Maolbhuidhe Bed and Breakfast, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Eating Out

Please note that most places take last orders at 20:00 or 20:30


The Keel Row (pub)

has a restaurant open 6 - 9pm (last orders 8pm), serving good pub food. No advance booking, but you can give your name at the bar on arrival and wait until your table is called. In summer it can get very busy, so it's better to go early to avoid a long wait. In winter the restaurant is closed, and opening hours are generally shorter. Bar meals usually available when the restaurant is closed. Tel: (01681) 700458

Ninth Wave

This restaurant has an excellent reputation for its food and wine. It does not take children under twelve. Vegetarian and vegan meals by arrangement. Located half a mile up a side road a few hundred yards before you reach Fionnphort village. Booking essential. You can e-mail them from their web site, where you'll also find sample menus and prices. Tel: (01681) 700757


The Argyll Arms (hotel & pub)

Pub with restaurant. Families welcome. Booking preferred. Under new management for 2014, and we have had good reports.
Tel: (01681) 700240.

Blackbird Bistro (formerly Bunessan Bakehouse)

Light lunches, tea and cakes from 11am until 4pm, and evening meals from 5pm. Also for Fish and Chips on Fridays, 6-8pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Cash only. Tel: 01681 700454


The last ferry back from Iona is at 18:15. There's no longer a later boat (except for special occasions). Places on Iona may open shorter hours, or even be closed altogether, in winter. Check before travelling.

Argyll Hotel

On the village front. Excellent for lunches, with a Specials board. Tel: (01681) 700334

St Columba Hotel

A short walk, close to the Abbey. Excellent for lunches (al fresco on a good day). Tel: (01681) 700304

Iona Heritage Centre

Serving home-made soup, rolls and cakes. Choice of indoor or garden seating. Tel: (01681) 700576

Martyr's Bay Restaurant

Serves hot or cold meals all day. Excellent sea-food menu. Tel: (01681) 700382


Arlene's Coffee Shop

Also serving hot food and cakes, to eat in or take-away. Located near the An Roth (Community Trust) building. Sometimes closed without notice, but otherwise recommended.


Mediterranea Restaurant

Lunch and dinner menu with Italian emphasis. Recommended. Booking advisable. Tel: (01680) 300200. Closed in Winter

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