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Starfish Restaurant

Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
+44 1880 820733
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (109 reviews)
“scallops” (47 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 529 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I was staying in Tarbert for a girly spa weekend with a friend. We came off the ferry from Portavadie having driven up from Glasgow and were looking for somewhere for lunch. Luckily we found the Starfish. The menu looked great from outside but once...More

Thank SJFLondon
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to this restaurant several times for dinner and have always been delighted with the food and service. This was the first time I have been for brunch and the standard was just as high. The menu was excellent, service impeccable, and the...More

Thank lesleyattheloch
Reviewed 5 days ago

Without doubt the best restaurant in Tarbert. If you love seafood, this is the place to be. Good food and a friendly, informal staff of jolly ladies

Thank BertJanvOel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great. Service was S-L-O-W. We had reservations for 8:15. We arrived at 8:15 and were told to wait a bit and we would be seated. We were seated (at a table that was clean and reset when we arrived) at 8:30. Received the...More

4  Thank charlotte7208
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights in Tarbert and found this lovely restaurant on the second night.Fabulous food especially the fish pie.Lovely atmosphere with friendly and efficient staff.Highly recommended

Thank Helen225558
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here last night after a long journey from Devon. We were warmly greeted and a table was found for us quickly. The sea food was delicious - smoked mussels to nibble on with our drinks followed by prawns (languostines) for me and mussels for...More

Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner at three different restaurants during my stay in Tarbert, and this one was the best. I had wee queenies (small scallops) followed by a whole Dover sole, and they were both absolutely delicious.

Thank IanCLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the day after the Scottish Series finished and in retrospect the staff may have been run to a standstill. My wife's starter and main of lobster were both to her taste but my starter of scallops and main of halibut were overcooked and...More

1  Thank Mike T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Starfish today for a dinner and all dishes were excellent! Scallops, salmons, anchovies, maroccan soup, all perfect!

Thank TomasfromLipuvka
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Coyhaique, Chile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend this place to anyone visiting Tarbert or driving through. Seafood was incredible, and our waitress was so personable and sweet. Try the smoked haddock!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Carolyn Are you open in February? Norman and Angela (the couple who ran fro the ferry!) :-)
22 January 2017|
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Response from Seamus60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The restaurant is closed until March - so you will have to wait until then!
Hi - My group of five would like to eat dinner at your restaurant Saturday September 17 around 7PM, do we need reservations? If you do not take reservations, how long would you guess the wait would be? Thanks.
21 July 2016|
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Response from lasttango | Reviewed this property |
As indicated in earlier answers, it will be necessary to book to avoid disappointment - enjoy.
Can you please tell me what nights you are open this coming week
17 May 2015|
Response from carlymac8 | Property representative |
Hi, the restaurant is open through until Monday inclusive, closed on Tuesday then 7 nights a week thereafter. It's very busy this weekend owing to the annual regatta. Regards Carolyn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$33
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Tarbert, Tarbert PA29 6UH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kintyre Peninsula  >  Tarbert
  • Phone Number: +44 1880 820733
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Fully licensed seafood restaurant in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, specialising in locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish prepared with simplicity and care. Full menu and daily specials with meat and vegetarian options also available, as well as a well appointed wine list. We promote a relaxed and friendly dining experience and look forward to welcoming you to Starfish.
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