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“Amazing, wonderful, perfect!”

LochLeven Seafood Cafe
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Onich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $110
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Lochleven Seafood Café, Deli and Gift Shop is situated on the shores of beautiful Loch Leven on the west coast in the Highlands of Scotland. Allowing the sea loch and mountain views to take centre stage alongside our simple yet elegant seafood dishes, our café is designed modest and unamusing. Live shellfish for our family run Restaurant and Deli is kept in onsite seawater tanks where the water is pumped continuously from the cold clean sea-loch on our shore. After being caught locally by our own fishing boats, the shellfish is stored in these tanks. This allows our Chefs to access the freshest possible west coast seafood for the Restaurant and our Deli.
Brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing, wonderful, perfect!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

I loved this place! We read about this place in a guidebook and since we were in the area anyway decided to stop for a late lunch (i think it was about 2 or 3pm). I was expecting a flash building, but it does look rather basic and we did almost drive by it. The night before we had dinner at the Seafood Temple in Oban (which was pretty fantastic), so we decided to try the seafood patter at this cafe to compare the two. The Seafood Cafe platter was a little bit more expensive, but it was so much more amazing! The platter was huge and had so much variety on it, so wonderful. The waitress was fantastic (a fellow aussie!) and made sure we had enough napkins, drinks etc. Would highly recommend this place if you are in the area, in fact if you are not even in the area make the effort to drive over!

  • Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Memorable for all the right reasons”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

What a fantastic place! The value for money was extraordinary. And that's not to say the food was mediocre and cheap. The food was outstanding and the price surprisingly low. I had the special, which was halibut in a mushroom and butterbean sauce and I often think back to that day with a smile - I loved it. It had been hyped up to the extremes by a friend of mine so I was expecting a lot from this place and it delivered in every aspect. We went as a party of 6 and every one of us was very impressed. A MUST visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not cheap, but absolutely worth it!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Delicious seafood. I had lobster, my husband the fish of the day. It was excellent. The scenery is nice, there is not much around. We got lucky enough to enjoy lunch on the terrace. I agree with the other reviews, it's worth it if you are in the area.

Visited May 2013
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wow. Great seafood and lovely staff in a great setting. A must if in the area”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Had the most delicious scallops and lobster, simply cooked and presented. Great menu and very good value. Right next to Loch Leven, traditional from the outside, with simple decor, set off by sea related modern art sculpture. Very effective. Staff lovely and efficient. Was lucky to walk in and get a table, need to book! Great crockery and mini towel tablets to soak when ready. A must if you are in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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Surrey
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great seafood in relaxed setting”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Recommend booking here to avoid disappointment. Excellent fresh dishes served in an informal cafe style restaurant. Nice views overlooking the loch but there are only 3 or 4 tables next to the window.

Go for the shellfish soup!

  • Visited May 2013
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