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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)
“cullen skink” (16 reviews)
“sole” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
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21 - 30 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Despite there being only four diners in this by appointment restaurant we were obliged to delay our arrival by half an hour from that requested. It became clear why this had been done as we proceeded through a number of courses presented by our co-proprietor...More

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience for lovers of seafood! Great service and great food - a culinary delight. The tasters between courses are a real treat too. We highly recommend this place.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had dinner,bed and breakfast here so had the full Oystercatcher experience. A lovely welcome and comfortable room with views stretching across the Dornoch Firth awaited us. We then had an extremely tasty dinner which was supplemented by all the little extras from home made...More

1  Thank HungryForester
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Visited this wee gem on the recommendation of a friend and boy, we weren't disappointed. Stayed in the hotel, great room, very comfortable bed and had a great nights sleep. Lovely views looking over the seafront. We came for the food and the whisky selection...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

Eaten here about a dozen times, never disappointed, if you like lobster or want to eat a good one, this is the place for you, for the size of the crustacean you'll struggle to get better value anywhere. Grilled lobster with garlic butter, hand made...More

Thank DavidHRobertson
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A fabulous restaurant and antique shop overlooking the Dornoch Firth on the Tarbat Peninsula. We ate perfectly cooked scallops and oysters, deep fried kale, a hot smoked salmon hash, scrumptious homemade bread rolls and luscious deserts with a wonderful view of the setting sun from...More

Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food was excellent - impressing that you get this quality at such a small place - if you choos the set menu - you must add an extra 7.50 pound - so you can have their lobster as maincourse its extremely fresh and the...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a quirky restaurant which serves up enormous quantities of very good food. It's in an incredible spot and you get a friendly welcome. The food was fantastic - huge portions - one crab would have been ample but two arrived - and that...More

Thank HPLondon2011
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ended up staying in Portmahomack just to eat at this restaurant and was not disappointed! Service is impeccable. Small tastes between courses are a nice touch and delicious. Had the local oysters and scallop appetizer as an entree. My boyfriend had the Sole Meuniere. Dessert...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal food, so glad I was recommended to go. It's quite an experience, only 3 tables and lots of mini courses in between the mains, so so good

Thank KeenFoodie81
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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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