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“Quality, quality quality!!!”

Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Portavadie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $51
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award winning restaurant and bar overlooking the marina, featuring the very best of Argyll`s larder. The Lodge kitchen and bar offers a communal style dining facility, featuring traditional fayre and great value.
wiltshire
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Quality, quality quality!!!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visit Portavadie quite frequently, normally in our boat. It has without fail always exceeded our expectations which are now set very high. The "people facilities" are the best I have ever encountered at a marina. I joke about the hair-staighteners in the men's showers but they really are there and indicate the attention to detail in everything that Portavadie does.
I could go on at great length - and it would all be good - but I am prompted to write this review following Hogmanay night. We attended the Gala Dinner which was absolutely first class. The food was excellent, the staff attentive are well-trained and friendly, the wine (inclusive) was good, the dance band was a good one (not all are),and the fireworks and bacon rolls nicely rounded off a great evening. One of the best Hogmanays of our lives - thank you Portavadie!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank serendipityagain
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Jennifer M, Public Relations Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi serendipityagain,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review of the Marina and of the Hogmanay Gala Dinner. It was a great evening to work as well as attend from what I can tell. 2013 is booking up fast! We pride ourselves in our attention to detail, if you every have any comments please do not hesitate to let us know.

All the best for 2013!
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“Excellent food at Portavadie.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Service was warm and friendly. Food was excellent. Pity there was nowhere to shelter the dogs against the strong winds.

Visited January 2013
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Jennifer M, Public Relations Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi Easygoing214,

Thank you for your comment, we take into account all comments we recieve on here and you make a good point in terms of dog shelter. It is something we will look into.

Thanks again, all the best for 2013.
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“always great food and service”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The staff are so well trained and attentive its a delight being there. On this occasion the seafood starter was incredible with delicious Braden Rost, smoked mussels smoked salmon and what I think was smoked roe but I'm not sure

Visited December 2012
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Jennifer M, Public Relations Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Travelleringscot,

Thanks for yet another wonderful review. The seafood platter always looks incredible, I am so glad you enjoyed it.
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stopped off for lunch mid week, off season and it was pretty quiet as we expected, but the service was still excellent. The setting is lovely with all tables looking out across the marina. We had the trio of seafood to share as a starter and it was very good, 2 langoustines, smoked salmon, mussels, bread, home made mayo and pesto - at £6.00 it was great value. The rest of the meal was a bit disappointing though. I had the mussels with chilli and coriander and they were rather bland, my husband had the fish pie which he said was too creamy and rich, and lacked flavour. The prices were all very reasonable though averaging £12 - £16 for mains. I would go back but perhaps just have soup and a sandwich.

  • Visited November 2012
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Jennifer M, Public Relations Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, I value your comments of the Marina Restaurant and all comments will be passed onto the Head Chef. We do apologize that the standard of the mussels and fish pie was not as expected, as usually these are our more favored dishes.

However, I am glad you enjoy the rest of your stay here with us. Should you wish I would welcome the opportunity to restore your faith in our service standard in our marina restaurant experience.

My Best Regards
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Portavadie Marina - Accomodation, Restaurant & Bar”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Last weekend we enjoyed a 2 night weekend stay at Portavadie Marina. Room was great - large and very clean - and had a great nights sleep both nights. The ferry to Tarbert was within walking distance from our room, and we made the most of this on the Saturday afternoon. We ate in the restaurants both nights, and the food was par with the service - excellent. A special mention to staff Sebastian and Flori (i think) !!

Only negative - make sure you have a torch or light on your phone - the short walk from our accomodation to the restaurant would've been in pitch blackness without it !! Hopefully, lights will be put up soon. Will definately visit again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Jennifer M, Public Relations Manager at Portavadie Marina Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi jwp18,

Thank you for your lovely review of the Marina. We have taken into account the darkness of the site at night (especially at this time of year) we are currently working on upgrading the Marina with similar lights to those that are on the pontoons.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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