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The Catacol Bay Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Lochranza, Scotland
+44 1770 830231
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal on Saturday night so decided to return on the Sunday for the buffet lunch.Fantastic selection of homemade salads, Roast Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey & Salmon. The pudding selection was great and once again all homemade and there was a cheese board on offer as well.The staff were all very friendly too.I would definitely recommend a... More 

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Largs
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here. Great atmosphere. Really friendly locals. Thanks especially to the customer with the white dog in the bar for helping me out when shop nearby was shut. Really lovely crowd and food.

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Thank AlexLargs
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Dave the owner provides the most fantastic Sunday lunch time buffet - I have even stayed in this hotel in the past and really enjoyed my time there so I still call in when I can. It's also a brilliantly stocked bar with excellent staff serving and helping.

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Thank Clive B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my family sitting outside enjoying the sun and the views over the kilbrannan sound. Food was well priced and great sixes portions, we all enjoyed it. Only thing I would say is more deserts are needed especially more children's ones. Maybe have more chilled soft drinks. Would go again for a main meal.

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Thank Glen M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly for people and dogs. Menu varied on weekdays but also a cold buffet on Sunday's 12-4pm eat as much as you like £14 pp(£10pp for pensioners) large garden with vast sea views lovely to sit out in on a sunny day. The local bus service stops here so ideal for drinkers although the last bus is 8pm

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A quick stop for lunch. Venison stew was quite incredible. Good beer too. Timothy Taylor's Landlord, very rare this far north. Good view over the water to Kintyre.

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Thank Neil R
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We called in as were touring Arran for a "snack". The setting is great, right on the shore with fantastic views, so quiet it almost makes you whisper so as not to disturb the peace. The greeting from the young lady was really nice, there is a wall of black boards with specials on as well as the menu. We... More 

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Thank Stevearts
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Sunday Carvery is excellent with a choice of beef, turkey, roast ham and salmon. Superb salads to supplement the mains and an extensive selection of sweets. We have been coming to the island for many years and this is always on our agenda. We qualify for the concessional price which is I believe just over £10 and with coffee... More 

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Brodick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

We always make sure to visit the Catacol Hotel and enjoy it's Sunday buffet several times during our extended stay in Arran each summer. The buffet has a great spread of delicious food which represents excellent value. This includes a choice of several soups, variety of cold buffet meats and fish, desserts, cheese'n'biscuits, coffee and tea. All beautifully prepared and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Certainly wasn't expecting to be delightfully surprised, a local told us this place did the best food around. All I can say is the food was homely & hearty just what you need after a days walking! Not to be missed. Great views over the sea. Dogs are welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochranza, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Lochranza
  • Phone Number: +44 1770 830231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?