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Musicker Cafe

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11 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
+44 1700 502287
10:00 - 17:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Faultless vegetarian cafe, great food, amazing staff, lovely atmosphere, good value. I always feel special and 'cared for' when I visit. What more can you ask for?

Thank stanislavLodz
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were recommended to visit by our BnB owners, who were spot on! We had panninis and soup, and great cake. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the little extras like some crisps to nibble on while waiting for our food and tap water provided without asking made an average lunch a bit more special. The place sells musical... More 

1 Thank Liz E
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in this cafe after visiting the castle. We had a coffee each which were both nice. The food looked good so had we been in Rothesay longer we probably would have returned for lunch. My partner particularly liked the jukebox which added to the atmosphere of the place.

Thank Melanie C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stepped into Musicker Cafe near the Castle for a Saturday lunchtime coffee & sandwich. We weren't disappointed. Serving staff were five star. Coffee was excellent. Toasted sandwiches were delicious. Music suited the atmosphere. No surprise that the café was packed.

1 Thank JimBlandings
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Popped in as nothing else to do in Rothsey in Late October. Great Welcome and service by staff, Food tasty and reasonable value. May be too busy in peak season, a little cramped seating.

1 Thank donnydave105
Kendal, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Superb idiosyncratic cafe. Veggie menu. Great soup, cakes and coffee. Also a music shop with jukebox and guitars for sale.

1 Thank icemandan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

John and his busy always cheerful crew provide a super varied menu with wonderful unusual soups and filling snacks in the centre of Rothesay. With a cracking view of the castle this busy but ambient business also surprises with good background music, sometimes live, free wi fi and a good variety of books and guitar strings. Sadly not open Sundays... More 

1 Thank Johanne B
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

One of my favourite places for a snack in Bute. Even not being a vegetarian doesn't put me off. The service is always prompt and cheery, the selection of guitars, music and books are usually interesting. The food is always very tasty - just add a bit of bacon here or there and this place would be perfect!

1 Thank Kenny M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great value, and very tasty- I had the hummus and pesto panino which was delicious :) My sandwich was to take away and it came with a salad, which was perfect for me, and the coffee was nice too. Thanks Musicker!

1 Thank lovefromemma
Colintraive, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

On a day when Rothesay was busy with the Bute Highland Games, our party of 6 including 2 infants was happily accommodated. Food was great.

1 Thank ArgyllBeagle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 High Street, Rothesay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 502287
Musicker is a cafe/music retailer/bookshop set up in 2002 by Sue & John Dennis, to serve good coffee for the palate and good music for the ear. In the cafe we also stock music tablature, music CD's Canongate books and, of course, coffee, italian cakes and wonderful toasted paninis. We now make delicious and original soups and sandwiches, too.

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