8 restaurants you need to visit on the Isle of Mull

Isle of Mull | Girl in front of coloured houses on the sea front

The Isle of Mull is one of my favourite place to visit at any time of year! It has home away from home vibes but one of the things I love most is the amazing food.

Being a small island, you can expect to get some amazing sea food whilst you’re visiting and I can promise you it’ll be some of the freshest as well.

Here’s a run down of 8 restaurants you need to try whilst you’re on the Isle of Mull!

Cafe Fish

Isle of Mull | Cafe Fish at Tobermory view from the window of the sea
Cafe Fish, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

One of my favourite places to eat on the Isle of Mull is Cafe Fish. We often have our last meal here as a treat and I have never been disappointed.

It serves the freshest fish which is caught daily and there’s always a great selection of specials as well.

Some things I can really recommend are; the mussels, oak smoked salmon and the Café Fish Tom Yam. This is an aromatic hot and sour kaffir lime leaf and lemongrass seafood broth of salmon, haddock, queenies and mussels. It comes with a mix of wild, red and basmati rice and thai prawn crackers.

I WISH I’d taken a photo when I ordered it because it was one of the best things I’d had!

?Cafe Fish, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Calgary Arts Centre

Calgary Arts Centre is such a beautiful cafe, shop and art gallery. It’s in walking distance from the beach at Calgary Bay and is the perfect lunch spot after a walk on the beach.

There is always a great selection of soups and savoury treats, my favourite been the beetroot, bacon and stilton quiche which is AMAZING. There’s also some gorgeous cakes as well for pudding.

As well as being a great food stop, it’s also got a really fun art walk through the wood. There’s a trail which takes you to the beach with lots of different natural art. You also go past the cutest air bnb which I really want to stay in!

?Calgary Arts, Calgary, Isle of Mull

An Tobar Cafe

Isle of Mull | woman sat on bench which looks like a boat outside the An Tobar Cafe

An Tobar Cafe is a veggie cafe on the top road of Tobermory. It’s part of the small art centre and often has a good art exhibition on as well.

If you’re looking for your veggie fix, or a good bowl of soup to warm up with, this is a great place to come! It’s a very ethical cafe as well as arty (with lots of art supplies to buy as well!)

?An Tobar Cafe, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

MacGochans

I’m shocked I don’t have a photo from MacGochan’s because this is one of the places we go to a lot when we’re on the Isle of Mull.

It’s a pub right by the harbour which has a great selection of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner which is local, tasty and really affordable.

They’re also dog friendly and it’s safe to say Arthur LOVES coming here because he always gets fussed over. Last time we went, he was lying on his back getting his tummy tickled by most of the people in there!

Not only does the food taste great, it also has a really warm and friendly environment and good WIFI too!

?MacGochans, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Glengorm Coffee Shop

Isle of Mull | Front of Glengorm coffee shop

You’ll find Glengorm Coffee Shop at Glengorm Castle, about a 15 minute drive from Tobermory.

It’s a really cute little tea room serving homemade food and cakes all from local produce. They also run the bakery in Tobermory which is another fab place to visit.

There are lots of walks, for all abilities, around Glengorm and the coffee shop is the perfect place to come back to and replenish with a great selection of food!

?Glengorm Coffee Shop, Glengorm, Isle of Mull

Mishnish

Isle of Mull | bowl of mussels and glass of rose at the Mishnish, Tobermory

The Mishnish is the bright yellow pub on the front at Tobermory.

It’s a really traditional Scottish pub with the most amazing menu! We’ve only been for lunch (where I normally opt for mussels). They do do Italian night’s and pizza as well which I am determined to try next time we go!

They also have lots of entertainment things on from disco’s to pub quizzes and they show all the football matches. It has such a warm and inviting atmosphere and is another FAB dog friendly place to eat.

?Mishnish, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory Chip Van

Isle of Mull | Flatlay of chips and battered haggis with an Irn Bru

Yep, you read that right. The chip van at Tobermory is on the list of places you need to eat. That’s because it is one of the best chip vans and has even won awards!

Last time I was on Mull (October 2018) we actually stayed right opposite the chip van so brought back a traditional battered haggis, chips and irn bru because WHEN IN SCOTLAND and all that!

It really does have great food from haggis to fish to calamari and everything in between. It’s right next to the sea and only a stone throw away from the ice cream shop so you know where to go for dessert!

?Chip Van, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

The Boathouse, Isle of Ulva

So my final foodie recommendation isn’t technically on the Isle of Mull BUT you do get to it from Mull so it kind of counts right?

The Isle of Ulva is a tiny island which is a 5 minute boat ride from Mull. With only 5 people living there, it’s definitely unique! There are some fantastic walks to do as well as eating at the Boathouse which has some of the freshest fish I’ve ever tasted!

I opted for prawns which were caught just off the island that day and they were HUGE and possibly the best I’d ever tasted. If you’re looking to sample local, fresh fish this is the place to come.

?The Boathouse, Isle of Ulva

I hope you liked this little foodie travel guide for the Isle of Mull. Mull is somewhere I go a lot so I have a few more travel guides like this planned! Let me know in the comments your favourite foodie places on the Island.

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