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Basil Harbour Cafe

) #6 of 32 Restaurants in Nairn $ Cafe, British,
Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cullen skink” (37 reviews)
“ciabatta” (12 reviews)
“poached eggs” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Basil cafe for lunch and for coffee. The staff are very friendly. The food is excellent and the view over the harbour is wonderful.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my partner & 18 month old daughter, the table was wiped clean with what looked like a stained grumpy white cloth & the sides of the table wasn't wiped clean so l got white power on my dark jeans. I ordered...More

Thank Hotash2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were out looking at potentially buying our retirement home in Nairn and while returning to our car we saw the Cafe and a sign saying doges welcome within policy. We did not have our two with us but went in and another couple soon...More

Thank GogsGraham
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to this cafe for an icecream. We have been a few times before. We're not local but do visit when we're up in the area. The service was excellent. Really friendly and informative. They have a new icecream supplier. Up and coming supplier...More

Thank globaltrott
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My friend and I called by for lunch and she had advised me that it was perhaps her favourite place to eat in Nairn, where she had a house for a time. At her recommendation, we opted for Cullen Skink and this, my first tasting...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Had the most fantastic/authentic Cullen skink ever , After a long walk on the beach it was a great treat . well worth the visit .

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Love this Café! Always visiting when in Nairn! Had many a breakfast bun takeaway from here which is superb (especially the black pudding) and very convenient for where we stay in Nairn. Went for lunch to change it up and it was the nicest lunch...More

1  Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have been regulars to Basil's for many years, with and without a dog, but today has just seen the last time we will ever go there. I am completely and utterly appalled by the attitude of the staff at telling me that my clean,...More

2  Thank Gina H
Jamie B, Owner at Basil Harbour Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

I don't usually respond to reviews any more but, for this one I am willing to make an exception. Firstly and most importantly, it is imperative to make it clear that this is NOT a new dog policy. This is the same dog policy that...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely food...the vege breakfast is easily best in town! No frozen sausages heated up here! Halloumi, spinach are great additions to the breakfast! Service always fantastic too.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Friendly small cafe, good service and our risotto with king prawns was great. Located on the marina and dog friendly as Well!

Thank Linda A
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Helene P
Hi I was wondering how far it is from Lochloy caravan park?
13 May 2015|
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Response from AndrewForrest | Reviewed this property |
Not even a 3 minute walk. Just cross the bridge from the Cafe and you are in the caravan park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: 01667-45-47-74
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