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The Isthmus

Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA29 6TN, Scotland
+44 1880 821554
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (5 reviews)
“cake” (2 reviews)
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European, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA29 6TN, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The best place on a wet autumn day for miles and internet!!! New lively and interesting owners giving Scotland a bit of Spain! Wish them every success in this modern venture.....a welcome to the area I’m sure!!!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Lollie B
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely new venture on the outskirts of Tarbert. It has good wheelchair access and a proper disabled toilet, as well as a gift shop. The specials menu changes daily and features the best of local produce prepared with Spanish flair. And there's...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jo_up_north
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This has recently been refurbished and a new chef installed - visited for Saturday lunch and was very pleasantly surprised by the range and quality of the food on offer. We had the tapas (generous portions) followed by freshly baked apple and custard tart. Everything...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Raine P
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had a Sunday evening dinner for two and loved the food cooked by their Spanish chef. A good choice of wines and a lovely atmosphere. Friendly hosts made us feel at home. I'd highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Fab. Great service, lovely environment, gorgeous food and reasonable prices. Went back for take away pizza later in the week.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Dewi T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Good range of food options in cafe and very friendly staff. Nice little shop to visit too. Nice cheeses and meats and treats.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 430flora
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had a very nice meal last week and would thoroughly recommend. Spanish black pudding starter was excellent and pizzas were fresh and tasted like a good Italian pizza should. Host was happy to help us out with off menu requests for a picky child and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Colin H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Just visited for second time for lunch. Great location, great service. On my first visit ordered cheese tapa for sharing - not as per menu - three small slices bread, albeit delicious, with selected cheeses - served with pot of honey as opposed to oil...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank misnormal
Management response:Responded 24 July 2017

Oh dear. We are really disappointed that you are disappointed and judging by your review you are right to be. I'm glad your companion's choice was delicious and the rest of your experience was positive. Please do give us another chance and let us make...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Freshly made and tasty Italian food, Nice selection of wines and beers, Welcoming staff. We enjoyed our meal very much.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank WestlochTarbert
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had the best meal at The Isthmus the other day! we had butternut & ginger soup followed by carbonara, garlic bread (which was massive) and spicy chips all the food was homemade delicious and very filling, staff are lovely & service was quick. They now...More

Thank leeseKnottingley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 44
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campbeltown Road, Tarbert PA29 6TN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 821554
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Fresh, simple, delicious food in a delightful, spacious restaurant with free parking and fibre wifi.
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