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The Oystercatcher

Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
+44 1700 821229
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here a few times while on holiday. Really friendly service and nice decor and atmosphere. Food generally first class too. Pork with black pudding amazing, as was squid, smoked mackerel pate and all the puddings. Fish and chips, stone bass and hangar steak also...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove for almost an hour to eat here, and whilst it was perfectly adequate it felt as if there was something missing. Service was a bit perfunctory, without much care and warmth. The food was good, but rather expensive we thought. Probably wouldn't return.

Thank Lenny M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this place. It's such a great peaceful spot to watch the boats come in, the sunset and enjoy a lovely glass of wine eating snacks or a full menu. They serve coffee, muffins and a full gastro pub menu. Very nicely decorated, great service...More

Thank BettyBoo2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

I been here a few times and it's always lovely food and very welcoming. Handy for the boat. There is also a gentle walk around the loch.

Thank janice310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be filled by the quiet unassuming exterior. Warm and welcoming interior with friendly helpful staff. Excellent haddock, skin on chips and salad (beetroot and no cucumber, winning combination). Definitely worth a repeat visit.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on the way hope from Portavadie Marina and the food was delicious!! Definitely recommended and service was great as were the coffees and desserts. Don't pass by! Stop here - cullenskink soup one of the best I have ever had!

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Oystercatcher at Otter Ferry by yacht on a beautiful sunny day last month for lunch. The Loch Fyne beers were excellent and the new menus was interesting and enticing. The new staff were very welcoming, convivial and efficient. We had a...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in at this place after hearing good reviews about it on a weekday around 2.30. Nice atmosphere, good food and friendly staff. It was so good we came back with the kids on the Sunday. Keep up the good work guy's

Thank jallybongo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tremendous evening at the Oyster Catcher. This hidden gem is well worth the journey. The food is outstanding, service first class, and general atmosphere terrific. The restaurant and bar have undergone a make over since I last visited - the place is...More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch outside as it was a beautiful day, the views were stunning. The food was fabulous and the staff were very friendly. Will certainly go back

Thank AnnieMac205
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2016|
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Response from OystercatcherOF | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us, and we apologise for how you interpreted our sign. The sign regarding the lack of food was accidentally left up from Monday night, when we did sell out of food as we... More
Julie S
28 September 2015|
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Response from Bengal4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are but be wary of the owners dog who attacked my placid old boy.
Julie S
28 September 2015|
Response from Clare W | Reviewed this property |
Yes well behaved dogs are allowed in the bar. It is very dog friendly, we really enjoyed our two visits.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tighnabruaich
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 821229
The Oystercatcher is a pub and restaurant on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne, now open under new management. We offer meals prepared with fresh, local produce and stock a wide range of Scottish craft beer, small batch gin, and whisky in our bar.
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