Restaurant

With panoramic views across the Clyde and towards the hills of Argyll, the Visitor Centre Restaurant is the perfect place to visit – for a quick bite or for a more leisurely lunch or dinner.

Sourcing good, fresh and local produce for our menu is the key priority, providing a unique 'eatBute' experience for our visitors.

There is no need to buy a visitor pass for our 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."

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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, Argyll 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.

A collection of freshly-prepared dishes are available for all ages and tastes – please contact our team for further information.

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
Email: visitors@mountstuart.com

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

Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Mon, Tue, Thur Guided tours hourly: 11.30am - 3.30pm
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun Free flow admission: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
last entry 3.00pm
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
1 May, 6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House and Gardens will be closed, the Visitor Centre will be open as usual:
23-26 June (2pm)

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug
Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Times 10:00am - 5:00pm
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
1 May, 6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House and Gardens will be closed, the Visitor Centre will be open as usual:
23-26 June (2pm)

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug
Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Times 10:00am - 5:00pm
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
1 May, 6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House and Gardens will be closed, the Visitor Centre will be open as usual:
23-26 June (2pm)

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug
Dates 29 March – 4 October 2015
Restaurant 10:00am - 5:00pm
last orders 4:00pm
Courtyard Tea Rooms 11:00am - 4:30pm
Courtyard Gift Shop CLOSED
Please Note: On the following dates there will be no access to the house due to special events but our Visitor Centre and Gardens will be open for business as usual:
1 May, 6 June, 20 June, 18 July, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 26 Sep

On the following dates the House and Gardens will be closed, the Visitor Centre will be open as usual:
23-26 June (2pm)

On the following dates we will be closing at 3pm:
17 July, 14 Aug