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The Smiddy Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
British, Soups, Scottish, Cafe
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Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The 'Smiddy', is tucked away in the centre of town. You know it is good, when you are surrounded by locals! They take pride in serving good quality food reasonable priced. Don't be put off by the wait if there is a queue, as they will endeavour to seat you as soon as poss.

Thank Nicola B
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing, would recommend this bistro to all of my friends and family. I shall defiantly be returning. I had steak and my partner had steak pie and both were absolutely delicious.

Thank Kaitlin M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found this Bistro by accident one Friday evening and we were extremely lucky to get the last table available. It is advisable to book as a number of people were turned away while we were there. We had the smoked seafood starter. The produce came from the Ford Smokehouse on Loch Awe and it is the best seafood starter... More 

1 Thank Bob J
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I went there for a special meal and were not disappointed. We had cullen skink and fish mains. The food was sublime and the service was cheery. Cannot fault.

1 Thank greenfaol
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place to eat. Food is great. Best macaroni cheese I have had, and they have a lovely selection of home baked cakes you should definitely try.

Thank Amy M
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Smiddy is small so you would be advised to book as it's popular. The food is fresh and very tasty. It is a family friendly place with a limited menu that shows it's all freshly prepared. It is worth visiting if you enjoy good plain tasty British food

Thank HamP21
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delicious meal in very pleasant surroundings. Definitely a place to return to, if ever in the area. We all chose the chicken wrapped in bacon with haggis potatoes and whisky sauce. It was utterly delicious. The meals we saw coming out to others looked equally delicious and we'd have been happy with any of them. Chips were looking especially... More 

Thank Helen L
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem of a restaurant / bistro in Lochgilphead. There are so few places here at present to go out for an evening meal . Tonight's food was delicious and the service very good too. A great choice of menu and all freshly cooked to order. Well done Mr Fisher and your staff. We will be back, and... More 

Thank Stephen H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are rather small premises but what the lack in space they certainly make up for in quality. It tends to be very busy over lunch time.

Thank Leonard M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for places for lunch and came across The Smiddy Bistro hidden down a side street. Great signage though! We were very impressed, good home made food, a cosy friendly place. This was our last full day in Lochgilphead or we would have tried the dinner menu which also looked great. Definitely worth a visit if you're in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Soups, Scottish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: 01546603606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?