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Frigate Cafe and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Vegetarian, Scottish, Cafe, British
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Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 1854 612969
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Frigate is a sophisticated and relaxing food venue in the summer tourist-trap of Ullapool. We dined as a party of 11 upstairs, where there are fabulous views out over the bay and you certainly don't feel packed in like sardines as in some places in the town. All the staff were brilliant, taking orders for and serving pre-dinner drinks... More 

Thank midgiemaid
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived just before 9 pm at this lovely little restaurant, fully expecting to be turned away. We were, however, warmly welcomed, and served a fabulous meal at a reasonable cost. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating. The restaurant is attractively set out, and had a nice atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it if you are in... More 

Thank Seamus60
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used this place a couple of times over the last few years and found it nice for a snack or coffee. Located on the front near the ferry. Quaint interior. Lovely scones with cream and jam. Worth a stop if you're thirsty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a nice pot of tea and a scone and found this lovely little place. Very good service and lovely decor with cosy leather armchairs to have your tea and scone in peace. The price for a pot of tea and a cheese scone was reasonable at £4.75 and the scone was very nice and certainly appeared freshly made.

Thank Angus85
Coalville, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered form the bar after finding a table upstairs overlooking the sea, as downstairs was full. The food came promptly and was presented well and served with courteously. The food lived up to the presentation and was extremely enjoyable.

Thank Jane B
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just popped in for some coffee, cakes and icecream. Cosy place, nice music and friendly staff. Spacious and warm with good views over the harbour

Thank JayS1009
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice coffee to escape a rain shower with a good view of the port. The interior decoration is charming. We just stopped for a breakfast and coffee. Good choice of coffees. Staff was pleasant.

Thank phaguena
John O'Groats, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here whilst out on my motorbike. I ate outside, no problem, it was a sunny day. I had the steak baguette, I though this a little expensive, but when it arrived it was massive and delicious. Coffee was good too and although the place was busy, the service was quick and the staff pleasant and courteous. Well done!

Thank Geoff E
Inverness, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a double expresso in the morning so can't comment on the food but the cakes in the display looked inviting. Very busy place for 10a.m.very pleasant staff and the coffe was good.yes I would recommend. ?

Thank Ralfie1957
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and tea. Really cute cafe... friendly staff..had a window seat with great views of the harbor. Highly recommend!

Thank MarilynWisconsin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $33
Vegetarian, Scottish, Cafe, British
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, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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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