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Basil Harbour Cafe

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Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
10:00 - 16:00
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So you take the dog on the east beach and meander past the harbour, check out the boats and just across, is Basil. Excellent for coffee and tea. They have a specials board and you can't go wrong. Great place to sit outside although it can be cold. Enjoy the view and the coffee.

Thank NairnGolfer
Worthing, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy and friendly refuge from a bracing January stroll on the beach. Delicious food from an extensive menu served up by friendly and welcoming staff.

Thank SteveHovington
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Basil offers excellent homemade soup, fish and chips, bacon sandwiches ( with or without black pudding, and daily specials for meat eaters too. My favourite is the Cullen Skink, and my only criticism is that while those choosing "White bread" get a warmed ciabatta, those asking for "brown" get a rather boring slice of sliced brown bread. The best thing... More 

Thank grahamnairn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love going here for coffee. Small cafe but the coffee is good as are the scones and the staff are lovely - can be a bit squashed for space but worth it!. Dog comes in as well so that makes it great for me as I don't tie my dog up outside.

1 Thank EAS27
Stroud, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We went here a couple of times for lunch while refurbing a nearby property. The cafe is small but very popular so tables may be difficult to find, but they also do a takeaway service. The staff are very kind and friendly and dogs are welcome. For such a small cafe the menu is extensive and their Cullen skink is... More 

Thank W9465PGwendyr
Nairn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very nice little café, food was good and fast. Prices were fine just a wee bit tight with seating! Worth the visit.

1 Thank catticha
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food - very friendly staff and like dogs too - what more could you want to lighten the shortest day. Thank you :)

1 Thank Balanced_reviews
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly place. GREAT coffee! And food is always delicious! The veggie breakfast is great - I was full all day afterwards. They also allow dogs!

Thank Klouc99
Elgin, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A good choice on the menu and fast efficient friendly service and I felt I was going to enjoy my visit.When the food arrived after a couple of mouthfuls I knew I would return. Well cooked ,tasty food and a calm atmosphere this is a perfect place to stop and a stroll around the harbour can help generate an appetite.Search... More 

Thank nicholas169
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Basil Harbour Café is a lovely little café on the seafront. Dogs very welcome and a nice choice of breakfasts. Great ambience with lots of people coming and going, clearly a popular choice. Met the owner's dad who has the most amazing dog. Lovely that dogs are welcome as we have two of our own. Now that we are moving... More 

Thank Lizanne C

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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
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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?