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Cornerstone Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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Main Street, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
+44 1687 462306
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Our B&B hosts recommended the Cornerstone and we were not disappointed. Though we did not have reservations, we got a lovely table by the window and spent a leisurely evening savoring the food and watching the view.

Thank midwestlove2travel
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had some good fish and chips here. The staff were very friendly even though the restaurant was extremely busy. We ordered our food, and unfortunately I received the same as my wife (haddock and chips) although I had wanted the baked haddock. This was probably partly my fault as I hadn't realized the "fish and chips" was also haddock... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Ferry leaves in 45 minutes rushed to the cornerstone for a bowl of warm soup before departure. The soup of the day was broccoli and it was prepared fresh and fast. Good service! Note they only accept cash as payment!

Thank Jacqueline A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Mallaig was our stop to ferry to the Isle of Skye. We were told to come to the Cornerstone Restaurant for THE best fish and chips. We were not disappointed!

Thank Scotlover4546
edinburgh, uk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

this was once a pretty decent place but a recent visit proved otherwise. aside from poor presentation, and an overpriced menu, the food was not only bland but just not great. The special of haddock tasted fishy and frozen with a not too haddock like texture. Partner's mussels were ok but at 18.95 about 5 £ more than the going... More 

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Manyana, Australia
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We had a window seat overlooking the harbour. Great fresh seafood. Very popular so book in season. Restaurant is situated upstairs.

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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

As #1 on Tripadvisor the Cornerstone has a lot to live up to, but I think it is well deserving of this status. The decor is quite traditional, with tartan carpeting, chunky wooden tables and vaguely tasteful prints of Scottish landscapes on the walls. Fish and chips seems to be its specialty but I chose instead the mini blue-cheese soufflé... More 

2 Thank PeasmoldWW
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Day out on Jacobean (6th October 2016) so booked a table here for lunch and it was perfect overlooking the harbour. Food was lovely and speedily served by staff who were kind, considerate and on the ball making sure all our needs we're met. Thank you for great food and a great experience. (Christine & Ian Kennedy)

1 Thank Ian K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Most of the restaurants in Mallaig serve excellent locally landed Haddock as a takeaway but they are generally expensive. Here the fish was quite as good as the competition but the price was very reasonable so for that it has to have five stars

Chagny, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Nice place to eat seafood. Waiters are nice, and food delicious. We ate blue scotland cheese, "langoustines" and "turbot" and for dessert, pavlova. Hmmm ;-)

1 Thank Claire_Saunier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 1687 462306

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