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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (10 reviews)
“halibut” (19 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (7 reviews)
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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Breakfast was the only meal offered in this lovely dining room ... very good selection of hot dishes including eggs Bennie, fish cakes, lovely fruit salad and an array of fresh sliced fruit, pastries...coffee could be stronger and hotter.

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for breakfast, as I remembered well worth the money. Buffett style this time and not very busy. from what I remember, beans, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fish cakes and eggs benedict. the only thing missing was the lemon butter sauce for the fish cakes....More

Thank Ritchie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious, well presented and the staff were excellent. My gluten / dairy free requests were met and the options were also delicious. The breakfast buffet was exceptional as well.

Thank Annie6658
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Breakfast was included in our stay and it was a fabulous buffet. Plenty of choices of well prepared food so energized us for our day of exploring the Cabot Trail.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Super variety- something for everyone!! We had the buffet breakfast and the selection was amazing. There is also a great view of the water.

Thank Lcinant
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Ate dinner and breakfast here. Both were great. Fishcakes were the highlight of breakfast. Halibut was the highlight of dinner.

Thank Tim D
Reviewed October 5, 2017

The front desk where we were staying recommended the breakfast buffet as a real treat rather than the pricey dinner so we went and were not disappointed. Lots of good choices and gorgeous views out of every window. Our server was so friendly and kept...More

Thank Tess379
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We spent a few days at the Keltic Lodge in Ingonish. We were able to try a couple of dinners and three breakfasts in the main dining room, called Purple Thistle Dining Room at the lodge. Over the years the lodge had lost its reputation...More

Thank surf_seekers
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Excellent food and dining experience. Breakfast buffet very good and menu selections are area favorites. Atmosphere is memorable. Don't miss this

Thank Sippytime
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Shark the was souv vide and delicious. This was also the breakfast location and the buffet breakfast was good but the same all three days we were at the hotel.

Thank gasubkb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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