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Basil Harbour Cafe

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Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
10:00 - 16:00
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This cafe is a real gem: all of the staff are friendly and know their customers by name and the food is absolutely superb and of the highest quality. One of the most notable things is they are dog friendly - it's wonderful to be able to bring your dog along for breakfast or lunch. I've tried most of the... More 

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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153 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Stopped twice for mid-day soup and once for ice cream. Service was excellent. Toilets are clean. Soup was tasty. Cakes looked good. Not a lot of space between tables but fine once you are sat down.

Thank BettSk
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great location right on the harbor front, the friendly staff served fresh tastey food in adequate portions

1 Thank pato011
Nairn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2016

For snacks, drinks and light meals this is a lovely wee place right on the harbour side ideal for a welcome break or end of a walk along the prom or down the river.

1 Thank Phyllis128
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I live in Nairn and visit here regularly. Amazing coffee and if you fancy lunch , brilliant deep fried haddock . It's a small place but service is great and the staff very friendly. Defo a place to go to .

1 Thank Rodchiz
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great service, delicious omelette, hot coffee and a wonderful shelter from the bracing wind. Such a great port in the storm! Good value.

1 Thank VerinaHenchy
Inverness, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This tiny little café serves great and tasty food throughout the day. Across the road from the picturesque Nairn Harbour and adjacent to one of Nairn's superb beaches, it's great to drop into at any time.

1 Thank Purradox
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for breakfast a few days ago and it's a nice wee cafe in a lovely location that seemed to have a few locals in for their regular visit which I always like to see. Neither of us wanted a full breakfast so ordered poached eggs on toast. The food itself was absolutely fine but rather over priced at... More 

Thank kaggim
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Must be our favourite place to go for breakfast - always high quality ingredients, quick service & friendly, cheery staff. A delight to visit! 😀

1 Thank Susan M
Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were told about this place by some locals we met at a pub and they didn't lie, this was well worth the 30 min trek out of Inverness! Try the Cullen Skink...you're welcome :)

1 Thank dcirish79

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
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?