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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
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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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174 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in on a freezing cold day - it was packed - unsurprising, as rest of Ullapool seemed to be shut. Lady behind counter smiled and advised us to "find a table and I'll come and take your order". What does that mean to you? We found a table and waited. Eventually, same lady came past our table and advised... More 

Thank cannicUk
Moffat, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been travelling around this beautiful area for the last few days off season a little disappointed but not surprised to find that so many places are closed for the winter season. Sometimes just a little cappuccino does the trick but none forthcoming for a couple of days. We travelled today to Ullapool, a little town of 1500, but the... More 

Thank Janeredden
Inverness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Nice little place, however I desperately needed a toilet break and off I went..... Think my pee turned to icicles it was that cold in there, no hot water to wash your hands either, and yes they have two taps one hot, one cold, one red, one blue. Einstein I am not but pretty sure red was meant to be... More 

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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Frigate twice, both times for breakfast and we're very happy with the food and service. The breakfasts are big and filling and all locally sourced produce. Definitely recommend it.

Thank 77Minx
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a bite to eat and a drink here. There was quite a large party there at the same time, and only one lady doing everything. She was a bit frazzled but still friendly and got to us in pretty good time! The cakes weren't that great, carrot cake was the best of the three we tried.

Thank KatieSouth
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We had a great breakfast here, it was huge. It was a little pricey but it set us up for the day. Only gripe i had was the menu did not say that toast was included with the breakfast so when I placed the order I asked for toast, the guy at the counter never advised that it came with... More 

Thank Cduncan261
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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

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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, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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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