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All reviews cakes soup langoustines bread ham well worth a visit lovely island a couple of times wonderful place small museum excellent cafe warm welcome delicious lunch on foot local history seil island gift shop
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Visited the Centre this evening for Sunday Roast. Delicious Luing beef served with crunchy roast potatoes, fresh vegetabkes and a wonderful rich gravy. Pudding was a generous helping of home made Eve's pudding served with custard or cream. all helped by a good selection of...drinks and great company served up by friendly staff. Excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

We came across this little gem on our 2nd day of our holiday, with the most beautiful views. We were lucky enough to get there just before they stopped serving for lunch and the staff warmly greeted my husband, myself and our pooch. We ordered...the halloumi salad and the beef (from the island) chilli on dirty fries - my husband was the first to try the dirty fries and the staff welcomed feedback on it. Both dishes were delicious and the portions were generous. We were made to feel so welcome and would definitely return!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Lovely centre. Food was incredible. I had the Halloumi salad and it was amazing. Staff are friendly and the cafe feels relaxed. We walked round the coast from the ferry and what a delightful place to stop for lunch. Enjoyed reading the exhibition info too....Would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Just what we needed after cycling from the ferry terminal. Delicious prawns, chips & salad followed by THE most delicious cherry & chocolate cake. So light yet packed with flavour, fresh cherries (I think) and the ‘icing’, oh my… Local coffee too which was a...perfect match for the cake. Thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

The island of Luing should be a must for anyone visiting the mid-Argyll/Lorne area. Situated a couple of hundred yards south of Seil Island (the one you cross the Atlantic to get to!) the island is accessed by the impressively regular ferry across the Cuan...Sound. For fifteen quid you get a car and two people there and back. The ferry journey takes about a minute. Many people go as foot passengers, preferring to explore the roads and paths without a vehicle. It was encouraging this time to be handed by the ticket issuer a simple brochure/map of the island entitled "Isle of Luing - Undiscovered Coast" We were delighted that he specifically recommended a visit to the Atlantic Islands Centre in Cullipool, where we had been, and enjoyed, before. The setting is quite simply unparalleled. It gazes into the Atlantic framed by the vast bulk of Mull and the smaller Garvellach islands. The artistic Fladda lighthouse sits in front of the islands and is a kenspeckle landmark. The building is new and run by a local community trust. It serves fresh coffee and tea and cake, but also tasty but limited lunchtime options. After an earlier coffee, we had a macaroni bolognese with salad and the most fabulous fresh local "prawns" which were more like langoustines accompanied by crispy chips and a lime mayonnaise. I had a delicious chilled local beer (wine is available) and we took away two large coffee and walnut cakes as we didn't have room to eat them at the time. The Centre also has a local heritage display upstairs and a well-stocked shop offering books, cards, maps and local craft items. We found the staff chatty, good-humoured and very welcoming. Cullipool itself, a former slate mining community is a delight. Its small whitewashed cottages and wonderful shore abound with wild flowers and wildlife. If you're in the area, do yourself a favour and visit Luing, its two townships and the Atlantic Islands Centre. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

Great lunch with fantastic views. We had the community lunch. Good soup with a fantastic quiche ( v good pastry ) and a delicious cake. All with great friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

We stopped here for some lunch, having passed by a few days previously to purchase a map of local walks and after seeing what some of the other patrons were eating, we made a note to stop by again. Thursday, however, is their community lunch...day and the locals bring all the food, which is served and paid for with a donation to the local community. The menu was set and was homemade quiche, soup and a slice of cake, followed by a lovely coffee. We ate and enjoyed everything then made our donation. The staff were all very lovely and attentive, a credit to the center and the community. We may stop by again tomorrow in order to sample their regular menu.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Great little place to visit on the Isle of Luing. Very busy cafe, I can see why. Fresh food, with local bakers supplying bread and cakes. Gift shop was different from the usual hype, with local people making soaps, magnets etc. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

The Atlantic Island Centre, shop and restaurant are well worth a visit. Good food, friendly staff, interesting displays about local history etc.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

We stayed in Cullipool for a week in September 2022 and visited the Atlantic Centre several times. We had a delicious lunch - tempura halloumi and the day’s special of chilli potato bake. Local salmon and ham looked tempting. All the wonderful cakes are made...by ladies of the island and the coffee is excellent and all served with a cheery smile. Highly recommend. You can also browse the exhibits in the small museumMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

We sailed to Luing , hid from a gale and visited ( on foot ) The Atlantic Centre on both days of our stay. Such a warm welcome ! We are like Kings. The welcome, service, food and drink and the museum itself outstanding ....Lovely place to while away a couple of hours over lunch, coffee and carrot cake! Great selection of drinks, alchoholic and non. sourdough and cakes deliocious and made in bakery “ next door”! This centre and its cafe make a visit to Luing really enjoyable . Thank you.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

If you find yourself on Luing, and you should make sure you do, you must visit the Atlantic Islands centre. The food is excellent, if slightly limited in choice due to the scale of the operation. It's not open every day (Thursday to Saturday during...our visit), but the views are spectacular, the people so friendly and the centre also contains the local history project. I should also mention the home baked cakes, which were fabulous.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

The food at the Atlantic Centre never disappoints. Super tasty and well presented. The atmosphere is always lovely and the views are beautiful. I highly recommend stopping in during your trip to Luing!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

What a delightful hidden gem this is! We stopped here for lunch, 2 adults and 4 children between 4-9 years old all “starving and hangry”. They had the kids platter which was a beautifully presented plate of good sized sandwiches and mix of fruit and...veg and a dip, the kids food was brought out very quickly much to everyone’s delight and kept them busy while the grownups were given the most beautifully presented and delicious food. Staff were so friendly and service and food was amazing, would definitely recommend for food and the centre itself has lovely interesting displays and a selection of local crafts and books. Just a really nice relaxing place to go, thank you!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022 via mobile

Such a well kept centre full of interesting facts sbout the sealife and geology of the island. Fascinating look jnto the history of slate mining on the island. All finished off with a beautifully presented and tasty lunch. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Hi, it all depends on how fast you walk. It I would say an hour at most. It's not far and the scenery is magnificent.
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