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Chartroom Bistro

British, Soups, Scottish, European
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| Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant, Arduaine PA34 4XG, Scotland
+44 (0)1852 200 233
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bude, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like fish and chips (according to people sitting opposite they were good) then I couldn't recommend. My husband ordered a crab starter and I had scallops. The crab was grim-it was off and we drew their attention to it. I was shocked they insisted it was fresh, much better to have whisked it away discreetly and moved on....... More 

Thank Suzanne H
GlasgowHugh, Owner at Chartroom Bistro, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear of your and experience dining with us and have taken your comments on board. Obviously staff should not quibble with customers when they complain about something, but freshness of our seafood is an absolute. We get through so many kilos every day and we have strict labelling and stock rotation in place - indeed we... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening of dining and music. The quality of the food and service were excellent. The views over the loch are spectacular and the monthly Friday night music supplied by several local musicians is worth a visit. We will be back next year.

Thank Sportygirl1959
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Fine food severed by welcoming staff, on the terrace overlooking the stunning Loch Melfort and the Islands.

Thank julian s
Derby, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We just had drinks here after visiting the glorious gardens on a very warm sunny afternoon. The relaxing terrace was full of people enjoying the food, drinks sun and far reaching sea views. We only had drinks and ice creams but all good. Nice menu of local well thought out food, but we didn't eat here on this occasion.

Thank Paul F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I had been recommended to lunch at this hotel by a friend and was not disappointed. An afternoon meal from the bistro outside on the terrace with stunning views. A large range of quality seafood and other local produce was at an exceptional standard with friendly and very efficient service.

Thank Bonanza004
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This review is for the Chartroom bistro. There's two restaurants. The more upmarket restaurant may be getting the better reviews. The food was unforgivably poor. Salmon and prawn starter contained these tiny frozen prawns. The crab sandwich was crab mixed with some tasteless slime on plain bread. The venison burger had been broken up in the pan, was dry and... More 

Thank ianthailand999
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128 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate in he bistro twice whilst we stayed at Loch Melfort Hotel. We had two experience - the second better than he first. It is quite a busy restaurant with locals as well as hotel guests.

Thank R1chardN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We had a light lunch in the bar at the hotel a month ago. Our table was dirty, the service was ridiculously slow, given how quiet the bar was, and the waiters were sullen, spending much of their time chatting to each other. I ordered a fish soup which was described as containing mussels, prawns and squid. There was the... More 

Thank GregorAngus
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We enjoyed a light snack at the bistro after visiting the Arduaine Gardens. Everything was spotless and though we thought the prices are on the high side (£6.95 for a tuna sandwich, £3.00 for a bowl of chips) it was worth it to sit outside and enjoy the spectaular views over the sea to the Isalands.

Thank peter J
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Most of the food from the Chartroom Bistro was to a very high standard and good value for money. The battered haddock could have been fresher, it sadly tasted a little dry but the salmon was very good. The portion sizes are generous and all plates are presented well enough. The dessert selection is fantastic. I had sticky toffee pudding,... More 

Thank purple0princess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
British, Soups, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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