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The Gallery Cafe

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West Argyle Street, Ullapool IV26 2TY, Scotland
+44 1854 613769
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here previously many times when it was under previous management, as the food has always been good quality, and the pricing more than reasonable. Now called "Zest Cafe", the food is still of good quality, and pricing. My only small niggle is the staff we're more concerned with their own conversations than being attentive to customers- a... More 

Thank Fiona C
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I am writing a second review of this place because it has changed its name since I was last visiting it, and presumably its management. It is now called Zest Cafe, situated above the outdoor clothing store in town. It is a clean, light, airy place and a bonus is being able to look at the art work on display... More 

Thank profjoypc
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Recommended to me by a hotel we were staying in! Lovely little place, delightful staff and delicious food! Made my stay in Ullapool a happier one! Would go again!

Thank WillowJones333
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Visited here for lunch. Have tried on many past visits to Ullapool but always found it queued out. Today it was empty, and silent, which is off-putting for me. We had cooked breakfasts, which were fine, but having specifically asked for no black pudding we were still served it. The childrens meals came separately which wasn't ideal either. Wouldn't hurry... More 

Thank Catreeeena
Lymm, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We were recommended dropping in here for a quick breakfast but the guesthouse owner we were staying with. For £5 you can grab a sausage and bacon sandwich with a freshly made coffee - from the new coffee machine. The cafe has a comfortable seating area and nice views into Ullapool. There is an extensive selection of local art for... More 

Thank travellingwheels
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Having just walked out of another cafe/restaurant that was advertising breakfast, even though they weren't... We wandered up to the outdoor shop as we remembered popping in here a while back for a snack... The cafe is upstairs and sits nicely in a gallery of fantastic photographs... and they do fab food. We ordered up two breakfasts, one for the... More 

Thank Jan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited during terrible weather, looking for warmth, food and wi-fi! We found them all - the food was great with a welcoming atmosphere and a beautiful photo gallery as well. Service was a bit hesitant as they are new owners and there is a limited menu, but we went back three times very happily.

2 Thank Emma B
Braco, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Not somewhere I will visit again - slow service to no service! We even had to wait at the bar to pay until the staff had finished a private conversation.

Thank 300linda
Portmahomack, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

A first visit to this café under its new management -- now using the name "Zest". Limited menu but very enthusiastic young local staff. Their breakfasts are most impressive so things are looking very encouraging. We'll be back!

Thank Feinschmecker12014
Berwick Upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Only had a coffee and cake but lunch menu looked good. Greet outdoor shop on ground floor and wonderful photos for sale.

Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Argyle Street, Ullapool IV26 2TY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 1854 613769
The Gallery Cafe is situated above North West Outdoors on West Argyle Street, Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands. We are open from 9am till 4pm, but during the winter months the kitchen may sometimes close at 3pm to allow us to bake our yummy cakes and scones! We will still be serving teas, coffees, cakes and soup (if there's any left) untill 4pm! Why not come in for a breakfast, soup or just some tea and cake. We offer a range of delicious lunches including oven baked potatoes and tasty panini's! Our cakes are all homemade as is our soup.We are child friendly, there are 2 high chairs and changing facilities, we also have some toys to keep the wee ones occupied whilst the grown-ups enjoy their lunch.We also have a good selection of landscape photographs in our gallery section.

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