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Chlachain Inn Restaurant

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Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4QY, Scotland
+44 (0)1687 460289
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Hudson, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently, my husband, another couple, and I took the steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. We decided to have lunch at Chlachain Inn and what a treat it was! Two of us had the scallops and the other two chose the mussels. Both dishes were excellent, but my husband couldn't stop raving about the broth in which the mussels... More 

Thank 46Bonnie
Leominster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many others we arrived on the Jacobite Steam train and had previously reserved a table. Definitely a good move. I ordered, and paid for, our meal and a drink for myself. As the barman was pouring my beer he announced that the barrel needed changing and that e would bring my drink over shortly. Fair enough. Some time later... More 

Thank ph1949
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch, on a trip on the Jacobite train. What a find !! Tucked up a side street, the pub was lovely, with a roaring fire on a very wet day. The food was Excellant, esp mine, I had a platter , with cheese ham pickle bread etc, it was one of the best I have ever... More 

Thank SandieWood03
Hythe, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a recent visit to Mallaig, with otherwise excellent drink and food was completely spoilt by the adulteration of our crabmeat with finely chopped green and red peppers. I had requested plain crabmeat but was told that the 'Crab mayonnaise was' already mixed. Never in my wildest imaginations would I have come up with this nightmare combination, a lifetime in the... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This just has to be on anyone's list of places to visit in Mallaig..great whisky gantry... and a fine choice of ales... very spacious bar area with free papers to read (No Guardian tho').... But the food is SPECTACULAR!... I had the 'special' seafood chowder and it was one of the finest meals I have ever had... lovely bread, mussels... More 

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

Had a few hours in Mallaig until the return train to Fort William and wanted fresh seafood. The Chlachain Inn had wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere. Turn right out of the train station and then take the first street on the right. The Inn is at the top of a short hill on the left. The seafood appetizer from... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here in April and was most disappointed to find they had no real ale on sale despite assurances that it was always available. HOWEVER , having just called in again I was delighted to find 3 good Orkney Ales advertised and available. The food was generally very good. I had ribeye steak last night, which if I am honest,... More 

Thank Stuartbuxton
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Inn was very busy when we arrived but staff were very helpful in finding us a table. Food was delicious and staff were friendly and attentive

Thank Lynda D
Brading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Mallaig on the The Jacobite train. Just around from the station. Had the Seafood Chowder. Beautiful fresh tasty dish. Good large portion too. Highly recommend it

Thank ruch80
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite simply the best meal I have ever had. We ordered chips to share to go with out mains because we got the impression that the portions were going to be small - we were wrong, and sadly we couldn't eat all of the chips in the end (we gave it a good go though). I had scallops to start,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4QY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1687 460289

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?