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Seafood restaurant using fresh locally sourced fish, meats and game.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
French, Scottish, Seafood, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews samphire lobster queen scallops sea bream shellfish pudding local seafood chowder fish and chips bread potatoes salad burger cooked to perfection visited this restaurant front of house fantastic restaurant
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a decent experience but was expecting better service - looking on another angle, there was a shortage of staff but that was surely due to covid, The food was good but on the expensive side, but the decor was pretty cold and unwelcoming. The...location is nonetheless great.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is rather limited but there are also few specials to choose from… however the food is lovely with fresh seafood and fish. We actually went several times during our 2wk stay around Inveraray & as there were several dishes that we wanted to...try. We were never disappointed! From our first visit, the staff were always very friendly & attentive… a very pleasant outing every time! The restaurant is also very COVID aware, with tables well spaced, customers having to wait at the entrance until a (masked) staff can welcome them. Totally recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a regular stop for us when we are in the area. The food is amazing & there are non fish options too. We always like to try something different & have never been disappointed. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable & attentive without...being intrusive. The ‘Specials’ board is always very appetising & in this occasion I had the young squid starter. The batter was so light & the squid was delicious. My husband & niece had the seafood stew which was just delicious! Don’t hesitate to give this place a visit, menu outside shows the menu & prices clearly listed. It’s very popular & that’s not surprising.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and the food were excellent. Can certainly recommend the lobster. Even though the restaurant is quite small the social distancing of customers was very good.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Inveraray and Samphire was recommenced so I had pre booked as it appears a busy destination for visitors and locals. Quality service and food with obvious emphasis on fish although plenty other menu choices. We had an indulgent meal...here and can’t wait to come back soon as the food was superb.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with excellent food - the scallops were outstanding, and everything was delicious. The service was brilliant - very friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding food - I had the fish stew and i nearly licked the bowl clean - it was that good. The service was fabulous - and the waitresses were very friendly and looked after us really well. Don’t miss this restaurant!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! We had a wonderful meal, the freshest seafood, delicious mussels, scallops & seabass! Fine wine & very friendly, helpful staff! If ever back in Inveraray, we won’t hesitate to return!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again we had a fantastic meal on Saturday night, can not fault anything. Food and service was as usual outstanding will definitely be back again. Andy you well deserve 5 stars

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked to stay in Inveraray and was looking for a special restaurant to celebrate my birthday while we were there. The restaurant is closed Monday & Tuesday but managed to book for Sunday night. So glad we did, from the moment we walked...we were made to feel so welcome the girls out front are credit to the establishment. We both opted for the chicken & duck parfait to start and it was amazing with the offer of more oat cakes when we had eaten the original amount but still had some parfait left. I had the lobster special (a birthday treat) and husband opted for the burger not being a fish lover, but hubby definitely had food envy! This place is definitely a must book if staying in InverarayMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Stoney1967
June 22, 2021|
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Response from 41Dovetail | Reviewed this property |
I use a wheelchair and was welcomed in this restaurant. There are a couple of tables that can accommodate a wheelchair. I cannot help you regarding the toilet.
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apalmer1965
July 25, 2019|
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Response from Elsie A | Reviewed this property |
Not too sure just ask the restaurant
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frenchy980
August 12, 2018|
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Response from flyingtame | Reviewed this property |
They certainly have a children’s high chair so will probably cater for children
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Samphire Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5