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Tavern Cafe Bar

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
01397 703600
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and food. The signature fajitas were scrummy and the pie had tender meat in abundance. And mustn't forget the cocktails... Fabulous all round 😍

Thank woos66
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a late afternoon lunch without a reservation on our first walk through town. The fish and chips portion was huge and nicely done. A warm scone and peppermint tea satisfied a smaller appetite.

Thank lakewind
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Famished after a hike to Steall Meadows we went into town for lunch and came across this establishment. I was craving some American style food so we ended up ordering, nachos, a salad and the beef lasagna. Not very American, but the salad was good and the lasagna excellent. The nachos were fair but wasn't expecting much given the city's... More 

Thank Joel G
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely dinner, nice friendly atmosphere, very popular as lots of reservations for tonight. Glad I got in early. The Haggis and neeps tapas starter was really tasty. Salmon nicely presented and although crispy on top it was really moist. Asked for white coffee as saw machine but was served a black with cold milk. Staff happy to change this for... More 

Thank Lynn-e-2011
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch today wife had the nachos and said it was ok I ordered the fish and chips and although the fish was well proportioned the batter sadly let it down my advice to the owners would be if you have any cracks in the ceilings use the batter to fill them in

Thank deliss
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful - just needs more space and more staff and will then be brilliant!!! The two working were under a lot of pressure but performed exceptionally

Thank Tamsin R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Tavern on 3 occasions during our stay in Fort William and had no complaints on either occasion. The menu and daily specials offers something for everyone and is very reasonably priced. Service is quick and friendly.

Thank Andy M
Abu Dhabi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch at the Tavern. Good size portions, excellent food and a friendly service. Well located at the main road of Ft. William. Will go there again!

Thank GermanFamilyUAE
Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to get into this place the day before but it was booking only (they did not offer for us to wait as there isn't anywhere to wait as per the Groge and Gruel where you can wait in the bar downstairs). We booked for the following day and it was fine but nothing to write home about. Portions... More 

Thank Yan B
Quispamsis, Nb
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thursday night and the place was packed, lucky that we had booked. Had 3 course meal for 2 for 38.50 GBP that did not include drinks. The food was lovely - Cullen Skink and nachos for starters, Thai Chilli Prawn and Beef Lasagne for main followed by Bread & Butter Pudding and Sticky Toffee Orange Cake for desert. All home... More 

Thank Wardy48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: 01397 703600
At the Tavern a warm welcome, fantastic food and a great selection of wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and coffee is always guaranteed!Located on Fort William High Street, the Tavern offers quality Gastropub style food. We offer lunch and evening meal menus.The Tavern is a popular destination for visitors and locals 12 months of the year. Our Head Chef takes great pride in sourcing local fresh produce which is prepared from fresh when you order.

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