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The Pier Cafe

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Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in here for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. As other reviews here have said, it is a bright, clean place with wonderful views across the Loch with great parking and outdoor seating at the Loch side. Serving a range of tasty food and home baking by friendly staff. I will be making this a regular stop... More 

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Thank Sam S
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sam S, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of The Pier- we really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future Kind regards, Catriona More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the great pleasure of dinning at the pier on Friday night . I had the venison it was wonderful I would off climbed a mountain to get it myself. A fantastic meal in a wonderful setting keep up the great work.

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Thank martin m
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Martin M, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your venison so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, Catriona More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bright airy clean cafe, with beautiful loch views and great cakes, friendly helpful staff and a log fire, great value too

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Thank David Sean T
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive feedback - we really appreciate your kind words and we hope to welcome you back again soon, Best regards, Catriona More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch after a long morning walk. Ploughmans was excellent with great cheeses and chutneys with a varied salad (not just lettuce here). Fish Chowder on the specials was very tasty with fab fish and chips for the kids. Followed up with cakes all round. The only thing missing was a proper pudding to warm you up after... More 

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Thank Nikki D
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Nikki D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a super review of The Pier. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your Ploughman's, fish chowder and fish and chips. We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Catriona More 

United Kingdom
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe with friendly service. Cake was delicious, my husband said it was the best he'd ever tasted and although the coffee machine was out of order, the coffee I had was perfect. Lovely views, must be perfect in the summer months. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank 27Scotland
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review of The Pier. We are delighted that you enjoyed your cake and coffee (even though our machine was broken) and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future Kind regards, Catriona More 

Halkirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

My husband Harry and me had a lovely meal here on Saturday night. The food and service was excellent. We were on a weekend break from Caithness but would not hesitate to make the journey again just for a meal out.

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Thank M0r59
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, We are delighted to read your fantastic review of your meal at The Pier. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your positive feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the near future Kind regards, Catriona More 

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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Christmas lunch at the pier was great. prawn cocktail tasty I opted for the braised beef which was fantastic really well cooked and the veggies were great. Everyone who had turkey and the vegetarian option said everything wonderful. I choose the cheese plate, a nice selection a good tomato chutney. The cheesecake was very tasty I stole a spoonful and... More 

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Thank richhamblin1963
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you so much for your kind words about The Pier. We are delighted with your review of your Christmas lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future Thanks again, Catriona More 

Wick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Broomfield campsite & looking for breakfast on Monday morning. Great view of the harbour area, lovely character, welcoming & the French toast was the best I have had. Would return again & maybe try evening meal next time if we are around for longer. I noticed there was a Bistro upstairs for the evenings.

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Thank LarkandLilyDesigns
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier. Glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast and maybe you'll return for an evening meal next time. Thanks again, Catriona More 

Lairg, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and had a great meal. Very helpful staff and obliging over menu changes and requests. We are lucky to have this restaurant in the village.

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Thank pennybrowning
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Penny, Many thanks for your fantastic review of The Pier. We are so grateful to have such lovely regular customers. Hope to see you soon, Catriona More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Gorgeous festive meal of nut roast with cranberries and truffled leeks overlooking stunning Loch Shin. Dual level dining area is spacious and welcoming. Loads of parking room and you need transport in this spectacular region of NW Scotland... so why oh why is there no non-alcoholic wine for drivers... we like to feel one of the crowd and look festive... More 

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Thank AlmostGoldenOldie
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of The Pier. We are delighted with your comments about the food and service and will take on board your comments about the NA wine. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future, Kind regards, Catriona More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Lairg
  • Phone Number: +44 1549 402971

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