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

Marina Restaurant and Bar

4.4
4.4
610 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

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 610 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
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CA

    CABur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food, great staff and beautiful location. Plenty of choice for most diners too
  2. l

    laurah

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, beautiful setting, friendly attentive and personable service
  3. L

    Lorky5

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Soup for starter but it came with no spoon had to go get one myself as couldn’t get any of the waiters to come over. After starters they took everything away including serviettes and served the mains and never gave us any new serviettes .
  4. CC

    ClareC

    Argyll

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Disappointed with the lack of vegan options. A choice of only 2 options was not good in such a large restaurant that advertises that it caters for all dietary needs. More imagination and thought could go into creating an interesting vegan menu. It's easy to do the normal favourites in the vegan version, fish and chips, burgers, chicken kiez, stir fries etc. Also good to replace the meat with things like seitan or tofu instead of just vegetables like what the curry om offer was. For dessert a choice of only sorbet is also disappointing. Also easy to do classic desserts in the vegan way, apple crumble with custard, chocolate cake etc. Some more thought into designing an interesting vegan menu would be appreciated. Instead of making us feel left behind and not enjoying the same experience as the other diners.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Faultless service delicious food.
  6. MM

    MichaelaM

    Scot. Islands

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent, service suffered when a bus tour arrived, the staff struggled to keep up but were friendly and welcoming. The chairs were uncomfortable for dining, more appropriate for a cafe.
  7. BR

    BethR

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attention to detail especially appreciated for gluten free
  8. WT

    WilliamT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely stay and food
  9. GH

    GemmaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food! Really nice and friendly staff! Was great dining experience
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Would recommend a visit 😁
  11. B

    Becca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and fresh food and lovely views of the marina!
  12. PG

    PollyG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Have a lovely lunch the hake was delicious. I haven't been for a while to this resturant and will be going back again in the future. The staff were friendly and the location is lovely and very clean.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food was excellent . Staff attentive and service was quick . Asked for a cocktail in bar area in afternoon, before dinner, and they said they they didn’t do them . The app shows a cocktail menu .
  14. E

    Eilidh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner and breakfast the next morning. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The food was very high quality. In particular the prawn cocktail, chicken with creamed potatoes, salmon and the chocolate ganache with pear sorbet were all favourites. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere. Although we don’t have a dog it was really great to see such a dog friendly place. At breakfast the view was fantastic and they had a great selection of food. We will definitely be back for this top restaurant and the unique spa experience
  15. JS

    JanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. It was a lovely unexpected addition to our fabulous holiday.
  16. JP

    JulieP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal Staff lovely and setting just perfect.
  17. g

    graveyboat

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops to start with black pudding. Perfectly cooked. Followed by another perfectly cooked main course of halibut. Both can be ruined by under/over cooking. These were perfect. Service matched the food. Thanks.
  18. DA

    DavidA

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful,friendly ,helpful staff.FOOD EXECELLENT. THANK YOU.
  19. TH

    TomH

    Ayrshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our main and dessert were both excellent. We received a really friendly and attentive service. It was pricey but was more than happy to pay based on the service we received
  20. MS

    MorvenS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Service was chaotic with no one seemingly in charge. Received 2 dishes out of 4 and after 10 mins of waiting asked where the others were, eventually arrived after about another 10 mins wait . Drinks took at least 20 mins to arrive after ordering, some did not appear at all and the restaurant wasn’t even at 50% capacity. Did get money taken off bill for the terrible service but then got a £10 wine added to the bill that we didn’t have…….
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    From the beginning we had worries regarding the vegan menu as there were 2 on the website so unsure what we were able to order. When ordering the food, 1 person from the group ordered as all 4 of us were having the same starter and main. Our starters came and instantly we could tell it was not vegan (due to having big bit of mozzarella on it)… we mentioned to the waiter who seemed confused by the situation. The starter then came which was literally just tomatoes with some oil and pesto (for the same price as with mozzarella!) Our mains then came and 2 gnocchi’s came first. Followed by 2 non-vegan ones. When we mentioned again that these were to be without cheese the waiter other seemed confused. We then waited over 15 minutes for the correct dishes to arrive. By this point 2 of the table had completely finished and we had ate all the sides so we’re feeling not hungry now. When requesting the bill, it was at full price! I explained the situation and our frustration that mistakes happening with such an extremely limited vegan menu (1 starter and 2 main choices). Yes, items were then removed to compensate. We then went over to the lounge area and ordered more drinks which took far too long to arrive, considering the restaurant was not very busy at this time. We then overheard a couple behind us complaining that 2 drinks was taking over 25 minutes. Overall our experience of this restaurant was below par and not what you would expect from such a high class establishment.
  22. AW

