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Basil Habour Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Scottish
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Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Prompt, friendly service and casual atmosphere. The lattes were very good, but the food was a disappointment. While the descriptions and ingredients were interesting (a brie and mushroom omelette for instance), the execution was tasty but not exceptional. As the venue can only seat 20 and can be quite busy, it isn't a place where I'd feel comfortable lingering over... More 

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Fife, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having a wee break at Lochloy and stopped for ice-cream on our way to the Harbour . Very nice it was it was one of the biggest cone's I've had really nice ice-cream very friendly assistant a must stop.

Thank elizabeth m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grandchildren love the ice cream from the Harbour Café. Wee one especially loves the ice cream in a tub with a chocolate flake. Haven't used ten café itself but it always looks busy

Thank Scottishgran_12
Nairn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

A good quality lovely lunch in lovely surroundings with friendly service. A regular place we go as a young family for lunch or a late breakfast

Thank Kirstills
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great wee cafe. Popped in yesterday late afternoon - after 3 - and still got a hot lunch, no problem. (The lady seemed quite surprised when I asked if they were still serving hot food, but so many places finish serving hot food at 3!). I had the chilli with ciabatta which was tasty and super value at £5.99. The... More 

Thank Tea_Jenny2014
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Good food, nice staff, pet friendly, inexpensive - don't miss the Cullen Skink!! We had breakfast once and lunch once, well worth a visit. Its not the Ritz, it's not huge, but it does offer good food at a good price...great Coffee and Walnut cake!

Thank Rosivda200
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Most enjoyable Cullen Skink for lunch. Probably the best of our Scottish holiday. The cafe lived up to its reviews with friendly staff even offering advice on seeing the Dolphins at Chanonry Point which we did later on in the afternoon. Amazing experience a real WOW day for us which was topped with 2 lovely slices of lemon drizzle from... More 

Thank destressing
Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice food at reasonable prices and very pleasant staff, one of my favourite places in Nairn, well worth a visit for a reasonable priced meal or snack, the chips are great,

Thank HamishMacdog
Nairn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Always good food especially the Cullen Skink. Cakes fresh and yummy. Coffee good. Friendly welcome and good service. Seats outside and dogs welcome inside but need to be kept quiet. Can definitely recommend 😊😊

Thank Chappers22
Thurso, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This cafe is a real gem: all of the staff are friendly and know their customers by name and the food is absolutely superb and of the highest quality. One of the most notable things is they are dog friendly - it's wonderful to be able to bring your dog along for breakfast or lunch. I've tried most of the... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: 01667-45-47-74

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