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La Mirage

Certificate of Excellence
British, Seafood, Scottish
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7 Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JA, Scotland
+44 1431 821 615
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They say don't judge a book by its cover, how true they are. When you walk in the decor is, well, different. The hospitality and food however are unmistakably first class. If you are on the road between Inverness and Caithness it is well worth stopping in the lovely village of Helmsdale and visiting this restaurant. Overall it was an... More 

Thank Jimwiseman
Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent hot fish and chips, glad I only ordered a small meal but my husband stoutly devoured all his!

Thank Smartie475
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped over in this quiet town where most businesses close for lunch. My husband had tomato soup which was very thick, however my broth was obviously home made with fresh vegetables and pearl barley and was delicious.

Thank Lynn S
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here today with family and friends,amazing wee place with gaudy but quirky and pretty cool decor. The food was absolutely delicious we all had the small fish tea,anything but small, the portions were massive and the desserts were to die for,meringue simply heavenly!! Staff we met Kia and Gail were chatty,efficient,welcoming and friendly. All at a very reasonable... More 

1 Thank lornau
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

8 of us ate as a group here twice this week. Food as good, and plentiful, as ever. Even got interviewed by Radio Scotland who were there making a programme.

1 Thank Mr-TaxTax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on a recommendation - portions are huge, decor quirky , service exemplary - food tasty tho perhaps the fish batter could be a bit crispier - tho the actual fish was lovely , chips excellent and good price - order the small fish supper the large far to big

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited La Mirage at the beginning of July after hearing glowing reviews and recommendations. I get that the decor is quirky and memorable but it didn't charm me, I just found it all a bit creepy. The fish and chips were huge but for my taste the batter was just too thick and greasy. We were warned that the... More 

Thank Sam1974bc
Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

called in again on the way home, had the fish tea, grilled not in batter, with mushy peas, very tasty alternative to the battered one which is also great, my wife had battered fish and garden peas and a strawberry meringue, will have to try the huge seafood platter one time, staff very helpful and cheery, a place you must... More 

Thank HamishMacdog
Wick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely takeaway, fast service.good food. My kids love it. The meringues are too die for. Fine stop off if your travelling.

Thank Henderson J
Tring, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here tonight and I can honestly say that I have never been anywhere like this in my life....and that is not a compliment I ordered the Maryland chicken which was a chicken supreme coated in batter accompanied by pinapple and banana fritters with glace cherries and peach slices, which to quote Jamie Oliver was a real confusion of flavours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Seafood, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale KW8 6JA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Helmsdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1431 821 615

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?