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The Smiddy Bistro

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Lochgilphead $$ - $$$ Cafe, British,
Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
+44 1546 603606
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“salads” (23 reviews)
“cullen skink” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in in a rainy day for a bite to eat. Lovely food and very reasonable prices. My haggis and baked potato was very good. They also have an alcohol licence which I was surprised at as it's quite a small place. Staff were lovely.

Thank G1201
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great coffee and superb scones in this cosy wee bistro. I've been here on a few occasions and now make a point of visiting when I'm in the area.

Thank Aijast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great little find. Super menu with great choice and an impressive children's menu too. I had a Cullen skink and it was simply excellent. It came with gluten free oatcakes for me. It's spotless,very reasonable,quick service too. It can get very busy at...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you looking for breakfast/ snack on a Sunday this is the only place open, which is why we happened to come across it and I am sorry we had not found it sooner as they also do great evening meal.

Thank Chris6115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good quaIity Bistro food served with excellent salads. Service was very friendly. Bizarrely half the restaurants in Lochgilphead were shut this Saturday night so we were pleased to get a table. Recommended, I would return.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a lunch .What I loved was the readiness to serve lunch well into the afternoon.we were on holiday travelling through .It was so sad to see the town less prosperous than it should be . I appreciate Sunday as...More

Thank foffle089
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pop in for a pit stop, delicious Coffee, cakes and sandwich, excellent friendly service, all smiles and giggles

Thank Riffman2909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy Friday night. Over 30 people being served. Service was excellent. Food was superb although we did have a slight problem with a steak which was a tad overdone. Problem was resolved beyond our expectations and chef even came out to talk to us when...More

Thank jaimedos
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Huge portion, good prices (£9,85 June 2017 the most expensive dish), freshly made and full of flavour! Highly recommended ;)

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We like our coffee breaks and appreciate a decent cup and a nice cake to with it. This little place always does the trick and there's always a nice choice of cakes.

Thank Diana W
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12 August 2016|
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Response from fmck49 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they take cards. If not, it's right round the corner from the main street so there will be a cash machine there or at Tesco opposite.
5 August 2016|
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Response from KenzieLondon_UK | Reviewed this property |
Agree with above-Yes and better to book.
Richard T
24 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
10:00 - 16:00
17:45 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithy Lane, Lochgilphead PA31 8TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Lochgilphead
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 603606
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