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Am Birlinn

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Am Birlinn Penmore, Dervaig PA75 6QS, Scotland
+44 1688 400619
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely fresh food with all of it sourced locally and as close to the restaurant as possible. Friendly and efficient waiting staff who take time (where possible) to talk and answer questions about the island and what to see etc. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank tabathacat
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Top local Hebridean fare, with fresh steak & tender lamb meat sourced from within 250 metres of the restaurant...served up by the friendly & obliging staff who finished Night off by ferrying revellers back to Tobermory in time for the bells. We highly recommend but Don't take my word for it, go check it out for yourself!

1 Thank conrad m
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We loved the restaurant, it's a beautiful building and has a great atmosphere. The food was brilliant and the service was really good too.

Thank sarahtops
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try for a few years but as we visit out of season has always been closed but due to xmas opening managed to finally make it and was everything I had hoped for, superb food, lovely friendly service and as for the cheesecake!!! Wow!! Mull really does have some superb restaurants and this is up there with the... More 

Thank Matt M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This really was an excellent evening. The restaurant was decorated lovely for Christmas and home made mulled wine upon arrival set the tone. Very tasty choices on a 2 or 3 course meal. Clean plates all round. Other places let themselves down by weak coffee but not here. Strong and full bodied. Nice friendly staff and a lift home.Excellent. This... More 

Thank 321KSG
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in the Am Birlinn - the restaurant is a quite stunning building especially at night . Service is impeccable add lovely food and you have a great experience !

Thank colinr504
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. Family owned business who make a real effort to welcome you, including a taxi service within a 5 mile radius. Menu is modern with interesting dishes including Hake and Seabass. Funky haggis starter made in a Spring roll with an excellent pickle slaw was a first for me, and I mean in a very, very... More 

Thank grantztt
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great place! Great food! Great service! If your only on Mull one night give this place a visit, probably the best restaurant on the Island

Thank Mountaintrek2008
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If anyone is around this place , it is worth booking for a meal , the food is so nice and the no problem to have a few drinks as the owner picked us up from the hotel and dropped us off later on.

Thank bendj_uk
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant on the north of Mull is a 30-40 minute drive from Tobermory. The lovely new building is warm and cosy. The restaurant prides itself on using locally reared meats and locally sourced other foods. The quality and taste of the pork from Mull reared pigs was excellent. The staff were friendly and welcoming and we had a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Seafood, European, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?