    AnnW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    halibut from Ghia was amazing house gin was also very nice
  23. D

    Deipnosophista

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Interesting buildings, confusingly grouped and paying little attention to the wonderful rural setting. Staff nice. Food poor: took ages to come, and chips done in stale oil.
  24. NN

    NicolaN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! A little expensive but the food was lovely. The waiter could have been a little more enthusiasm.
  25. RG

    RobertG

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good. Staff were all pleasant. They could have been a bit more attentive to us but it’s fine they were busy. Food was beautiful.
  26. LW

    LisaW

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food! Quickly prepared and very tasty. The beer and wine we both had were also very noice ✌🏻
  27. HW

    HelenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Melt in the mouth delicious lamb. Friendly and helpful staff. Thank you.
  28. IM

    IainM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Having stayed multiple times over the years and really enjoyed the experience this time round was shocking! Lots of staff that were pleasant but there was no organisation / control of what was happening. With me traveling frequently with work I can say that the service experienced was some of the worst I’ve experienced. The simplest of things were missed. Menu’s! Or the lack of!! I could go on but won’t. I used sing the praises of Portavadie to friends and family but will now unfortunately being the opposite. I’m more than happy to be contacted of more details are needed.
  29. LP

    LindaP

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, friendly service, light and bright dining room, good food well presented. We come quite often and it’s always been that good. Staff to be commended.
  30. WC

    WilliamC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The glass and stainless steel gives light and air to the restaurant, with views to the marina and the yachts. The service is prompt and efficient and the food well prepared. The menu has a good range of wholesome and imaginative dishes. This is such an oasis in a remote area and well worth the visit.
  31. DK

    DerekK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant staff. Food delicious and well presented.
  32. GS

    GordonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marina restaurant was excellent. All staff were exceptional. Made the experience for our 40 wedding anniversary truly memorable.
  33. JS

    JonathaS

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great and the food was very good - a real treat after our sail from the Crinan Canal.
  34. RE

    RobertE

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great meal in gorgeous location a little on the expensive side
  35. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We ordered different 4 mains with different results. The fish my grandson got was poor. He didn’t like it and got upset because he didn’t want ho complain. He loves fish so I thought he was just being fussy but when I tasted it I thought it was awful! It tasted like stale cardboard. The lady was really nice and brought him a burger instead. He was happier. I ordered chicken and it tasted like processed chicken not fresh so I think the prices are a little excessive for the food being served. 3 star at best. The dessert was the best bit of the meal!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    On holiday motorhoming special meal out Great setting next to marina and good food choice various prices all sensible Service only ok wine not chilled put into a wine holder with no ice or chilling
  37. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for superb food and excellent service. Looking forward to coming again
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made very good efforts for our lunch!! They were accommodating even after having no cocktail lady and were able to do a special happy birthday platter. We were very happy. Thanks again it does make a difference!
  39. EC

    ElizabethC

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service really good. Staff were so willing to help. The whole experience was really lovely.
  40. AS

    AnneS

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The fish in the fish and chips was s . I didn’t like the chips they were so big and didn’t look appealing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Marina Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Marina Restaurant and Bar

Marina Restaurant & Bar, Portavadie, Argyll and Bute PA21 2DA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Liam Murphy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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