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If you're thinking of doing a workaway here... Don't! The owner is the devil incarnate. Also someone send the food health inspector for the love of God.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to enjoy a breakfast roll and tea with my wife before heading out for to the beach. The Black Pudding and Potato Scone is a game changer! Fabulous and best Black Pudding I have tasted. Wife enjoyed the Bacon Roll too. Nice setting and...staff were lovely. I love coming here and have booked dinner for Saturday night. I love relaxing and eating here before heading out for a drive to explore the area. Make this visit to this restaurant a must visit if coming to this area!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

What a fantastic meal! Not many staff so be prepared to wait. If you wanted fast food you wouldn't be sat in one of the most friendly places with the warmest atmosphere in the Scottish Highlands.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

Delicious food from a small menu that changes regularly. We ate there with family who live in the area and had a lovely evening. It was quiet as it’s the end of season but the restaurant accommodated some walk-ins. Definitely worth a visit and no...doubt we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for a quick bite to eat. Home made, delicious soup, bread and cakes. We would definitely visit again as they have a lovely craft shop.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Wow just back from a 1000 mile trip to the “Scottish tree hugging championships “ & blessed to stay at Ariundle centre & explore life with no TV, radio & limited Wi Fi a true detoxification from “normal” life. Kate the owner is a living...legend & her work ethic & energy was inspirational… the food was sumptuous & special mention of plumb crumble must be made. The staff Sonia, Aaron & especially Fraser could not have been more helpful. The walls around the centre are trulymagical especially the “fairy” walk where we seen a out of this world bright light mistaking it for a fairy .. in reality a moth catchers lamp. The price was very reasonable and we hope to return next year. Thank you again Kate & staff you will always have a place in our 💜💜More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Given the reviews this place appears to be a bit hit or miss. We were happy to give it a go and we’re glad we did as we really enjoyed the experience. Service was a little slow but the boys serving were great and worked...hard. To be fair it was busy - 21 in when we were eating including a couple of walk ups. The food was hearty and tasty and reasonably priced. So overall it was a hit for us. 👍More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

We arrived in the restaurant very late and we were hungry: They welcomed us and served delicious soup and quiche. We ended up dining there every night during our stay in the area. Kate is a strong and amazing lady, we enjoyed her stories about...rural life in Strontian.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Dinner was excellent. Venison burgers were outstanding, great chips, smoked haddock excellent. Would thoroughly recommend, best food I've had on the west coast for a while. The antithesis of a tourist trap. Dog friendly as well.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

Wonderful food. Interesting place. Kate - experienced, amazing lady beavering away in cooking and serving and who also weaves and manages a croft. Reminded us of 'Mrs Overall'. Everyone should visit to experience.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

A tale of 2 halves! I went in the morning and had a delicious coffe, beautifully served, in comfortable surroundings. I asked the waitress if they would be able to supply a take away that night; an elderly lady came out and said they could...and gave me a list of items available. I came back later in the afternoon and gave her our requests. She explained that they had 2 groups in and she would confirm after they had ordered. I went back to collect and could not equate the number of containers with our order...3 of the starters had been put in the same container...fine. I just wanted to check everything was there, but the elderly lady became defensive and then aggressive, insisting on opening containers and shoving them in my face. I eventually got her to stop...she was unable to reseal the containers and just left them a crumpled mess. She said it would be 80 pounds then went to the till and told me it was 85; I queried it and said 'thats what I said didn't I' I told her she had said 80 and thats what she charged me. One of the starters was described as mackerel pate....it was a few slicers of smoked mackerel and a few slivers of hit smoked salmon. It was not pate, they were miserly portions and as smoked salmon uses farmed salmon, which is an awful ecological disaster for Scotland seas and lochs, I would never ever order it. I had fish pie, which was again a miserly portion, with no vegetables. The other mains, which did come with vegetables were deemed satisfactory. I am 70, and have had 2 careers, a policd officer, and looking after a large estate, which included cooking for, and serving earls dukes and a future Queen. My advice to these nice folk is only do what you can do properly, mark on the lids what is in the containers, and keep the elderly lady from front of house. She clearly had been overwhelmed by the 2 groups, as well as our small order, and her reaction was to become unpleasant to me The rest of the staff were charming, as were the surroundings; the coffee was great!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023 via mobile

The elderly lady serving and preparing food looked as if she had been digging peat with her bare hands. Her fingernails were filthy. It was very off putting. The food was tasty but we felt slightly on the expensive side. Portion of juice was mean...for the price. It was hard not to be thinking of those long nails packed with dirt, which should not be allowed anywhere near food or a kitchen. The place needs a hygiene inspection.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023

Last came here 10 years ago. I have to say the food is as excellent now as it was then. Kate is a wonderful cook and prepared everything freshly as ordered, amazing lady and cook or should I say chef. Thank you so much for...a fabulous mealMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

This is a very relaxed and welcoming restaurant and great to take the family for a fabulous meal. Kate is very welcoming and our evening meal was nothing short of outstanding. My son and I had the Beef as our main course and my wife...had the Haddock. All really delighted with the well cooked food and delicious vegetables too. Finished off with a great selection of sweets, the Plum Crumble is a must! Superb meal and would highly recommend this as a must visit if you are in the area. This is our second year returning to the area and we booked this restaurant for two visits this week as it is that good!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2022

We had breakfast at Ariundle Centre during our Scotland trip - food was freshly made and we really loved the bacon-egg roll as well as the cake. We also got some tips on nice places to see. Felt like a really friendly place with people...that made you feel welcome.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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From memory yes but give them a ring on tel:0196720402279
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Hello Geoff. Yes, we are open for breakfast every day from 8am to 11am. Breakfast rolls are also available throughout the day. We look forward to welcoming you when you visit in May.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
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