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“A very enjoyable meal”

Pennyghael Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Pennyghael
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 28
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Places to eat on Mull are few and far between. The Pennyghael is in a beautiful location beside the loch with delightful views. We were lucky to get in as booking in advance is advised. The owners were friendly and helpful. The menu has many locally sourced ingredients and the food we had was freshly prepared and very tasty. Hotel and self catering accommodation is also available.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

A great pleasure to stay in one of Pennyghael Hotel's adjoining cottages and stroll next door for an evening meal. Extended menu this year, but the favourite remains Inverlussa mussels from a few miles up the road ! Food and service excellent and reasonably priced wines.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

We booked a table for Dinner at the Pennyghael Hotel. Friendly welcome and drinks & menu offered. Nice light restaurant with stunning views over the Loch. My husband chose the Langustines followed by Rib-Eye steak, I ordered Venison pate followed by Venison steak. The bread roll for my husband was like a normal roll pulled from a multi pack, with one wrapped pat of butter. The toast with my pate, was two slices of ordinary sliced brown bread with the crusts still on & not crisp, no butter with this and we had to request some, two wrapped pats arrived. The Rib-Eye & Venison steaks were well cooked & tasty but just with a few grilled vine tomatoes, a small amount of mushrooms & a reasonable portion of standard fried frozen chips. A dish on the table contained sachets of sauces etc. The sound from a microwave oven could be clearly heard from time to time and was obvious that my Sticky Toffee Pudding, nice as it was, was bought in. This could be a very classy restaurant with a change to the menu (get rid of all the burgers etc) imagination from a forward thinking chef ready to take the restaurant up to the standard of the hotel is needed. We felt that a high price was payed for the standards offered. Although overall we had a tasty meal, I would not recommend this restaurant until they up the anti.

Thank Wynbar
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Anthony S, Owner at Pennyghael Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Dear Wynbar

Thank you for taking the time to review our small hotel restaurant, and for the nice comments. There are a few points that need correcting. With the restaurant situated on a remote part of west coast of Scotland, Isle of Mull, fresh bread is not readily available so all the rolls are baked daily by chef, he must have become very good at it if you thought they were factory made! We do have a commercial microwave as do most kitchens (very useful for speeding up baked potatoes before putting in the oven, nobody wants to wait 45 minutes for a potato) but it does not made any noise cooking or to say when it has finished, however our toaster does go “PING” to say it has finished. We use wrapped pats of butter and sachets of ‘Heinz’ sauces rather than the half gallon pots that sit around in a fridge for weeks. After feedback from our principle customers (hotel guests) we introduced a range of burgers as not everyone wants a large meal every night.

All the best

Tony (chef and owner)

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Sue Morgan at Craigrowan recommended this hotel for our evening meal and we were not disappointed, so much so that we returned two nights later. The food is obviously freshly prepared with attention to detail. My wife's Mussels were slightly delayed as they were still being cleaned having just arrived from the beds up the road! Very good attentive service and above average portions.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank TrevorS259
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be given a lovely table by the window with a fantastic view. Binoculars on the windowsill were a nice touch. The restaurant was very clean and the service was fine but the food seems to be a bit hit or miss - my mum had the tomato soup which was tasteless while I had a steak which was great (the chips were excellent). It was a bit of a quiet evening; background music would have been useful though on a busier evening you perhaps wouldn't need that.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Geossica
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