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Starfish Restaurant

Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
+44 1880 820733
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (139 reviews)
“ginger pudding” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Sadly, this wonderful restaurant has just closed for the winter and will re-open in March, but if you're in beautiful Tarbert when it's open, book a table immediately! I was there on its last night before it closed and it was completely sold out. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Olga54
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Both myself and my wife chose off of the specials board, we had the Trio of fish... Halibut, Salmon, and Sea Bass. It was prepared beautifully, with a lovely presentation. But now to the point of the review, it was simply excellent. Recommended and should...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank U1958ZZtims
Reviewed 27 October 2018

You can tell this is a local favourite as even on a week night, it is very busy. Reservations are definitely recommended. I can't say too much about my meal as I only had vegetables and mashed potatoes but they were well prepared. My husband...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Donna_B51
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after reading the reviews. We had had a very long pleasant say and wanted to have a nice meal to finish it off. That's exactly what we got. Everything we are was so fresh and beautifully cooked. I loved the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Loved this place. All super fresh and the best cooked piece of fish my husband had ever had. Big portions too and a lovely wine list. Would defy go back

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joanner406
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Great food and friendly staff. Surpassed all our expectations. If we are ever in the area again we will definitely visit again!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James D
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Our meal was incredible, we had Fish curry & Langoustines which were both cooked to perfection. The atmosphere & service as ever was friendly, welcoming & enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MorvernM
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Had excellent meal on Sunday evening, 30 September. Staff provided guidance and were very helpful. I really enjoyed my Cullen Skink followed by delicious Monkfish. In addition, the walls are covered in works by local artists. A hidden gem of a restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kilmuir15
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Starfish Restaurant is by far the best seafood eatery I have ever frequented. The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming, helpful and fun, the restaurant has a warm, cosy, ambience and the food is amazing, truly scrumptious.and great value. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ann9542017
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We dined here last minute for our anniversary this week. Everything was lovely. Service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. All the fish we had was beautifully cooked, and I thought it was well priced overall. A real gem.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Salls21
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Questions & Answers
22 January 2017|
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Response from Seamus60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The restaurant is closed until March - so you will have to wait until then!
21 July 2016|
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Response from lasttango | Reviewed this property |
As indicated in earlier answers, it will be necessary to book to avoid disappointment - enjoy.
17 May 2015|
Response from carlymac8 | Property representative |
Hi, the restaurant is open through until Monday inclusive, closed on Tuesday then 7 nights a week thereafter. It's very busy this weekend owing to the annual regatta. Regards Carolyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 33
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820733
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Fully licensed seafood restaurant in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, specialising in locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish prepared with simplicity and care. Full menu and daily specials with meat and vegetarian options also available, as well as a well appointed wine list. We promote a relaxed and friendly dining experience and look forward to welcoming you to Starfish.
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