Eating out in Fionnphort
Eating out in Fionnphort. Four eateries in and around the area for Lunch or Dinner
Eating out in Fionnphort. There are many eateries on Mull to eat the fine local produce on the Isle of Mull, we have listed those you can find on the Ross of Mull while staying at Seaview bed and breakfast accommodation
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Eating out in Fionnphort,The Ninth Wave Restaurant, Fionnphort- 15 minutes walk and 3 minutes drive from Seaview. Opens beginning of May every year for the new season, closed Mondays and Tuesdays - reservations absolutely essential, strongly recommended to reserve well in advance, weeks before you arrival and ideally at the same time you are booking with us at Seaview.
Ninth Wave Restaurant is an award-winning fine dining restaurant dedicated to lovers of great sea food, comfortable surroundings, good wine and is rapidly gaining a reputation as a destination restaurant. Opened in 2009, The Ninth Wave was shortlisted as a finalist in the Taste of Scotland category of the Scottish Thistle Awards 2010, has been featured in the Scottish Fields magazine and is 5 star rated and recommended on TripAdvisor as the place to eat on Mull! if you like fine dining and seafood. We are extraordinarily lucky to have this super seafood restaurant right on our door step and we have dined at The Ninth Wave and can't recommend it highly enough for seafood fine dining when eating out in Fionnphort.
Husband and wife team John and Carla Lamont invite you to explore the menu, which changes daily to allow them to serve fresh 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 genuine Scottish fisherman himself, will not only catch your crab and lobster dinner on his traditional small fishing boat, will don his kilt and be your waiter and wine steward for the evening.
Situated on the scenic Isle of Mull, renowned for its rich waters and abundant wildlife, The Ninth Wave lies on a traditional croft brimming with wild meadowsweet, thyme and sorrel, where you are welcome to dine in the sumptuous comfort of a lovingly renovated, 200 year old crofter’s bothy. A must if you like fine seafood.
The restaurant takes its name from Celtic Mythology, in which the “ land of other-worldly delights” lies beyond the ninth wave.
This spirit is reflected in both chef Carla’s eclectic style of cuisine and in an ethos where luxury meets sustainability. Local, and organic produce are showcased whenever possible: World famous Ardalanish Highland Beef, local Lamb, and award winning Sgriob-ruadh cheeses to name a few. Everything from decadent handmade chocolates to fresh baked bread, from chutneys and bramble marmalade to tarragon vinegar and black elderflower sorbet is made fresh in our kitchen. Produce such as herbs, peas, potatoes, squash and salad greens are grown in our croft garden.
Carla combines the vibrant influences of her native West Coast Canada and the very best of Scottish ingredients with passion and flair. House specialties such as Lobster in Nettle Ravioli and warm Smoked Crab Cheesecake await you as you follow the track that winds towards the pink granite outcrops of local landmark Tor Mor. The Ninth Wave does not cater for special dietary requirements.
At Ninth Wave, Carla & John believe in promoting a relaxed, intimate dining experience, allowing time in between courses to chat to John about local or the provenance of their ingredients. Or just to sit back and enjoy an excellent glass of organic wine. Afterwards toddle back to your accommodation at Seaview B and B for a good nights rest after a top quality eating experience!.
Cash, cheques and credit cards accepted; not suitable for children under 16 years, special dietary requirements are not catered for, licensed restaurant, reservations only and essential to book well before you arrive in Fionnphort .
Walking distance from Seaview bed and breakfast, approximately 15 minutes - walking shoes required; be mindful of the non metal track up to the restaurant. Easy access and parking for your car.
Eating Out in Fionnphort-The Keel Row Hebridean Pub & Restaurant - the main everyday restaurant ideally placed next door to Seaview bed and breakfast- booking in advance is essential
The main village restaurant for everyday eating out in Fionnphort adjoining the pub, has a bright airy atmosphere. The local staff pride themselves in providing friendly and helpful service. The menu is reasonably priced, the food, freshly prepared and cooked is varied and plentiful with an emphasis on freshly prepared local produce. In season seafood is available, usually on the "specials board".
