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The Cabin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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Mallaig Delivery Office Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
+44 1687 462207
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had eaten at the Cabin some years ago when run by a guy called Scott. This was our first visit in a number of years as we were staying in Mallaig. We decided to have a meal at The Cabin on our last night, but were disappointed to find the main restaurant closed despite it still being early so... More 

Thank Nick O
edinburgh, uk
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140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

don't know about the pasta dishes but the seafood was good, the service good, and overall was a nice meal. decent prices and freshly cooked it had good standard menu choices. was closed the friday before for some odd reason but open and going the Saturday. small , quiet , friendly and a worthwhile stop

Thank larrydeluxe7
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89 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Today we did the rail journey from Fort William to Mallaig and happened upon the The Cabin for lunch. Wow, the fish and chips were fantastic, the best I have ever had. The place soon filled with customers which was not surprising. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Phillip S
Keswick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Good menu with lots of choice, fish, meat, veggie and great pasta. We had a pasta dish and it was very good, nicely presented by very friendly, helpful waitress.

Thank June D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I opted for the carry out version as I was waiting to catch a Cal Mac ferry. It was fresh and very hot. The fish was lovely , it was so nice to get fresh fish made to order. Reasonably priced and really enjoyed. Would recommend.

2 Thank Con42
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband had a spicy pasta dish which was tasty. It was a smaller portion than we are used to from our local Italians in Cullercoats. I had fish and chips and mushy peas which again was just ok. Very friendly staff and efficient service

Thank Susan P
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We ate here in 2014 and had an amazing sea food dinner. On our return to Mallaig in 2016 we booked a table in advance knowing the Jacobite steam train was unloading it's passengers at lunch. We entered the place on time and were given our table. But there is only one item of seafood on the lunch menu from... More 

Thank Myles E
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have both just eaten fish, chips and peas here and couldn't believe that in such a tiny place, we'd found the tastiest, most tender fish and chips either of us have had! Both of us enjoy good food, so to say we appreciated it here is an understatement! The fish was fresh, light and very well... More 

1 Thank amyg0102
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I and my Dad were only in Mallaig for one night and were so pleased to have found The Cabin. The waitress was lovely and the smoked haddock 'lasagne' was an absolutely superb dish. Fresh flavours, and a real treat, so unexpected. You must go there.

2 Thank John B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We tried most all of the places to eat dinner in Mallaig and in my opinion, this was the best. I have to say, despite the accolades in the press, etc., this place was better than its more decorated, posher competition across the road, which we also visited. There is a concise menu, focusing on seafood, unsurprisingly, and with langoustine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$34
Seafood, British, Scottish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mallaig Delivery Office Davies Brae, Mallaig PH41 4PU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Mallaig
  • Phone Number: +44 1687 462207

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