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Am Birlinn

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Am Birlinn Penmore, Dervaig PA75 6QS, Scotland
+44 1688 400619
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Forres, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had great expectations of An Birlinn - We had dinner here and whilst the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced we left feeling a little disappointed. There is no atmosphere - it felt more like a coffee shop and the staff were a little brusque. Would we go back ? Probably - Yes because the food was so... More 

Thank shearwater58
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this to be the best place to eat on Mull - wide range of food and wine available at reasonable prices, in a great woodland setting with panoramic views.

Thank maureenlawrence77
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lovely meal here to celebrate our wedding anniversary with friends. The starters and main courses were very good but some of the desserts were dissapointing. The seafood stew is brilliant as are the haggis spring rolls. The Crannachan cheesecake lacked any taste and neededa good shot of whisky and some honey. It was not a crannachan im... More 

Thank Brian C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful and beautiful restaurant, run by a German couple who know how to keep the guests happy. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great! I highly recommend to book a table in advance as they are booked way in advance. A must visit when in Mull!

Thank Dana_Ross2010
Livingston, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Girlfriend and I ate here after a trip to Ulva and then on to Calgary Bay, so were looking forward to it after hearing good things about it....and we were not disappointed in the slightest. Service, food and price were all worth the visit. Girlfriend had the haggis wrap to start and I went for the Spanish fish stew with... More 

Thank LiviPete
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was full when we arrived. The decor is lovely with high beamed ceiling. Our meals were excellent. I had the slow roasted brisket. It fell apart. It was a little spicy for my taste but it was nevertheless delicious. For pudding I had the chocolate pot which was to die for. It was a large portion, too. The... More 

1 Thank SueDTetbury
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressed with atmosphere, quality of food and menu options (GF menu), although lacking in veggie options. Service a little slow but very friendly.

Thank Fiona J
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spur of the moment decision to call in and they managed to fit us in. Ample choices on menu and lovely light & bright restaurant. Fresh fish choice was good and portion sizes ok.

Thank 65jude
English South Coast
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to share our review of the fabulous food created by the team at Am Birlinn although we didn't actually visit the restaurant itself. Our trip to the Isle of Mull coincided with their annual fundraiser Supper with the Puffins when they take you to Lunga and serve fresh seafood, including BBQ lobster on the top of the cliff... More 

Thank andyb24
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times over the years - the last two occasions have both been for lunch. This time, on arrival we were told the oysters, which are from very local waters, had not arrived - I groaned - 5 minutes later a small car sped into the car park and delivered said oysters - which... More 

1 Thank mnjh2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$51
Seafood, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Am Birlinn Penmore, Dervaig PA75 6QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Mull  >  Dervaig
  • Phone Number: +44 1688 400619

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?