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Food on the Ross of Mull

One of the delights of the Ross of Mull is being able to sample the local, fresh produce which is grown, reared and caught here. From the hills, there is free-range venison, beef, pork, and lamb while the pristine waters provide hand-caught fish and shellfish. There is a selection of places to eat out in Fionnphort; alternatively, enjoy a short ferry ride for lunch in Iona. 

Eating out

New café, The Lazy Cow and Farm Shop at Kintra serves light lunches and drinks. The Café is run by local crofter Sandra Power, serving a great menu at lunch time and really good coffee and cakes, opening Thursday – Monday 10.30 am to 4 pm. Well recommended!

The Keel Row restaurant and pub in Fionnphort serve, lunch and dinner, with the pub being well stocked with a range of beers, spirits and wine.

The Creel Seafood Bar serves freshly prepared and cooked seafood on the pier at Fionnphort where the catch is landed by the owners of The Creel and other local suppliers. Sit at tables al fresco or choose take-away from a delicious menu of fish and seafood.

The Ninth Wave Restaurant just a mile out of Fionnphort, run by Canadian Chef Carla, is changing from fine dining dinners to luxury lunches for 2023

One of the delights of staying in Fionnphort is the ability to hop onto the Iona Ferry and spend some time exploring the village and the beaches of the island. There is a selection of great eating-out places on Iona including the Argyll Hotel, the Coumba Hotel, Martyrs Bay Restaurant and the Heritage Centre. However the last ferry leaves at 6.30 so dinner is not possible for those located in the Ross of Mull

Buying locally for self-catering

Crofters Kitchen: In a sheltered location in nearby Kintra, the Crofters Kitchen produces and sells fresh seasonal vegetables, meat from the freezer and store-cupboard organic and eco-products.

The Ferry Shop: The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort sells general groceries, and some island produce.  The Ferry Shop also has a Post Office, an ATM and a gift shop.

Ardalanish Farm: Worth a visit to their weaving mill, you can also buy their delicious grass-fed and home-bred Highland beef and Hebridean Lamb produce from their freezer.

Iona Seafood: Local fisherman Neil Jardine can drop off hand-caught seafood at Fionnphort Pier.  You can contact Neil direct and place an order

Find out more about the food produce of Mull on  Mull & Iona Food Trail it’s a great way to explore the rest of the island.