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The Smiddy Bistro

Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
+44 1546 603606
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (57 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's not on the main street but certainly worth the walk around to find it. Was nice and busy on a Sunday afternoon and the staff were really friendly. I'd certainly recommend this excellent little bistro.

Thank GtheKiwi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I often meet colleagues and friends here for lunch when working in Lochgilphead, food great and staff friendly and efficient. A busy little cafe hidden up a side road.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is an excellent establishment in lochgilphead run well and offering fantastic service and a great menu.

Thank kilmamouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived, cold wet and hungry at 8.30 pm on a quiet Sunday evening. Not only were we made very welcome but the chef personally came out of the kitchen on learning I needed a gluten free meal, suggesting he cook me a special stir...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pretty decent meal in this lovely little hidden bistro. Lovely clean and pleasant surroundings with freindly staff giving excellent service decent value for money. May very well of missed this hidden gem had it not been the only one I could find open...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of these hidden gem where you'll have a delicious halibut and sticky toffee pudding. Ideal stop on the road to Kennacraig.

Thank 777georgej
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

As a formerly regular weekend visitor to Lochgilphead we've struggled to find somewhere good to eat in the evening within staggering distance of home. Returning for the first time in two years, we were pleased to see that our former lunchtime favourite venue now opens...More

Thank mulhod27
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have been to the Smiddy Bistro many times for a coffee and a snack it's always a nice experience with friendly and efficient staff great food and a lovely cake selection. I haven't been for dinner yet but I'm planning on going sometime soon.

Thank Rosemary R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have visited The Smiddy many times, with local friends and with everyone who visits me from parts of the world. Lunches and dinners are all delicious, with a great choice on the menu, large portions and very reasonable prices. The lovely ambience and friendly...More

Thank Pat T
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for everyone! Lactose intolerance is no problem here. There are a bunch of veggie options to choose from. 😊

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Kevin A
13 August 2017|
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Response from LandyAndy | Reviewed this property |
very small, I don't think they do.
12 August 2016|
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Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they take cards. If not, it's right round the corner from the main street so there will be a cash machine there or at Tesco opposite.
6 August 2016|
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Response from KenzieLondon_UK | Reviewed this property |
Agree with above-Yes and better to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 603606
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