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Food on the Isle of Mull

The local produce on Mull and Iona represents the best of what the Hebrides can offer: free-range lamb, pork and beef, venison from the hill, lobster, langoustines, mussels, oysters, crab and many varieties of fish from the waters surrounding the islands, hand caught by local fisherman. We are fortunate to have local crofts suppling venison, lamb, beef and pork.

Eating Out

The Lazy Cow: In a scenic country setting in nearby Kintra, the popular Lazy Cow offers an excellent lunch menu and delicious coffee and cakes.  You can also buy pork produce from their free range pigs, grown on their own croft

Seafood at the Pier: The Creel Seafood Bar, by the ferry terminal at Fionnphort, serves freshly caught and cooked seafood, which is landed on the ferry pier by the owner and local suppliers.  An al fresco decking area with tables overlooking the Sound of Iona is the perfect place to enjoy whichever tasty catch of the day takes your fancy; crab, lobster, langoustines, scallops and of course, fish and chips!

The Keel Row: The Keel Row is the local pub and restaurant. The pub has a lunch menu and a good selection of cask and keg beers and other drinks. Dinner is provided in the restaurant but note group bookings are restricted to six people.

Ninth Wave Restaurant: Canadian Chef Carla meets Scottish Fisherman John to provide a fine dining experience. Changes are afoot at the Ninth Wave; dinner is no longer on offer, instead luxury lunches will be available for 2023. Advance booking essential

Supplies for self-catering

Crofters Kitchen: In nearby Kintra, the Crofters Kitchen grows organic vegetables and eggs, selling them in their tiny shop with an honesty box.  Local meat is available in the freezer with organic groceries and eco-products for sale on the shelves.

Ardalanish Farm: While on a trip to unmissable Ardalanish Beach, call in at Ardalanish Farm and Weavers to pick up some of their beautiful meat from the freezer in the shop, including wild venison, their own Hebridean lamb and Highland beef. And of course some of their unique weaving .

Iona Seafood: Seafood is locally caught and landed at Fionnphort Pier by Iona fisherman Neil Jardine. Visit the website and place an order for lobster, langoustines, crab, mackerel and pollock. 

The Ferry Shop: The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort sells general groceries, with a selection of island produce.  The Ferry Shop also has a Post Office and a gift shop.

Bunessan Spar: For a further selection of groceries, the Spar in Bunessan is a five-mile drive away (and on the bus route)

The Mull & Iona Food Trail features around 30 producers around the islands; places to eat, farm shops and producer's markets which promote locally sourced food that tastes delicious, produced with respect for animal welfare and the environment.  The Island farmers and crofters produce slow-grown meat which features in the local restaurants along with seafood harvested locally. 

A further selection of eating out is available on Iona at the Argyll Hotel, the Columba Hotel, Martyrs Bay and the Heritage Centre. This is for lunch of drinks only as the last ferry departure does not allow time for dinner