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Dates Open 7 April to 31 August 2014
Daily 11.30am – 3.30pm
Last entry 2.30pm
On occasional dates throughout the season there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Gardens, Visitor Centre and Restaurant will be open for business as usual.

Dates on which the house will be closed are as follows:

25th & 26th April
2nd, 3rd & 4th May (House and Gardens closed)
24th May
14th & 27th June
19th July
2nd, 7th, 9th & 30th August
Daily 10am - 6pm
Daily 10am - 6pm
Daily 10:30am - 6pm
Last orders 5.30pm
Courtyard Tea Rooms
Daily 11am-5pm
Courtyard Gift Shop
Daily 10am-5pm



There is no need to buy a visitor pass for our licensed restaurant, where you can savour the freshest locally-sourced seasonal food alongside panoramic views across the Policies and towards the Firth of Clyde.

Daily Record Restaurant Review

"The four chefs in the open-plan kitchen also played a blinder and it was very reassuring watching these guys tasting, seasoning and double-checking every single dish before it was delivered to the customer."

Read the full review

This impressive restaurant occupies the first floor of the award winning Visitor Centre. Frameless glass walls display the glorious views to their full potential, while al fresco dining on the balcony provides a particular vantage point during the summer months.

We offer, simple uncomplicated food prepared by our talented Chefs. Sourcing good, fresh and local produce for our menu is the key priority, providing a unique 'eatBute' experience for our visitors. Suppliers from the Isle of Bute and the wider regions of Argyll and Ayrshire include Ritchie’s of Rothesay, McAlister's Milk, Bute Estate Foods’ Aberdeen Angus beef and Loch Fyne Oysters. The Mount Stuart Kitchen Garden provides vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit, alongside the eggs used in our dishes and baking, produced by our 150 happy chickens. And in the summer months, our busy bees produce delightful honey which sweetens our menu.


Lunch Menu (pdf, 406KB)

Take a break and sample our lunch menu.

Afternoon Tea (pdf, 142KB)

Enjoy our Victorian Afternoon tea, complete with sandwiches and cakes.

A collection of freshly-prepared dishes are available for all ages and tastes – please see our sample menus for an example of what's on offer.

The Mount Stuart Restaurant is available for private hire throughout the year. For more information please contact us on:

Restaurant: +44 (0)1700 505276
Office: +44 (0)1700 503877

Pre-booking is recommended for large parties and bespoke set menus are available on request.