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The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
+44 1241 879995
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used voucher and well worth it - very attentive staff. Bit big and open for romantic meal but good wholesome food. Would have to seriously think about value if full price.

Thank k1sra
Alyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Have always eaten here when in Arbroath, won't be returning. Two of us ordered a main meal and two cups of tea. Meal arrived in record time but no sign of tea. Waitress had completely forgotten about it, asked for some hot water with it and received a very small pot of this. Imagine surprise when we were charged £1... More 

Thank Ali T
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a late 'tea' - atmosphere was quite good - the restaurant is in a lovely situation overlooking the harbour - welcoming and friendly staff - warm - decor nice - fast service - I ordered the sea bass - as did one of my friends - fish arrived and looked good - four pieces of bass is quite... More 

Thank DiscerningDiner48
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch, not been to Arbroath for quite a few years so this lovely restaurant was new to us. The fish and chips were excellent, service was quick, efficient and friendly. Would highly recommend. Pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Only reason for my four stars, was the choice of background music being played which wasn't very relaxing and the paintings... More 

Thank 681Cassandra
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It is very nice place, very goor for a date in the evening. :) Service was very good, nice. Food at lunch good but nothing speciall. Dinner menu was amazing, but too expensive to eat very often but i woudl lilke to come back here to eat soup with lobster, and whole lobster. :)

Thank anetazydonik
Montrose, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with the family for a birthday meal Great food and choice Brilliant service and friendly environment for children too We will be back again very soon Well done to all the staff who make this a brilliant place for dining

Thank Linn G
Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A relaxing visit for milkshakes turned into a late lunch. First dilemma was where to sit? Big, comfy, trendy corner sofas, or neat tables sprinkled around an amazing view of the North Sea. We opted for the comfort of the sofas, and a window box view of the harbour. Coke float and milkshakes were followed by tasty red pepper and... More 

Thank Shirley Anne W
Arbroath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just been to the Old Boatyard Arbroath, main course was very good but when offered the desert menu after waiting over 30 minutes for waiter to come back, it was enough. Very poor service & ended up ruining a very good meal. When informed the manager all we got was a half hearted sorry as we paid the bill, made... More 

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There are a couple of nice seating areas where you can sit and have a cuppa while you chat. The staff do not rush you on even though you are just having a cuppa and a cake.

Thank Vanessa B
Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Love here, always a treat and fish pie is great. Look forward to coming back. Staff were helpful and even though we had a long wait it is well worth it.

Thank Amy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Angus  >  Arbroath
  • Phone Number: +44 1241 879995

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?