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!



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.