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Basil Harbour Cafe

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Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
01667-45-47-74
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I live in Nairn and visit here regularly. Amazing coffee and if you fancy lunch , brilliant deep fried haddock . It's a small place but service is great and the staff very friendly. Defo a place to go to .

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1 Thank Rodchiz
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Great service, delicious omelette, hot coffee and a wonderful shelter from the bracing wind. Such a great port in the storm! Good value.

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1 Thank VerinaHenchy
Inverness, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This tiny little café serves great and tasty food throughout the day. Across the road from the picturesque Nairn Harbour and adjacent to one of Nairn's superb beaches, it's great to drop into at any time.

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1 Thank Purradox
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast a few days ago and it's a nice wee cafe in a lovely location that seemed to have a few locals in for their regular visit which I always like to see. Neither of us wanted a full breakfast so ordered poached eggs on toast. The food itself was absolutely fine but rather over priced at... More 

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Thank kaggim
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Must be our favourite place to go for breakfast - always high quality ingredients, quick service & friendly, cheery staff. A delight to visit! 😀

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1 Thank Susan M
Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were told about this place by some locals we met at a pub and they didn't lie, this was well worth the 30 min trek out of Inverness! Try the Cullen Skink...you're welcome :)

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1 Thank dcirish79
Launceston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I would definitely recommend this little cafe. The staff are super-friendly and accommodating and the food is wonderful. They serve a great coffee and when the weather is good, it's a great place to sit outside and watch the world go by. Recommended.

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Thank LuluLapin
Nairn, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This bistro is small but the staff are friendly efficient and they serve delicious home cooked food. The place to drop in for a coffee and home bakes or home made soup and light bites. Reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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Thank wifie88
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

A great wee café! It's small but the food is really fresh. The staff are friendly and the coffee is good. Right on the waterfront by the harbour. Was really busy when we dropped by and full of what seemed to be regular customers. Worth a visit if down by the harbour in Nairn.

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Thank Fiona W
Baldock, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We called into the Basil Harbour Cafe in February after a long walk along Nairns beautiful beach and the service, food and atmosphere was really nice.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?