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Kilmartin Museum Cafe

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Kilmartin, Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
+44 1546 510278
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Troon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We used to come here every year for a lunch and had a great choice including fantastic venison burgers but the last two years have only seen a couple of items on the menu and this year the haggis brioche was very disappointing. if limited the food has to be good. Inline with loads of other pubs and restaurants there... More 

Thank annegardiner6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. Met friends for lunch but disappointed by poor food. Tarte was short on portions. The staff highlighted this but still could do better. Senior staff member was quite rude and abrupt to my wife when pointing at menu stating it it is as it always is. Will not be back. Good manners cost nothing.

3 Thank kilmamouse
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The cafe has a lovely glassed-in dining area downstairs that allows guests to enjoy the fresh, well-prepared food while overlooking a portion of Kilmartin Glen. You can see cairns from your table! The food was good and hearty. I had lentil and potato soup, which was tasty and satisfying. And the restaurant is only steps from the Kilmartin Museum, which... More 

Thank teresagreer2016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I love this cafe for the setting and the atmosphere, with the food standard generally being high. However, the service has been patchy in the past and was certainly not great this time. The cafe wasn't busy and there were 5 members of staff working, yet our order took a long time to arrive. I had ordered coffee and cake... More 

1 Thank blue_lemon_24
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The view from this restaurant is quite extraordinary. Nestled in the warmth of the cafe it is hard to imagine the life of those who constructed the neolithic cairn, (ancient burial chamber), over which you gaze. The service was friendly, the coffee was good, the hot chocolates were good, and the food tasty, and it was reasonably priced to boot!

Thank Clint J
Ardfern, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent choice of food catering for most needs and served by friendly helpful staff in very interesting surroundings.

Thank Valerie S
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We regularly visit the museum, stopping off for tasty wholesome lunches and home made soups and cakes. They sometimes have gluten free too! The museum is interesting and good local books to be fund in the shop. I have attended evening entertainments here over the years. And also workshops, it's relaxed and well organised.

Thank 600jojo
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely cafe with a stunning conservatory looking out over the glen. Excellent food - particularly recommend the brownies and goats cheese salad

Thank Katie H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious gluten free chocolate cake and victoria sponge Mary Berry would approve of, good coffee too.

1 Thank gail580
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect location the food tasty and fresh the staff professional and friendly. I recommend going downstairs to the conservatory, enjoy the art work by local, which can be bought, some of it really very good

Thank Salome O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kilmartin, Kilmartin PA31 8RQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Kilmartin
  • Phone Number: +44 1546 510278
Kilmartin Museum Cafe is open every day from 10 - 5 from March to end October and 11 - 4 during November and December. We close from Christmas until the beginning of March each year. The cafe provides lunches, cakes, teas and coffees. Wherever possible, our delicious and wholesome food is prepared on the premises and cooked to order. We cater for special diets on request and there are always vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options on offer. The cafe is on two levels, upstairs in the barn and downstairs in the green oak conservatory with views across Kilmartin Glen. We have wi-fi and daily papers so you can always keep in touch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?