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“Great bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Contented Sole

The Contented Sole
4, Old Quay | Harbour Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HS, Scotland
01890 750268
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Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Eyemouth
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
CoB
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is the best local bar in Eyemouth by a long way. It has a great selection of beers and an excellent choice of sprits. The food serviced is great value, true pub grub which will suit the whole family. The staffs are very welcoming and friendly

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Bad time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Went there despite our B&B host saying his previous guests gave it mixed reports. Signs were bad: two televisions on in a tiny bar, showing different channels, one playing very loud - and then augmented and clashing with a sound system playing music. Asked landlord about the two fish items on the menu, haddock and Eyemouth sole. He said he didn't eat fish so he didn't know. Ordered haddock and sole. The sole arrived as a pile of fish swimming in liquid. It tasted strange and the texture was mushy. I mentioned this to the landlord with all the deference I could muster. He replied by saying that sole was sole and he walked away. He wasn't interested in what I had to say or whether anything might be wrong. We didn't see him again until we went to pay. I tried to explain why I thought something was wrong but he was aggressive and would not concede anything. I had to pay for the dish even though I hadn't eaten it. We made a big mistake going there. Went to Onko the next night which was better in every way.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Real fish mm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Had lunch there on a Tuesday , husband had fish and chips I had scampi and chips both with peas and salad the batter on both was fresh and nice and crispy , only had one course which was plenty for us . Service nice and quick and friendly.Would eat there again

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The table of locals that arrived after us and ordered after us were served before us which was quite annoying as there were 3 of us and 6 of them so we had to wait ages for our food! Then when it finally arrived it was lukewarm and not very good at all so it wasn't worth the wait. The fish had soggy batter and the chips were cold and hard. We would not eat here again.

The waiter was apologetic when we spoke with him but it was too little too late for us.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Lovely Food & Good Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

All the food was very nice but the sea food was delicious (fresh from the local fishermen). Very good size portions, even the 'small' so be careful you don't end up with more than you can manage!

Visited August 2013
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