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Tavern Cafe Bar

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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
+44 1397 703600
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Weekday evening off season and this place was full. The buzz of people gave it a good atmosphere, albeit the venue was fairly basic. The servers were nice, appeared young and inexperienced but were managing under pressure. I really enjoyed all 3 courses, the quality and quantity was good and all was really tasty.

Thank deepee11
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299 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popped in for a light lunch. I had large bowl of very nice Cullen Skink.....a must try in Scotland. My wife was less lucky, she had soup with came as a very small portion.

2 Thank WillStaffordshire
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was cozy and had great food. We ordered nachos and breaded mushroom to start with, they were both great. For mains I had trip cut lamb and it was great. We were too full to have any desserts but the guests sitting on the table next to us had some and they all looked amazing.

1 Thank lgnauh24
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were amazing. Attentive, friendly and helpful. Food really tasty and I've never seen fajitas presented so nicely!

Thank stewsara
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bar food expensive for what it was. Ordered nachos. All chips hardly any toppings. Attentative staff.

Thank A B
Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try here based on previous reviews and were not disappointed. Service was great and our request for separate bills was no problem. Food is around average price but portions were large and what we had was delicious. I can highly recommend you try the skewer or the chicken fajitas.

Thank Karen R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for lunch on the way through, a great discovery as most of the other eating places looked very mediocre. Service was very friendly and the food was delicious which was a pleasant surprise. All four of us had different dishes but they were all equally enjoyed. Chilli Salmon, Jkt potato with haggis and whisky sauce, and Cullen... More 

Thank aminuk2015
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must for anyone looking for dinner in Fort William. The food is absolutely delicious and the Drumstick cocktail is yummy- even comes with the lolly in it. Definitely need to pre-book though as very busy

Thank Tommitchmond
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited good Friday when everywhere was really busy. Cullen skink was awesome and the haggis fritters were really nice also. The staff are young but really enthusiastic and friendly and we really made our visit. Well worth trying! Thanks very much guys.

Thank csje1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a couple of times over the years on our regular trips to Fort William and are always impressed. The menu is varied, competitively priced, and the staff/service are excellent. Food is also top notch, and the environment is warm and welcoming. Only small criticism is that many of the tables are very close together - so not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 High Street, Fort William PH33 6AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William
  • Phone Number: +44 1397 703600
At the Tavern a warm welcome, fantastic food and a great selection of wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and coffee is always guaranteed!Located on Fort William High Street, the Tavern offers quality Gastropub style food. We offer lunch and evening meal menus.The Tavern is a popular destination for visitors and locals 12 months of the year. Our Head Chef takes great pride in sourcing local fresh produce which is prepared from fresh when you order.

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