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The oystercatcher

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
+44 1862 871560
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Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and both were outstanding. From pre dinner nibbles to wonderful little surprise tastings throughout the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 duck fat chips, the most wholesome of foodie foods. Whilst there's more on the menu,... More 

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Thank DavidHRobertson
Worcester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 our table in the window. We were very lucky to get a table for a... More 

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Thank Wendy E
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 size - don't miss this place if you are around - remember to reserve a... More 

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Thank Michael A
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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 was apparently the small serving. Delicious duck fat chips to go with it, we couldn't... More 

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Thank HPLondon2011
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is not be missed and highly recommend to end the meal with a glass of... More 

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Thank Elizabeth O
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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

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Thank KeenFoodie81
Telford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The meal was not the best we had but not the worst my wife had the duck which was over seasond and far to strong I had the seafood which was ok

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Thank chipp53
North Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant while exploring this beautiful nook of Scotland. We weren't disappointed by the great staff and amazing array of options in front of us. While the menu is set up to be a 2 or 3 course menu, some of the more memorable flavors can come in the form of the tween small plates that are... More 

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Thank Juan M
Marrakech, Morocco
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went here whilst on a golf tour. It's a bit out on a limb but a lovely location. We did not stay but had dinner. Overall this was good with several innovative touches like the floral tea. The one thing that is truly outstanding is the wine list which outshines many Michelin starred restaurants. Well worth the journey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining
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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