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Starfish Restaurant

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Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Possibly the best fish stew I have ever had. The service could be a little friendlier.

Thank Hawkinssmythe
Nottingham England
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The freshest seafood cooked and presented beautifully. The fish stew was gorgeous as was the sea bass and scallops. We also like the original Loch Fyne Oyster Bar near Inveraray, but I would say that the food and variety of food here beats it hands down. We ate here 1st week in October and will be doing again 3rd week... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem, just off the main street. The selection of specials are exceptional however the main menu choices are also outstanding, a menu I would like to go back and work my way through. The scallops with bacon and the seafood stew were brilliant. lovely décor, service and ambiance. The paintings for sale also add an extra... More 

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Dolmayrac, Aquitaine, France
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. We live in France, so are used to high quality restaurants, but I must say, this is one of the best meals we have had in a long time. I had the langoustines in garlic butter and my husband had the hot and cold smoked salmon....then we both had the haddock and cheese board....all superbly fresh... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of dishes.Everything fresh and tasty.Competent and friendly staff.Enjoyed eating here.

Thank sprinza
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with friends based on the recommendation of other friends. This gem of a restaurant is hidden up a side street and, if you were not aware of it, you might easily pass it by which would be a mistake. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, the Cullen Skink was the best I have tasted and this, combined... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant with excellent food, friendly staff and a nice (nautical) atmosphere. Heavy on fish and seafood, which in our case was of superb quality. Excellent deserts, good wine list, tasty beers - what else could you ask for. Don't miss when staying in Tarbert. And don't forget to reserve a table, as it's often fully booked.

Thank AllaroundAsia
Campbeltown United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The choice was amazing and excellent quality. I had the smoked mackerel pate and my husband had the mussels. For the main course I had peat smoked haddock which was heavenly and my husband had the king scallops. Unfortunately, after our starters were cleared, we had a 40 minute wait for our main course. During that wait we saw other... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant, just tucked back from the harbour, was superb. Beautifully cooked meals, great artworks and lovely atmosphere. Be sure to book and reserve a table !

Thank Sutree1213
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went with two friends (and small dog) to this extremely welcoming and friendly restaurant staff which, had I been on my own, would probably not have found it. Fortunately one of our friends was born locally so knew it well. Selection was varied and prices quite reasonable. We will certainly make the effort and visit the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $33
Seafood, British, Scottish, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 441880820733
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?