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Basil Harbour Cafe

) #5 of 33 Restaurants in Nairn $ Cafe, British,
Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cullen skink” (37 reviews)
“ciabatta” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This harbour side cafe is a little gem, great view of the harbour, friendly professional staff, the menu offers a great choice, our favourite is the soup ! Prices are great, Well worth a visit summer or winter.

Thank varden72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cullen skink is to die for but all food in there is cooked to a very good standard. Service is great too. For a small place James does a thriving trade

Thank Chappers22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10/10 Love this place for breakfast! Nice to see a que at the door before it opens in the morning. They do amazing breakfast here, you won't be dissapointed. Lovely coffee, kid friendly and lovely staff.

Thank Mel M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Basil cafe for lunch and for coffee. The staff are very friendly. The food is excellent and the view over the harbour is wonderful.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I went here with my partner & 18 month old daughter, the table was wiped clean with what looked like a stained grumpy white cloth & the sides of the table wasn't wiped clean so l got white power on my dark jeans. I ordered...More

Thank Hotash2013
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were out looking at potentially buying our retirement home in Nairn and while returning to our car we saw the Cafe and a sign saying doges welcome within policy. We did not have our two with us but went in and another couple soon...More

Thank GogsGraham
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Just been to this cafe for an icecream. We have been a few times before. We're not local but do visit when we're up in the area. The service was excellent. Really friendly and informative. They have a new icecream supplier. Up and coming supplier...More

Thank globaltrott
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My friend and I called by for lunch and she had advised me that it was perhaps her favourite place to eat in Nairn, where she had a house for a time. At her recommendation, we opted for Cullen Skink and this, my first tasting...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Had the most fantastic/authentic Cullen skink ever , After a long walk on the beach it was a great treat . well worth the visit .

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Love this Café! Always visiting when in Nairn! Had many a breakfast bun takeaway from here which is superb (especially the black pudding) and very convenient for where we stay in Nairn. Went for lunch to change it up and it was the nicest lunch...More

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Helene P
12 May 2015|
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Response from AndrewForrest | Reviewed this property |
Not even a 3 minute walk. Just cross the bridge from the Cafe and you are in the caravan park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: 01667-45-47-74
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