Isle of Mull Food

Isle of Mull Food

A selection of the best places to eat on the Isle of Mull.

Am Birlinn

Tel: 01688 400 619
Am Birlinn is  primarily a seafood restaurant with all of our shellfish coming from around Mull. Oysters, crab, mussels, lobster, langoustine are all caught or grown locally - we can tell you where the fish comes from and who caught it – most of it  line caught. 
Providing some of the best, freshest seafood on mull. They also offer a variety of other dishes using locally sourced meats and ingredients, providing some of the best dining on mull.

Am Birlinn has its own Kitchen vegetable garden where they grow as much of our own salad, herb and vegetables produce as possible (organically of course, using seaweed from nearby Calgary beach as fertiliser).

Distance from Aros Mains: 13 miles

The Ninth Wave

Ross of Mull
Tel: 01681 700 757
Ninth Wave Restaurant showcases modern British cuisine with an ecclectic mix of vibrant ethnicity:  a celebration of quality produce gathered from the magnificent provender of Scotland. Ninth Wave’s approach is based on seasonality, using the croft’s own home-grown produce, fresh-caught seafood and organic meats from the island. Their ethos is one where sustainability meets luxury.

Husband and wife team John and Carla Lamont invite you to explore the menu, which changes daily to allow us to serve fresh local ingredients sourced from local fishermen’s catches, and crofter’s bounty. Lobster, crab and langoustine, hand-dived scallops and fish are often caught only hours before appearing on your dinner plate. John, a local fisherman himself, will not only catch your lobster and crab dinner on his wee fishing boat the “Sonsie”, but will also be your waiter and wine steward for the evening. 

Distance from Aros Mains: 48 miles


Tel: 01680 300 200
Mediterranea Italian Restaurant – a taste of the sun. Enjoy the Mediterranea experience – real Italian cuisine with a Sicilian twist. Lovingly hand made using fresh local produce and original Italian ingredients.

The Mediterranea is located in the centre of Salen between Craignure and Tobermory and is an ideal place to eat either on your return from a day out at Tobermory or the north end of the island or as a drive out from Seaview in the summer for an evening.

Distance from Aros Mains: 2 miles

The Boathouse

Isle of Ulva
Tel: 01688 500 241
Here at the Boathouse, there is a strong emphasis on using the excellent food available right on our doorstep. We believe in using the best Scottish ingredients, and sourcing them as close to home as we can! We believe in free range, we believe in home grown, and most importantly we believe in sustainable produce.

Distance from Aros Mains: 12 miles

Cafe Fish

The Pier
Tel: 01688 301 253
Cafe’ Fish is now open for it’s 5th season. Doesn’t time fly? Up until now it’s been run and owned by sisters Carolyn and Lindsay McDonald however this year sees Carolyn being replaced by another Tarbert girl – Liz McGougan. All  were brought up on the shores of the famous Loch Fyne in the fishing village of Tarbert. Most of their working lives have been spent in the catering trade – for Lindsay in the family run Anchor Hotel, preparing dishes using local seafood since the early 80′s. And for Liz – Head Chef picking up coveted awards in the West End of Glasgow. Now they’re based in another Argyll fishing community, Tobermory on the island of Mull.

The Cafe’ restaurant sits at the end of the pier with terrific views over Tobermory Bay to Calve island and beyond. From its dining terrace you can watch an amazing selection of fresh seafood en route from the Sound of Mull to your plate.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Fishermans Pier Fish & Chip Van

Fisherman's Pier, Main Street
Opening times: Summer: 12.30 - 9.00pm. Winter: 12.30 - 7.00pm.
This is a good little fish and chip shop right at the end of the Fishermans Pier, Main Street, Tobermory.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

The Galleon Grill

Post Office Brae
Tel: 01688 301 117
One of the Island’s newest restaurants, stylish decorated and well located just off Tobermory High Street. Specialising in steaks they offer a relaxed but stylish dining experience.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

The Bellachroy Restaurant

Tel: 01688 400 314
The Bellachroys Head Chef is renowned for producing quality dishes with an emphasis on traditional recipes. Our passion is to use the finest locally sourced produce and reflect the true taste of Mull.

We also hope to tempt guests with an array of themed food events, gourmet nights, wine tastings, BBQ’s and other such events to appeal to all our customers. We also offer a separate kids menu, daily vegetarian options and endevour to cater for most dietary requirements (please advise us in advance if possible during busy summer periods).

Distance from Aros Mains: 11 miles

MacDonald Arms Pub

Main Street
On the main street they offer good value pub food.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles


Tel: 01688 302 350
Macgochans is situated alongside the picturesque harbour of Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Renowned for it’s tranquil setting and friendly atmosphere, Mull provides a unique getaway experience and home to 1.5 million visitors every year. Macgochans makes the perfect spot for eating out as we pride ourselves in quality home cooked fayre and a child friendly environment. Our large outside seating area means we Should never struggle to accommodate you.

