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Old Library Lodge And Restaurant

Road to the Isles, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
+44 1687 450651
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Road to the Isles, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We wanted to find a small out of the way spot to enjoy Scotland beauty. We found it here. The real gems at the Old Library are the staff and the food! Katie helped us check in, sweet and helpful. Great personality made us feel...More

Thank Sonwatcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice meal in a nice setting, I had a lovely sticky chicken dish and my hubby had a fantastic fish dish. They were very accommodating to our son and made him plain chicken. I would return.

Thank 994Carrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky to get a table here on a busy Monday evening in summer. Best to book in advance. I had the salmon special and it was really excellent. Service was excellent and they were a very efficient team. Highly recommended!

Thank calsilver77
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I was recently on a family tour of our roots (21 of us!) and we were lucky to have time for some sea kayaking out of Arisaig. Prior to our adventure we took over the Old Library for lunch. I had the utterly delicious cullen...More

Thank JoAnne-Fletcher
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were lucky enough to enjoy the last of the evening sun eating outside & the view was lovely along with the service. Fish & chips convinced me to stay for dessert & I’m so glad I did. Will definitely be back if I visit...More

Thank Bluet0
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We fancied fish and chips for a fairly quick early evening meal. We were not disappointed as the service was good and we enjoyed a very nice serving of haddock with chips in a little basket (nice touch) and mushy peas. The tartar sauce was...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were staying in Arisaig to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, and found the Old Library on Tripadvisor with a good rating. It was excellent and really cosy and perfect for our anniversary dinner.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Very friendly staff and the food was sensational, the choice is fairly limited but there is a specials board as well, the local seafood is obviously very popular and they had run out of mussels that evening! I had no issue with that and opted...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I had seared scallops with a spicy Asian sauce and well cooked sea bass with nicely crisped skin served with crushed potatoes and chorizo, washed down with a large glass of sauvignon blanc, followed by a generous cheese board and a small glass of merlot....More

1  Thank MikeTCumbria
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a lovely restaurant which specialises in fresh fish(it is overlooking the sea right enough!). I had a a delicious steak and my friends had fish. We all loved our meals and the atmosphere of the restaurant. You should book as the restaurant is...More

Thank NoNoX
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Questions & Answers
15 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 566mary56 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they do breakfasts for non residents. Perhaps you could e mail or ring to find out.
26 May 2017|
Response from STEPHEN B | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is only open for dinner menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road to the Isles, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Arisaig
  • Phone Number: +44 1687 450651
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