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“A real flavor of Scotland”
Review of The Smiddy Bistro

The Smiddy Bistro
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Lochgilphead
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed May 22, 2011

The seafood platter was fantastic but what really made it for us was the quaint and unique atmosphere. we have 3 kids, 14, 12 and 6 and there was something that met each of their tastes. The staff were friendly and made sure we had everything we needed.

Lochgilphead is a great little West coast town, which we enjoying walking around

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Reviewed April 30, 2011

A promising restaurant on the outside spoiled by high prices and small portions. Side salad good. They also had a very unreasonable attitude to buggies despite it being fairly empty. Isn't it preferable to have a buggy in the corner with a sleeping baby in it than said baby screaming?! Baffling.

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Reviewed August 31, 2010

This place was recommended by my parents who often stop by on their way to Crinan. It is hidden down a lane that runs parallel to the main street in Lochgilphead, and is well worth searching for.

I was in on a Wednesday lunchtime, and it was crowded. Despite all the tables being full, we were served quickly by a very friendly waitress.

As well as offering lots of traditional lunch staples like soup, sandwiches and baked potatoes, the Smiddy has some more sophisticated and larger main courses and a board with daily specials. There were lots of cakes on display too for the morning coffee and afternoon tea crowds. I ate poached trout with a salad, and it was refreshing to be offered much more than the usual tired piece of lettuce and soft tomato. The salad was great, including slices of kiwi, strawberry and clementine. All together very good, and excellent value for money.

The atmosphere was very cosy. It was busy but not too noisy. The building itself is an old stone building, and the bare stone walls and rustic furnishings inside add to the charm.

I liked the rustic atmosphere, good service and value for money best. The only thing negative thing I could say is that I didn't have room for one of the tasty looking cakes!

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