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Lochcarron Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Lochcarron IV54 8YB, Scotland
+44 1520 722799
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Only open Thursday to Saturday out of season. As Rockvilla also closed Lochcarron hotel is the only place to eat after 6 in Lochcarron. Its reviews not good

Thank martinrDevon
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were touring the Scottish Highlands and found ourselves staying in a dubious (for want of better words) hotel in Lochcarron. Not feeling inclined to dine in our hotel we walked out Loch side and happened upon the bistro. Luckily we got a table and so glad that we did. The staff were very friendly, the service spot on and... More 

Thank DarrenLifen
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had previously enquired about opening times due to my visit being late in the season. Reception and food excellent, left absolutely stuffed and would visit again when next in the area. Thank you.

Thank Simon C
Huntly, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had a lovely meal in this cosy restaurant. Staff were great, food was delicious and a good choice of sea food and other dishes. Quite busy on a Friday night in September, best to book a table. We had Posh fish and chips and smoked duck breast - both were yummy!

Thank aline w
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Booking is a must but we managed to get in on a Friday evening and we werent dissappointed. We were welcomed by the lovely staff and given a table next to the window. The bistro is small and cosy and you can see your food been cooked. We all choose something different for are main course and everything was cooked... More 

Thank drexymoo
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

During our North Coast 500 trip in August we happened to be staying in Lochcarron and by chance booked a meal in the Lochcarron Bistro upon the recommendation of the lady running our B&B. Well, I have to say it was the nicest meal we ate while on our 8 day adventure around the Highlands. That being said, it is... More 

Thank MarianBlakley
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Great place Food was delicious. We have just come back from Lochcarron Bistro after having evening meal. Sea food combo was excellent and more than enough for one person. I was grateful that my boyfriend helped me because it was too good meal to leave it. I would recommend this place and definitely I will be back if I am... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The chef Steve is a genius! Simple food well prepared in a cosy restaurant that everyone enjoyed! The place was booked out. In the USA this bistro would be a definite go to place. In Scotland it is a gem! Book a table, you will not be disappointed!

Thank robroy18
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were visiting friends locally and they highly recommended this bistro and we were not disappointed. It's a small quaint bistro which does not claim to be anything other than fresh local food and local people. I had an amazing seafood wok (yes a cooking wok) which included scallops, crab claws, octopus, mussels and smoked mussels as well as huge... More 

Thank laurarh15
Rosmalen, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is probably the best restaurant in the vicinity, far above pub food, but with quite agreeable prices. Too bad it's sometimes not open at regular days, we were in Lochcarron for three nights, and the second time we wanted to visit we had to revert to another restaurant, and it was quite unclear why it was closed.

Thank Swier_Miedema

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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
$18 - $61
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Lochcarron IV54 8YB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Lochcarron
  • Phone Number: +44 1520 722799

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