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Kingarth Hotel Restaurant

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Kingarth, Kilchattan Bay PA20 9LU, Scotland
01700 831662
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 37
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice atmosphere - food average

We had Sunday lunch at the restaurant during a weekend visit. Service was o.k. and food was 'so so'. Best part about it was the atmosphere, relaxing with live music. Wouldn't return for the food but to enjoy a drink in the bar area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Heather C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We had Sunday lunch at the restaurant during a weekend visit. Service was o.k. and food was 'so so'. Best part about it was the atmosphere, relaxing with live music. Wouldn't return for the food but to enjoy a drink in the bar area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Customer service is appalling off the manager maria,i have never meet someone who runs a business to be soo rude to me because i had to wait 45minutes for a starter! It is called constructive criticism and customers come first, i wont be back

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Another lovely meal at the Kingarth last weekend. Food lovely as usual and nice atmosphere. However when you arrive they have balsamic vinegar and olive oil waiting on the table but it is a lottery whether they remember to bring you the bread to go with it! In the room we were in there were eight tables - 5 got... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed in Bute for a week and once we found the Kingarth we visited at least three times during our stay! This is the sort of place that will appeal to all ages, a really friendly family run pub/ restaurant with a beautiful log fire, a good choice of drinks, and lovely and clean bathrooms. The food menu is... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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303 reviews 303 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
672 helpful votes 672 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was wet, it was windy and we had only 1 day on the island so we went for this Tripadvisor recommended pub and what a little find! Meals all day - the pub run by the owners who restored it 17 years ago - warm fire - seriously interesting menu - nice wine list & beers - good range... More 

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Livingston Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Well cooked delicious food which doesn't break the bank, also there's a good choice on the menu. The atmosphere is pleasant, not too noisy and the surrounding countryside is superb.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Went here with the family recently and had a really lovely meal. The pub is well decorated and cosy, the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. none of us could finish the meal it was such a generous portion. Well presented. Will definitely be returning next time we are on Bute

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

After a long walk with our dog the pub was the perfect place for a warm welcome, a wee dram and a hearty meal. The food was great, only reason it's a 4 from me is as a veggie there wasn't a choice of mains but what we had was delicious. What makes this place is the warm welcome from... More 

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Edinburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Kingarth is a real pleasure to eat it, especially since it's within walking distance of Kilchatten Bay, where we come to on holiday. Food is beautifully prepared and served, with a real pride in presentation and use of local produce. The children love their menu and are always made welcome. They especially like the rabbit enclosure (!) in the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Been visiting for the past five years and always a warm welcome, solicitous and helpful staff and great food. Although a pub bar may not be the usual place to get fish and chips, I can heartily recommend the take out fish and chips sublimely cooked to order ( by the stern direction of Tilly)which is now a first night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kingarth, Kilchattan Bay PA20 9LU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Kilchattan Bay
  • Phone Number: 01700 831662

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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