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Water front dining  - Marina Restaurant and Bar, Portavadie, Argyll and Bute

Marina Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
897 reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Enjoy waterfront dining in the Marina Restaurant and Bar. With award-winning cuisine and panoramic views of Loch Fyne, this is one of the top places to eat in Argyll. Linger over lunch or dinner and watch the yachts sail by.
Floor-to-ceiling glass awaits you, and every table offers a view of the marina and beyond. This is shore-side dining at its best. Sample a wide selection of produce from ’Argyll`s larder’, skilfully prepared by our culinary team and served to you by our passionate and knowledgeable front-of-house staff.
Enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace when weather permits, or wrap up warm and enjoy a hot chocolate as you watch the ever-changing skies roll in over Loch Fyne.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–10:30 am Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Daily 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01700 811075 x213
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Murphy

What 897 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

897 Reviews
  1. GavinM

    Edinburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely location and excellent staff. Food was scrummy.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful setting and food excellent. Service however was poor. Especially from the head waiter. Left us standing on arrival. Wine was not chilled . Ordered a side order of fries with mums main course. They didn’t arrive so I enquired with the head waiter. He didn’t come back. I complained to him again and he had nothing to say. He apologise and gave my dad a free beer. Overall food was amazing let down by service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service on both nights. Fish of the day was Hake absolutely beautiful and lovely presentation. Second night I had the steak and my husband had the lamb another beautiful dinner, staff were very friendly and attentive can't recommend highly enough. Good choice at breakfast either continental or hot food to choose from again very effecient service from all the staff can't fault them.

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  4. B123

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice location, a few customers in who were really noisy, long walk back to our couples retreat afterwards.

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  5. CaraW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The burger and haggis bites were significantly over cooked and the dessert looked like it had been thrown together l. Service was good if not a little rushed to get us out improvements needed shame such a lovely resort.

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  6. LauraP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and well priced for the quality. Service was brilliant. And drinks were lovely. Definitely recommend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice food but very poor service. I had asked a question about the monkfish dish which wasn't really answered. Our mains arrived & then we were just left. No offer of a dessert. The restaurant quietened and we were asked if we wanted another drink & staff were surprised when we asked to see the dessert menu. We then moved to the 'bar area' where we were told last orders were 10pm. Whilst finishing drinks we were asked to move twice as they were basically wanting us out & wanted to set up for breakfast.

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  8. AshGN

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful stay at Portavadie and whilst the food was excellent, the service at times was a little disappointing. Slow and inconsistent, people’s order getting taken before our ours even though we had been sat waiting, slow drinks service. The restaurant could do with improving this to make the whole experience 100% amazing.

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  9. NicolaD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location and environment. Great vibes, atmosphere and service.

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  10. NicolaA

    Argyll

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu is too small fir people who can’t eat fish need steak pie and macaroni or pizzas on the menu

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  11. JulieM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I found the experience here disappointing - the place was very quiet when I visited, only 2 or 3 other customers in the restaurant, yet service was slow and food not great.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal and they even made my fiancé a little treat for his birthday! Our table was right by the window and it was so so lovely! If we’re ever in the area again, we’ll be coming back!

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  13. Happy

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff excellent and attentive food good quality and served hot

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal. The service and food was 1st class!

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  15. Mai216

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find.excellent location , lovely staff and very nice food. Do book in advance. Highly recommend the Marina Restaurant and Bar.

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  16. MarianG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning location , food , good quality and tasty. Staff very helpful

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  17. ChristineB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal in the sunshine. Service was very good

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  18. BrendaD

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Very nice Comfortable Friendly and helpful staff Food service very good with not long to wait for our meal We will recommend and return

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  19. Fionah

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    friendly staff food was excellent Goid choice on the menue

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here twice for lunch. Food is absolutely fantastic. Had the goats cheese salad and also the cheese burger, my husband had the fish and chips and the Sunday roast. Great selections of drinks too. The staff are so friendly and attentive. And the views are stunning…. Especially when the sun comes out.

