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The Old Boatyard

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The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
+44 1241 879995
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We turned up to the old boatyard and received a warm welcome from the two waiters that were working at the time. We were seated immediately in a great location, overlooking the harbour. The service was very attentive but it wasn't over the top. We were delighted by the range of gins available and even more so by the presentation.... More 

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good service very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent plenty of choices, very good value for money. Highly recommend

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Thank lezt45cdo
Inverness, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for Lunch last week! We were not disappointed. I had the Pulled Pork Open Sandwich and my husband had the home made burger. We then had 2 lovely Ice Cream Sundaes! Service was excellent Will definitely be back

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Thank BedandBreakfast90
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I visited with my boyfriend for dinner. I had duck he had fish pie he was very pleased with everything he had which is amazing I on the other hand not so much the duck dish was okay don't get me wrong a little over cooked the salad was very heavy on dressing and the orange segments still had seeds... More 

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Thank Jordan W
Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

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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 

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Thank Ali T
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank DiscerningDiner48
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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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 

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Thank 681Cassandra
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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. :)

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Scottish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?