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Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
+44 1880 820733
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Doha, Qatar
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't make the ferry, stopped for lunch while browsing the town. Good service, good meal, good wifi, fair price.

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Thank dutemplar
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great surprise in the little town of Tarbert. Working in the area, we were looking for a seafood place and came here because of very good rumors. We weren't disappointed and enjoyed our grilled fish. Go for the halibut, it's locally produce and original and tastes great'

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Thank Thomas C
Aberdeenshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of excellent seafood this is a must. Great selection of dishes beautifully cooked and presented and at very reasonable prices. Good selection of wine. The staff and owner are very welcoming and the surroundings are intimate. Booking is recommended as it is a busy and popular venue.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were up for theTarbert book festival and were looking for a meal in early evening without a booking this restaurant duly obliged us without a booking and we are glad as the food was excellent i had the fish of the day Seabass cooked and tasted just perfect my wife had the fish pie which she really enjoyed when... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Starfish is a really great seafood restaurant in downtown Tarbert. Loch Fyne is noted for its seafood so do yourself a favor and forget the steak. Starfish is so good we ate there twice on our stay in Scotland. If you are a raw oyster eater, do yourself a favor, these are as fresh as it gets and have... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended restaurant with fresh locally sourced food and a chef who prepares it to perfection. The staff are polite and courteous and look after your needs. The tip is to order from today's specials board which is usually varied. If available seafood stroganoff is an absolute must.

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Thank Alan F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely decor, friendly staff and delicious food. Great location just at the side of the harbour. Lovely menu, mostly fish as you would expect, but steak and chicken on offer too. Good sized portions, would recommend and certainly return.

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Thank Burnsie2013
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A buzzing restaurant which is obviously popular with local people. Despite us having to contact to say we were running late, we were warmly welcomed on arrival and the service throughout was excellent. The food was absolutely delicious and we were able to choose from an imaginative and varied menu.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night while attending the brilliant book festival. Managed to get a cancellation and were welcomed with warmth and courtesy. The seafood stroganoff and Tom Yum were delicious. Excellent meal with a craft gin and tonic each, a good bottle of wine and tip didn't break the bank either. We will be back next year!

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for a light lunch. Great selection of fresh fish and seafood. The Tarbert prawns in garlic butter were meaty and really fresh. Can't wait to go again when they open for the 2017 season.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $33
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820733
Description
Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Hearty soups, homemade bread, delicious coffee and tasty homebaking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?