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Cornerstone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
British, Soups, Scottish, Seafood
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Main Street, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
+44 (0)1687 462 306.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by our guest house landlady. It overlooks the harbour so has a wonderful view. The food was superb. We ate there three nights in a row it was so good. Our biggest problem was knowing what to choose from the mouthwatering menu. The staff were excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

Thank sheila841
Puerto Banus, Spain
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great to have a dinner there. Despite the interior was quite old and ordinary, it was the best food that we had in Scotland during two weeks of traveling. I would recommend to order mussels, scallops and fish of the that it always fresh because it changes depending on the catch of the day.

Thank judge9
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly, reasonably priced, quick superlative dining experience. The scallops on parsnip puree was to die for.

Thank richarda41716
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked dinner a few weeks in advance , so we were very grateful to get a window table as requested. It's hard to beat a great meal ,well priced , with excellent service . And what a view over the harbour!!!!

1 Thank Monty5Melbourne
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like (most?) other reviewers we ate at the Cornerstone after travelling to Mallaig on the Jacobite train. My wife had two starters rather than a main, and thoroughly enjoyed both the Cullen Skink and the cheese soufflé. My mother opted for the breaded haddock, the first breaded fish we'd found on our holiday; and the scallops I chose were superb.... More 

1 Thank Charles S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food and pleasant staff. The restaurant was clean with a nice view of the harbour. Licensed so enjoyed a Scottish ale with the food. The place became very busy , very quickly so be quick!

Thank IanWorcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best seafood we had in Scotland - imaginative dishes, cooked to perfection, with atmospheric location by the harbor. Try the langoustines in garlic butter or the breadcrumb covered very very crusty haddock.

1 Thank Karen S
Preston UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here earlier tonight. First it isn't cheap but as they say you get what you pay for. Plenty of excellent seafood dishes on the menu. I had a cod dish served in a ragout and it was excellent. My wife had a monkfish Thai curry which was also top quality. We then opted for a dessert each and these... More 

1 Thank Ajb1207
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Cornerstone. My wife had the standard fish and chips and I had cod and mussels. Both were excellent. Fish rate near where it has been caught has a special character. The batter on the traditional fish and chips was top of the range. They have a very interesting list of beers brewed locally. Lunchtime was too... More 

1 Thank Ray P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on both nights of our stay in Mallaig as our first night's meal was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. All the food is freshly prepared and the seafood is delivered from the harbour across the road. Our party had, langoustine tail scampi or haddock and home made chips 😋 cullen skink and the passion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Soups, Scottish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1687 462 306.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?