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Scott's Bistro

$$ - $$$
British, Scottish, Seafood
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Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
+44 1880 820190
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A well presented cosy restaurant with a warm clean light woody atmosphere. An excellent menu which has been thoughtfully considered. Helpful and friendly staff make you want to return.

Thank Peter M
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Right on the harbour and very tastefully decorated, this place is a wee gem. The food is very tasty mostly no fuss high end British but with the odd international dish thrown in. Everyone is very friendly you had better book in high season as it's very popular but doesn't have lots of tables

Thank HamP21
Scottish Borders
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed two evening meals and a breakfast at Scott's. The seafood pizza is brilliant and the dish with scallops was of a similar high standard. Good selection of local beers, particularly the Jarl. Excellent breakfast, Stornaway black pudding is a must.

1 Thank SL.123
Keswick, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

whenever we go to Islay we spend the night before in Tarbert. We have never yet been able to stay at Scott's as they are always booked so far ahead. However we always manage to eat there in their restaurant. It is tastefully furnished and immaculate. The service is prompt and we always feel very welcome. The menu is varied.... More 

2 Thank Dot T
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Second visit and still fantastic. Both the food and service are exceptional, although only open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thank Tom S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Ate here on Saturday night after a days sailing. Staff were very welcoming and the restaurant was tastefully decorated. The food was excellent, without doubt the best seafood I've ever tasted. I can recommend the chowder and the seafood pizza. There was also a good selection of craft beers and lagers to be had. I'll definitely be back for more.

Thank Andy D
Forres, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

The service was personalised and excellent. The food was cooked freshly, menu mainly seafood. I enjoyed the starter of smoked mussels with home made foccacia bread as an accompaniment. My husband had the seafood chowder which ressembled cullen skink and was delicious. Main course for me was sea bass - 2 generous pieces of fish with a tasty sauce (not... More 

1 Thank Barbara K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

There are not enough words to describe how delicious the food in Scott's is. We had booked an overnight at Struans (the B&B above the Bistro) and had decided to sample the food on offer at Scott's. Booking is definitely advisable in this cosy Bistro on Tarbert Harbour. We ordered the Smoked Mussels as an appetizer, along with a bottle... More 

Thank Gillian M
Essex, UK
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

I was in Tarbert overnight and simply walked up and down the quay looking at the various eating options before settling on Scott's Bistro. I struck lucky because (1) most tables were already reserved and (2) this is a stunningly good restaurant. I started with the tomato soup (a special) and followed with a substantial dish of smoked salmon carbonara... More 

1 Thank JohnScott48
Dunmow, UK
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

My husband discovered this restaurant last year and was very keen to bring me to try it. It was really lovely. Excellent seafood and the key lime pie was to die for! Excellent service too.

Thank Liz B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Scottish, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Tarbert PA29 6UD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820190

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?