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The Smiddy Bistro

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Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
+44 1546 603606
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sun 17:45 - 20:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On our way back from Campbeltown we were looking to stop for dinner. After an initial drive round Lochgilphead there didn't appear to be anywhere that looked decent for dinner. Then we found this place tucked away down a lane. Nice interior without being pretentious and the food was great. Feeling well stuffed after delicious Cullen skink and a nice... More 

Thank Nathan M
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always had excellent food eating here. The choices vary all the time. Caters for diners needing Gluten free food. If you're eating out in Lochgilphead then its got to be the Smiddy.

Thank Sarah G
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this bistro on the way to and the way back from a trip to the Isle of Gigha. On both occasions we thoroughly enjoyed the food. They even had gluten free options for my husbands restricted diet. Friendly service and comfy surroundings. Definitely recommended!

Thank KayDollive
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch today, was absolutely fantastic! The staff were so friendly, nothing was a bother and even when our baby threw his sandwich all over the place they were still walking by saying hi to him! The atmosphere is lovely, you can tell it's a family run place. The food is out of this world at a... More 

Thank Sazzyb22
Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Smiddy for lunch and the food was fabulous, service was fantastic and was amazed by the selection and the flavour of the foods available. Spectacular lunch and have been in for an evening meal, the best place to eat in Lochgilphead!

Thank lochie1973
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great little place to go with the kids for coffee & cake or lunch. Very friendly staff. Homemade Millionaire's Shortbread is the business...

Thank sparkle-psnts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best Cullen Skink, ever! The sandwiches are fresh and enormous, the soups are homemade and the baking is fantastic. A great place to have lunch after a walk in the area.

Thank Calum J
London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is not the first time we have visited The Smiddy, but on Saturday night it was the first time for dinner. Excellent food, well served and although quite quiet, a relaxed and pleasant ambience. First class value for money and I look forward to the next visit. Seek out this venue-the choice in Lochgilphead is not great and this... More 

Thank KenzieLondon_UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had a meal here on Friday evening and everything was perfect!! The restaurant itself is cosy and well decorated. A lovely homely feel. The choice of menu is varied with something for all tastes plus a specials board. I chose the goats cheese starter then cheesy macaroni. Brilliant portions and well presented meals. Our waitress, Emma, was polite and friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough positive things about this restaurant! Service is excellent as is the location. Best thing of all however is the food, my favourite has to be the steak pie. Hands down the best I've ever had. Looking forward to my next trip up so I can eat here again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 603606

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?