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“Best food for miles - well worth the trip!”
Review of Kilberry Inn

Kilberry Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kilberry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best food for miles - well worth the trip!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Firstly, if you're travelling to Kilberry from further south in Kintyre, don't underestimate your journey time. The road from Tarbert is slower than you might imagine, especially if the weather isn't great! We drove up from Campbeltown for lunch and arrived half an hour late, but they were very understanding (we had not been able to get a phone signal for the entire journey) - it must happen to them all the time!
The restaurant was very quiet, though the bad weather may have kept people away, but it was very stylish, warm and inviting, with exposed stonework and an open log fire. The lunch menu is, typically for a well-run restaurant, very much a reduced menu with three or four choices for each course. It was mostly locally sourced fish, with less emphasis on the local meat and game which were in evidence on the evening menu. Though this was a pity, it was perfectly understandable, as this kind of menu does mean that things can be cooked fresh to order.
It was a delicious lunch, and probably the best food we encountered on the entire Kintyre peninsular. We can't wait to return in the future and stay for an evening meal (the Kilberry also have several, lovely bed & breakfast rooms!)

  • Visited September 2012
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Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great hospitality”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed at the Kilberry Inn for two nights in October 2012 and enjoyed a wonderful experience. The accommodation, food and hospitality were everything we had hoped for. David, our host was very attentive and knowledgable about the local area. We were made to feel very welcome. Most of the food on the menu was locally and sustainably sourced which we appreciated. It was all delicious, especially the seafood - we loved the scallops and monkfish. Cooked to perfection and served with interesting and tasty accompaniments. Mocha brulee for dessert was amazing. Our room (Arran) was actually a separate apartment with its own sitting room and huge shower with 'double' shower head. All very clean and well appointed. Loved our stay and hope to return.

  • Visited October 2012
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Argyll, Scotland
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome food.....”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went here for Sunday lunch last weekend - just amazing!! Great food and very friendly service. It's a bit of a drive but the beautiful scenery more than makes up for that!! As does the gastronomic delights that await you! I had seared king scallops served with a puy lentil and oxtail mixture! I though it sounded a bit bizarre and as if the 2 elements would not work together - but guess what - it was absolutely delicious!! The frangipane tart was soooo good - I want the recipe!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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London
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Top notch cooking, lovely lovely place”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

My fiance and I stayed here for dinner, bed and breakfast for a treat when we were enjoying an all too short few days on the west coast. We are foodies and the cooking really couldn't be faulted - this is a chef who clearly cares very much about what is being sent out of the kitchen. The dishes we had were seasoned to perfection and executed with skill and flair. All were memorable but a special mention needs to be made of the Gigha scallops with oxtail and puy lentils which were perfection. Great wine and whisky selection too.
The staff are wonderfully Scottish and friendly, and there's lots of banter to be had. We had a great fun night as well as eating some top notch food showcasing the wonderful larder of the west coast of Scotland.
Our room was great. The restaurant is picture postcard lovely and the remoteness of the location adds to the feeling of escape and indulgence.
We look forward to returning.

  • Visited August 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

A great little restaurant set in fantastic countryside. Food and service were really top class. The clam special was a real treat.

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