We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Frigate Cafe and Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Shore Street | Ross-Shire, Ullapool IV26 2UJ, Scotland
+44 1854 612969
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 296: English reviews
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into this lovely restaurant for something to eat before travelling by ferry to Lewis , I ordered chicken coujons, chips and salad , my husband ordered a bacon baguette with chips , well I must say it was the best meal we had in a restaurant in a very long time , the presentation was amazing and I never... More 

1 Thank CubbyScotland
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Frigate, in Ullapool, on the western coast of the Scottish Highlands on a sunny Wednesday morning in November. It was bitterly cold and needed hot drinks. Based on Shore Street and overlooking the ferry port to the Isles this seemed the best place around for refreshments and a welcome sit down. We chose a sunny window seat and... More 

Thank lyndsay0
Marple, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Frigate for breakfast during a Scottish tour. The staff were friendly and there were good size portions. Marvellous views across the loch. Parking is meant to be time restricted, but the staff told us that the wardens very rarely come to check.

Thank Phil W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in to while away an hour or so when I was in Ullapool waiting for my car to ve valeted. Superb coffee and the cakes looked pretty good too!

Thank Graeme C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

A cosy and fun vibe, let down slightly by average food. Great little kids area in the back. Looks like a good evening spot!

Thank JacketPotatoes
Aviemore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We didn't have anywhere particular in mind for lunch so when we strolled past this very cute restaurant and saw their menu we were immediately interested. It was cold but sunny so we sat outside after ordering our food. The interior was absolutely gorgeous so had it been a duller day we would have been more than happy to sit... More 

Thank Iona-explorer
Level Contributor
89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a busy cafe during the day offering great breakfasts (including veggie brekkie although not on the menu). The food was beautifully cooked, piping hot and generous. This set us up for the road trip back. There are tempting home baked cakes and snacks on offer and in the evening the Frigate turns into a pizza restaurant. There is... More 

Thank Lisa C
Aviemore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
194 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We were lucky enough to arrive just as an outside table was vacant...Ordered inside and after a short time our meals arrived ...Good food and service..Would recommend..

Thank jalogs
Aviemore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

On a lovely day in October, we were able to sit outside and enjoy our lunch; the food was tasty, freshly prepared & good quality, served in a friendly & efficient manner.

Thank grufflux
Selkirk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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

Travelers who viewed Frigate Cafe and Bistro also viewed

Ullapool, Scottish Highlands
Ullapool, Scottish Highlands
Ullapool, Scottish Highlands
Ullapool, Scottish Highlands

Been to Frigate Cafe and Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
$13 - $32
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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Frigate Cafe and Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?