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Chartroom Bistro

French, Bistro
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| Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
+44 (0)1852 200 233
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: For garden enthusiasts, sailors or just those wanting an informal place to...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and outstanding view

Wonderful service with a smile only adds to what must be one of the best restaurant views in Scotland. The food is also freshly prepared and up to a high standard. Only disappointment is the décor. It has always been called the Chartroom because of all the Shipping Charts that were on the wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had a dismal meal at the Chartroom Bistro. Everything was overcooked, microwaved or reheated from frozen. A piece of salmon was dry and tasteless, some scallops were cooked to rubber. Even the kids burgers were so overcooked that they were abandoned. A dessert which called itself panna cotta was no such thing being a tiny glass of congealed cream.... More 

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reiveratsea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Wonderful service with a smile only adds to what must be one of the best restaurant views in Scotland. The food is also freshly prepared and up to a high standard. Only disappointment is the décor. It has always been called the Chartroom because of all the Shipping Charts that were on the wall which allowed guests to explore the... More 

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GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we are so glad that you had a good meal and great service. The charts are there - but perhaps not as obvious as you might have liked. When we refurbished the Chartroom we put all the charts on the blinds in the windows! That gave us the walls to sell pictures from local... More 

Bearsden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Chartroom overlooks the hotel gardens, Loch Melfort and the surrounding hills and islands, a stunning vista. The services is friendly, the food good. We called in for an evening meal and everyone was pleased with what they chose. Portions were well-sized and attractively presented. Another day we called in for ice cream/tea after a visit to the gardens. My... More 

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GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing a review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your meal and particularly Mike's home made icecream! Let's hope we get some good weather for the rest of the summer, so there are a few more icecream moments. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I've visited the bistro bar at the Loch Melfort hotel many times over the last 20 years, but have been very disappointed the last few times. I ordered a cream tea last time I visited, and a plate arrived with a scone floating in a pool of double cream - very strange. I gave them the benefit of the doubt... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Bistro Bar has fantastic views but the food and service is very poor / slow. We had to return the crab sandwiches as there was hardly any crab in them - they came back with a little more crab and bits of shell. Quite expensive but there is little competition so they can get away with it.

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Newport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

View fantastic. Food poor and expensive. Very small portions. Two burnt child size slices of garlic bread. Drinks expensive. Polite but inflexible and inexperienced staff. I assume due to winter closure new staff recruited every year.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We popped in for lunch and sat outside. Eventually a waitress arrived and took orders from two other tables and looked straight at me waving a menu before going in. Eventually I found another waitress inside who took the order but didn't write it down. We had almost finished our meal before the chips arrived! Another couple had ordered soup... More 

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GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review and we are sorry you coincided with a very busy coach party lunch, which is fortunately a rare occasion in a remote location like ours. So our manager, rightly, was occupied with them. Sorry you didn't get the service we would normally expect to give you- I am afraid it is just down to bad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Additional Information about Chartroom Bistro

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: French, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Arduaine
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1852 200 233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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.
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

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