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“Unassuming cafe that is a surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Pier Cafe

The Pier Cafe
Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Lairg
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Unassuming cafe that is a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The photo of this café doesn't do it justice - it looks so unexceptional, but inside it is a lovely little place with a great view out onto a Loch.

We stopped in for a break while we were driving, and were so glad we did. Two of our party had soup and it was absolutely excellent, and they served two different types of home made bread with it. The other two of us had cakes, and they were just melt-in-the-mouth wonderful. Mine was the lemon cheesecake, and it was superb, I don't know when I've had such a good dessert. If you were served it in a top restaurant in London you would be very happy.

All in all, this is a place not to miss if you are anywhere in the area and want either an extremely nice simple meal or just a quick cup of tea and cake. Go for it and enjoy!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Tongue
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“tasty treats in lairg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

on a trip south we stopped for lunch at the Pier in Lairg. The smoked salmon and cream cheese salad is to die for all sourced locally the bread from Invergordon I think. Whatever, it was tasty and fresh.The coffee really had flavour as well. We have eaten there before and have never been disapointed.
Well done The Pier.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank wattieTongue
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Sutherland, Highland Scotland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great view, lovley woodburner - and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Really tasty food, and locally made crafts available. REALLY worth a visit, highly recommended.
Closed on Monday, not sure about Sunday.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank sue249
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Awaya visit the Pier Cafe when we stay in Lairg, never been dissapointed. Lovely sandwiches etc and a great selection of cakes. Definitley worth a visit, a real gem.

Visited July 2012
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Thank dv1246
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Saint Bees, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent place...don't pass it by :-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Warm and welcoming staff with a woodurning stove for the cold days. This really is a charming place to stop for a break. Thoroughly recommend The Pier Cafe.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank George H
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