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The Pier Cafe

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Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my sister and her 3 young girls this week and we couldn't have asked for a more welcoming and accommodating place for a spot of lunch. The food was excellent with everybody eating everything that was presented to them. The desserts/cakes were equally as good as the main courses. The cordial drink for the children were particularly... More 

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Thank GTriggs
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were holidaying in the highlands and was recommended this place to eat while exploring the area, we certainly weren't disappointed. We had no reservation but managed to get a free table early afternoon, the battered haddock was lovely, fresh fish and lovely, light,crisp batter served with chips, peas and tartare sauce. I couldn't resist the sticky toffee pudding on... More 

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Thank jane a
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there Jane A, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of The Pier- we really appreciate your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding, 2 firm favourites at The Pier. We look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to the area. Kind regards,... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst out for a Sunday drive we fancied some lunch we saw this village restaurant and tried it, we had not booked but the staff was so accommodating they found us a free table and really took care of us Once we had selected our choice of food and drinks we did not have to wait very long for our... More 

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Thank John L
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there John L, Thank you so much for your kind words about The Pier. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Catriona More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely setting, a wee gem, staff very friendly and very accommodating despite the fact that we hadn't booked a table and it was a busy lunchtime. Food was delicious, well worth a visit for lunch and coffe stop.

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Thank Angie72M
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for your super review of The Pier. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Catriona More 

Tain, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were passing the Pier today and decided to call in for a coffee and a cake. We were quickly shown to a table despite the restaurant being quite busy, it was lunchtime. We ordered our coffees and then chose from an excellent selection of cakes and tray bakes. The coffee and cakes were excellent. I had... More 

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Thank Highland-Birder
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review of The Pier- we really appreciate it and are delighted with your kind words about your coffee and cakes. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future Kind regards, Catriona More 

Golspie, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a window table overlooking the loch and enjoyed a nice lunch with a fantastic birthday cake made specially. It wasn't without fault, though - a mix-up with the order resulted in one of our party having to eat alone, not ideal for a celebration. My only criticism is that the lunch menu doesn't offer the widest of choices.... More 

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Thank The_Fabric_Fairy
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a positive review for The Pier. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us but disappointed to hear about the mix-up with the order. We can only apologise for this and hope it did not put you off visiting again. Hope to see you again, perhaps... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I stopped in here for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. As other reviews here have said, it is a bright, clean place with wonderful views across the Loch with great parking and outdoor seating at the Loch side. Serving a range of tasty food and home baking by friendly staff. I will be making this a regular stop... More 

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Thank Sam S
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sam S, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of The Pier- we really appreciate your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future Kind regards, Catriona More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had the great pleasure of dinning at the pier on Friday night . I had the venison it was wonderful I would off climbed a mountain to get it myself. A fantastic meal in a wonderful setting keep up the great work.

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Thank martin m
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Martin M, Many thanks for your super review of The Pier. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your venison so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, Catriona More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Bright airy clean cafe, with beautiful loch views and great cakes, friendly helpful staff and a log fire, great value too

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Thank David Sean T
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us your positive feedback - we really appreciate your kind words and we hope to welcome you back again soon, Best regards, Catriona More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped here for lunch after a long morning walk. Ploughmans was excellent with great cheeses and chutneys with a varied salad (not just lettuce here). Fish Chowder on the specials was very tasty with fab fish and chips for the kids. Followed up with cakes all round. The only thing missing was a proper pudding to warm you up after... More 

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Thank Nikki D
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Nikki D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a super review of The Pier. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your Ploughman's, fish chowder and fish and chips. We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Catriona More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Lairg
  • Phone Number: +44 1549 402971

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?