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

Marina Restaurant and Bar

4.5
4.5
542 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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Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–10:30 Daily 12:00–14:30 Daily 18:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01700 811075 x213

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Liam Murphy

Menu

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What 542 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SP

    SteveP

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The overall experience was just ok. Food quality ok service ok. Overpriced for what it was but then it has a captive audience from people staying at the resort.

  2. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic oasis at the end of a long road, really enjoyed the foraged special dish, we will be back.

  3. SJ

    SueJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely surprise coming across this place, all pretty good, would’ve been nice to have access to a paper menu, rather than all online.

  4. GF

    GFCath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are at the potavadie for 5nights we are in our motor home .So really no need for us to eat out .Well so glad we booked for dinner .From the moment we arrived everyone of the staff made us feel welcome .They took time explaining the menu going as far as even printing one of for me as I have to eat gluten free .The food was amazing my gluten free fish and chips was the best I have ever had .So thank you for everything everyone of the staff work so hard but still have time to make us the customers feel special .We will be back for dinner before we go home .x atherine .

  5. HE

    HEBS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious high quality plates, good range on menu with dishes extremely well presented, good selection of wines and great service. Atmosphere is chilled and relaxed. Highly recommended.

  6. AA

    AnneA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and amazing food. Value for money and a lovely ambience. We are a party of four who were staying at Portavadie for 2 nights. We dined at The Marina both nights - I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  7. DS

    DonaldS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food selection on all our visits to the Restaurant during our stay. Loved it!

  8. M

    Megan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and fantastic meal. Would recommend to anyone.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The location is outstanding. Sitting next to the glass wall gives great views over the marina. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and attentive. The food was excellently prepared and of a high standard. Marks out of 10 I'd give it 12

  10. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was exceptional and the food was delicious.

  11. P

    Patricia

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food and attentive service. Could do with switching menu around or having some specials for frequent guests.

  12. JI

    JacquelineI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food was fabulous and the surroundings were clean and very nicely laid out

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely setting. Staff excellent. Service was quick and good food.

  14. s

    susanm

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fabulous . ALL staff were exceptional , attentive, professional and friendly . Food was exceptional .

  15. JR

    JohnR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great choice qualify and service, quite expensive but worth every penny, knowledge friendly staff, especially Greg

  16. LB

    LiamB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere, service 10/10, can't do enough for you.

  17. C

    Cullza

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    To be honest I was disappointed with the whole experience. Poor decor, limited lunch menu, disappointing bland food and overpriced. I will not be back!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very well looked after by all staff.

  19. LG

    LizG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited for an overnight stay. Had lunch, dinner and breakfast in the Marina restaurant. Good choice on the menu and food was delicious. Staff were outstanding: friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and very professional. Seldom have we been so well looked after. Will definitely return.

  20. JG

    JonathanG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The waterfront setting and view are the best things about this restaurant. I've never seen anything like it (which was admittedly helped by the fantastic weather on the day we were there). The staff were also very polite and friendly which also made the visits far more enjoyable. Dinner was ok (I expected more choice) but breakfast was very good (particularly the pastries).

  21. IL

    InaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb food and excellent service

  22. SY

    SusieY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent we all really enjoyed our meals at the Marina restaurant

  23. SB

    SummerB

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic food and great service. Will keep coming back!

  24. FB

    FraserB

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Lacked atmosphere, more serve and get them out! Food was good, staff felt hurried. Not my usual experience

  25. FB

    FraserB

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent setting, been a few times in the past 2 years, never disappoints, a romantics dream, the marina bathed in the glow of a full moon with a panoramic view of it and the surrounding grills and sea what’s not to like, even tried the spa and outdoor heated pool, staff are a joy and a massive credit to the overall ambience, see ya soon.

  26. KF

    KirstyF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely and the staff were really nice - chatty and helpful.

  27. FB

    FraserB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food and staff would definitely recommend

  28. IJ

    IvanJ

    Argyll

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Most enjoyable. A little expensive. Very disappointed the shop was closed at lunch time.

  29. ES

    EdmundS

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Great service. Staff very friendly. Good selection of different types of alcohol. Cocktails were very very good. Prices are similar to elsewhere in Scotland. Overall excellent.

  30. KM

    KarenM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, nice place to relax and staff very friendly. Will definitely be back!

  31. CL

    CLAIREP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious meal and lovely, friendly staff. Try the gnocchi with butternut, spinach & pesto - its really lovely.

  32. c

    catherineg

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was amazing staff very friendly and well mannered. would definetly recommend to family and friends. i noticed one of the boys think his name was jamie cleaning a table after guests left and what a proper job he done during these difficult times.

  33. SG

    SarahG

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely setting for lunch. Lovely and light with a beautiful view over the marina. Service was excellent. Food was perfect. Will definitely visit again.

  34. DS

    DaveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular meal! The menu looked good and didn’t disappoint. Everything we had was truly amazing. Very high quality food, absolutely delicious! I highly recommend the Marina Restaurant and we’ll definitely be back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute pleasure I really enjoyed my 2 night break away in the motorhome. Staff were amazing and very helpful

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time, nice food and fantastic staff. We were served by Adam & Gregg - super hosts

  37. A

    Adam

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. A bit pricier than the standard Argyll dinner, but totally worth it. Food was amazing.

  38. A

    Abbey

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Greg was amazing. He served our dinner and breakfast and was fantastic and really made our experience as good as it was. The chocolates brought out for our anniversary was such a special gesture and it was a night to remember - will definitely be back!

  39. CD

    CarolD

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food at the Marina restaurant was excellent ,the best food we have had in a long time . The staff are very friendly and attentive .

  40. LC

    LizC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food at the marina was excellent. Restaurant was warm and comfortable considering how windy it was outside

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Marina Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Marina Restaurant and Bar

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Argyll

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–10:30 Daily 12:00–14:30 Daily 18:00–20:30

  • 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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