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“An exceptional experience”

Restaurant at Highland Cottage
Ranked #15 of 24 Restaurants in Tobermory
Price range: $72 - $72
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
East Anglia
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165 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“An exceptional experience”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

This restaurant (and B and B) is of high quality. Peaceful, expert service, very attractive and comfortable surroundings, lovely food (many awards) and the owner was very pleased to look up some information about local geology before we left. One of our most memorable meals. Thank you.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“So good went there twice in a week”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the best meals I have had in my life. Smoked haddock risotto, Fillet steak & pink peppercorn sauce, cranachan. Absolutely fantastic. All washed down with a cracking bottle of Sancerre Rouge.

Visited August 2013
Thank Mark_Jelley
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350 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“A homely experience - and a good one at that...”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

On our last night on the island we decided to try the Highland Cottage - our fellow trip advisor's did not let us down. An excellent meal, in a home from home setting. Not a large venue and a million miles away from some atmosphere free dining experiences. The mussels in lemon mayonnaise was one of the best starters I have had for a long time. Something on the menu for everyone and I suspect if asked, would accommodate anything within reason.
Bottom line is that this is someone's home. Not everyone will like the intimacy but the flip side to this is attentiveness and attention to detail from your hosts. We visit Mull every year and will certainly be back at the 'Restaurant at Highland Cottage'. Definitely book in advance.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, a few reservations...”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food was absolutely delicious from the olives, to the amuse-bouches to the complimentary soup to the starters, main courses and desserts. Four people - we all had different items - and everything was cooked to perfection. The linen was lovely, the service was attentive. We might have gone back had the decor of the walls and furniture been a bit less old-fashioned and the casual comments of the hosts not been quite so impertinent - we did not take offence because it was clear they thought they were being funny so we put it down to the hosts' sassenach attitudes. Every bit of praise for the food is well deserved.

Visited July 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A warm welcome and impressive cooking at the Highland Cottage.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We returned to the Highland Cottage yet again - we've been going there for years - for what's become our traditional highlight meal of our week on Mull. The four of us were warmly welcomed by Dave and immediately felt at ease in the comfortable conservatory with our drinks and canapés. I had mentioned to Jo a couple of days beforehand, when we booked the meal, that my wife doesn't eat shellfish (I still have no idea why, but it's best not to argue). They assured us that this wouldn't be a problem, and the menu that evening turned out to contain something lovely for everybody. Jo did us proud with her tip-top cooking, and Dave's wine suggestion was voted so good we just had to have a second bottle. The evening was hugely enjoyable, relaxing, and both Jo and Dave made time at the end to have a chat. It was one of the best meals we've had in a restaurant of its type and for as long as we go to Mull on holiday we'll continue going to the Highland Cottage - it's exactly what we want,

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Dick W
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