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La Balena

36-38 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon PA23 7DT, Scotland
+44 1369 703849
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“lasagna” (3 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
Fast food, Seafood, British
36-38 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon PA23 7DT, Scotland
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Local restaurant recommended us to try this as they use the same supplier. Fish was beautiful, kids loved it too. Best chippy and super friendly staff, this will be a regular stop when in the area.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank tonyg790
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Words cannot describe ho GOOD the food is here. Go visit and see for yourself. Fish and chips, bread, salad, mush peas, home made tartare sauce, tea or coffee, followed by sticky toffee pudding. Authentic setting and great staff. Maggie our waitress was brilliant and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank argyllDunoon
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Just fantastic, we were a large group and took over most of the restaurant but the food and atmosphere were fantastic. We had a great dinner. The fish and chips were excellent and the desert specials amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Skibum545
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Wow! Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you soon. Eva

Reviewed August 9, 2017

This takes you back in time, traditional fish and chips cafe,great cooking great staff, remember to book very busy in the season and we all know why.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Jeannie G
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your fish tea and we hope to see you soon. Thank you, Eva

Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice clean sit doon chippy. Bread n butter on the table so you can make your own chip piece. Fish pretty good n fresh. Shame about the portion control sauces, spoils the experience. Waitress a bit snowed under by the fact that all tables are...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank trampintransit
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2016

Dear Trampintransit Thank you for your kind review and we appreciate your comment about the sachet sauces. Hope to see you again soon (we are happy to dish out more sauce!) Eva

Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

This wee restaurant is part of the longstanding Anselmo's chippie next door, and although small, the food is excellent. Had a lovely meal of fish and chips with plenty of bread and butter. They have specials depending on the catch and their homemade puddings are...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Misstinkerbell123
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2016

Thank you Misstinkerbell, sounds like you enjoyed your meal with us. Great to hear and thank you very much for your review. Eva

Reviewed September 1, 2016

Great sit-in chippy. Freshly prepared fish'n'chips with tea and bread and butter. Specials sometimes available

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank ArgyllBeagle
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Great wee restaurant beside the chippie. Not a lot of room, but cosy. The food is standard chippy fare but cooked beautifully and served with bread and butter and tea or coffee. Eaten here loads and it's great-staff are very nice and friendly too.

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank Bethaud
Eva F, Manager at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2016

Thank you for your mind review.

Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sat in as it was another wet showery day. Small friendly sit in area of Anselmo's which offers great value for money and the same excellent fish and chips, served with bread and tea and coffee. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2015
2  Thank CowalApe
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2015

Dear Cowalape, thank you for such a kind review!

Reviewed June 9, 2015

We ate in this little, well presented and clean chippy! We were served by a very pretty and helpful young lady. Both the cod and the chips were excellent. It's great to know that they look after my aunt (who lives in Dunoon), she eats...More

Date of visit: June 2015
2  Thank Steve S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon PA23 7DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 703849
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Traditional fish teas, homemade lasagne, haggis and the like served in a simple and friendly environment. We are happy to offer smaller portions for those with a smaller appetite. Check out our specials board for the fish of the day and for our homemade pudding.
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