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Mount Stuart Restaurant

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Mount Stuart House, Rothesay, Scotland
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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh dear!!! Restaurant upstairs at visitor centre no longer open to general public. Tiny area downstairs offering hot drinks in paper cups and edibles on paper plates. Very poor cake selection on offer lying at a level where people can brush against and cough all over. No thanks!!!!! In fact the scones had obviously been out all day as well... More 

Thank Gary H
Prades, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here twice in our week on the Island as it was so popular with all the family. The courtyard is dog friendly, sheltered from the wind and a little sun trap on a spring day. There is a good variety of food; sandwiches, soup, jacket potatoes, toasties, platters, haggis sausage rolls etc with many using local sourced ingredients.... More 

Thank CuriousCatalan
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning surroundings at Mount Stuart with a beautiful restaurant run by an amazingly friendly and professional couple Jim & Karen, the food produced is a work of art- stunning , 5 star, I had the best birthday meal ever, and my cake is just wonderful. Thank you Jim, Karen and Campbell for making my day extra special.

Thank Michele M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Reasonable range of filled sandwiches + one soup and some cakes. Not obvious that there is seating indoors possibly would benefit from some signage.

1 Thank Blackie2222
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Choosing Mount Stuart as the venue for our wonderful wedding weekend was the best decision we have made. Any concerns regarding planning, preparation and hosting at meal times were completely eleviated when we were introduced to Jim & Karen. Clearly very experienced and thriving in this environment, the entire food and drinks set up was just overwhelming. To simply thank... More 

Thank Sarah T
Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were here in August, the middle of the school holidays, and having read the reviews we were looking forward to lunch here. The restaurant was closed, on a Monday, in the middle of the school holidays!!! We had the most uninspired and tasteless sandwich in the cafe, a drab school room type place. Thank goodness the house and grounds... More 

4 Thank mhairi h
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Nice café type with inside and outside seating. Nice coffee and snacks after a walk around the house and gardens.

Thank John B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A brilliant, concise but innovative menu. Totally spoiled for choice and totally spoiled with great service. There is no where better to eat on the Island of Bute. I have been visiting here for 20 years and finally I have had an amazing lunch. We are going back for more lunch tomorrow.

1 Thank debbyrobynbrian
York, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The cafe was very small, self service and it was not obvious where the inside seating was. The staff were courteous enough, but there was only a very limited choice.

2 Thank Lindagreenacre
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We took Sunday lunch at the visitor centre restaurant and it was way better than our expectations. Service was very friendly whilst being quick and efficient. The menu choice very good and the food excellent and beautifully presented. This was food akin to a high quality (& expensive!) city restaurant served by the visitor centre restaurant at one of Scotland's... More 

1 Thank Tannoy-Lew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Stuart House, Rothesay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Isle of Bute  >  Rothesay
  • Phone Number: 01700503877

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