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Tavern Cafe Bar

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72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
+44 1397 703600
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (29 reviews)
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“haggis” (31 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A local resident suggested I go to Tavern for dinner. So glad I followed up this suggestion. Waitress was friendly, professional and attentive. Food was great - loved the sticky date pudding. Good atmosphere.

Thank kazph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty easy to get a table & find something on the menu that will fill a giant hole in my stomach! Wouldn't consider it to be the most atmospheric "pub" I've ever eaten in, but it's a good option, right in the high street.

Thank bris_tilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fort William on a Wednesday evening and everywhere was packed. Getting organised and pre-booking is highly recommended, as we were turned away from a number of places due to lack of availability. Thankfully the Tavern had some space and we had lovely meals....More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for lunch on a rainy day and weren't disappointed. We had cullen skink (scottish fish soup) for starter, lamb cutlets for mains. Everything, including beer and wine, was tasty. The service was quick and attentive.

Thank nasuella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7 of us had dinner here on a Thursday evening. Restaurant was ranked 5th on Trip Advisor and so we expected good things. Service was good throughout the evening but the food failed to match. Starters went down well. We had haggis tapas (£4), haggis...More

Thank Ross V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting only 1 day we never booked a place to eat. The tavern was recommended by our accommodation hosts but when we went it was fully booked. There is not a great choice in Fort William if you have not booked! The Tavern said we...More

Thank kwalmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had a meal in the Tavern. It was an almost magical experience! Both the food AND the service were totally top-notch. And they do cocktails! Pretty superb ones, too. The meal I had was: Starter----Pan-fried mushrooms. Main----Steak Pudding---Warm orange cake with a choc....More

Thank annmustarde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't booked and it was full but the friendly and helpful staff came up with a table in under 10 mins. We both enjoyed our meals (steak & ale pie and veggie fajitas) and the service was very good. We would be happy to...More

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at the tavern after trying a couple of other places that were full. When we went in it was very busy and told there was a 20 minute wait for a table but could wait at the bar. We decided to do...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years, I have eaten at the Tavern three or four times and was never pleased with my meal. I recently tried again, and was once again disappointed. I had just arrived in town after a very long journey which included a significant time...More

Thank 2thehighlands
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sean k
24 July 2017|
Response from Janice F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are as pub and small...other cafes have out door seating in village
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 703600
  • E-mail
At the Tavern a warm welcome, fantastic food and a great selection of wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and coffee is always guaranteed!Located on Fort William High Street, the Tavern offers quality Gastropub style food. We offer lunch and evening meal menus.The Tavern is a popular destination for visitors and locals 12 months of the year. Our Head Chef takes great pride in sourcing local fresh produce which is prepared from fresh when you order.
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