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Fins Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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Fencebay | Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie KA29 0EG, Scotland
+44 1475 568989
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Largs, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a jewel if you like seafood. If you are looking for a cheap lunch this is not the place to go but if you are looking for relaxing lunch and friendly staff then you are on to a winner. The food is fresh and cooked to order and delicious. Menu is small (they don't cook only fish there are... More 

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Thank Wilma M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Drove the hour and a half journey up from Dumfries to try this place as we love our seafood and very glad that we did. The restaurant is quaint and staff were friendly only slight irritation was the table with a bunch of noisy kids which came in just after 6pm. Ordered both the hot and the cold seafood platters... More 

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Thank Laura H
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Bargain half lobster for £14.99 with excellent chips. A plate of the freshest oysters and very reasonable corkage of £3. Don't forget to book and bring your own alcohol.

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Thank Ninapup
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend who uses a wheelchair, who was with us. The staff could not have been more helpful and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. The food was very tasty and well cooked. We were very pleased to see that the restaurant serves squat lobsters and were very flexible when we asked... More 

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Thank KandEilidh
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My wife and I spent a few days with my brother, who lives in Greenock and, to round off our stay, decided to drive the 20 miles to Fins Restaurant (now 'The Catch at Fins') near Fairlie, to have 'a delicious meal', as we've read some very good reports... We duly booked several days in advance, for the 25th of... More 

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Thank mekon333
RPV, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We try to hit this place every time we go to Scotland (which is once a year). The food is quality is consistent and very good! I usually have the seafood linguine which is a large portion with just the right amount of seafood. This time I had the Salmon Macallan. Wonderful! The whiskey sauce was perfection. Can't wait for... More 

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Thank SharkyCampbell
Scotland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We went on spec to fill a lazy sunday, found this lovely reataurant and a farmers market with loads of delicious goodies.

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Thank tropicalbliss
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We invited friends from Glasgow to Finns . Great choice of seafood . It was a very busy night , but courses were well spaced out . The hot and cold sea food platters were amazing . A great night food wonderful.

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Thank Suzanne K
ayrshire, scotland
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

been meaning to go there - finally glad we did! Can get a wee bit noisy once place is full but the food is to die for. Every course was delicious and I think and hope we will become regulars. Highly recommended

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Thank magsy49
Scotland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Drove past this restaurant many times usually not noticing it. Daughter mentioned she had heard good things about the fish menu so decided to give it a try.Superb menu and wonderful desserts. Will definitely be back again. Small point not licensed but you can bring your own or buy from the onsite shop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?