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Purple Thistle Dining Room

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Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-285-2880
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ALB63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Moki75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank piotzar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Fine dining" redefined: Overpriced, cold food consumed while sharing the dining room with a noisy tour bus group set up with a buffet line. We learned the hard way that this place frequently hosts tour groups despite their fancy price fixe menu and implied elegance....More

Thank Irving G
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The dining room is very elegant and beautiful but the setting is stunning (sunset over the ridge was the backdrop). We had the following: Seafood bisque  Lobster ravioli  Beet and plum salad Steak tartare  Salmon Chicken Ballantine Very nice waiter Brother Johnson a Canadian living...More

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We had breakfast here on the day that we left. It was outstanding. The variety of breakfast items was amazing. Everything was fresh, made from scratch. A variety of breakfast items including eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, fish cakes, pancakes, fruit, etc. It was well worth...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We had the set dinner as a full menu is not available this year. For appetizers, my salad was fresh and tasty, the scallops my husband was served were a touch tough, perhaps they'd been frozen first? As a main I had beef tenderloin which...More

Thank Ingelise M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We had dinner at the Purple Thistle tonight. Lovely change from the fries and fried fish of local restaurants. Service was very good and the food was delicious. Portions were elegantly small (again, refreshing after massive fries, etc.) but each course was perfect. The desserts...More

Thank Kathy P
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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