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Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel

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French, British, Scottish
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Village Street, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
+44 1681 700334
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Our food uses the very best local meat, fish and our own organic vegetable...
Our food uses the very best local meat, fish and our own organic vegetable during the season. Alway a vegan and vegetarian option on the dinner menu. We cook everything fresh to order for food that is worth the wait. All baking is on-site with delicious bread and pastry.
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Somewhere to eat in January!

We found the restaurant very friendly and welcoming. We were the only visitors eating there as not many people seem to visit Mull in January! But we were made very welcome and the food was very good. It must be a nightmare to provide a restaurant at this time of year when you can't predict... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Conwy
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the restaurant very friendly and welcoming. We were the only visitors eating there as not many people seem to visit Mull in January! But we were made very welcome and the food was very good. It must be a nightmare to provide a restaurant at this time of year when you can't predict whether anyone will be in... More 

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Thank Elizalilian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, caring and lovely staff, beautiful views of the Sound of Iona. You can eat outside, weather permitting. Very good coffee and soup served here!

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Thank OccupyHappiness
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Although officially closed a limited menu was on offer. There is a dog friendly , spacious reception room with a low coffee table where food is also served. There are views out across the Sound of Iona to Mull from the front window. Since there is an extensive and well tended organic kitchen garden to the rear of this welcoming... More 

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Thank Quixote2001
Catonsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The dining at the Argyll is always a surprise. Food is fresh and creatively prepared. I recommend the soups and seafood. Nice wine list. Be forewarned - the delicious scone served at afternoon tea may squash your appetite for dinner!

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Thank marlene912015
Highland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had a bowl of soup here for lunch one day and it was exceptionally tasty. My husband also ordered a dessert and it was excellent.

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

I am very pleased that you found the food so enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We had an amazing meal here and will come back. Gnochi to die for. Just wish the next we were there that there had been a bit more meat on the menu.

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

Dear Sam I am very pleased that the Gnocchi was so good - home made of course. As for meat we normally offer 2 meat dishes for starters and mains with the fish special as well. Please let us know if there is a particular meat you would like for your next visit. Thanks for your review. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was my favourite restaurant on Iona [only 3 to choose from though]. Menus look pretty complicated - and possibly even a bit pretentious - but the food is brilliant and the service is hospitable and friendly - particularly in the evenings: things can get a bit rushed at lunchtime with the day trippers descending en masse

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

Dear David Thanks for the favourite nomination! The comments about the food are really appreciated, and yes lunchtimes can be hectic. Things are usually calmer after about 1pm usually. I'm pleased that the service met your expectations. More 

New York, New York, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very simple sandwiches, a very limited menu, in a nice room with a view of the bay. Pricey for what it was -- but I suppose that's to be expected on a remote island with limited options.

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

Dear Andy Yes our menu is limited as our kitchen and storage constrain what we can do. Thanks for the review. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

visited when on break to Iona , very busy restaurant but had first class service I had chicken broth and egg sandwich ,bread was home made and very tasty , eggs were organic , if you wanted your coffee you can sit out in front lawn which looks out on the sea ,

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Thank PATSY448
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patsy Thank you for your review - we appreciate your taking the time and are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Pickering, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I had an excellent lunch at the Argyll a couple of years ago - and then recently having the opportunity to revisit Iona with a little more time to spare - I booked into the restaurant for dinner, and was delighted that we had done so. 'No...' there aren't many places to dine on Iona - but 'Yes...' it's doing... More 

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

Dear Almandras I think we might have an opening for you as our food critic! Thank you for such a splendid review, and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Why not stay a couple of nights too? 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: +44 1681 700334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 43
  • Cuisine: French, British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Our food uses the very best local meat, fish and our own organic vegetable during the season. Alway a vegan and vegetarian option on the dinner menu. We cook everything fresh to order for food that is worth the wait. All baking is on-site with delicious bread and pastry.

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