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Papa Rab's Restaurant & Bar

12A Hanover Square, Stranraer DG9 7AF, Scotland
+44 1776 700766
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
12A Hanover Square, Stranraer DG9 7AF, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

First visit and will be the first of many. Our party of five had a superb meal. Could not fault the food, the service and the atmosphere. We were late arriving but nothing was too much trouble and as last to leave were certainly not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Merimbula
167rabw, Owner at Papa Rab's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Papa Rabs and special thanks for mentioning the bread that has become somewhat of a hobby for me :D I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Papa Rab

Reviewed 12 November 2018

I have been to Papa Rabs on a few occasions now and the food is always amazing. Deliciously flavoursome authentic Italian dishes. Yesterday was my first time for Sunday lunch, however, and I decided to go for the roast pork from the set price menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChristineBoA
167rabw, Owner at Papa Rab's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ChristineBoA, We try maintain a competitive price for our Sunday lunch menu although all our cuts of meat are bought locally and slow cooked in our wood-fired oven for what we believe is an authentic taste. It is welcoming to know you appreciate...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We were in Stranraer for a weekend jazz festival and were recommended to this pizza restaurant. Fantastic! We loved the food so much that we returned the following evening and ordered the same pizzas , as we had enjoyed them so much! Try the desserts...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anne S
167rabw, Owner at Papa Rab's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Anne S and sorry for the delay in responding to your wonderful review. It really does make us smile when we read things like his and to know that you visited us twice in the same weekend when there are an abundance of...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here twice in the last week. On both occasions the food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend Papa Rab's for a high quality meal with very attentive staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pamelamL884MA
167rabw, Owner at Papa Rab's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Pamela m for your review, We love having you and 'the girls' in on a regular basis :D We hope to see you again soon to try our updated menu and another fun afternoon. Kind regards, Rab

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Stranraer with my wife and 2 kids for the Bank holiday weekend. We went here on Saturday night and loved it so much we had to go back Tonight (Sunday) Can’t fault the food, staff, location it was all great! Highly recommend to all,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ollie H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Free parking Easy access spacious interior comfortable chairs not too noisy friendly helpful staff varied menu large plates and portions well cooked food rreasonable prices HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bob A
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We spent two nights in Stranraer and found this to be not only the cleanest we checked out, but outstanding value for money. Unfortunately, poorly situated in the town, it turned out to be a real gem. Great service, good meals and very ample servings....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nomad0113
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our b and b and it didn't disappoint. The staff are very friendly and the food is great. Lovely woodfired pizza. And yep I did the tourist bit and had the haggis pizza. I didn't regret my decision. Great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KdoKenoute
167rabw, Owner at Papa Rab's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello KdoKenoute, Thank you for the great review and sorry the response has been somewhat delayed. Our haggis and red onion topping is one of the most popular on our menu so you definitely made a good choice. I am so pleased you enjoyed a...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing, the food is first class and tastes divine, the service is exceptionally good with very well mannered waitresses,the staff are very happy. Nothing was too difficult and everything was perfect. this is our third time eating here and every time we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank eyostre
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch today. Best lasagna I have ever had. Pizza made to my taste, nothing too much trouble, would highly recommend. Amazing food well worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank amandascott00
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12A Hanover Square, Stranraer DG9 7AF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Stranraer
  • Phone Number: +44 1776 700766
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Italian restaurant located in Stranraer's town centre. Houses the largest, self-built wood-fired pizza oven found locally which makes authentic Italian styled thin based pizzas. Watch your pizzas get cooked from fresh dough (mixed in house that morning) to on the plate in under 5 minutes. Takeaways pizzas and pastas also available. Cosy, relaxed ambience perfect for lunch dates with friends, special occasions or large family gatherings. We try and recreate an authentic dining experience from putting olive oil and balsamico on each table for dipping the bread, that is baked every morning in our pizza oven, to our house wine being sold in carafes. Surrounded by images from Italy you could transport yourself to Naples or Rome - the only thing missing is the sunshine! The attached bar is a warm, relaxing area (not so much on a Sat night) perfect for an aperitif/digestif and is an ideal area for less formal gatherings where a buffet can be supplied if it's just a casual bite you are after.
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