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  21. DeeAnnie

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very polite and attentive servers who look smart in their blue stripy Portavadie shirts. Menu choice was of a very high standard . Cooked to perfection with not long to wait . Very good portion sizes and beautifully presented.

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  22. AnnMarieB

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Apart from the 2 staff members who served us for dinner, the rest was unforgettable. The food was absolutely terrible and both staff tried their best to recover this. Monkfish was terrible. My steak was so tough you would have needed a saw to cut through it never mind a steak knife. There is no ambiance at all. I appreciate that it is a casual experience, however the menu is serving scallops, monkfish, steaks, etc. Wine is fairly pricey and there is absolutely no transition or effort to make any simple changes from breakfast to dinner. A proper napkin instead of a cheap paper napkin you could blow through is a simple thing to do. Even a little tealight on the tables to create some sort of ambiance. My partner and I had been so looking forward to this experience, however it is doubtful we would repeat it. We don't go out for dinner to complain. We are both very easy customers and were just looking forward to experiencing a lovely meal. That did not happen sadly.

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  23. PaulaJ

    Argyll

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is nice but very limited menu we have been coming to portavadie for a few years now and the menu has never changed we have a vegetarian in our party and really limited options. Been the same for years.

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  24. ScottishSailingEscapes

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food, was here in September also and was the best food I have ever tasted, I was a little concerned that the food this week was not going to be as good as last time. But again it was delicious. Outstanding, will definitely put you on our next YouTube video. Scottish Sailing Escapes

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  25. JohnB

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food generally good but service a bit inconsistent. Cooked breakfast dish served just as I was starting to eat cereal. Coffee luke warm and no offer of top up.

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  26. HilaryB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely time at Portavadie. Dinner and breakfasts were lovely and the quality of the ingredients were excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  27. JohnB

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was generally good but service not consistently good. Some very good staff but others not quite so customer focused.

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  28. DavidB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and quality of food. Would highly recommend A+++

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  29. Mhairi

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    . Plastic tables and uncomfortable plastic chairs made it feel like a cafe rather than a restaurant. No ambience in the evening and nowhere to sit to have a drink after your meal with the exception of 4 bucket chairs.

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  30. NyreeP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, though the sea trout was a bit dry. Overall the food has been delicious, made with care, locally sourced ingredients and good value. What a shame about the wine. Overpriced, careless choosing and lets the food down.

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  31. lyndas

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our supervisor Hannah was so so good at looking after us We were in Portavadie 6 times last year and every time our paths crossed she was amazing It was my husband birthday on Monday and she made it so special I have a very unusual special diet and she took time to investigate it before we arrived so she could advise me what I could have to eat I can’t thank her enough she is definitely an asset to Portavadie thank you Hannah and staff Jim and Lynda Sinclair and Louis the dog

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  32. ElizabethW

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Helpful polite efficient staff Good choice and variety on menu. Good tasty food Gentle ambience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service and food was delicious. Will return.

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  34. Joyceb

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    orders were taken quickly, a bit slow for starter to arrive compared to other diners. the rest of the meal no problems

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  35. Carym

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with very good staff and great choice of food.

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  36. DonaldM

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the main full cooked breakfast was overdone fried egg hard, bacon hard, potato scone overdone. The continental side was fine.

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  37. DavidB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class, stayed here a month ago and had to rush back for more great food and good times

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  38. Ashbash

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The service was fantastic, everyone was polite, friendly and welcoming. The service was also quick. The food came out hot (which is what we like) tasted lovely and value for money with portion sizes. Credit to the staff as we would definitely go back and recommend to others

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal. Staff were extremely helpful and attentive

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  40. MaryC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal & the service was fantastic. Would recommend a visit

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Marina Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 897 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
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Marina Restaurant & Bar, Portavadie, Argyll and Bute PA21 2DA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Argyll
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 8:00 am–10:30 am Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Daily 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Murphy
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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