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Scott's Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹British, , Seafood
Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
+44 1880 820190
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
2 Oct 2017
“Fabulous stay”
13 Feb 2017
“A Quiet Little Haven”
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were warmly welcomed by Kirsten and shown to a lovely bedroom. There was a great selection of teas and coffee with biscuits for us to enjoy. Bottles of water were also thoughtfully provided. After a very comfortable night we went down for breakfast which...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A well presented cosy restaurant with a warm clean light woody atmosphere. An excellent menu which has been thoughtfully considered. Helpful and friendly staff make you want to return.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Right on the harbour and very tastefully decorated, this place is a wee gem. The food is very tasty mostly no fuss high end British but with the odd international dish thrown in. Everyone is very friendly you had better book in high season as...More

Thank HamP21
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed two evening meals and a breakfast at Scott's. The seafood pizza is brilliant and the dish with scallops was of a similar high standard. Good selection of local beers, particularly the Jarl. Excellent breakfast, Stornaway black pudding is a must.

1  Thank SL123
Reviewed 19 September 2015

whenever we go to Islay we spend the night before in Tarbert. We have never yet been able to stay at Scott's as they are always booked so far ahead. However we always manage to eat there in their restaurant. It is tastefully furnished and...More

2  Thank Dot T
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Second visit and still fantastic. Both the food and service are exceptional, although only open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Ate here on Saturday night after a days sailing. Staff were very welcoming and the restaurant was tastefully decorated. The food was excellent, without doubt the best seafood I've ever tasted. I can recommend the chowder and the seafood pizza. There was also a good...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The service was personalised and excellent. The food was cooked freshly, menu mainly seafood. I enjoyed the starter of smoked mussels with home made foccacia bread as an accompaniment. My husband had the seafood chowder which ressembled cullen skink and was delicious. Main course for...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

There are not enough words to describe how delicious the food in Scott's is. We had booked an overnight at Struans (the B&B above the Bistro) and had decided to sample the food on offer at Scott's. Booking is definitely advisable in this cosy Bistro...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I was in Tarbert overnight and simply walked up and down the quay looking at the various eating options before settling on Scott's Bistro. I struck lucky because (1) most tables were already reserved and (2) this is a stunningly good restaurant. I started with...More

1  Thank JohnScott48
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Questions & Answers
5 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from StruanHouse | Property representative |
Hello Scotts is not open this season. If it is seafood that you are looking for I can suggest the Starfish. Booking is advisable. Regards
22 January 2017|
Response from StruanHouse | Property representative |
Hello Sorry we are not open. I believe the Anchor Hotel and the West Loch are open in Feb. Kind regards John
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 33
British, Scottish, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820190
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