Shop & Eat at Mount Stuart

Bute Kitchen

Here at Bute Kitchen we are as passionate about food and drink as we are about our home at Mount Stuart.

On the island of Bute we are surrounded by fabulous producers and suppliers and we are proud to include fresh, local and Scottish ingredients on our kitchen menu. Our coffee is from Coffee Conscience and our milk, cream and eggs are from McAlister’s Dairy. We are proud to showcase meats from Macqueens butcher, smoked fish from Ritchie’s and ice cream from Zavaronis – all based within a few short miles of Mount Stuart. And where we can’t get the ingredients here, we looked to our neighbours and our friends at CalMac to ship over the water. Cheese from Cows and CoMackies Crisps and Galloway Lodge Preserves to name only a few.

The Bute Kitchen team bakes and cooks from scratch and our philosophy is to take great ingredients and create hearty soups, fresh sandwiches and salads, hot ‘Bute Bakes’ and irresistible scones and cakes.


Our Classic and Luxury Picnics are made fresh daily at Bute Kitchen and are available for pre-order from our website. You can collect your picnic from 10am on the date of your visit before setting off into our grounds to find the perfect spot to relax and enjoy!


Afternoon Tea

We can offer afternoon teas to suit any occasion! Please note that menus on our website are a sample of what we offer and our afternoon teas vary depending on seasonality and availability of produce.  If you have particular dietary requirements or requests, please inform us at the time of booking and we will do our very best to accommodate them.

We can also build a menu bespoke to your needs and budget. Just call and speak to one of the team and we will be delighted to work with you to create a truly unique experience


Afternoon Tea

Available 2.30pm – 4.00pm daily at the Bute Kitchen

£12.50PP for a minimum of 2 guests

Must be pre-booked & prepaid, with at least 24 hours’ notice

Enjoy the sunshine in our courtyard or relax inside the Bute Kitchen!


Order an Afternoon Tea

Premium Afternoon Tea

Available 2.30pm-4.00pm in your own Private Sitting Room

£25.00PP for a minimum of 4 guests with waiter service

Must be pre-booked & prepaid with at least 24 hours’ notice

This is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.

For a truly unique gift you can purchase vouchers for this experience.


Order a Premium Afternoon Tea

Special offers

You can upgrade your afternoon tea to include free flow admission or a 1 hour public tour of the house for an additional £8.25PP

Group discounts available.

Keep an eye on our Website and Social Media for details of Special Events throughout 2018.

View a sample menu here.

Afternoon teas must be booked 24 hours in advance and for a minimum of 2 people. For more information get in touch on

If for any reason you need to cancel your booking we require 24 hours notice to offer a full refund.


In our Courtyard and Visitor Centre shops we stock a range of unique local and regional crafts with a Scottish twist – like our Hairy Coos! We’re passionate about supporting local suppliers stocking fantastic gifts from Isle of Bute Candle CompanyAnimac Design and Ruth Slater as well as books related to Mount Stuart and Bute, guidebooks and postcards. You’ll also find Bute Fabrics bags, sporran purses, hip flakes and Stuart of Bute Tartan ties and much more besides!

You can also order a Mount Stuart guidebook online. We are currently unable to post guidebooks so once you have ordered your guidebook please come to our Visitor Centre to collect it.