We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Library Lodge And Restaurant

Road to the Isles, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
+44 1687 450651
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cullen skink” (16 reviews)
“prawns” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Road to the Isles, Arisaig PH39 4NH, Scotland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (220)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband booked a table on a Saturday night during our recent camping trip to Arisaig. The history of the place is quite interesting and it overlooks the lovely seafront of Arisaig. Inside was nice and cosy with a huge open fireplace and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MrHappyo_O
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Top quality cuisine in a beautiful dining room with attentive (but never overbearing) service. Excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Brilliant wee gem of a restaurant in Arisaig. Only a few tables so do book in advance. The menu was reall lovely and very local, but understandably small. Lovely specials available, so that gave us a bit re variety as we were booked in for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank littledormouse
Reviewed 3 September 2018

There are not too many options in Arisaig to have dinner but for our fortune this place was there and had a free table for us. Nice staff, good service, oerall a good place to spend a pleasant evening. Food was very good however found...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Szofi76
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Lovely meal had here the night we stayed. The scallops were simply divine. Nice range of dishes. Staff were attentive and friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gospanner
Reviewed 14 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sonwatcher
Reviewed 10 August 2018 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 994Carrie
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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!

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bluet0
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
Old Library Lodge And Restaurant
374 reviews
.00 km away
Arisaig Hotel
354 reviews
.15 km away
199 reviews
1.63 km away
The Morar Hotel
222 reviews
6.76 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Crofter's Bar
156 reviews
.12 km away
Cafe Rhu
176 reviews
.56 km away
Baywater Restaurant
19 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Morar Beach
281 reviews
5.93 km away
Camusdarach Beach
267 reviews
5.09 km away
Land Sea and Islands Centre
85 reviews
.31 km away
Adventure Nevis
17 reviews
7.78 km away
Ask a question
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing