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Purple Thistle Dining Room

) #5 of 15 Restaurants in Ingonish €€€€ Fast food,
Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
+1 902-285-2880
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“halibut” (16 reviews)
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Fast food, Canadian
Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast included in our room package at the Keltic and it was great. Truly, the eggs Benedict were the stars of the show. They were so popular that they were snapped up as soon as they were brought out which seemed to take quite...More

Thank Matt Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the breakfast buffet at the Purple Thistle Dining Room. The food is delicious, and the view is amazing.

Thank TripCaper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice view of the water for our meal. For appetizers, my wife had mussels and I had a stuffed pasta (duck confit) that were both excellent. For our main courses, my wife had the halibut which was very flavorful and I had...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Keltic Lodge and attended the Purple Thistle for dinner one night. The selection was good (halibut) and we shared a salad which tasted a bit like it had been frozen. Our server had a little trouble with the wine order (we...More

Thank David_S6627
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We lucked out with our stop here. The staff were courteous and friendly; the food was excellent; the ambience was relaxing and plush.

Thank Fern W
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Four of us went out to celebrate a wedding and we couldn't have been more pleased with our evening. A lovely window table, great service, and fresh ingredients cooked perfectly and you have 4 very happy people. We each tried something different from the menu...More

Thank Westiespencer
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were staying in the lodge and wanted to try some fine dining. We were both very disappointed to say the least. To start we had the roasted beet and feta salad which we must say was excellent. I ordered a whole lobster and my...More

2  Thank 154914Jack
Reviewed 24 October 2016

2 servers for a group of 18 people - some had eaten before the others were even served. Food - steak was so thin it was incapable of cooking "medium rare". Very disappointing.

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The title says it all...good food...outstanding service,,great wine list...perfect views of the ocean

Thank jameslfoley
Reviewed 1 October 2016

the menu uses local flavours to create delicious dishes. the fish is great but try the prime rib or lamb, both really good

Thank Annie6658
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Fast food, Canadian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Head Peninsula | Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
  • Phone Number: +1 902-285-2880
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