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

Marina Restaurant and Bar

4.5
4.5
549 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 9 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

What 549 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A tasty and interesting meal that pleased all three of us. Great friendly service, despite the restaurant having been really busy with the Fife Regatta for the previous two days.

  2. C

    Charlie

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Very good food local specials and generous portions. Service was delightful. Restaurant defo a cut above.

  3. c

    cait

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was really nice, quite expensive but that was expected. We were disappointed there we're no cocktails at all available on the night we dined despite having an extensive cocktail menu online. The service was overall good.

  4. A

    Anny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Have eaten here twice. Food very good but we would have liked more fish dishes on the menu. Twice our drinks have been forgotten. Once in the morning, we had to ask for our coffees again and last night our pre dinner drinks didn't come. Tonight was fine with our pre dinner drinks but our jug of water was forgotten about initially. Overall though, the staff are very friendly and helpful.

  5. PR

    PennyR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent location, fantastic view. Food excellent and a great service provided.

  6. MC

    MargoC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is delicious, there were no specials on the two consecutive nights we ate in the restaurant. All of the staff are attentive, helpful and friendly.

  7. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    No paper menu have to use your own devices to access menu.Tablets we’re mentioned to be available however none available when we were there. Couldn’t see a wine list etc until you had online access. Upselling of waiting staff was relentless and detracted from the lovely food that was eventually served. Hard work for the customer who just wants to relax and enjoy

  8. SP

    SteveP

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    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.

  9. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  10. SJ

    SueJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    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.

  11. GF

    GFCath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    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 .

  12. HE

    HEBS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. M

    Megan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and fantastic meal. Would recommend to anyone.

  16. 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

  17. JF

    JanetF

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was exceptional and the food was delicious.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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 .

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. C

    Cullza

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 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!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argyll

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very well looked after by all staff.

  26. 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.

  27. 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).

  28. IL

    InaL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb food and excellent service

  29. 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

  30. SB

    SummerB

    Argyll

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic food and great service. Will keep coming back!

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. FB

    FraserB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food and staff would definitely recommend

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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 549 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

June 2022
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Tue
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Booked 9 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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