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Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel

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Village Street, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
01681 700334
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
FINE DINING

I understand the Argyll and the Columba Hotel now have the same owner, but I don't know if the food is similar, as I haven't dined at the Columba for many years. The Argyll has a lovely formal dining room, but you won't feel out of place in jeans and hiking boots, as Iona is not a formal place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Elizabeth C
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I understand the Argyll and the Columba Hotel now have the same owner, but I don't know if the food is similar, as I haven't dined at the Columba for many years. The Argyll has a lovely formal dining room, but you won't feel out of place in jeans and hiking boots, as Iona is not a formal place. Food... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth Thank you for writing us your kind review. It is true that the previous owner of the Argyll was also involved with the St Columba, but that is no longer the case. I am delighted that the food and service was so much to your taste! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. More 

Cardiff UK
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

With almost everything closed on the Isle, it was a gem to find this place open for a nice bowl of soup and bread.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian I am happy that you found us! I agree with you about us being the only foodery open at this time of year - we feel that as people still make the effort to come over to the island someone should be offering a welcome. We do close at the end of this month until the start of... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Great location and brilliant food. Friendly staff and cozy spot. We'll worth the effort getting there.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a great review Newt - very much appreciated! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Popped in for lunch, while visiting Iona and were not disapointed, the food was fabulous and extremely tasty, the staff were friendly and helpful. Great views of the harbour and across to mull.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you found our homemade food so tasty. We feel it is worth the effort. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went in for lunch after touring the abbey and were quite hungry. We had the special which was Sea Breem in a brown butter sauce with greens. I swear I have never had fish that tasted so good. We also had a cheeseboard which was very tasty, came with home made bread and chutney. Prices were very reasonable, service... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, I am so pleased that you found our food to be exceptional. We take a lot of time preparing it from fresh ingredients, so it is lovely to hear the efforts being appreciated. Many thanks for taking the time to write us a such a good review. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fabulous tasty food. Every mouthful a pleasure.Friendly helpful staff. Delightful view of the harbour

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your very kind comments and are delighted that your meal with us was so enjoyable! More 

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We popped in for a quick coffee on a visit to Iona, but stayed for lunch. Great soup and sandwich. The food was just excellent and we were made to feel extremely welcome. A lovely calm and relaxing atmosphere. Thanks.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy that we added to the enjoyment of your holiday and felt so satisfied and welcomed! More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate lunch here in August 2014. After struggling to find good quality vegetarian food on Mull we did not hold out much hope on the more remote island of Iona but we were very pleasantly surprised. We both had the soup and half sandwich option, which was great. Cream of courgette soup and houmous and roasted vegetable sandwich. All... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed our vegetarian offerings. Part of our ethos is to increase the experience of excellent vegetable based food that is as fresh and seasonal as possible. Everything is made on site with as much of our garden produce as we can. Thanks for your review. More 

va
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The soup of the day was superb, the menu has meat and fish, but the chef seem to excel at using fresh vegetables grown in their own gardens just up from the hotel. Aubergines, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower are allowed to shine either as an accompaniment, soup du jour, or as the focus of some of the dishes. The fish (haddock)... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! It is always lovely to hear our guests appreciating the food and creativity behind it. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Delicious food. Perhaps a little expensive. Both food and drink cost as much as central London restaurants.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Hayley, and I am glad that you were so impressed with the food. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Village Street, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Iona
  • Phone Number: 01681 700334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 54
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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