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The oystercatcher

Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
+44 1862 871560
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (27 reviews)
“sole” (14 reviews)
“cullen skink” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was to die today (which, hopefully I won't) I would do so knowing I had enjoyed the greatest seafood on offer in a pure, unmolested way. Having previously eaten at some of the so called best places in the World, I can honestly...More

Thank markwE4742KB
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been here for a couple of years sadly and booked for early Saturday dinner with friends it was amazing. Lovely homemade bread and a selection of amazing butters and olives. Lovely touches of Cullen Skink soup. Prawns cooked over hot potatoes, sorbet. Starters of...More

Thank Lorraine765
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome dinner with friends. Owners are very nice and the food is beyond words. Reasonable pricing for such service

Thank Наталья Г
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A very intimate restaurant located in a small B&B on the waterfront in Portmahomack. For dinner, reservations are a must. The service, food and atmosphere are truly exceptional. We always look forward to dining with Gordon and Susan and are never disappointed. It is worth...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Booked the restaurant only last weekend and the food was perfect the pre starters where excellent Cullen Skink followed by Shrimps smoked over potato skins and sprayed with Glenmorangie whisky the starters of oysters where amazing also the scallops and haggis Mains of Lobster was...More

Thank Maclean290
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We live in Inverness and had great memories of a super lunch at The Oystercatcher a few years before. Went for overnight stay to celebrate husband"s BIG birthday and have a wee break. The food is better than outstanding, the attention to detail and presentation...More

1  Thank steveandgerry
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Went back up north for a break years after lol same place and we remembered a fantastic seafood restaurant and it was amazing food was mesmerizing a dining experience never to forget fair play husband and wife team ten out of ten

3  Thank ElvisMaths
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I only stayed for Bed and Breakfast, but both exceeded my expectations. The bedroom was small, but beautifully decorated. The mattress was good and firm. The cups were bone china. Rather than horrible creamer, there was a jug of fresh milk in the minibar fridge....More

2  Thank WineFoodMusicLover
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We dined at The Oystercatcher on a cold evening in June and received a very warm welcome. The restaurant looks out over the sea and the tables are very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the delicious extra morsels that were served to us...More

3  Thank BarbSuz
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

...what words can I use to describe the Oystercatcher and Portmahomack - odd is the first one that comes to mind, magnificent is another - quirky yes, friendly certainly, close to the sea, superb views, beautiful beaches. The couple who run the Oystercatcher have been...More

2  Thank DaveN62
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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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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