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Review of Seafood Cabin

Seafood Cabin
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Skipness
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 39
Cuisines: Seafood, Scottish, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: We are now closed for 2017. Opening date for next year will be Sunday 20th May 2018. The Skipness Seafood Cabin is a seasonal, family run venue that prepares and sells locally sourced, fresh seafood dishes. It also provides a variety of homemade cakes and scones. The Cabin is set in the idyllic village of Skipness, which makes up for its removed, some may say isolated, location with beautiful scenery, easy walks, beaches, castles and stunning views of the Isle of Arran. The restaurant aims to provide an easy going relaxed atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and leaves well fed and satisfied! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a lunch. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort.
The place is quaintly rather basic but more than compensated with the quality of the food.
It was a fine day so we ate outside on one of the many tables.
The manager and his staff were exceptional so no issues with the service.
As for the food we had a mixed seafood platter for two which was brilliant and obviously fresh.
Contary to my last reviews of other Scottish restaurants the sauvignon blank was very good and only £14 a bottle.
Pitty we live in Plymouth otherwise this would be a regular haunt.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We were completely wowed by the extensive seafood menu. The seafood and salmon platters are delicious, washed down by a bottle of Sancerre, in a stunning setting what could be better. They have high chairs for younger visitors, our one year old friend was delighted by the chickens and the beautiful collie dog. A very relaxed, charming and unique place.

Thank Sally L
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

After reading wonderful things about the cabin my family were looking forward to lunch after a long walk.
The setting is truly breathtaking, and after securing a table in glorious sunshine we ordered 4 different dishes to share between us.
What arrived looked like a starter, and whilst it was delicious, the portions are too small (especially for the price) and the mussels served were mostly empty shells. Having to pay £2 for a par-baked supermarket baguette is a further example of how the shack operates. When we paid at the end of our meal and mentioned that our mussels were lacking I was offered a 70p twix bar as compensation for a £8 meal!

I am quite happy to pay a high price for my food; what I resent is being stitched up by owners clearly trading on historic reputation and location! A reality check is required!

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were staying on Skipness Estate for one week so went to the Seafood Cabin twice for dinner. Although the weather was wet the staff were still enthusiastic and friendly and we sat outside under the wooden roof looking at the view of Arran and Skipness Castle. My husband and I had the Seafood platter for two at £30 which came with bread and butter and 4 dressings. It was very worthwhile as there was a lot of different kinds of seafood, including scallops and 3 kinds of salmon. There are plenty tables outside for families to sit together or an indoor section for very rainy days!

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Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

We took the ferry from Lochranza and cycled from Claonaig. It was an enjoyable short ride and a surprise when we arrived. The location and view over Arran was beautiful, particularly as it was a wonderful, sunny day. The restaurant was extremely busy at lunchtime and we had to wait a long time for our food (at least an hour). I wish we had ordered more as the crab rolls were good but not particularly filling. On the positive side, we did have room for the very good cake too (2 choices - chocolate or orange). During our long wait, we took it in turns to explore Skipness Castle with our son. Make sure you climb to the top for the view. There was no shade at the restaurant and we did feel very hot - fortunately they had conical hats available to provide some relief from the sun (maybe they also provide protection from the rain) and there was some shade at the castle. Would recommend the Seafood Cabin for a leisurely lunch when exploring this area.

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Thank GlasgowMrsB
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