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The Oystercatcher

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish
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Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
+44 1700 821229
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Paris, France
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a really nice and cosy place far from everything, right next to the see on the east bank of Loch Fyne. The service was really nice, I was there visiting with some of the locals of Tighnabruaich, and they recommended that i have the Fish and chips and it was excellent, they had just like any other... More 

Thank adrien v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our road trip of Scotland, and were not disappointed. The food was fabulous and the staff were so lovely. We will make a special trip back to the area to return. Thank you

Thank Connie S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here with friends on a bright chilly day & received a warm welcome by the toasty fireside. The location here is exceptional & our lunches did not disappoint. Good selection at the bar & if ur dog wants a drink there's a bowl too (& a biscuit) For lunch 2 of us had burgers, one veggie & our other... More 

Thank Jeanie M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had such a warm welcome on our visit today. We had our 3 year old and baby with us and they were also made to feel so welcome. Great selection of beer/gin/other drinks. Menu selection was quite slim but it is November so we'd expect that. And I'd rather see that than think they were wasting ingredients. Fish and... More 

Thank MrsTEastLothian
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Having been happy regulars at the Oystercatcher for several years, we waited with bated breath to see what changes new proprietors David and Chloe would bring. Well we certainly weren't disappointed! The new paint job and 'shabby chic' furnishings provide a perfect setting to enjoy some of the finest food to be found on Argyle's Secret Coast. The menu focuses... More 

1 Thank Vincent S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here last Friday as a family of four. The staff and service were great, very friendly and accommodating. The menu had lots of great choices and the children's menu was also excellent. We ordered the soup, calamari, muscles and crab for our starters, they were all exceptionally tasty. We then ordered two items from the children's menu and... More 

1 Thank Hols1983
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The second I saw this place I fell in love, its simple a white building surrounded by foliage and facing the loch. The bar is has a nice mix of traditional and modern décor, the fire, the welcoming couch and the stacked bookshelf enamoured me straight away. The range of drinks on offer is varied and the Thistle Cross Cider... More 

Thank hotelworkerfoodlover
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific food! Value for money, lovely friendly atmosphere. David and Chloe, the proprietors have a passion for food and hospitality which is evident from the minute you open the door. Drive or sail there you wont be disappointed ( unless its closed). While the menu is straightforward its not predictable pub grub, gastropub more like! ....but less pretentious which is... More 

Thank Viohna
Turriff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a lovely country pub, serving fantastic food, I had Cullen skink soup which was so tasty, partner had mackerel pate , we both had the open sandwich, I had chicken and mustard and partner had cheese and chutney, both were so tasty and generous serving. This is a lovely cosy pub with a real log fire burning away... More 

Thank lynne t
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Getting there is done by unclassified roads, but don't let they put you off. The drive getting there is stunning, and if your lucky enough to get some nice weather there is outside seating on the banks of Loch Fyne. Food was better than expected for a hotel that is in the middle of nowhere, the beer offerings were of... More 

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich PA21 2DH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Tighnabruaich
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 821229
The Oystercatcher is a pub and restaurant on the banks of beautiful Loch Fyne, now open under new management. We offer meals prepared with fresh, local produce and stock a wide range of Scottish craft beer, small batch gin, and whisky in our bar.

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