Ninth Wave is situated on the scenic Island of Mull in Argyll, renowned for its rich waters and abundant wildlife. We have a passion for the outstanding larder that is the Hebrides. Opened in 2009, our restaurant lies on a traditional croft brimming with wild meadowsweet, thyme and sorrel where you are welcome to dine in the sumptuous comfort of a lovingly renovated, 200 year old crofter’s bothy.
Working with produce that is seasonal, and either grown on the croft itself, or on neighbouring farms on Mull and Iona, is very important to us. Besides the daily catch of lobster & crab, Carla enjoys the challenge of using everything John catches in his creels, which can include sea-urchin, codling, rass, conger eel and occasionally octopus. Our hand-dived scallops come from our next-door neighbour, Jane the Diver who provides us with some of the best scallops there are. The abundant waters around Mull, and the profusion of local quality meat and cheese producers have helped our restaurant receive recognition from the Michelin Guide, Scottish Good Food Guide, Highlands & Islands Food Awards, Scottish Thistle Awards and Taste of Scotland Awards. We are delighted to be on our way to becoming one of Scotland’s destination restaurants, and were listed as one out of 3 Top Seafood Bistros in the UK by the Telegraph. Ninth Wave Restaurant is also very near to the ferry to the Isle of Iona and there are travel options which you can arrange if you wish to eat out with us, while staying on Iona.
When you dine with us, you have your table for the entire evening. To add to the experience, we have a unique cocktail menu which focuses on Small batch Scottish gins, quality whiskies and creations made using croft berries, fresh mint and bog myrtle. We believe in promoting a relaxed dining experience, allowing time in between courses to chat to John about local colour or the provenance of our ingredients, or just to sit back and enjoy and good glass of wine. Signature dishes made with our organic garden ingredients, such as Lobster in Nettle Ravioli and Warm Smoked Crab Cheesecake await you as you follow the rugged track that winds towards the pink granite outcrops of local landmark Tor Mor.