Macgochans transforms into a hive of activity every Saturday with the cream of Scotland's musicians tuning up to thrill and entertain you till the wee hours of Sunday morning. So save yourself from the 'den of iniquity' and visit "Scotland’s friendliest bar on Scotland's favourite island".

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Mish Dish Restaurant

Mishnish Hotel, Main Street
Tel: 01688 302 500
Situated on the Tobermory Main Street and focused on seafood the Mish Dish offers a relaxed and comfortable dining experience.

Distance from Aros Mains: 9 miles

Carthouse Gallery & Tea Room

Calgary Bay
Tel: 01688 400 256
Serving good quality home made soup, snacks, cakes and refreshments the Carthouse is a great place to stop when you are visiting Calgary Bay.

Distance from Aros Mains: 16 miles

The Keel Row Pub & Restaurant

Tel: 01681 700 458
The Keel Row is ideally located next door to Seaview. The pub is set in a traditional stone walled Hebridean cottage with an open fire and serves a range of beers and malt whiskys.

The restaurant, recently refurbished is clean, bright and welcomes families. The food is varied and plentiful. Reservations are not taken and the restaurant operates on a ‘first come, first served basis’. If a table is not immediately available you can wait in the pub or on the picnic benches outside enjoying the views of Fionnphort beach and Iona until your table is called. Busy in the summer, we suggest you go early to avoid a waiting period. Open during the summer from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. In the winter the restaurant is closed and the opening hours are shorter; however a bar menu along with a ‘special dish of the day’ is usually available between 6 and 8 pm.

Distance from Aros Mains: 48 miles

Argyll Arms

Tel: 01681 700 240
Our friendly home cooking style restaurant has great sea views over Bunessan Bay. An all day service operates on the food side of the business with breakfast being offered to residents and non residents from 8.00am, teas, coffee and pastries from 10.00am, light lunches and snacks from 12 noon, afternoon teas and those little treats and snacks from 2.30pm until 5pm and a range of dinner options from 6pm until 9.30pm.

Distance from Aros Mains: 42 miles

Tobermory Hotel

The Tobermory Hotel is a Boutique-style family-run hotel offering quality service and a warm highland welcome. Non-residents are welcome for drinks in the bar and for lunch and dinner in the bar & restaurant.

Telephone: 01688 302 091

Hebridean Lodge

The Hebridean Lodge is situated in Baliscate, on the Salen road, just after you pass the “Welcome to Tobermory” sign. There’s plenty of parking. If you are walking, we are only about ten minutes from the famous colourful main street and harbour front. Inside the Lodge we have a gallery and shop, a mezzanine restaurant, plus a sign and design business. If the weather is nice there is a lovely balcony and tables outside. If the weather is cool, time for the huge log fire!

Telephone: 01688 301 207

Ballygowan Restaurant

Ballygown is a family run Restaurant on the Isle of Mull along the north-west coast of the island. Ballygown Cottage sits just back from the shoreline opposite the smaller island of Ulva and around 3 miles from Ulva Ferry itself.

Telephone: 01688 500 113

Glass Barn Cafe - Isle of Mull Cheese

The home of "Isle of Mull Cheese" is a small family farm situated on the beautiful Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, off the West Coast of Scotland.

Telephone: 01688 302 627

Glengorm Coffee Shop

Our old stables and workshops have been renovated to create the Glengorm Coffee Shop, selling roasted coffee, fresh baking and lunches. All food is cooked on the premises using our own produce from the farm and walled garden, with other ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Our deli range comes from further afield and can be a handy place for those staying at Glengorm to come and buy some fresh ingredients.

Telephone: 01688 302 321

Duart Castle Tea Room

The Duart Castle Tea Room serves traditional baking usning locally sourced & home grown ingredients.

Telephone: 1680 812 309

Tobermory Fish Co.

Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull, was founded as a fishing port in 1788. It has the most attractive harbour on the west coast of Scotland. The cluster of brightly coloured houses and boats sheltering in the bay are backed by rugged tree lined cliffs. It was under this highland backdrop that the Goldie family founded The Tobermory Fish Company in 1971. The Company is still run as a family business. Whether you’re purchasing our world famous Tobermory Smoked Trout, a classic side of Smoked Salmon or looking for an unrivalled taste experience our attention to detail brings the Hebridean flavour to you.

Telephone: 01688 302 120

Craignure Producers Market

The Producers' Markets at Craignure Village Hall attract producers from all over our island. They feature a wide range of island produce including Mull cheese, local pork, beef, venison and lamb. A variety of handmade breads, jams, vegetables, cards & crafts, photography and more is also available. Refreshments (homemade cakes, tea and coffee) are served from the hatch.

Telephone: 01680 812 028

Spar Shop, Salen

Address: Malcolm Elliot Post Office & Stores Ltd, Salen Aros, Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA72 6JB

Opening Hours

Monday: 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 19:00
Friday: 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone: 01680 300 472