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Frigate Cafe and Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 1854 612969
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a welcoming place to sit and enjoy a Coffee and delicious cake. They even let me sit with my dog inside which means I'll definitely be back.

Thank AnnieDickson
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had coffee and cake. The kids loved the cakes (the adults abstained). The one minor announce is that the coffee was poor - but I have found this at most places around Ullapool.

Thank The B
Inverness, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to go in here for a coffee and scone last Saturday morning whilst waiting for the Stornoway ferry. Had previously been here about a year ago, and found it to be good. However, on this visit I was disappointed. Average coffee, but a very small dry scone which fell apart as I was putting jam on it. Over-priced and... More 

Thank EatPrayEatRepeat
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting overlooking the harbour. Lots of locals as well as visitors gave great atmosphere. Food was delicious and served by owner and waitress who were both great.

Thank virginiaStewart
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Frigate and it was good. Based on this, we checked if they opened in the evening, given we are now late in the season. We were told by the owner they open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. When we tried to book a table for Friday, he said he might not be open but if... More 

Thank amb475
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here together takeaway coffees one Sunday afternoon. I was very impressed by the drinks we were presented with. The lattes were delicious. For a takeaway coffee in Ullapool I can highly recommend The Frigate.

Thank Orangefarm
Newquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small, welcoming café looking over the harbour. The breakfast was copious and delicious; plenty to choose from - the haggis was yummy. On another occasion the cakes and scones on offer hit the spot. Good job.

Thank Juliewh
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called here for a bacon sandwich for breakfast and they had fresh warm scones just out the oven on the side so had to have a couple of those to take away and so glad we did. The bacon sandwich was fantastic and very tasty, and the scones were so fluffy and light they just melted in your mouth. It... More 

Thank Netti39
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Today we visited The Frigate for a Morning cuppa. Not only did I stand for 5 minutes being ignored by members of staff before serving me but when we had only been sitting drinking our tea for about 15 minutes a very rude young man came and started clearing our table. Teapot etc while I was still drinking my tea.... More 

Thank marionwatters
Bromyard, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

had coffee and cake here one morning with friends. was quite busy so limited seating and too windy for outside!Lovely coffee am gluten free so choice of two which is acceptable. not too pricey so would definitely come again.

Thank SALLY-M2014solo

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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
Average prices
$12 - $31
Scottish, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ullapool
  • Phone Number: +44 1854 612969
The Frigate Cafe and Bistro situated on the shorefront in Ullapool, Ross-shire. Open throughout the year offering mouthwatering food from Breakfast until Evening Dinner. Using the best of locally sourced produce wherever possible including locally caught Langoustines, Hand Dived Scallops and Ullapool Smoked Cheddar Cheese we seek to make memorable dishes with a very local flavour. Our extensive selections of home baking and puddings change daily and regularly include our home-grown fruit crumbles, creamy cakes, legendary strawberry tarts and our fruit scones, made at The Frigate on a daily basis using free range eggs from our own Happy Lochside Hens!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?