that efforts were made to persuade the chef to open on his day off (its closed Mondays), efforts which were rebutted with good grace - as noted in a previous review, this place keeps civilised hours. Unsurprisingly, there is an emphasis on seafood, and I regretted not ordering the scallops tempura, fearing they would be overcooked - others in the group chose well, and the pale, crisp batter evidenced good judgement in the kitchen. My duck salad with raspberry dressing was well flavoured, and a main of herbed rump of lamb was perfectly cooked and generous, stuck on the plate with a pleasing splodge of celeriac puree. Chips (stolen from another diner's plate) were crisp and tasted fresh not frozen. Several of the dishes have interesting flavour combinations, such as the lime and ginger monkfish mentioned by another reviewer. Puddings were swooningly good, sticky toffee pudding or pear and gingerbread can be claggy, but not here. There are good wines by the glass, a very decent and fairly priced wine list, and a small selection of bottled Hebridean beers which go well with food. Really, nothing to fault here, and very friendly service.

  • Visited August 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you love seafood, this is the place to go. Idyllic Plockton is worth a visit anyway and once you're there go to this restaurant (they also serve breakfast and lunch). What we also liked was the modern decor (not one of these dark, plushy and slightly outdated places). Plus friendly and helpful staff, nice wines and lovely beer from Scotland (not the usual "Heineken" swill).

  • Visited July 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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Ardersier
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4 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Try the seafood platter - yummy! Very busy over lunch time and I think we got the last table so I would advise that you book in advance.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit if you're in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We ate here one lunchtime. A very good choice for a lunchtime menu, with an excellent choice of seafood. I had the monkfish with lime and ginger. Decent portion size, well presented. The monkfish was nicely cooked, and the lime and ginger was well balanced, and complemented the monkfish well. Served with salad leaves and bread. A good portion size for the cost - and very tastey! Even the beers and wines were reasonably priced - and a fair choice!

Well recommended - would love to have been around to have sampled the dinner menu!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lunch Break.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Dropped in for lunch and found no tables available however we were informed if we returned in an hour we would be seated which we were, so booking a must for a next visit.
Plenty to choose from on the menu and todays specials board most at a reasonable price, starter of Cullen skink soup was excellent served with a chunk of crusty bread, main course of warm chicken salad was good although my wife's plate of Scallops looked a bit lonely with no salad or side dish, ice cream and pecan pie was first class as a dessert.
Staff excellent and service prompt even at this busy time, minor grumbles, a knife with the side plate to spread the butter on the bread would assist rather than using your main course knife, and the pepper mill refused to deliver no matter how much turning or adjustment, however these are minor items in what is an excellent restaurant and at just a tad over £40 perhaps not to expensive for lunch for two including drinks.
I would recommend if visiting during the tourist season to book in advance.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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