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“The best restaurant on Bute!”

Kingarth Hotel Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I seem to be echoing a number of other reviewers by reporting that we were holidaying on Bute earlier this month and ended up eating three meals here out of our 7 nights.

The Kingarth Hotel is a really nice British gastro-pub, which are few and far between in Scotland. (I love to holiday in Scotland, but I don't go there for the pubs, which are mostly stuck in a 1960's timewarp, serving gassy keg beer in depressing surroundings)

The Kingarth Hotel had draft Youngs and McMullens real ale, both of which were in excellent condition.

The first night we arrived at 7pm as a party of 6 without a reservation, and were told that we would likely have to wait 45 mins for table. As we had driven 15 minutes to get there, we decided to wait, and eventually were seated in 30 mins. Our two subsequent visits were both with a reservation.

We ordered a variety of food during our visits, including imaginative haggis starters, home-made minestrone soup (which my youngest son adored!), liver and bacon, sea bream, steaks and fish and chips.

Everything was nicely cooked and served in generous portions.

We typically got out of there each night for about £80 plus tip for 6 people, including drinks, a few starters, and six mains (two of which were kids meals).

This restaurant is deservedly thriving.

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Thank robracing
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Have been holidaying on the Isle of Bute for the past 2 weeks. Although enough variety of restaurant's to choose from we have taken to eating at the Kingarth almost every second evening. The menu is extensive with plenty of variety and no matter what we have chosen the food has been to an excellent standard, fresh food and cooked to order. No frozen, on your table in 2 minutes garbage. Service is delivered by welcoming, pleasant and friendly staff. Given the food is not over prices adds to an all round wondferful dining out experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the island. Located in Kilchattan Bay.

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Thank Caroline G
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Food was excellent, menu very extensive. I had a burger and it was excellent, be warned portions are large. Wine was very reasonable priced. Would definately go back on our next visit.

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Thank Scotchick2
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

We arrived at 7pm on one of the hottest nights of the year so far. The lone barman did a superb job at maintaining the bar, taking food orders ,serving the meals both inside and outside the hotel. He desrved a medal and pay rise for the way he kept everything going.
The quality of food was wonderful and great value. would highly recommend this place to eat.

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Thank intipusscat
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We walked here from our hotel in Ascog and it was well worth the hike!! We had a quiet drink ouside while we waited for a table, and were even offered our preference as to where we would like to sit when tables became free, to allow us to have a quiet meal for two in a secluded booth. When the waitress took our order she was most attentive and was very friendly but not over bearing. We were stunned by the quality and size of the portions of the food and presentation was superb. The food was piping hot, and the beer battered fish was an absolute joy with a choice of either mushy peas or garden, no take it or leave it attitude here!! Customer satisfaction is obviously their main criteria. We witnessed a family who were unable to finish their meal and were offered a "doggy bag" to take the remainder home. We were so impressed that we went back the next day for lunch, after a lovely morning spent in Kilchattan Beach, and if you have a healthy appetite try the ploughmans or salad combination, or dont have breakfast and save yourself for the treat. There are views out to Kilchattan Bay from the beer garden and should if possible sit out to enjoy them

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Thank lori61hall
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