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Chartroom Bistro

| Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
+44 (0)1852 200 233
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Arduaine
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Description: For garden enthusiasts, sailors or just those wanting an informal place to have a meal and refreshments, the Chartroom II provides a wonderful balance of spectacular views, casual dining and delicious food. Our legendary langoustines are served daily, along with scallops and mussels. All our food, including Highland Beef Burgers and Beer Battered Haddock are home-made and our policy of buying food locally wherever possible applies to all our dishes. Vegetarian options are also available. The Chartroom II directly overlooks Asknish Bay with wonderful views out to Shuna, Jura and Scarba as well as Skerries.
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We have just returned from our meal at the chartroom. We booked and arrived early to be shown promptly to our table. The restaurant filled up quickly and it became immediately apparent that they were understaffed. Only 2 waiters were on duty. I asked what the scallops meuniere were but wasn't told that they came with cream, which I wouldn't... More

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GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom Bistro, responded to this review

Sorry our chef was rushed into hospital that day which should have been explained to you by our waiting staff, so the one chef covering 60 covers just did the best he could.It was a phenomenally busy weekend, totally packed along the West Coast everywhere and we were literally turning away people looking for rooms and guests wanting to dine... More

inverness
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

6 of us had dinner and wine. Staff not very attentative. Excellent food and views from large glass window were superb. Very busy so would advise booking. Would definitely return.

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GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks you for your review and I am sorry to hear that our staff were not very attentive. It is one thing we usually always get right, so we shall be reviewing! Kind regards Rachel and Calum More

Sevenoaks
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207 reviews 207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The view of the Loch is beautiful. The food is well cooked but the menu a little limited with some meals being served either as starters or mains so reducing the number of actual choices. There was no fish choice on the menu apart from battered haddock or seafood e,g, no bass or salmon but it was great to see... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We ate here with high expectations which were disappointed - I've already commented in my hotel review on my soup (sent back) and pizza (poor, bought-in base but filling). My companions didn't rate their seafood platter. For the location, and the prices charged, the food simply ought to be better. There isn't a great choice, but several things had run... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I gather the main restaurant can`t cope with the number of guests, which is not a great way to run a country hotel. Maybe they should have stuck a McDonalds on the side. I thought I was in the staff canteen and paid £25 for a meal.

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Bala, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

very friendly staff. Unsurpassed views of the loch and beyond. A place to sit and relax. We've been a view times, and are never disappointed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had our lunch with the beautiful loch view, The menu was very reduced as they had run out of all fresh seafood. Our prawncocktail was nicely presented and tasty. The service was very friendly and efficient.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The menu was somewhat limited, particularly in that although we were seated at 7:15 PM, we were immediately told that 3 items on the menu were not available. The wait staff was pleasant and accommodating, and the food we ordered was good, but overall it was a little disappointing.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped by here on our way to Oban from Kennacraig. Great view and pretty decent food. We had pizza and a caesar salad. Both freshly prepared and pretty good. We would stop again.

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winderemere
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good food and a tempting menu, served by attentive staff. The patio needs attention, weeds growing in between the flags and there are no sun umbrellas.

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