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Try Out One Of These Excellent Scottish Restaurants

Treat yourself to a meal at one of these excellent eateries!

No kayaking trip to Bute is complete without a hearty meal at one of these restaurants.

At the end of a long day of kayaking you’ll no doubt feel a little drained and whilst you could choose to fire up the cooking stove to make a rustic camping meal, you know that what you really want is a hearty cooked meal at one of Bute’s excellent restaurants.

Scotland is a country that is extremely proud of its food and that includes the tonnes of high quality seafood that is pulled from the Scottish seas each year, as well as the premier standard steaks that are produced from our cows. Whether we’re battering and deep-frying our fish with a punnet of  chips, or serving up a premium sirloin steak, restaurants in Scotland take real pride how they prepare and present their food.

Here’s a list of our favourite all out Scottish restaurants on the Isle of Bute – please make sure to contact the restaurants directly to book a table in advance, as many of these establishments are popular with both locals and visitors:

Harry Haw’s


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This is a true family favourite and that’s a sure-winner with even the most pickiest of orders. The food at Harry Haw’s is cooked with fresh ingredients and ranges from the traditional (Medallions of Scotch Beef, Haggis Stuffed Chicken) to the more inventive (Thai Coconut Veggie Curry, Pank Deep Fried Brie). For desert there’s something for everyone from a classic Knickerbocker Glory to Harry Haw’s Baked Camembert. There are only 38 covers at this restaurant, so it’s well worth book ahead.

Address: 23-25 High Street
Isle of Bute
Telephone:​ 01700 505857
Opening Times: Monday-Sunday: 12-9pm
Website: https://www.harryhawsbute.co.uk/

Kingarth Hotel Restaurant


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Billed as the only country pub in the Isle of Bute, although this historical building was renovated as recently as 2001 many parts of it date as far back as the late 18th century. Open for 364 days of the year, this is a restaurant that has become well known for its quintessential historical style and excellent home-style cookery. You can choose to eat in one of four different areas and choose from an extensive menu offering an extensive selection of classic pub grub dishes.

Address: Kingarth
Isle of Bute
PA20 9LU
Telephone:​ 01700 831662
Opening Times: Monday-Sunday: 12-11pm
Website: http://www.kingarthhotel.co.uk/



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We’ve already mentioned the quality of service that’s available at the Victoria Hotel, but it’s certainly worth mentioning that there’s also a fantastic restaurant on site where you can enjoy a number of excellently prepared meals including classic Cullen Skink, a full-blown Steak dinner, as well as a selection of gourmet style burgers.

Address: 55 Victoria St
Isle of Bute
PA20 0AP
Telephone:​ 01700 505411
Opening Times: Monday-Sunday: 10am-10pm
Website: http://www.victoriahotelbute.com/dining.html

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