Aros Mains recommended places to eat on the Isle of Mull

Mull Food

Am Birlinn
Tel: 01688 400 619
Am Birlinn is  primarily a seafood restaurant with all of our shellfish coming from around Mull. Oysters, crab, mussels, lobster, langoustine are all caught or grown locally - we can tell you where the fish comes from and who caught it – most of it  line caught. 
Providing some of the best, freshest seafood on mull. They also offer a variety of other dishes using locally sourced meats and ingredients, providing some of the best dining on mull.

Am Birlinn has its own Kitchen vegetable garden where they grow as much of our own salad, herb and vegetables produce as possible (organically of course, using seaweed from nearby Calgary beach as fertiliser).

Distance from Aros Mains: 13 miles

The Ninth Wave
Ross of Mull
Tel: 01681 700 757
Ninth Wave Restaurant showcases modern British cuisine with an ecclectic mix of vibrant ethnicity:  a celebration of quality produce gathered from the magnificent provender of Scotland. Ninth Wave’s approach is based on seasonality, using the croft’s own home-grown produce, fresh-caught seafood and organic meats from the island. Their ethos is one where sustainability meets luxury.

Husband and wife team John and Carla Lamont invite you to explore the menu, which changes daily to allow us to serve fresh local ingredients sourced from local fishermen’s catches, and crofter’s bounty. Lobster, crab and langoustine, hand-dived scallops and fish are often caught only hours before appearing on your dinner plate. John, a local fisherman himself, will not only catch your lobster and crab dinner on his wee fishing boat the “Sonsie”, but will also be your waiter and wine steward for the evening. 

Distance from Aros Mains: 48 miles

Tel: 01680 300 200
Mediterranea Italian Restaurant – a taste of the sun. Enjoy the Mediterranea experience – real Italian cuisine with a Sicilian twist. Lovingly hand made using fresh local produce and original Italian ingredients.

The Mediterranea is located in the centre of Salen between Craignure and Tobermory and is an ideal place to eat either on your return from a day out at Tobermory or the north end of the island or as a drive out from Seaview in the summer for an evening.

Distance from Aros Mains: 2 miles

The Boathouse
Isle of Ulva
Tel: 01688 500 241
Here at the Boathouse, there is a strong emphasis on using the excellent food available right on our doorstep. We believe in using the best Scottish ingredients, and sourcing them as close to home as we can! We believe in free range, we believe in home grown, and most importantly we believe in sustainable produce.

Distance from Aros Mains: 12 miles

Cafe Fish
The Pier
Tel: 01688 301 253
Cafe’ Fish is now open for it’s 5th season. Doesn’t time fly? Up until now it’s been run and owned by sisters Carolyn and Lindsay McDonald however this year sees Carolyn being replaced by another Tarbert girl – Liz McGougan. All  were brought up on the shores of the famous Loch Fyne in the fishing village of Tarbert. Most of their working lives have been spent in the catering trade – for Lindsay in the family run Anchor Hotel, preparing dishes using local seafood since the early 80′s. And for Liz – Head Chef picking up coveted awards in the West End of Glasgow. Now they’re based in another Argyll fishing community, Tobermory on the island of Mull.

The Cafe’ restaurant sits at the end of the pier with terrific views over Tobermory Bay to Calve island and beyond. From its dining terrace you can watch an amazing selection of fresh seafood en route from the Sound of Mull to your plate.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Fishermans Pier Fish & Chip Van
Fisherman's Pier, Main Street
Opening times: Summer: 12.30 - 9.00pm. Winter: 12.30 - 7.00pm.
This is a good little fish and chip shop right at the end of the Fishermans Pier, Main Street, Tobermory.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Highland Cottage
Breadalbane St
Tel: 01688 302 030
David and Jo Currie's award winning small hotel sitting above the island "capital" of Tobermory amidst the quiet elegance of the town's conservation area and yet only a few minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of Main Street and Fisherman's Pier.

