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“Lovely meal”
Review of The Oystercatcher

The Oystercatcher
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Scottish, British
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 22 July 2021 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.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank mmommo98
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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, and your honest opinion in terms of the size and choice on the menu. We are very proud of our feedback and grateful to all who take the time to leave reviews. As for the menu, we would dearly love to increase our offerings and are trying, somewhat unsuccessfully so far, to attract more staff as we only have one chef. We have had to limit the offerings to ensure we deliver our best for you, the customer. Our reviews are fab so for now we will continue to do our best with what we have, but we do hope to increase that soon and very much look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 21 July 2021 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...

Date of visit: July 2021
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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Rusty thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback, clearly we are nothing without you guys and we do appreciate both your custom and you then taking the time to leave a review. I will pass on your comments to the staff as they work so hard I know they will appreciate your comments. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 14 July 2021

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.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Thank you Claire for taking the time to leave feedback, we very much appreciate all our fabulous feedback and let's be honest, we are nothing without wonderful customers such as yourselves. Yes, it is very hard work, but so rewarding when our efforts are recognised. Look forward to welcoming you again soon

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Reviewed 10 July 2021

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.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Thank you Alan for such wonderful feedback, you better than us know what a stunning, if a little off the beaten track, The Oystercatcher is. The Kilfinan Circuit is quite something, hard enough driving it but people actually cycle it!! Steve (Chef) and Feeb work so hard and as you say the hospitality sector is really struggling for staff, this feedback makes the effort all the more worthwhile. See you soon and please book if you can.

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Reviewed 30 June 2021

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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Julian A, Marketing at The Oystercatcher, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback, we are very lucky to have such fab customers and be in such a beautiful setting. It makes all the hard work so worthwhile and rewarding. See you again soon

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