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MacDonald Arms Hotel

Main Street, Tobermory PA75 6NT, Scotland
01688 302011
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Ranked #12 of 19 Restaurants in Tobermory
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Look a bit dated from outside and also inside, lots of locals, the food is outstanding nothing too fancy but great home cooking and generous portions, try the Beef Olives, to die for

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Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Recommended by locals - I was told they only serve between 6:30 and 8pm, and it is all freshly prepared. They have a small menu, it is really well priced and served promptly. I had the goat's cheese and pear salad and it was really good (a little too much cheese for me). My friends also enjoyed their food too... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited last year in October and thought it very friendly so in July we popped in and looked at the menu - good home cooked food. We went back the next night as I had chicken curry the first night and my husband was so impressed he wanted it. I had Lamb Stew/Casserole the second time and is was... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ate here on our last night, Lamb Shank cooked to perfection and Beef in Beer extremely tender. Shame so many people appear to be put off by the furnishings. Food is all home cooked and great value for money.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here at our last night in Tobermory, having already had fish and chips and steak at a restaurant across the harbour the previous nights. Both of us love a good, traditional, local pub complete with friendly local people and dogs. It's a very relaxed atmosphere (as it should be) and the menu is not extensive but the food... More

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jedburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a cheerful place! It was full of local folk having a great time together. Everyone was very friendly and the food nice and homely, served very efficiently. It made us smile and we left the hotel still smiling!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We called in to the MacDonald Arms one evening to look at the menu with the possibility of eating there.We waited for a couple of minutes until the lady on the bar could drag herself away from her conversation with another couple. When asked if we could look at a menu she told us that it would be available in... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Simple home made food, generous portions and chips made from real potatoes. Price is excellent for what you get. Highly recommend.

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England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The bar area is ok if you eat in the pub then its in the small bar the meals are ok dont be put off by the decor though the atmosphere is good and friendly the place can be packed with locals and people will give you advice on things to do and the cheapest option.

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Tobermory, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great home cooked food, fab owner and staff, great prices and "NO TELEVISION"!! Best CRAIC in town!!

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