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The oystercatcher

Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
+44 1862 871560
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (20 reviews)
“sole” (13 reviews)
“cullen skink” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Portmahomack IV20 1YB, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our good, and very wise friends, from Portmahomack made reservations for dinner at The Oystercatcher. We knew that it was not inexpensive but their menu was intriguing so we decided it was a "must do" experience while visiting Scotland from Chicago. Our dinner began with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant a week in advance of staying elsewhere in Portmahomack (booking in advance is pretty much essential I would suggest), and on arrival was spirited away into the quirkiest of atmospheres and environment. Really individually styled, but with with a level of service...More

Thank LargeSauvignonBlanc
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Excellent cuisine in comfortable surroundings. Booking essential such is the popularity of this restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Sc0ttishExile
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We'd visited the Oystercatcher for lunch but never for dinner and what a surprise. Special touches everywhere, from home made butters to 'intermissions' of soup, prawns and sorbet, this is truly an experience. Superb sole, delicious sea trout, a deep wine list and a dining...More

Thank dmj2013
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A delicious meal, interspersed with various tasters and appetisers, which were all beautifully presented. A first class meal, with many highlights, a glorious outlook and attentive service. A great experience which we'd heartily recommend.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

When my partner and I walked in we were greeted by the owner who knew who we were, which was a nice little quirk. We were taken into the restaurant which is decorated in a very 'under the sea' fashion. The entire meal was fantastic!...More

Thank Mack662
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary. It is tiny, quirky and wonderful for seafood. There were several additional little courses the those ordered. We were too full for a desert. The chef's attention to detail and his cooking were great....More

Thank glensax
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We stayed one night B&B at The Oystercatcher at Portmahomack - a treat for my sister's birthday, and it was, from start to finish, an experience filled with delights - from the first sight of our pretty room with two windows overlooking the sea, through...More

Thank Cate30
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Despite there being only four diners in this by appointment restaurant we were obliged to delay our arrival by half an hour from that requested. It became clear why this had been done as we proceeded through a number of courses presented by our co-proprietor...More

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience for lovers of seafood! Great service and great food - a culinary delight. The tasters between courses are a real treat too. We highly recommend this place.

Thank Michael H
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Glynis G
3 June 2017|
Response from 364tilley | Reviewed this property |
I do know they have rooms but as to whether they serve lunches as well as dinner I do not know,website?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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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