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Starfish Restaurant

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Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
+44 1880 820733
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to eat seafood in a fishing village they has unchanged since the beginning of time, then this is the place. A quite magnificent experience ; well worth it.

Thank Peter M
Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent restaurant with fabulous choice of seafood. Lovely staff too. Good choice of drinks and excellent desserts.

Thank prestonlad122
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I popped in to Starfish when I was in Tarbert for a workshop at Zing Organics. The staff are great and service and food was excellent, well priced and beautifully presented, just wish I had more time to have had a couple of courses, but this shall be rectified on my next visit.

Thank jacquesblanc
Doha, Qatar
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Couldn't make the ferry, stopped for lunch while browsing the town. Good service, good meal, good wifi, fair price.

Thank dutemplar
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great surprise in the little town of Tarbert. Working in the area, we were looking for a seafood place and came here because of very good rumors. We weren't disappointed and enjoyed our grilled fish. Go for the halibut, it's locally produce and original and tastes great'

Thank Thomas C
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan of excellent seafood this is a must. Great selection of dishes beautifully cooked and presented and at very reasonable prices. Good selection of wine. The staff and owner are very welcoming and the surroundings are intimate. Booking is recommended as it is a busy and popular venue.

Thank grumpeyoleman
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

we were up for theTarbert book festival and were looking for a meal in early evening without a booking this restaurant duly obliged us without a booking and we are glad as the food was excellent i had the fish of the day Seabass cooked and tasted just perfect my wife had the fish pie which she really enjoyed when... More 

Thank norman a
Durham, North Carolina
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Starfish is a really great seafood restaurant in downtown Tarbert. Loch Fyne is noted for its seafood so do yourself a favor and forget the steak. Starfish is so good we ate there twice on our stay in Scotland. If you are a raw oyster eater, do yourself a favor, these are as fresh as it gets and have... More 

Thank NBass
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Highly recommended restaurant with fresh locally sourced food and a chef who prepares it to perfection. The staff are polite and courteous and look after your needs. The tip is to order from today's specials board which is usually varied. If available seafood stroganoff is an absolute must.

Thank Alan F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely decor, friendly staff and delicious food. Great location just at the side of the harbour. Lovely menu, mostly fish as you would expect, but steak and chicken on offer too. Good sized portions, would recommend and certainly return.

Thank Burnsie2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 33
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820733
Fresh Scottish Seafood, simply cooked and presented, reasonably priced, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Hearty soups, homemade bread, delicious coffee and tasty homebaking.

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