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The Oystercatcher

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 27/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Situated on the banks of Loch Fyne, The Oystercatcher at Otters Ferry offers a stunning location for breakfast, lunch or an evening meal. Open for drinks all day, the restaurant offers tempting, locally sourced seafoood as something of a specialty, alongside daily specials. All accompanied by an extensive wine list and a good choice of locally sourced ales. Now under new tenure, Steven and Phoebe with the help of the existing colleagues, offer a warm, friendly welcome, delicious, freshly cooked food with views to take your breath away . Booking is essential for lunch and dinner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a beautiful outlook. The food was fantastic, great portion sizes and excellent value for money. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. The menu is quite small with only 5/6 options on each course and a couple of specials, which may...be tricky for picky eaters and more complex dietary requirements.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Havent eaten at the Oystercatcher since the new owners took over earlier this year....I ordered fish n chips tartar sauce and mushy peas and can say that that I wasnt dissapointed.. watching (and smelling)all the lovely food that was been delivered to the tables made...me think I should have been a bit more adventurous (definately will be next time)...the fish n chips were excellent and the mushy peas were divine!....theres something for everyone on the menu and the staff are pleasant and helpfull cant wait to go back soon...many thanks...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The new owners Steve & Phoebe are delightful and have worked so very hard to maintain the quality of service and food at The Oyster Catcher especially in such tricky times. We were a table of four and we had a delicious selection of starters...and main dishes which included squid, lobster, crab, goats cheese & mussels - all paired with delicious wines. The chocolate salted caramel desserts were out of this world too. The staff were very friendly and the service was superb. We will be definitely be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited his hostelry since 1960 and my last visit (last week) was one of the best. We drove over the hill from Glendaruel and needed a drink after reversing 4 times to allow vehicles to pass! The Oystercatcher is truly a great inn....The present team have made it especially welcoming. We hadn't booked but this was not a problem as we were early. The tables outside were colourful and clean, affording uninterrupted views of the Loch. My Cullen Skink was excellent, rivalling my own! The rarebit was equally good. The service was superb. This pandemic has hit the hospitality sector hard but here the team have worked diligently to provide an excellent experience. Thank you, we will return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous fresh oysters. We had halibut for main course which was excellent. Beautifully cooked and nicely balanced dish. The views from the oystercatcher are stunning. A memorable evening

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 June 2021 via mobile

Absolutely fell in love with this beautiful pub/restaurant. New owners serving incredible seafood (we had oysters and mussels - best I’ve tasted!❤️) wonderful local craft beer, all of this with the Otterferry beach just outside - blissful!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Julian A, Other at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2021

Wow thank you for your comments they mean so much to us as new owners, and thank you for taking the time to post the feedback. We are super lucky to be where we are but even more fortunate to have such lovely, understanding customers...More

Reviewed 17 June 2021

The vegetarian lentil and aubergine dish was fab. Nick is very keen on any veggie dish that includes pulses. He definitely gave it the thumbs up. I had lobster - first time for me- thank you to our lovely waitress for the help and advice...on lobster-eating! Sadly she couldn't stop me from splashing my shirt with lobster juice! :) Chips were brilliant and a superb crisp house white finished off a nice meal.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Julian A, Other at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and of course for your very positive comments. I will pass on your feedback to our team, and great kudos to you for trying the lobster it's very fresh. We all look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

AMAZING!! Some of the best seafood I’ve ever had and wonderfully fresh. Super helpful staff and lovely and welcome. Wishing the new owners every success here, we will be back

Date of visit: June 2021
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Julian A, Other at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Wow thank you for such wonderful feedback. As you say this is a new venture for us, just three weeks in and already we have met some amazing customers, and what a stunning setting. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon

Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

Wow. So happy we found this place- by accident! Just had lunch on a beautiful sunny day, sitting outside, overlooking Loch Fyne. Probably the best seafood I have had. We started with oysters fresh from the Loch then languistines and mussels and for main I...had fish and chips and husband had plaice. Best fish and chips I have had and husband says the Plaice was delicious. The mussels and languistines tasted so fresh and were served warm with bread and butter and a delicious sauce. Service was fantastic- I wish the new owners lots of success. We will be back again and again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, as you say this is a new venture for us and we welcome all feedback and suggestions. So glad you enjoyed the food, it is a special place and we look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

New owners, Phoebe and Steven, took over the Oystercatcher just 2 days ago. Unfortunately the website, which says no bookings required for lunch, belongs to the old owners, who have not yet taken the website down yet. Advance Booking is required. Despite no booking, they...squeezed us in. It’s a cosy restaurant. Steven is the chef, Phoebe leads front of house. We had the fish and chips £14 which were great and the Vietnamese chicken salad, starter, as a main £13, which, with no carbs, ticked a lot of ‘weight watcher’ boxes. It was a dreach rainy day, so couldn’t fully appreciate the views across Loch Fyne - but hey, we will return again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback, as you say this is a new venture for us and we welcome your comments and any suggestions. Look forward to welcoming you again soon

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Good morning, we are currently working on a new website with a menu section etc. As I cannot send a copy I have uploaded an image of the current menu to Tripadvisor. You will find it in the management photo's. Please call... More
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The Oystercatcher is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4