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Starfish Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Starfish Restaurant
Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Fully licensed seafood restaurant in Tarbert, Loch Fyne, specialising in locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish prepared with simplicity and care. Full seafood menu with meat and vegetarian options also available, as well as a well appointed wine list. We promote a relaxed and friendly dining experience and look forward to welcoming you to Starfish.
US$21 - US$56
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, European, British, Scottish
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the most delicious evening meal as a family (and dog) here. We treated ourselves and went for the seafood platter, everything was so fresh and tasted amazing. The service was excellent, all the staff made us feel so welcome and nothing was a...bother. Highly recommend this place if you are ever passing Tarbert. We shall return when we venture up again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, langoustine, mussels, bream, turbot, padron peppers, crab choux buns, amazing puds, delicious wines, yes, we really enjoyed the food and wine but what also makes Starfish special is the staff, they are such a great team ,super efficient yet make diners feel special....Hats off to all, chefs and servers alike. Brilliant evening, thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was on a week’s break in Tarbert with longtime friends who live in Dunbar. It was my wife’s and my 1st visit although our friends have been several times. We were very warmly greeted and shown to our table which was socially distanced. Although a...couple of the dishes on the board we’re unavailable, probably due to us having a late booking, there was still plenty of choice. We also asked if some of the vegetables could be amended which wasn’t a problem. The dishes were well presented and looked very appetising, portions perfect. We had a variety of dishes for starters mains and desserts. All plates returned empty! We were pleasantly surprised at the bill and can say we definitely had a meal which will encourage us to return. Thank you for making our visit so pleasant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, immaculate surroundings, friendly and efficient service - well worth a visit - 5 stars ⭐️

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, great variety on menu, very clean with the friendly, helpful staff all wearing appropriate face masks. Wonderful food and great value for money.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked on a Wednesday for a Thursday eve, and manged to get an early slot at 5pm, but fitted the day around it. Spent a delightful afternoon in Tarbert, at the Castle and the Frigate Inn beer garden, before heading to Starfish. Instantly welcomed...by a warm smile, and a specials board above the bar that was bursting with possibilities. Felt like we had stepped out of Scotland into the Mediterranean, with the decor and atmosphere. Service was on point, and friendly, a perfect blend between attentive, but not over bearing. Considering the restaurant was almost full by just after 6pm, the service was timely too. The added bonus drinks-wise, was that they did Sancerre by the glass, which is unusual but most welcome! Our scallop starter with a mango type salsa, was fantastic, with Seafood Stroganoff and Monkfish for main. They were utterly sublime, and cooked to perfection. With an Affogato each to finish, we were really blown away just how good this restaurant was. Really cannot fault this, best meal in Scotland during a week's stay, for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed both starter and main. Both had langoustines with garlic butter, I had monkfish with rosemary butter and husband seabass with caper and lemon butter. Only slight let down was the unlemony lemon syllabub. Pleasant, relaxing surroundings and good service. Would return.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

We dined here at 8pm on a Saturday evening. As we entered the restaurant we noticed the beautiful aroma of seafood and the buzz of happy customers. After a couple of hiccups trying to order items that had sold out, we had scallops with mango...salsa and Tarbert langoustines in hot garlic butter to start, sea bass in a lemon and caper butter sauce and halibut with mussels and queenies in a white wine sauce. Then Scottish cheeseboard and lemon posset for dessert. All were delicious and we left with happy memories and a definite recommendation for other friends visiting the areaMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

You need to book ahead at present but absolutely worth it. Terrific seafood with local salmon, langoustines, mussels, crab, scallops and haddock. Can't fault it

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021

Visited here with my husband and had a very enjoyable dinner. Staff were lovely and extremely helpful - would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
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24 June 2019|
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Response from uachdar1001 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies but what's the question?
22 January 2017|
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Response from Seamus60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The restaurant is closed until March - so you will have to wait until then!
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Response from lasttango | Reviewed this property |
As indicated in earlier answers, it will be necessary to book to avoid disappointment - enjoy.
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Yes, Starfish Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Starfish Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5