FIONNPHORT VILLAGE- FOUR DIFFERENT EATING VENUES CLOSE TO SEAVIEW BED AND BREAKFAST
There are many places to eat on the Isle of Mull and we have listed some of those you can find in South Mull on the Ross of Mull while staying at Seaview bed and breakfast accommodation. click on images below to enlarge
Ninth Wave Restaurant is an award-winning fine dining restaurant dedicated to lovers of great food, comfortable surroundings, and 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 highly rated and recommended on TripAdvisor as the place to eat on Mull! if you like fine dining. We are extraordinarily lucky to have this super restaurant right on our door step and have dined at The Ninth Wave on a number of occasions and can't recommend it highly enough.
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, but will don his kilt and also 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.
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, Knockvologan 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 specialities 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. At Ninth Wave, Carla & John believe in promoting a relaxed, intimate dining experience, allowing time in between courses to chat to John about local news 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.
Cash, cheques and credit cards accepted; not suitable for children under 16 years, 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.
The Keel Row Pub & Restaurant – Fionnphort
The main village restaurant for everyday eating, adjoining the pub has a modern airy feeling in spite of the buildings age and is bright and welcomes families; the menu,reasonably priced, is varied and plentiful with a good vegetarian choice. Some seafood is available,usually on the "specials board".! The restaurant operates on a ‘first come, first served basis’; if a table is not immediately available, have a wee dram in the pub or a pint outside in the front garden enjoying the splendid views of Fionnphort beach and the Isle of Iona and its Abbey until your table is available. Busy in the summer, we suggest you go early to avoid waiting. Open during the summer from 6 pm to 9.00 p.m. The pub is only a few minutes from the Pier and the boats to Iona and Staffa
In the winter the restaurant side is closed and the opening hours are shorter; however a full bar menu is usually available between 6 and 8 p.m. Then hop,skip and jump next door to Seaview bed and breakfast for a good nights rest!
Cash, cheques and cards accepted. Families and dogs are welcome. No Reservations, first come first served
The Creel Fresh Seafood Bar
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 owner Alex husband fisherman Andrew. Some after noons 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.
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 5 and 6.30pm depending on the weather.
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Fionnphort Snack Bar and 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.
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.
Updated 20/05/2018 Seaview 2001-2018