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The Pier Cafe

Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
+44 1549 402971
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (95 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
“toasties” (16 reviews)
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All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pier cafe makes a very welcome stop on the far north road. Good choice of food with daily specials served by smiling and attentive staff. Plenty of parking and an outdoor seating area on the banks of Loch Shin. Highly recommended.

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's hard not to make this review boring and superfluous, because the food and service during my visit was exactly as you would expect from the hundreds of already published, glowing reviews and 5/5 score. Exceptionally friendly staff, a beautiful location and excellent food.

Thank Ermin K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a welcome addition to the rather tired and old fashioned looking restaurants and hotels in the town centre . Modern, inviting, clean , great setting with super views over Loch Shinn . Very good modern style food locally sourced. Friendly staff and reasonably priced

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on our way to Shin Falls, staff were very friendly and the food was great. Selection of cakes was minimal but other than that a good lunch out!

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, carefully prepared and excellent service. A beautiful view of the water, too. This converted boathouse and gift shop has it together. They are closed in Monday and close from 4:00 to 5:30 in the afternoon. Highly recommend!

Thank JB4u2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee. Great cake. Wonderful views. And sunshine. Worth detouring to stop here and eat if you are traveling in the area.

Thank StEmba
Reviewed 1 week ago

More a jetty than a pier, however modern, spotless, on the lochside with good views and good coffee.

Thank Tino60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the reviews we decided to book our first meal here - glad we did as restaurant was busy! Although we didn't have a window table we still had a great view of the Loch. Service very friendly - food well presented and tasted...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter Gill and Carlos. Gill has the vegetation meal I had the fish and chips Carlos the other fish on offer the three of us were very happy once again with the high standard of all the main courses, myself and Gill...More

Thank Jim P
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jim P, Thank you so much for your excellent review once again. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to you dining with us again the next time you are up visiting Gill Kind regards, Catriona

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to this Loch side cafe for Friday evening dinner. We were definitely not disappointed. Friendly staff and lovely food. A real cozy atmosphere overlooking Loch Shin. We booked a table by the window and happily gazed out onto the stunning views. One of...More

1  Thank Gazza87
Jupiterjam, Owner at The Pier Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of The Pier. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and although London is far away, we'd love to welcome you back on your next trip to the area....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochside | Lairg, Lairg IV27 4EG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Lairg
  • Phone Number: +44 1549 402971
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