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The Old Boatyard

The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
+44 1241 879995
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“paella” (17 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Harbour Visitor Centre Fishmarket Quay, Arbroath DD11 1PS, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 531 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my mum and had no booking but the staff were very accomodating and managed to fit us in...the food was first class but I must say the staff were very polite

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very relaxed atmosphere with friendly and efficient staff. Meal was delicious with a good variety not just a seafood restaurant.

Thank debs_mcn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went in on Sunday afternoon for coffee and cake and it was great. The coffee was first class and we were both pleased with the cakes we picked. I had a raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake and my other half had...More

Thank LindaB065
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited on a late Sunday afternoon after seeing that there is a 2 for 1 menu and it was my mother in laws birthday. We travelled 100 miles for this outing. I had booked via email with the subject heading "2 for 1". The...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Usual love this place, you can drop by just for coffee and cake or full meal. Service canbe a hit or miss. Eat here on special occasions, have coffee here a lot.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here last 2 nights. Fabulous food and service. Lobster all round tonight as was so goid last night. Got us a table last night without reservation. Will defo be back next time we are down in Arbroath. Highly recommend

Thank Corrina C
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived a little late without a reservation but they took us in I’m so glad as the food was fantastic, scallops with pork belly, lobster thermidor , and some free potato fritters all washed down with a lovely sancerre . Great night had by all...More

Thank ncooper130
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This restaurant is situated by the harbour & offers views of the sea & the decor reminds me of the inside of a boat (wooden floors , portholes etc). I had the fish & chips on my visit. Was not expecting a large fish plus...More

Thank cLEO1962
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Best meal ever attentive staff and excellent attention to detail with the food it was the 10th anniversary of the restaurant, 70s themed night band hired for the occasion got it just right all in all a night to be remembered congratulations long may it...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This establishment was a on the spot decision to use it. Not too bad but not what you would call a place to go for a nice family/couple lunch/dinner. It did for that once but would not return. The service was good and the food...More

Thank Ken G
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Pat A
5 July 2017|
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Response from Sultan Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Apologies for the late reply. I think they do, and they also have a lunchtime menu, snacks etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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