Review: Machrie Bay Golf Course & Tea Room, Machrie Bay, Isle of Arran
Machrie Bay Golf Course & Tea Room
Machrie Bay, Isle of Arran KA27 8DY
I really liked this tea room - it's charming and quaint, and nicely decorated. We visited for lunch and when we first arrived, were the only customers but that quickly changed as the place filled up with locals, golfers, bike riders and walkers.
The menu is pretty big (physically - it's a massive board) and has sandwiches and baked potatoes on it. I ended up going for the chicken sandwich even though I actually really just wanted a bolognaise baked potato but that was in the kids section and I was too embarrassed to try to order it. The sandwich was lovely - you could choose your bread and whether you wanted it toasted which is always nice. Everything is freshly made, and I was really happy with the filling, packed full of nice chicken breast pieces.
We decided to get a cake too, and had choc-orange cake which was just heavenly. Nice and decadent without being too OTT and a good size to share between two (I'm sure Graeme would have preferred having the slice to himself though!). The only downside here was that we didn't know it was cash only, and there's no ATM in Machrie so we had to drive back to Blackwaterfoot (5 miles) to get cash out and go back to pay. No big deal as we had the car and the staff were really nice about it and trusted us to come back!
This place is really handy for the Machrie Moor Standing Stones and would be a great place to stop after visiting them. They also have free wifi.