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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
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Chartroom bistro has the most magnificent views! Spectacular in fact. However the lunch we had here was not up to par. Having eaten here many times before (granted not for the past 3 years) we were most excited to go to have scallops for lunch. Alas the menu was a soup and sandwich type affair with a few more... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food here was excellent, although on the pricey side - what really makes this place is the fantastic picture windows and the view outside.

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Sale, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I called in here, along with several other bikers on a rideout from Oban, following a sign on the main road, which said 'Panoramic View' or something similar. We found ourselves in the car park of this hotel, and at first thought we'd made a wrong turn. However, on walking round the back, we were bowled over by the stunning... More 

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Scotland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were revisiting Argyll after a gap of 24 years..a nostalgic trip you might say. We wanted to visit the Arduaine gardens which we did and it was a most enjoyable experience. On the way back we stopped for a coffee in the Hotel's Chart Room. The coffee was good and the service excellent. We returned the following day for... More 

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Lochgilphead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Met up with a friend for lunch today and as we don't see each other very often were happy to come here as a treat (had planned to go to The Lord of the Isles as it was nearer home, but was told on arrival that they were not doing food today!) I've been here a few times now and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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211 reviews 211 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Address: | Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1852 200 233
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Arduaine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Bistro

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