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The Oystercatcher


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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The Oystercatcher is a pub and restaurant on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne, now open under new management. We offer meals prepared with fresh, local produce and stock a wide range of Scottish craft beer, small batch gin, and whisky in our bar.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is probably the best in Cowal. This ambitious and friendly team definitely got the right spirit. They serve fresh seafood like crab claws, oysters, gravlax, moules or an excellent fish & chips. There are also some very delicious dishes on the menu you...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank fuggi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can’t recommend this pub highly enough. The service warm and friendly and the food exceptional. The best seafood I’ve tasted. And when my ten year old son was undecided about whether he’d find the chilli to spicy he was offered a taste to help...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank annamanners
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were adventuring through Argyll and Bute and we happened upon this gem. Being partial to sea food as we both are we couldn’t believe our luck... We walked in a few minutes after 12, drooling at the amazing smells wafting from...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Newcastle89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch. The crab, mussels and halibut were delicious. The best meal we’ve had on our trip to Scotland. Also appreciated the toy corner and outdoor games for our2 young boys. A must visit if you like good food in lovely surroundings.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BD75London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and family decided to travel from Ardrishaig on our rib to the restaurant today for an afternoon out with a swim, drinks and some dinner. It was a very warm afternoon and myself and younger family member decided to have a swim at the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the owners of the lodge we’re staying in. I’m so glad I took their advice. The food was so tasty, the staff friendly and the setting? Perfect. We’d definitely eat here again if in the area. The bouillabaisse was superb.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank marjiev2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving home from an overnight stay in Portavadie Marina when we came across this little pub. It's surrounded by absolutely beautiful scenery and the menu options looked good so we decided to stay for lunch. My boyfriend had a salad with pulled pork...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank isabelle275
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through and popped in for a coffee but ended up staying for lunch as the menu looked that good, then there were so many items we wanted to try, we had 3 starters between us so we could sample more. All food...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mazval
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this place, we enjoyed a lovely meal here. Good idea to book if you are driving any distance.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AndreaCM218
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbling apon this restaurant we popped in for lunch. Locally sourced oysters and mussels for me while the wife had a very tasty salad. I would come back for more anytime! Do yourself a favour people eat at the oyster catcher. Best . Ever.

Date of visit: July 2019
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June 3, 2016|
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Response from OystercatcherOF | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and we apologise for how you interpreted our sign. The sign regarding the lack of food was accidentally left up from Monday night, when we did sell out of food as we... More
Julie S
September 27, 2015|
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Response from DavidD6136 | Reviewed this property |
They claim to be dog friendly but don't really mean it. Our dog was good as gold all through meal and barked once when we were waiting for dessert. The owner was extremely rude and aggressive. I wouldn't inflict this place... More
Julie S
September 27, 2015|
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Response from 854clarew | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar. It is very dog friendly, we really enjoyed our two visits.
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