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Purple Thistle Dining Room

Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-285-2880
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations at the Purple Thistle because of the terrific reviews on Tripadvisor. When we walked in, we realized that we didn't need them as the place was almost deserted in the middle of September. Nonetheless, our waitress took forever to come to the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Excellent cooking demo with Thomas Pelchat on our Girls Gala weekend. It was a scallop cooking demo and was awesome !!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deborah Z
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Was happy to find the buffet, not even knowing that it was CA Thanksgiving! Buffet was very good. Service was ok. Price was high. Best part was the scallops that were seared to order. Nice!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Trvlvt
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Enjoyed the September Seasonal dinner buffet at the Purple Thistle during a one night stay at The Keltic Lodge. The meal was expensive, but high quality and worth the price.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kyle J
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Buffet ($50 each) only for supper so we went to the Arduaine. Breakfast the next morning was mediocre. Pancakes were tasteless but real maple syrup. Coffee was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brenda M
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Big dining room serving breakfast to guests of Keltic Lodge. Service is so helter-shelter as to be funny. Arrived two mornings at 9 am and half the tables had been used and all unbussed. We had to sit at 5 tops both days. Coffee all...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This meal was an experience and was served with love and kindness. The food tasting amazing with what would seem like an army of chefs preparing each dish. I loved the soup.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kathy P
Reviewed September 11, 2018

On a recent drive along the Cabot Trail we stopped for lunch at Keltic Lodge which is situated high on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Lunch was served buffet style in the Purple Thistle Dining Room. The vegetable soup was delicious, and there was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ALB63
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Love this place. Consistently great meals year after year. And, how can you go wrong - Fine dining perched on the edge of the Atlantic. No matter the weather, nature provides a treat.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Moki75
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Serving a $70 prix fix, four course meal. Seems expensive, but the dining room and the views are wonderful. Food ranges from some very good (lobster ravioli) to mostly average.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank piotzar
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
  • Phone Number: +1 902-285-2880
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