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The oystercatcher

Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
+44 1862 871560
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (21 reviews)
“sole” (13 reviews)
“cullen skink” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My husband, son and I stayed and ate at this stunning restaurant/Guesthouse last week. It was nothing short of amazing. We paid for 2 courses but experienced so many extra yummy bits and pieces during the meal too. The lobster was superb and absolutely huge....More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We have been trying to get to the Oystercatcher for dinner for about two years now - finally we had the time to stay overnight and we were not disappointed. Susan looks after you so well from the minute you walk through the front door...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We stayed just up the road as usual but this was the first time we have visited the Oystercatcher. The food was recommended and we were also advised to book, we went ahead and had a brilliant night of great food and lots of it!...More

Thank mezcaleeen
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our good, and very wise friends, from Portmahomack made reservations for dinner at The Oystercatcher. We knew that it was not inexpensive but their menu was intriguing so we decided it was a "must do" experience while visiting Scotland from Chicago. Our dinner began with...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Booked this restaurant a week in advance of staying elsewhere in Portmahomack (booking in advance is pretty much essential I would suggest), and on arrival was spirited away into the quirkiest of atmospheres and environment. Really individually styled, but with with a level of service...More

Thank LargeSauvignonBlanc
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Excellent cuisine in comfortable surroundings. Booking essential such is the popularity of this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Sc0ttishExile
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We'd visited the Oystercatcher for lunch but never for dinner and what a surprise. Special touches everywhere, from home made butters to 'intermissions' of soup, prawns and sorbet, this is truly an experience. Superb sole, delicious sea trout, a deep wine list and a dining...More

Thank dmj2013
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A delicious meal, interspersed with various tasters and appetisers, which were all beautifully presented. A first class meal, with many highlights, a glorious outlook and attentive service. A great experience which we'd heartily recommend.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

When my partner and I walked in we were greeted by the owner who knew who we were, which was a nice little quirk. We were taken into the restaurant which is decorated in a very 'under the sea' fashion. The entire meal was fantastic!...More

Thank Mack662
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary. It is tiny, quirky and wonderful for seafood. There were several additional little courses the those ordered. We were too full for a desert. The chef's attention to detail and his cooking were great....More

Thank glensax
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Glynis G
4 June 2017|
Response from 364tilley | Reviewed this property |
I do know they have rooms but as to whether they serve lunches as well as dinner I do not know,website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Portmahomack
  • Phone Number: +44 1862 871560
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