The restaurant has a website thekeelrowmull where you can make an online booking for a table reservation. Reservations can also be made by facebook, Twitter, email, telephone and walking in however it is strongly advised to pre book online well in advance when you make your accommodation booking with us to avoid disappointment.
If you walk in and a table is not immediately available, have a wee dram in the pub or a pint outside in the front beer garden enjoying the splendid views of Fionnphort beach and the Isle of Iona and its Abbey until a table is available. There is no guarantee they will be able accommodate you on a walk in basis if they are full.
The restaurant is open from March to October; from 12.00-3.00pm and 5.30 pm to last orders 8.30 pm Tuesday until Sunday. No food is served on Mondays. The pub is open from 12.00 to 11.00 6 days a week and 12.30 to 10pm on Sunday. The pub is only minutes from the pier and the boats to Iona and Staffa.
In the winter usually from the last week in October the restaurant side is closed and the opening hours are shorter; however a full bar menu is usually available between 6 and 8 pm Thursday to Saturday. The Keel row is shut in the deep of winter Sunday to and including Wednesday. The only venue for eating out in Fionnphort in the winter.
A warming meal a wee dram and then a hop, skip and jump next door to Seaview bed and breakfast for a good nights rest in our cozy top quality beds!
Cash and cards accepted. Families and dogs are welcome. However No dogs in restaurant
Eating out in Fionnphort-The Creel Fresh Seafood Bar
Enjoy the splendid views from the award winning Creel seafood bar to Fionnphort Bay, the Sound of Iona and Isle of Iona and its historic Abbey, whilst savouring the tastes of the sea.
Spend time at the Creel enjoying the fabulous seafood flavours from the surrounding waters of Mull and Iona. A family run takeaway seafood bar serving local Mull freshly caught seafood at Fionnphort Pier most days in the summer months.
Oysters hand picked from Dervaig, scallops from Tobermory fishermen, and crab and lobsters caught by the owners Alex dad, fisherman Andrew. Most afternoons and evenings you can obtain fresh Scottish haddock and chips, sit on the pleasant open air decking area , relax and soak in the laid back island lifestyle. Truly eating out in Fionnphort.
The view to the fishing boats in Fionnphort Bay and Iona beyond adds to your seafood dining experience. The waters in front of you are where most of the shellfish your eating is caught. At the Creel seafood bar they appreciate and value the efforts of those involved in the Scottish fishing industry, as fishing has been in the family for years.
So come and try the fruits of the ocean at the Creel. You can order your seafood before you go out for the day and collect your seafood when you come back, arranging a pick up time with them before they close. The Creel closes between 6 and 7.00pm depending on the weather.
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Very good 4 star plus reviews on Tripadvisor click here
Eating out in Fionnphort- Snack Bar at the Pier, locally known as the Kiosk
The "Kiosk" as it is known locally is handily located at the top of Fionnphort pier with grand views to the Sound of Iona and the Iona Abbey near to the bus stop and public toilets. It is open most days of the year 9.30-4.00 and is a meeting place for locals and tourists alike, where locals can have a "craic" in the tearoom and tourists can have a snack while waiting for the Iona Ferry, Staffa Boats or the Craignure Bus enjoying the local craic.
It is ably run by Marion who serves reasonably priced fresh hot and cold snacks, and will make up fresh sandwiches to order. There is also a small range of groceries and Sunday newspapers can be obtained on a Sunday. Even on cold wet windy days in winter there is a bright light where you can get shelter and a cup of tea or coffee and a wee chat with Marion while waiting for a bus or boat. The all year round eating out in Fionnphort venue!
A good place for the tourist to pick up on local information or have a chat with the local folk. The Kiosk and Marion have been serving Fionnphort and its travelers for many a long year and it is a well known favourite destination for the local folks and provides a great alternative to the Creel if seafood is not for you. Only a few minutes from Seaview bed and breakfast with grand views of Iona and its Abbey.
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