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“Fine Dining in a Quirky place”

Ninth Wave Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Fionnphort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$161
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Intimate seafood restaurant owned by Fisherman/Chef, Husband and wife team. The menu changes daily allowing us to serve the freshest ingredients, sourced from local fisherman's catches and crofter's bounty. Our Croft-grown produce and Organic Meats figure prominently on the menu. Lobster, crab and fish are often caught only hours before appearing on your dinner plate, by owner John, a Scottish fisherman who will also be your waiter for the evening. Hedonism on a Plate.Evenings only. Children over 12 welcome. Seasonal.Closed Nov-April 18th. Tuesday-Sunday. Booking Required.
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Simply a fabulous experience. An excellent choice of food presented as 3, 4, or 5 course dinner.
John is a witty host and offers his time to ensure the meal is fully enjoyed - advice on how to access meat in crab claws and lobster. Much food is home sourced - John fishes daily and Carla lovingly tends her herb garden. Wine list is good and sensibly offers several options of high quality in half bottles. Worth going out of your way although the journey home can be demanding - sheep and lambs take a liking to the roads at night.
Being open on a Sunday helps when your own hotel doesn't offer dinner that day!
Don't miss the opportunity and don't be put off by the immediate access - the small restaurant is just perfect for what it does.

Thank 321JMG
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foodcrazy, Owner at Ninth Wave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Many thanks to you for your wonderful review and so happy you enjoyed the Ninth Wave experience. It's good people like yourselves that make what we do, very much worth it. Hope you found our magical island so captivating that you'll return.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews which made this a must visit on our holiday. We've eaten all over the world & this rates up there with the best. Presentation is outstanding, provenance is second to none - they catch the fish & shellfish themselves, my mohito was made with mint from their garden as was my salad, garnished with their flowers too. I was given the best explanation of how to eat a Lobster I've ever had & it was superb!
So it might seem like a long way to go for a meal but it was worth it in every way

Thank LizzieMacW
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foodcrazy, Owner at Ninth Wave Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

So kind of you to say all these marvellous things. I have passed all the comments on to our wonderful staff. We'd love to see you again next time you're on the Ross.

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had booked Ninth Wave well in advance and were really looking forward to an intimate restaurant experience. On arrival at our 7:30 booking time, we found to our dismay that of the 16 seats in the restaurant, 12 of them were taken by a large group. We thought that this was going to make for a very long, slow evening, which it did at first. The proprietor, dressed in a kilt, was so frazzled taking the food orders for this big group that he didn’t even acknowledge us until we had been sitting down for 40 minutes. There was another waitress who we hassled somewhat and managed to get water, the wine list, and ultimately wine and menus (they only have 12 menus in a 16 seat restaurant.

After we had ordered, things improved somewhat and our food came relatively quickly – they knew we were a bit annoyed. You have the choice of 3, 4 or 5 courses – we chose three - mussels 3 ways, - venison carpaccio and local lobster. All were excellent, but for the price we were a bit disappointed with the overall experience. They aren’t set up to cater for big groups and really should not have taken this large group booking.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Once again, the highlight of our annual trip to the West Coast of Scotland was our final evening meal at The Ninth Wave. This is an absolute gem of a restaurant set in the picturesque Ross of Mull, where Carla and John deliver an eating experience that lives long in the memory. The freshly caught seafood, and the locally sourced venison, lamb, and beef, are prepared to perfection by Carla, and served by John with his unique dry Scottish wit and repartee! This deservedly award winning establishment is well worth a visit, and we certainly have no hesitation in recommending it to others. See you next year!

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Thank addicate
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Had wonderful meal at Ninth Wave. Great use of fresh (lobster caught that afternoon) and local ingredients with a clean and interesting approach. Mix of unusual flavours and ingredients make lovely dishes like seared venison with wasabi, ginger and soy and lobster with mango. Served by the fisherman who was out on his boat that afternoon and picking vegetables from their kitchen garden that morning. Book in advance, only seats about 16.

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Thank JMcFlurry
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