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Basil Harbour Cafe

Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cullen skink” (39 reviews)
“ciabatta” (12 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily, while visiting Nairn, we happened across this cafe for lunch. With a welcoming, laid back atmosphere, this small restaurant is big on taste. I had a delicious cheddar, onion, and chutney sandwich. Even though this comes with a side of chips and dip, I...More

2  Thank Stacey D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small café is well worth a visit if you are in the Nairn area. Right on the harbour, with a couple of outside tables too - as its always bustling! Rightly so, as it does wonderful food at reasonable prices. A perfect stop for...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing from North of Scotland to Aberdeen called in off the main road for lunch. Cullen skink, soup of the day and cakes all really beautifully prepared and delicious

Thank brrtn68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very friendly cafe. My family and I enjoyed a great lunch. I had the skink which was tasty and creamy. The rest of the family also liked their choices. My wife felt she tasted the best coffee and walnut ever. Looking forward to our...More

Thank RKG849
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bistro-style cafe (open 10am-4pm most days) very popular with locals with a great aspect of Nairn Harbour. There is a good brunch and/or cake menu which all seems to be freshly made. Fish dishes are recommended from the lunch menu. It's popularity is also...More

Thank GC1515
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Just dropped in for lunch on the off-chance. Wonderful lunch, absolutely fresh and ready in ten minutes. Cracking little spot!

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A super find before our flight out of Inverness. Fast, friendly and delicious service with a nice harbour view. We all had a delicious breakfast and loved the atmosphere.

1  Thank Fithlin
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This harbour side cafe is a little gem, great view of the harbour, friendly professional staff, the menu offers a great choice, our favourite is the soup ! Prices are great, Well worth a visit summer or winter.

Thank varden72
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The Cullen skink is to die for but all food in there is cooked to a very good standard. Service is great too. For a small place James does a thriving trade

Thank Chappers22
Reviewed 4 July 2017

10/10 Love this place for breakfast! Nice to see a que at the door before it opens in the morning. They do amazing breakfast here, you won't be dissapointed. Lovely coffee, kid friendly and lovely staff.

Thank Mel M
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Helene P
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Response from AndrewForrest | Reviewed this property |
Not even a 3 minute walk. Just cross the bridge from the Cafe and you are in the caravan park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Street, Nairn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Nairn
  • Phone Number: 01667-45-47-74
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