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Purple Thistle Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
Fast food, Canadian
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Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-285-2880
18:00 - 21:00
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Bakersfield, California
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We lucked out with our stop here. The staff were courteous and friendly; the food was excellent; the ambience was relaxing and plush.

Thank Fern W
Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Four of us went out to celebrate a wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased with our evening. A lovely window table, great service, and fresh ingredients cooked perfectly and you have 4 very happy people. We each tried something different from the menu and even had a little room for dessert. If the chef staff is the same... More 

Thank Westiespencer
Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were staying in the lodge and wanted to try some fine dining. We were both very disappointed to say the least. To start we had the roasted beet and feta salad which we must say was excellent. I ordered a whole lobster and my wife ordered the salmon. I have never had a whole lobster before but, have had... More 

Thank 154914Jack
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

2 servers for a group of 18 people - some had eaten before the others were even served. Food - steak was so thin it was incapable of cooking "medium rare". Very disappointing.

Thank Greg D
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The title says it all...good food...outstanding service,,great wine list...perfect views of the ocean

Thank jameslfoley
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

the menu uses local flavours to create delicious dishes. the fish is great but try the prime rib or lamb, both really good

Thank Annie6658
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My family and I all had different things and we were all very satisfied with what we had. The food was excellent

Thank Linda C
Miami, FL
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Breakfast was a very good 3-4 star hotel "standard" buffet, but without the extra touches—such as cheese, cold cuts, deviled eggs, a selection of cut fruit, cooked-to-order omelets, etc.— that I have come to expect in 4-5 star hotels

Thank johnpE908TO
Corner Brook, Canada
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to splurge a little and have a nice dinner. Overall, the restaurant was lovely and still has the feeling of days gone by luxury. The view is spectacular and we did have a beautiful evening. However, we were a little disappointed in the service, and although the food was delicious, the temperature was cool, which was probably a result... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Purple Thistle Dining Room had excellent food and service both at dinner and breakfast. While the hotel originally indicated in the afternoon that we had the last table for 2 at 7:00 p.m. Reservation, it appeared that only 3-4 tables were occupied when we went in at 6:50 p.m. We were seated immediately. The seafood chowder was very good... More 

Thank mac32655

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food, Canadian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?