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The oystercatcher

Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
+44 1862 871560
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (23 reviews)
“sole” (13 reviews)
“cullen skink” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here for one night at the end of touring North Coast 500 and it was without question the best meal we had. As other reviewers have said it is a small and quaint place which meant it felt very relaxed. The couple who...More

Thank MIdge0255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful meal Very small place so reservations are a must Owned by a husband and wife team Mainly seafood but other choices for meat lovers and vegetarians Well worth the trip

Thank James A P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were quaint and slightly old fashioned in appearance, although this was deceptive it have everything you could want including decent broadband. However, the restaurant was fantastic with a huge menu and the seafood was out-of-this-world! Even the breakfast was superb.

Thank DDMK1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for the night and dined I the restaurant. The host could not have been more hospitable, and there was no detail overlooked - seriously, every amenity or forgotten essential was provided for I the rooms. The meal was divine, we had looked at...More

Thank luvshoes26
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Strange place. The smell is not good for a start, like the place is old and abandoned. You are not allowed to order only 1 dish per person, only a set of dishes for each person. We explained we weren't so hungry and were allowed...More

1  Thank Olga B
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I ate here about 10 years ago for Easter Sunday with friends and it was amazing. My daughter and partner ate there this Easter Sunday, opened for them as they had booked. They loved it too. They were the only guests, and found it amiable...More

Thank suzisad
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Cosy, old house direct at the sea. Unique and charming decorations. We had the Walnut room with a separate shower and toilet on the other side of the corridor. The room was quite small but very clean, cute and comfortable with sea view. The breakfast...More

Thank Databa
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My husband, son and I stayed and ate at this stunning restaurant/Guesthouse last week. It was nothing short of amazing. We paid for 2 courses but experienced so many extra yummy bits and pieces during the meal too. The lobster was superb and absolutely huge....More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We have been trying to get to the Oystercatcher for dinner for about two years now - finally we had the time to stay overnight and we were not disappointed. Susan looks after you so well from the minute you walk through the front door...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We stayed just up the road as usual but this was the first time we have visited the Oystercatcher. The food was recommended and we were also advised to book, we went ahead and had a brilliant night of great food and lots of it!...More

1  Thank mezcaleeen
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Glynis G
4 June 2017|
Response from 364tilley | Reviewed this property |
I do know they have rooms but as to whether they serve lunches as well as dinner I do not know,website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Ross and Cromarty  >  Portmahomack
  • Phone Number: +44 1862 871560
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