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Cairndow Oyster Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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Clachan, Cairndow PA26 8BL, Scotland
+44 1499 600236
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is usually a lunch time venue but we went for early dinner. We were the only customers which felt a little odd. Decided that we had exclusive use. The staff were wonderful as was the food. We had 3 servings of oysters between us absolute heaven. We had a let down with the taxi but the staff were amazing... More 

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Thank Elaine M
The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is always crowded and for a reason. Great seefood, specially the many oyster variants. Good wine comes with it. Have a look at the shop and try not to buy something, it's nearly impossible. Just one remark: the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar works with time slots, which made me feel a bit rushed.

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Thank BertJanvOel
St Albans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Don't be mislead by Tripadvisor reports on the Loch Fyne Bistro which which I heavily suspect many were meant for this establishment .... not helped by this being called the Cairndow Oyster Bar & Restaurant O.k. it's at Cairndow but it's what is know elsewhere as simple Loch Fyne. Our lunch was excellent with a good selection of oysters available... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Weather in August left much to be desired but lunch at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar was a perfect lift for an otherwise dismal day. Nice selection of oysters and smoked salmon, decent lobster and mussels washed down with a glass of crisp white. Service is friendly and a small hiccup in service was quickly rectified. Well worth the trip,... More 

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Thank Maz53124
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

It was good to be back - if you like sea food This has to be included in all visits to the area. The restaurant is just amazing and the deli is great. A wide range of local produce at a reasonable price.

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Thank Elsie247
Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Hi having been taken here as a treat from my wife and travelled over one hundred miles to get there, I had the lobster with garlic butter but as I don't like garlic I asked the waitress what other sauces I could have with it and she didn't have any so I just had to have it with butter, considering... More 

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Thank royboy63173
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

An unexpected return visit for an early evening meal - restaurant was quiet but enlivened by a false fire alarm. My scallops were disappointing as the accompanying oil hid their subtle taste, and the accompanying pepperoni was overcooked and tough. We will eat here again, in the hope that this was the exception and that it returns to its previous... More 

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Thank Gus-Glasgow
Winchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had trying Lobster on my bucket list so for my 64th Birthday on our way home we broke the journey at Cairndow and I was able to tick off trying a half lobster which was very tasty

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Thank KeithSloan
Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Always been too busy for a table on previous visits so we booked ahead and were given our table even when we arrived a little early. First class décor and atmosphere, a mouth watering walk past all the shop and deli food just to whet the appetite on the way in. We had and shared two different starters - one... More 

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Thank bigsensible
Keswick UK
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place justifies its fame and is better than Jay Rayner's Guardian review would suggest. The seafood platter at a seemingly steep £45 is big enough for one for lunch, especially if you have a starter, and includes oysters, half a lobster, langoustines, three kinds of shellfish and a whole crab. You get what you pay for. Especially good ws... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clachan, Cairndow PA26 8BL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cairndow
  • Phone Number: +44 1499 600236

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