Highland Cottage has always been recognised for its high quality, and is now acclaimed by the AA with 2 Rosettes, the only restaurant on the island to achieve this standard. Highland Cottage are also the only RAC "Blue Ribbon hotel on the Scottish islands, and are members of the prestigious "Taste of Scotland" scheme for their consistent standards achieved in the use and preparation of prime quality Scottish produce.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

The Galleon Grill
Post Office Brae
Tel: 01688 301 117
One of the Island’s newest restaurants, stylish decorated and well located just off Tobermory High Street. Specialising in steaks they offer a relaxed but stylish dining experience.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

The Bellachroy Restaurant
Tel: 01688 400 314
The Bellachroys Head Chef is renowned for producing quality dishes with an emphasis on traditional recipes. Our passion is to use the finest locally sourced produce and reflect the true taste of Mull.

We also hope to tempt guests with an array of themed food events, gourmet nights, wine tastings, BBQ’s and other such events to appeal to all our customers. We also offer a separate kids menu, daily vegetarian options and endevour to cater for most dietary requirements (please advise us in advance if possible during busy summer periods).

Distance from Aros Mains: 11 miles

MacDonald Arms Pub
Main Street
On the main street they offer good value pub food.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Tel: 01688 302 350
Macgochans is situated alongside the picturesque harbour of Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Renowned for it’s tranquil setting and friendly atmosphere, Mull provides a unique getaway experience and home to 1.5 million visitors every year. Macgochans makes the perfect spot for eating out as we pride ourselves in quality home cooked fayre and a child friendly environment. Our large outside seating area means we Should never struggle to accommodate you.

Macgochans transforms into a hive of activity every Saturday with the cream of Scotland's musicians tuning up to thrill and entertain you till the wee hours of Sunday morning. So save yourself from the 'den of iniquity' and visit "Scotland’s friendliest bar on Scotland's favourite island".

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Mish Dish Restaurant
Mishnish Hotel, Main Street
Tel: 01688 302 500
Situated on the Tobermory Main Street and focused on seafood the Mish Dish offers a relaxed and comfortable dining experience.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Carthouse Gallery & Tea Room
Calgary Bay
Tel: 01688 400 256
Serving good quality home made soup, snacks, cakes and refreshments the Carthouse is a great place to stop when you are visiting Calgary Bay.

Distance from Aros Mains: 16 miles

The Keel Row Pub & Restaurant
Tel: 01681 700 458
The Keel Row is ideally located next door to Seaview. The pub is set in a traditional stone walled Hebridean cottage with an open fire and serves a range of beers and malt whiskys.

The restaurant, recently refurbished is clean, bright and welcomes families. The food is varied and plentiful. Reservations are not taken and the restaurant operates on a ‘first come, first served basis’. If a table is not immediately available you can wait in the pub or on the picnic benches outside enjoying the views of Fionnphort beach and Iona until your table is called. Busy in the summer, we suggest you go early to avoid a waiting period. Open during the summer from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. In the winter the restaurant is closed and the opening hours are shorter; however a bar menu along with a ‘special dish of the day’ is usually available between 6 and 8 pm.

Distance from Aros Mains: 48 miles

The Kinloch Hotel
Tel: 01681 704 204
The Kinloch Hotel is situated 14 miles from Seaview at Pennyghael – either a nice evening drive out for a cosy supper or an ideal stopping place for a bar meal enroute to Seaview on the drive through from Craignure or Tobermory.

The drive gives you fantastic views of The Burg, Ben More and Loch Scridain especially during the summer months. Watch out for the wild life including the herons in the back garden. Good simple pub food with a friendly service.

Distance from Aros Mains: 32 miles

Argyll Arms
Tel: 01681 700 240
Our friendly home cooking style restaurant has great sea views over Bunessan Bay. An all day service operates on the food side of the business with breakfast being offered to residents and non residents from 8.00am, teas, coffee and pastries from 10.00am, light lunches and snacks from 12 noon, afternoon teas and those little treats and snacks from 2.30pm until 5pm and a range of dinner options from 6pm until 9.30pm.

Distance from Aros Mains: 42 miles

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