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The Waterfront Bistro - CLOSED

16 East Princes Street, Rothesay PA20 9DL, Scotland
+44 1700 505166
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
21 Jun 2016
“Great value and wonderful food”
20 Jun 2016
“Excellent meal in a friendly, homely atmosphere”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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16 East Princes Street, Rothesay PA20 9DL, Scotland
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This bistro offers very good food at reasonable prices, as well as a very friendly atmosphere. I had the fried haddock (which was probably the least interesting dish on the menu!) and it was excellent - it was a v large piece of fish, and...More

Thank 982jim
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This restaurant was such a find. The meal was imaginative, well-cooked, and came with vegetables (instead of as an extra). Prosecco by the glass, too, and a good wine list!

Thank RomesickSarah
Reviewed 15 June 2016

There are not many eateries in Rothesay so this was a good find. No nonsense cooking and generous portions. As its name suggests it overlooks the harbour. The proprietors are friendly folk and we enjoyed our evening.

Thank dollydaydream377
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food but service is very slow. Maybe it was busy ? 😕😕😕 Nice location. Extensive menu. Great homemade desserts. Just get it out quicker...... If you are patient it is well worth the wait. Enjoy....

Thank Jay-Amafayat
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great food and great service. We went about 5 minutes before closing as we'd arrived on a later ferry. The woman was lovely and welcomed us despite the late hour

1  Thank LMF007
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Fantastic place to eat good food, varied menu, good wine, great service, friendly warm and inviting. Been three times now, it would be a pleasure to go again.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner on a hot Saturday night and the first thing the lady who I think is the owner did was bring us a big jug of iced water nice touch.we both had starters which were good and then we both had...More

Thank sunworshipper012
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We had dinner at the Waterfront and enjoyed it. The portions, however, were enormous and we could not finish our meals The restaurant overlooks the sea and is near the ferry terminal. Service was prompt and the menu simple but attractive. My wife had a...More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely dinner here on a Friday night. Friendly, helpful and every one (party of seven) enjoyed their meal. Reasonably priced and the desserts are worth making some room for.

1  Thank loveboats
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Food exceptional, no nonsense service if you are hungry go here to fuel up on coffee and home made so fresh patisseries order main and dream of desert. Unfortunately their is no small tiny crying smelly noisy people under 5 . Hehehe, truly a place...More

Thank barry c
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 East Princes Street, Rothesay PA20 9DL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: +44 1700 505166
******This freehold business is for sale due to ill health***** At The Waterfront, we are owner-operators who cook the majority of food ourselves, to order, using quality fresh ingredients wherever possible. We have a small dining area which can get very busy during summer evenings. We are licensed & accept UK chip & pin credit & debit cards. We look forward to welcoming you.
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