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The Harbour Cafe

37-39 Knockcushan Street | Harbour Girvan, Girvan KA26 9AG, Scotland
+44 1465 714472
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“haggis” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Seafood, Fast food
37-39 Knockcushan Street | Harbour Girvan, Girvan KA26 9AG, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish supper tea comes with bread and butter, tea and fish and chips, of course, had the (small) portion but was plenty at the time., Fish was gloriously fresh in a light chrispy batter , gorgous! Chips like fish dry and not oily nice...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for a fish and chip tea which came with bread and butter, tea and home-made mushy peas. The fish was very fresh and the batter light and non-greasy - very enjoyable. This cost less than £8.00 and the surroundings were comfortable with a...More

Thank 300linda
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips delicious. Succulent tasty fish either in breadcrumbs or batter. Large or small portion with a choice of beans or mushy peas. Service was ok. £7.30 for small portion & £8.50 for large which included twa or coffee and bread and butter. Lots...More

Thank heleneshaw
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely fish tea here Was lovely fish and chips My mum loved the small portion she requested Such a lovely friendly place staff very nice We will definitely be back Next time we visit your shores again

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We needed food and fast - but we didn't want to be attacked by seagulls (having watched four burly bikers get fish and chips to take away, then spend their entire time fending off the enormous swooping thieves...). The Harbour Cafe was GREAT! It was...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

There are chip shops and there are Chip shops harbour cafe is just fantastic only problem on Saturdays and Fridays you Q the reason being is it's so good the fish is fresh being a fishing harbour. You don't Q long due to the staff...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The main A77 road from Cairnryan to Girvan was closed for repairs, had to take a detour through the new Galloway Forrest (2hr drive due to being stuck behind a convoy of trucks buses. Arrived at Girvan just as the cafe was closing, but owner...More

Thank Iain C
Alessandro V, Owner at The Harbour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

You are very welcome, you left in better spirits than you came in. Thanks for your nice words.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Must say this is one of the worst fish suppers i have had in Scotland. being a harbour area expected better. The paper was full of grease and tasteless. Drove straight past it a few times wish I had done the same again.

1  Thank Ian F
Alessandro V, Owner at The Harbour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Im not surprised. Why would you eat the paper? We recommend the fish to people.

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A visit to girvan always ends in a visit here for a fiah tea and you canny go wrong freshly made to order with helpful friendly staff whither you sit in or take out to eat by the harbour this is the no1 place for...More

1  Thank Kay B
Alessandro V, Owner at The Harbour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you we appreciate your kind words and your custom.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Popped into here as really fancied a chippy after visiting culzean castle and this place rated highly on TripAdvisor. Went in and place seemed bit of a clutter however after speaking to a waitress it appeared they had an unexpected rush of customers. All tables...More

Thank JamesA833
Alessandro V, Owner at The Harbour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much. I appreciate my staff are very good, hard working and friendly but it's nice to know some of my customers do as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Scottish, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37-39 Knockcushan Street | Harbour Girvan, Girvan KA26 9AG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  South Ayrshire  >  Girvan
  • Phone Number: +44 1465 714472
Fish & Chip restaurant looking out over the harbour while you eat. Traditional fish and chip dishes are served such as fish, sausages, chicken, haggis and deep fried pizza. However, we also serve our exclusive 'BLAGGIS' which is both haggis and black pudding battered together and another popular dish is our sweet chilli haggis. In our restaurant we also serve a small selection of salads, macaroni, chicken curry, lasagne and also hot and cold drinks. We also have the option to take away which is around the corner.
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