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Fins Restaurant

Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
+44 1475 568989
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (16 reviews)
“cullen skink” (16 reviews)
“salmon” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

My husband and I had lunch in the restaurant on Thursday. The waitress was just delightful and very helpful. I had chowder to start and my husband had goats cheese, great portion size and both delicious. My husband not being a sea food fan had...More

1  Thank andrinebaldi
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Treating my daughter to her favourite food for her Birthday. The restaurant was a bit chilly so we sat next to the radiator which was lukewarm. We ordered Mussels to start my daughters bowl had at least half the quantity with empty shells, she expected...More

3  Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve had two fantastic meals here when staying in the cottage next door. The fish is very fresh, they smoke their own fish and mussels (my husband said he would be happy to eat smoked mussels every day for the rest of his life)and everything...More

Thank Redkez82
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I ended up here after a last minute change of plan and was delighted I did. The young man (I am rubbish with names) who was our waiter was so professional but witty with it. They don’t have a bar licence so you can bring...More

Thank holidaygirl20102014
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This restaurant, now 'The Catch at Fins', just off the A78 in what looks like farm buildings, is excellent for very fresh fish and seafood. You can almost taste the sea! The decor's not sophisticated but the staff are friendly, willing and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Arabella1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Friendly, approachable staff; delicious food served in an unpretentious setting. An ideal combination, really. I ordered the seabass fillets with olive mash. The seabass had amazing crispy skin and was cooked to perfection; an absolute treat, soooo tasty. My mum had the half lobster and...More

Thank czechyou
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We were met with a very warm welcome at Fins last night. There was lots to choose from the specials board and the menu including lobster, mussels, lemon sole! The mussels were chosen by all three of us (for a starter) and the portion size...More

Thank PlymouthStevo
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were staying st Fencefoot cottage next door so just had to go for dinner. We weren't disappointed! Cullen skink (proper thick warming soup) and trio of salmon to start followed by a couple of the Specials - half a lobster and scallops and black...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We enjoyed dinner there on Sunday.It was busy but the service was excellent. There is a surprising choice of yummy Starters and straightforward Mains. Lovely trio of Salmon,and very tasty Mussels with Chili and Coconut.Take along your favorite plonk and enjoy the beautiful fresh bread...More

Thank MoiraMcChef
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited on Sunday we had a delicious lunch I enjoyed the pate and trio of fish. Sadly there was no sea bass but trio of salmon was also delicious. It's preferable to book in advance. sadly there is no alcohol license but there is a...More

1  Thank Dolphin721
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27 January 2018|
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Response from Arabella1 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't a clue. Ring them!
Janice P
2 December 2017|
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Response from Dumpling73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, I would guess not, but worth phoning them to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 568989
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