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La Balena

36-38 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon PA23 7DT, Scotland
+44 1369 703849
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
14 Dec 2016
“Old school”
17 Nov 2016
“Excellent meal ”
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Fast food, Italian, Seafood, British
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LOCATION
36-38 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon PA23 7DT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Nice clean sit doon chippy. Bread n butter on the table so you can make your own chip piece. Fish pretty good n fresh. Shame about the portion control sauces, spoils the experience. Waitress a bit snowed under by the fact that all tables are...More

Thank trampintransit
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

Dear Trampintransit Thank you for your kind review and we appreciate your comment about the sachet sauces. Hope to see you again soon (we are happy to dish out more sauce!) Eva

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This wee restaurant is part of the longstanding Anselmo's chippie next door, and although small, the food is excellent. Had a lovely meal of fish and chips with plenty of bread and butter. They have specials depending on the catch and their homemade puddings are...More

Thank Misstinkerbell123
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you Misstinkerbell, sounds like you enjoyed your meal with us. Great to hear and thank you very much for your review. Eva

Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great sit-in chippy. Freshly prepared fish'n'chips with tea and bread and butter. Specials sometimes available

1  Thank ArgyllBeagle
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great wee restaurant beside the chippie. Not a lot of room, but cosy. The food is standard chippy fare but cooked beautifully and served with bread and butter and tea or coffee. Eaten here loads and it's great-staff are very nice and friendly too.

1  Thank Bethaud
Eva F, Manager at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2016

Thank you for your mind review.

Reviewed 8 July 2015

Sat in as it was another wet showery day. Small friendly sit in area of Anselmo's which offers great value for money and the same excellent fish and chips, served with bread and tea and coffee. Highly recommended.

2  Thank CowalApe
Eva F, Owner at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2015

Dear Cowalape, thank you for such a kind review!

Reviewed 9 June 2015

We ate in this little, well presented and clean chippy! We were served by a very pretty and helpful young lady. Both the cod and the chips were excellent. It's great to know that they look after my aunt (who lives in Dunoon), she eats...More

2  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 December 2014

If you like perfectly cooked fish with thin, crisp batter and real chips that taste wonderful then this is the place to eat. La Balena is only open for short periods at lunchtime and early evening and has only a few tables, but the adjoining...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Lovely fresh food with a nice atmosphere and friendly polite waiting staff. The lasagne is very tasty.

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Best fish and chips in Dunoon. The restaurant is small and cafe like but service is good and friendly --definitely worth a visit for a no frills meal

Thank Monika T
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Went up to try this place,food was ok,however portions were small. It has a nice community atmosphere,would go back if portions were bigger

Thank robbo201
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon PA23 7DT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 703849
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Description
Traditional fish teas, homemade lasagne, haggis and the like served in a simple and friendly environment. We are happy to offer smaller portions for those with a smaller appetite. Check out our specials board for the fish of the day and for our homemade pudding.
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