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“Good Pub Food for a Reasonable Price”

Islay Frigate Hotel
Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in Tarbert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 39
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, View
Description: The Islay Frigate Hotel has been under new management since 01/11/2013. John and Marion welcome all customers, old and new. The bar, restaurant and beer garden have undergone refurbishment. Our restaurant has beautiful panoramic views over Tarbert Harbour and our menu is based on fresh, local, seasonal produce. We love meeting new people, so come in and say hi :) We have a public bar, lounge, beer garden and the Harbour View restaurant (upstairs). There are 6 rooms in the hotel at the moment and prices start at £35ppn, pn inc. Breakfast.
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Fairly standard Pub menu, with Blackboard specials. Formal Dining room upstairs with view to the harbour or an al fresco picnic tables style dining area also upstairs at the rear of the hotel. We chose the al fresco to take advantage of the cooling breeze on a hot evening. Table service is provided in both areas. Food was freshly made, tasty and most enjoyable. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We popped in for an early evening meal. Sat at a window seat in the lounge overlooking the harbour. The food was excellent - really nicely presented and tasty. The place was made even better by the friendly, attentive service of the waitress. Would definitely eat there again if we were in Tarbert.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner in the beautiful restaurant. Haddock pakora for starter. Delicious. Scallops for main. Absolutely superb. Great food and service with a smile. Waitress couldn’t have been more attentive. I have been before and will be back.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

In for a beer and decided to have Haddock Pakora before ordering a main. After a fairly long wait, was asked if Haggis Pakora would do! Said no, haddock pakora as ordered, please.
Pakora (3 small pieces for £6.50) duly arrived together with a large black hair, a slice of already used lemon and extremely limp salad. Salad being open to interpretation.
First piece of pakora fine. Second and third pieces were haggis, not haddock.
Shocking. Give it a miss.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Great service, reasonable prices and good pub style food Kids menu was appreciated by our 8 year old, still quite a big serving.

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